Favored Nations :: released July 19 2013
Cutting a few demos in early 2012, Favored Nations - in reference to the international interconnectedness of their lives - has continued to develop as a group. The trio enlisted the praiseworthy additional production of Joey Waronker, renowned for his work with Atoms for Peace, M83 and Beck, to help tease the nuances out of their wide-ranging and refreshing musical ideas.
The EP then found its way to the mastering desk of Brain “Big Bass" Gardner whose warm engineering clout has been immortalized on the defining albums of Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and George Clinton to name but a few. The result is a sound marinated in nu disco and sun-soaked tenacity. Warm vocal melodies, bouncy baselines, understated disco-tinged guitar lines, perhaps a handclap or two, and some therapeutic synth work. Their music works wherever vocally led pop confections are welcome: the pool, the radio, or the convertible.