Pearl & The Oysters
Put on your Powerglove, have a colorful cocktail and enjoy the view. Stones Throw is excited to introduce Pearl & The Oysters, the duo of Juliette Pearl Davis and Joachim Polack. Their new song “Pacific Ave,” written about their move from Florida to Los Angeles, features Alex Brettin of Mild High Club on guitar. The “Pacific Ave” video directed by Sean McGuirk, an ’80s-style live TV performance, was inspired by Japanese Jazz Fusion artists like Casiopea and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s embrace of both analog and digital in their music and visuals.
Pearl & The Oysters met at high school in Paris and immediately bonded over their mutual love for ’70s jazz and ‘90s space age pop. They have been writing and performing together ever since, and moved across the Atlantic together in 2015.
Pearl & The Oysters say: “‘In January 2020, we settled in L.A. full of hope for the future of the band. ‘Pacific Ave’ was a cryptic attempt to allude to our first steps in this new environment being a little alienating, as we were discovering a megalopolis turned ghost town. Because we were physically confined, it really felt like the only avenue to escape was a mental one. For us, it meant a lot of daydreaming and fantasizing about L.A. itself or what it could represent. The song is inspired sonically by AOR and jazz-pop records of the late 1970s.”
Look out for more new music from Pearl & The Oysters coming soon.