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Pavo Pavo

Pavo Pavo unveils video for 'Ruby (Let's Buy The Bike!), talks about gear and inspiration on Delicious Audio

With psychedelic leanings and spacey synths that could believably been beamed down from Pluto, Brooklyn-based Pavo Pavo has a sound that's both warm and familiar, and yet hard to place. In their stunning debut album 'Young Narrator in the Breakers' the band seems to comfortably straddle between the deeper trenches of Brian Wilson's brain and the new face of NYC indie rock--whatever that may be. The quintet's tunes may be hazy and wistful, but there's a quirky liveliness embedded at the heart of their tracks that invites the listener back for more and warrants repeat plays. The band's founder Oliver Hill was kind enough to spend some time with Delicious Audio to shed some light on their creative process, and the gear that helps color their distinctive feel - see link below. Check out their recent video for 'Ruby (Let's Buy The Bike!),' streaming below.

Pavo Pavo discusses gear and creative process on Delicious Audio.


Issue #48 Fresh Buzz: Bailen, Pavo Pavo, Sam Evian, serpentwithfeet

Check out the artists that made our "Fresh Buzz section in the 48th issue of The Deli NYC!

Pavo Pavo unveils stunning video for "Ran Ran Run," debut album out on 11.11

There's only one thing that can make a great song even better, and that's a visually stunning video, and that's what the collective called SWIMMERS pulled off for NYC's orchestral pop quartet Pavo Pavo's single "Ran Ran Run," a single we alrady raved about when it came out more than one year ago. The video comes with some news we were waiting for: Pavo Pavo is about to release their debut album on November 11 under Bella Union Records - it will be entitled 'Young Narrator In The Breakers.' This is a group of young but extremely competent musicians who worked closely with indie and classical heavyweights such as Here We Go Magic, John Zorn, Dave Longstreth, Porches, Olga Bell, Lucius, Roomful of Teeth, and San Fermin. The record was co-produced by Danny Molad (Lucius) and Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine), so expectations should be high. Check out also the other single available for streaming, 'Wiserway,' also streaming Below. The band will be performing at Manhattan Inn on 10.19.

Pavo Pavo will make you happy, at National Sawdust tomorrow (08.04)

Pavo Pavo is one of those bands that make music lovers happy, without really being a happy band, and notwithstanding those unnecessary mustaches. It's just the celestial orchestration, the musical bits and pieces flawlessly coming together, we guess. This being sad, we wish they had more recorded songs! Nobody is happy about scarcity of what makes them happy, why do you do this to us, Pavo Pavo? Those of you who share the feeling should see these guys live tomorrow (August 4th) at wonderful new Brooklyn Venue National Sawdust - and yes, they'll be playing more than the two songs you can find online (also streaming below)!

Four great locals play Mercury Lounge on 12.10: Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Sam Evian and Pavo Pavo

Lower East Side's Mercury Lounge is an important venue for emerging NYC bands, because it represents a trampoline towards other more prestigious Bowery Presents live show "opportunities." Sell it out, and it may unlock Rough Trade's stage a couple of months later (ask Lewis Del Mar about it, he ALSO sold out the W'burg venue this past Tuesday, by the way). On the flip side, if your band's draw is poor or unsatisfying, you may have a hard time getting booked there again. So... those are the rules of the game, and four super talented emerging NYC artists will face those odds on December 10, in a 100% local bill, something of a rarity at Mercury. We covered in this blog several times alt folksters Big Thief, soulful songwriter Nick Hakim, and orchestral pop quintet Pavo Pavo. We never covered Sam Evian (pictured), the new solo project of Sam Owen of Celesital Shore, but that very band graced the cover of our mag a couple of issues ago. The material we have access to for his solo project (limited to the song "Cherry Tree," streaming below) explores a ballad sound that, flirting with pop, blues and psychedelia at once, is reminiscent of that intense masterpiece that is The Beatles' "Abbey Road." Don't miss this show, great opportunity to catch four great emerging locals in one night.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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