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).
- "How I hope to stop dreaming better versions of myself." Creative acoustic rehearsal today. http://t.co/AHnGl0hpXj 09:14:40 PM June 06, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Excited to see Hoi Polloi's Shadows. #brooklyntheater @ Jack Theater http://t.co/NgPpmtbvWd 11:58:50 PM May 31, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Russ Kaplan + (7). May 26th, 2013 at Rockwood Music Hall. #jazz @ Rockwood Music Hall http://t.co/aCzl5e3eS2 11:50:24 PM May 26, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @RussKaplanPlus: we've been promoted! May 26 show now @RockwoodNYC Stage TWO at 7PM. sweetest lighting and grand piano in town, can't w… 09:02:04 PM May 26, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- 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
- RT @SmallDreamAda: We had a great time @entwinenyc on Sunday night. Great photos by @photographyofmw http://t.co/8WI8R2LqJM #nycindie #west… 05:59:34 PM April 30, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: Come hang with us tonight! w/ guests @ayoeawosika and Matt Schlatter at Entwine, 7pm. @entwinenyc @coworkerproject #ny… 02:40:12 PM April 28, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @SmallDreamAda: New video: "Urge to Cry" live at Rockwood Music Hall. http://t.co/fu27deFBu0 @RockwoodNYC #indierock #lowereastside #ant… 01:53:55 PM April 23, 2013 ReplyRetweetFavorite