Sleep While You Can

Blue Canopy

Blue Canopy's Sleep While You Can is the newest entry from Portland-based multi-instrumentalist, Alex Schiff. Exploring the often unspoken anxiety related to having a child and what that means for losing the past version of one's self, the EP is beautifully introspective at a time where self-reflection is incredibly crucial.

Formerly the keyboardist and co-writer for indie band, Modern Rivals, the EP is a follow up to his 2020 debut, Mild Anxiety, which was produced alongside Patrick J Smith (A Beacon School), a frequent collaborator.

"Swirling, warm, and inviting - Blue Canopy continues to deliver wonderfully dynamic works." - John Moses (KCRW)

This Song Is Sick Blue Canopy Finds An Irresistible Indie Groove For Feel-Good Single “Banji”

"A sunny, uplifting tune thanks to some brilliant instrumentation and warm tones throughout. A solid bass groove underscores bright guitar riffs and airy vocals"

Indie Shuffle Blue Canopy - Motovun

"This is definitely my top track of the month. I can't get enough of it. I have been wanting to spend a full day with it on repeat and I'm excited to say that today is that day"

The Wild Honey Pie Buzzing Daily: Blue Canopy - Motovun

"Bright and welcoming melodies intertwine with inquisitive and gentle lyrics of longing; the project took the new year by storm with the atmospheric synth-filled single that examines the sheer inevitability of personal expansion, as well as the bittersweet awareness that comes along with letting go"


Alex Schiff - Producer, Lead Vocals, Synth, Keys, Drums
Patrick Smith - Guitar
Erick Lee - Backup Vocals

"Little Tourist"

Alex Schiff - Producer, Lead Vocals, Synth, Keys, Saxophone, Drums
Emile Mosseri - Bass
David Baldwin - Additional synths, Backup Vocals


Alex Schiff - Producer, Lead Vocals, Synth, Keys, Drums, Ukulele, Percussion
Patrick Smith - Guitar
Emile Mosseri - Bass
Erick Lee - Backup Vocals

Artwork by Kyle Stetz

  1. Motovun (3:24)
  2. Little Tourist (2:36)
  3. Banji (2:53)
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