Production: Rigler Creative
Director: Thomas Rigler
Director of Photography: Roman Jakobi
Editor & Color Grading: Dave Emmendorfer
Production Manager: Katie Wincor
Cam Op/Gaffer: Katie Walker
Assistant Camera: Mac Fisken
G&E: Michael Cox
Make Up & Hair: Patrick Tumey / Celestine Agency
© 2014 Starfish Records
Sugarplum Fairies was originally founded by Ben Bohm (guitars, background vocals) and Silvia Ryder (vocals). After the duo parted ways in 2013, Ryder assembled a rotating line-up of co-writers and guest musicians, culminating in the creation of Godspeed & Silver Linings, which is available now on Starfish Records.
To coincide with the album, Ryder has also collaborated with artists and filmmakers to create a trilogy of videos. The third and final video in the trilogy was shot by Roman Jakobi.
Somewhere between Hapsburg and Honkytonk, swaying palm trees and swirling dark espresso, airy minimalism and waltzing Americana, the Fairies play melancholic songs on sparkling instruments. Think of an evening gown captured in Kodachrome. Gustav Klimt on Route 66. This is music for when you’ve been up all night but are still in control. Reminiscent of Nico and Leonard Cohen singing duets on accordion and a ’58 Les Paul out by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
On Godspeed & Silver Linings, SPF has crafted another expansive collection of austere Angeleno pop. The album was produced by Marlon Rabenreither (Gold Star, Lael Neale), mixed by Todd Burke (Belle & Sebastian, Ben Harper), mastered by Pete Lyman (St. Vincent, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dandy Warhols) and featuring guest performances by Charlie Clark (The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap, Snow Patrol) and RT Valine (RT n' the 44s).
Godspeed & Silver Linings is available digitally now via Starfish Records