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Mr. Elevator

January 31, 2020

Mr. Elevator (Tomas Dolas, Oh Sees) Share “Sylvia” Video Via Raven Sings The Blues | On West Coast Tour | Goodbye, Blue Sky Out Now via Castle Face Records

WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – “Sylvia”
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LISTEN & SHARE: Mr. Elevator – Goodbye, Blue Sky
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“Organs obscure the folds of “Sylvia,” filling the song with shimmer and shine that’s locked to a propulsive beat. There are underlying elements are ripped from the kind of Library Music burbles that filtered through the end of the ’60s and they work nicely with the intrigue-laden video for “Sylvia.”
Raven Sings The Blues

“Goodbye, Blue Sky truly does bid adieu to the brightness of day to welcome twilight and the mysteries of the night with open arms.”
-KEXP

“Mr. Elevator’s forthcoming Goodbye, Blue Sky, is equal parts menacing and dreamy — a decayed-sounding synth-laden dreamscape evoking the fascinating subgenres of electronic music that spun out of chillwave’s long tail at the beginning of this decade.”
-The FADER

“Featuring 60s-style organs, reverb-drenched vocals and a trippy “moving art mirage” accompaniment, ‘Alone Together’ is a fascinating fusion of old and new.”
– The 405

“Dolas has pulled from his influences and infused them with modern sensibilities that help create a modern musical awareness which keeps Goodbye, Blue Sky feeling fresh.”
– Pure Grain Audio

Mr. Elevator, project of Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, have shared their latest video “Sylvia” off of their recently released LP, Goodbye, Blue Sky.” The video was premiered with Raven Sings The Blues praising, “Been slowly sinking into the environs of Mr. Elevator’s latest batch of psych-pop and its finally taking hold. The band, anchored by Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, swims in the same magenta-hued waters that float recent releases by Morgan Delt, Jacco Gardner, or The Paperhead.”

On the video Dolas shared exclusively with Raven Sings The Blues, “Without giving too much away “Sylvia” was inspired by a book I put off too long to finally read. It was also one of the songs on the record that I was thinking about cutting because it just didn’t feel right. We ended up keeping just the drums and taking a different approach to it redoing everything else around it. It was the last song to make it before turning everything in to get mastered. The intro that happens now is the tail end of a portion of a drum fill from the intro that ended up getting scrapped. The video was done by Logan Feser, a video artist who recently moved to LA who also did a video for us on our last record. We were back and forth on ideas and I proposed a sort of short film idea and he came back with a whole script and cast/props and all that he put together!“

With the release of “Sylvia” Mr. Elevator also announces a West Coast tour starting February 19th in San Diego. Dates listed below.