A far cry from the Sonic Youth-inspired indie rock noise she was creating in the mid-90â€™s as a member of Bostonâ€™s The Dirt Merchants, Maria Christopherâ€™s latest venture, 27, is breezy electronic pop with jazzy elements. The bandâ€™s sound hasnâ€™t always been this fully orchestrated â€“ early efforts left room for improvement but set the structural foundation for Christopher and ex-Spore guitarist Ayal Naor to build upon over the course of three full lengths. For those disappointed with Estheroâ€™s 2005 glossy pop follow-up to her 1998 trip-hop classic ‘Breathe from Another’, check out 27â€™s “Louder Than Words,” “Closer to You,” and “Windows and Glass” where Christopherâ€™s voice shines.
27 has some upcoming U.S. tour dates with Isis and some UK tour dates with Minus the Bear. Check out all the dates here.