Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome, to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we bring you the best unknown talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, one day and one band at a time. Today we’re going full-on synthpop with our next featured performer, Olympia, Washington-based project Beatrix Sky.
Beatrix Sky is the solo project of one Meggie Hauth, an Olympia resident whom has been releasing music under this label for a couple of years now. While her output in this project started out as indie folk-tinged singer-songwriter pieces, over time the project’s material escalated into ominous, effects-heavy synthpop that also takes stylistic cues from dream pop, experimental electronic, as well as that “witch house” style that was popular a few years back. It’s easy to think of Beatrix Sky as an impressive stylistic mix of Grimes and Fever Ray. If you consider (III) to be Crystal Castles‘ best release, chances are you’ll find a lot to like about this project’s music as well.
Beatrix Sky‘s debut EP, known simply as the Sympathy EP, was released in October of this year, and is a collaborative effort between Hauth and fellow Washington musician Jolly Drones. The EP is 19 minutes of pure abstract, ominous electronic pop that’s as otherworldly as it is catchy and immediate. It’s definitely worth a look at. We look forward to seeing what this very promising project puts out next.