Seattle-based producers Solstis released their new EP, As The Sun Hits via Lowly Palace. As the Sun Hits is a 3-part EP series highlighting Solstis’ new sound – from which previous singles ‘Miss You’ and ‘About You’ are lifted. Since their creation in 2014, the duo has enjoyed major successes from their viral hit ‘Echoes’ and their exotic remixes for Melanie Martinez, collectively garnering over 25 million plays across all platforms. In 2015, Solstis won Electric Forest’s Discovery Project and they have since gone on to perform at other top-tier festivals such as Backwoods, SXSW, Spring Awakening and Reaction NYE. Solstis were also engaged as direct support for K?d on his Find Paradise Tour at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago.
Andy Garcia and Brandon Myers started their collaborative musical journey as part of a rock band in high school 10 years ago. They were deeply inspired by early electronic dance music and, in particular, they resonated with the emerging future bass movement, motivating them to combine elements from their days as a band with the electronic elements that were dominating the musical landscape at the time. After the release of their debut album Nowhere in 2018, Solstis became extremely focused on transitioning away from point-and-click production to easy-listening instrumentation.
The duo cites influence from a wide array of genres, inspired by the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Slowdive, Jai Wolf and ford. Their sound compares to acts such as Odesza, BlackBird BlackBird, and Slow Magic, while at the same time the duo leverages their love for electronic music with an innate desire to perform as a live band.
The duo gives some insight into the EP: “As the Sun Hits is a 3-part EP series highlighting our new sound. Influenced by 90s shoegaze and melodic bass, we wanted to use this project to transition away from an animated aesthetic portrayed by mechanic future bass to a more organic, wholesome instrumental focused appeal. The new aesthetic is highlighted by warm colors, everyday scenery and pixelation to bring the listener a sense of escape and clarify within the daily situations they constantly experience.”