Bringing together indie rock, orchestral color, and modern jazz touches, Small Dream is led by vocalist/poet Alaina Ferris and composer Tyler Gilmore. Small Dream Ada’s four song EP is a darkly hued journey through the subconscious. Akin to artists such as St. Vincent, Hanne Hukkleberg, and Fiona Apple, Small Dream Ada’s Golden Propeller features innovative song forms, and an expanded palette of brass quintet, electronics, and a rock trio.
“[Tyler Gilmore] is lending his innovative composing and arranging skills to indie chamber group Small Dream Ada, which is highlighted by Alaina Ferris‘s stunning vocals. [...] At times ethereal and dreamy, Golden Propeller is a gorgeous collaboration.”
-Jon Solomon, Westword
Shadow Pilot was formed in Las Vegas, Nevada (2005) by siblings Alaina Ferris and Joe Ferris. Shadow Pilot’s music is electronic soundscapes set to the sultry singing of Alaina Ferris – Billie Holiday meets Massive Attack. Shadow Pilot pulls influence from artists such as Portishead, Amon Tobin, and Anita O’Day.
Shortly after their inception, Shadow Pilot received international exposure with the remix of their single, “Long Days,” by hip-hop artists Somobe (The Great Communication, 2005). Says Shadow Pilot’s Joe Ferris, “The success of Somobe’s remix inspired us to take our time finishing the project so we could hire world-class audio engineers.”
Shadow Pilot’s EP, 2AM, was mixed and co-produced by Danny Saber, known for his work with artist Esthero (Song for Holly, featured in the movie, “Go”) and David Bowie (“Little Wonder, Dance Remix” featured in the movie Hackers). 2AM was mastered by Dave Collins of Dave Collins Mastering (Linkin Park, Weezer).
- One of our songs on Danny Saber's new album: Long Days (feat. Shadow Pilot). http://t.co/SMFc6Pm9dE #iTunes @shadowpilotband @dannysaber 03:11:23 AM May 12, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- Last day for our music video Kickstarter campaign. @kickstarter #indie #brooklynmusic http://t.co/IBXu5GNMgW 02:20:37 PM April 17, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: Pianist/composer Russell Kaplan releases a beautiful indie jazz CD after Homer's Odyssey @russkaplanplus @bandcamp: h ... 02:19:15 PM April 17, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @bkbullshit: New post: Alaina Ferris Performs "Voicemail" On a Brooklyn Rooftop [VIDEO] http://t.co/RfptwC4h45 #alaina_ferris #brookl ... 03:42:14 AM April 16, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- New song with lyrics written by poet Charity Stebbins. Filmed by Steven Harrington and featured as a Kickstarter... http://t.co/rr6PHASM74 11:42:32 PM April 13, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Performing tonight at Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm! @rockwoodmusichall #indie http://t.co/oYQSV9Xfk9 03:51:27 PM April 07, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite