Blue Canopy’s Mild Anxiety is the debut EP from Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Alex Schiff. The record is out April 17 via Grind Select (Fat Possum).
Under the Blue Canopy moniker, Schiff combines versatile songwriting chops and timeless, exuberant melodies to comprise four, distinct pieces that utilize nostalgia as a force to move forward.
Formerly the keyboardist and co-writer for indie band Modern Rivals, Schiff has shared the stage with bands such as Ra Ra Riot, Stars, and The Black Keys. The EP’s lead single, “656,” enlists the four other members of Modern Rivals (performing drums, guitar, bass, synth, and backup vocals) as an official send-off to a relationship that was a formative part of Alex’s youth and time living in New York City.
Mild Anxiety was co-produced by Patrick J Smith (A Beacon School/Modern Rivals). The EP will be released on Fat Possum label group member Grind Select.
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