Blue Canopy is the moniker of Portland-based multi-instrumentalist, Alex Schiff.
Schiff combines versatile songwriting chops and exuberant melodies to convey nostalgia as a force to move forward. Expertly weaving dream pop, psychedelic guitar passages and expansive electronic soundscapes, his output is beautifully introspective at a time where self-reflection is extremely crucial.
Formerly the keyboardist and co-writer for indie band, Modern Rivals, Alex has shared the stage with bands such as Ra Ra Riot, Stars, and The Black Keys. He has released two EPs, Mild Anxiety and Sleep While You Can featuring additional instrumentation and co-production from Patrick J. Smith (A Beacon School).
"Filled with childlike wonder and bright-eyed instrumentation that could just as easily be a symphony as a rock band, “656” sets the stage for the rest of the EP, suggesting that Schiff’s future as Blue Canopy is as bright as he could hope for"
"Taking on a psychedelic pop sound that blends contemporary indie psychedelia in the vein of Tame Impala with ’60s-era aesthetics similar to those of Zombies or early Pink Floyd"
"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"
Austin Town Hall Blue Canopy Deliver 'Bright Spot'
"Guitars twist and churn at the get go, waiting for the percussive element to slide its way into the picture; it creates this natural bob of the head, bouncing with the snappy drum hits. Schiff’s vocals have this wistfulness to them, adding to the dreamy textures applied throughout the track, intermingling with the jangly bounce"