"Better than the Smashing Pumpkins!" -Tyler Martin, The ILP Podcast
Eloise is in perfect balance. Their songs gracefully hover between pop and indie, marrying simple melodies with a growing sonic curiosity. The music and vocals sound delicate, relaxed, youthful and fun, while the lyrics contain brutally honest reflections on past experiences, old relationships and present heartache. Eloise draws inspiration from everything: from pesky ghosts to '60s surf culture.
Touring has brought Eloise closer this year, and inspired them to write new material together. Composed of self-taught musicians, May Ann Pescante, Michelle Torrez and Cyrus Butler, the band's unique sounds originate from a natural curiosity. The Los Angeles-based trio met while working at the world-renowned Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, but it wasn't until years after their meeting that they formed Eloise. May Ann Pescante, an L.A. native, lends her fragile yet robust voice to articulate insightful and intense ruminations, such as the opening lines in "Little Star" ("I bought a phone card / I pay good money to argue with you"), as she gently strums her guitar. Michelle Torrez, a transplant from Santa Fe, New Mexico, crafts unique and melodic bass lines, while singing vocals that haunt, captivate and support. Cyrus Butler, hailing from California's central coast, anchors the songs with distinctive, driving and improvised drum parts, but also lends his lungs to generate a mean electric kazoo solo in "Substitute". With forces combined, they produce tunes that send tingles down the spine and leave the audience aching for more.
Eloise just released their debut album "Semantics" - NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes
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