Dream-pop extraordinaires Marjorie Fair have revealed the video for their new single ‘Save Time’, which is taken from the new album I Am My Own Rainbow, out now digitally through Psychic Bully Records.
In tandem with the band’s psychedelic feel and hazy ambience, the video for ‘Save Time’ is a lysergic meditation echoing the trippy vibes of Marjorie Fair’s atmospheric melodies.
Fronted by lead singer and songwriter Evan Slamka, the LA-based, New Jersey-natives have just released their highly anticipated second album I Am My Own Rainbow, which comes 12 years after its critically acclaimed predecessor, Self Help Serenade – the band’s debut album.
Similarly vaulting in ambition and scope, the beautifully kaleidoscopic songs on I Am My Own Rainbow pick up the mantle of dreamy, psych-pop that Marjorie Fair made their own back in 2004.
The elements of Slamka’s songs – minor-to-major key melodies, chord changes with a funhouse tilt, aerial choruses, contemplative lyrics – have a classic sound that’s grounded in the past but also reaches up and out towards something new.
For the new album, he collaborated with drummer and producer Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Atoms for Peace), Grammy-winning engineer Darrel Thorpe (Outkast, Air) and bandmate/collaborator Nic Johns. Mike Andrews (Donnie Darko, Inara George, Greyboy Allstars) contributed his talents on the track ‘Songbird’.
Slamka says, “Joey was the producer. He, Nic, and I played a majority of the instruments. Many of our local friends and co-conspirators joined in along the way. Good memories, great times!”
After the release of the band’s much-acclaimed debut, Marjorie Fair toured Europe and the US multiple times, opening for Modest Mouse, Phoenix, The Doves, The Shout Out Louds and The Church. They performed at the 2004 Glastonbury Festival, and in 2006, opened amphitheatre shows for a double bill of Sheryl Crow and John Mayer, including a performance at Red Rocks.