Mt. Si is a collaboration between friends Michael David (Classixx), Jesse Kivel (Kisses) and Sarah Chernoff (Superhumanoids). Their new project, the 911 EP is due out via Cascine on February 16th and features 3 new tracks from the group.
The 911 EP follows their Limits EP (2016) to further showcase Mt. Si’s effortless ability to brush pop sensibilities into their trademark brand of low-key dance music. Lead single "911" debuts today and is an addictive electronic gem that features Sarah Chernoff’s feather light vocals lofted above a backdrop of saxophones, cooing harmonies, reggaeton chords and rolling midtempo percussion parts.
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Based in LA, Mt. Si has seen success with their individual projects, but after coming together during the recording sessions for Classixx’s album, Hanging Gardens, discovered they had creative chemistry as a trio. As Jesse tells it, "Mike and I wrote a track that I was supposed to sing on, but Sarah stopped by the studio and stole the show. It was obvious the three of us share musical sensibilities yet each brings something different to the project. After that, we started working on songs together, taking a loose and relaxed approach to things, never settling until we had a great track."
The group assumed the name Mt. Si and signed with Cascine to release their 2016 EP Limits: a collection of four shimmering electronic pop cuts that instantly caught the attention of culture critics worldwide.
Since releasing Limits, Mt. Si has continued their unhurried approach while working on their own projects: Jesse became a dad and launched an EP under his own name, Michael released another album with Classixx featuring a diverse range of guests including Passion Pit, How To Dress Well, Harriet Brown and T-Pain, and Sarah focused on her own material, collaborating with Nadastrom and self-releasing her debut solo LP on the heels of Superhumanoids disbanding. Even still, they found time to continue collaborating.
With their newest record, the 911 EP, Mt. Si once again finds the sweet spot, delivering a second set of electronic pop par excellence. The three members’ individual strengths shine brightly, but ultimately comes together with a unique and unparalleled harmony. The material is distinctly Californian in its easygoing pacing, while a consistently refined choice of melodies expands its reach. In the words of Gorilla vs. Bear, Mt. Si is "more than just a side project."
The 911 EP is released on 12" vinyl and will be complemented by a remix pack featuring reworks by dance mainstays Tuff City Kids and LA producer Benedek.
Pre-order 911 EP: http://bit.ly/911-vinyl