Pearl & the Oysters is the duo of Juliette Pearl Davis and Joachim Polack, who compose psychedelic pop music in a vein similer to Stereolab and Broadcast… were those bands more inspired by bossa nova, Tropicália, and rum runners than, say, Marxism and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
“Evening Sun” is the third single from their excellent forthcoming album, the Florida-inspired Flowerland. It’s one of the album’s slower, more haunting songs, exploring the dark side of being stuck in paradise. From the band’s description:
The idea for this song was to turn the ‘Endless Summer’ trope on its head, following our own reckoning with the fact that the once paradisiac promise of eternal Summer had actually turned into a dystopian menace — old Florida tourism ads and classic sunshine state iconography seem particularly eerie nowadays. The lyric was also inspired by our rediscovery of long June days in Paris, when the sun doesn’t set until 10pm, and the correlated experience of having become strangers in our hometown.
Flowerland will be released on September 3 by Feeltrip Records and Tip Top Recordings. The “Evening Sun” video was directed by Allyson Yarrow Pierce.