Singer/keyboardist Erika Forster (Au Revoir Simone) has released the first single ‘Hidden‘ off her forthcoming self-titled debut EP, coming out on pop label Cascine on July 10th. Backed by Jorge Elbrecht of Violens on percussion (who she released a 7″split with last year), she experimented with effects and instrumentation, recording a handful of tracks at his Greenpoint home studio in 2011.
Erika first discovered her affinity for keyboards with Brooklyn band, Dirty On Purpose, and it wasn’t before long that she formed Au Revoir Simone with similarly synth-minded friends. In 2010 the group was put on hold so that members could focus on continuing education and starting a family. Erika seized this opportunity to explore some personal musical territory and we’re glad she did!
Take a listen to her first single, “Hidden”.
See Erika live:
7/12 – New York, NY – Ivana Helsinki Space
8/01 – Los Angeles – The Echo
8/02 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)