Even in a scene as vibrant as Brooklyn’s, Savoir Adore creates something entirely unique and exciting with its addictively lush slant on pop music. As an experimental-pop collective, they paint songs with imagery and imagination while making fans out of the most cynical of critics.
Principal members Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro never imagined they would be getting so much attention, from either the blogosophere or A&R scouts. The band originated purely for fun in 2007, when the two multi-instrumentalist songwriters challenged each other to make a concept album in one weekend. This recording ended up being their first EP, The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in her Throat.
After their first foray in the studio, the duo continued to create music constantly. “Their songwriting now seems inspired by the musical chemistry Muro and Hammer had upon meeting; it is a chemistry which is kicking and stronger than ever” (Obscure Sound). According to Deidre, â€œhaving access to a studio workspace, surrounding ourselves with all kinds of instruments, a brand new collaborative partnership â€“ all of these elements formed a basis of experimentation that became the essence of Savoir Adore.”
Their instinctive approach to songwriting combines varied personal influences with their a “recording-while-writing” technique, which NPR considers “magical.” Says This Week In New York: “[their] pure pop delights and sweet instrumental-heavy tunes.. walk the fine line between nature and technology.” The Cantora Records issue of their full-length debut album, In The Wooded Forest (Cantora Records), created further buzz and the enthusiasts have steadily followed.
â€œDefinitely one of my bands to watchâ€ – Brooklyn Vegan
â€œOne of 8 NYC Bands You Need To Hearâ€ – L Magazine
“10 Musicians to watch in 2010 – The Best Kept Secret” – NY Post
â€œSavoir Adore are one of these bands who have proved themselves serious contenders for the title of â€˜Most
Underrated Band in Brooklynâ€™â€ – Free Williamsburg
But Savoir Adore doesn’t just live in the studio – they have received serious credibility for their full-band live shows, winning over fans and press with their innate musical “energy, precision and beauty” (Channel 3000), delivering the full spectrum of their recordings with a five-member live line-up.
Savoir Adore US Tour dates:
3/4 – PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – Terrace F Club (11pm) *
3/5 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Howler’s (9pm) *
3/6 – CINCINATTI, OH – Mayday (9pm) *
3/8 – BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Bishop (8pm) *
3/9 – LOUISVILLE, KY – Zanzabar (9pm) *
3/10 – LEXINGTON, KY – Al’s Bar ( 9pm) *
3/12 – NASHVILLE, TN – The End (10pm) *
3/13 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – Dragons Den (10pm) *
3/17 – SXSW – TBA
3/18 – SXSW – Sitcom Serf Party @ Fado (6pm)
3/19 – SXSW – Cantora Records Official Showcase @ Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room (11pm)
3/20 – SXSW – WXPN/This Side Up Party @ Red Eyed Fly (12pm)
3/22 – HOUSTON, TX – Walters on Washington (10pm) *
3/24 – CHAPEL HILL, NC – Nightlight (9pm) *
3/25 – WASHINGTON DC – Velvet Lounge (8pm) *
3/26 – NEW JERSEY COLLEGE w/ Love Like Deloreans (5pm)
3/27 – BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Bowl w/ The Grates (8pm)
* w/ Mon Khmer