Solar Estates is a future pop group from Chico, California, born on an old MacBook, bathed in reverb, beefed up with some fuzzy bass and then released into the world as a rhythmically well adjusted quartet. Though Solar Estates initially planted roots in the electronic soul of artists like James Blake, Bon Iver and Mount Kimbie, it increasingly draws elements from R&B, pop, shoegaze and ambient music. The group's most recent release is an EP called Lines. Lines is a record about personal progress; about ignoring well worn paths, and the desired (and sometimes undesirable) consequences of that decision.
The group is currently working on a debut album, with a single due in 2017.
Solar Estates is:
Aric Jeffries, the vocalist and a keyboard player. He writes, produces and records the music for the project.
Landon Moblad plays drums.
Stephen Galloway plays Bass.
Loren Cobby Weber plays guitar, synth, and sings.
Ashley Penning does all artwork and visuals for Solar Estates
Phil Anker is a co-producer and frequent collaborator, as well as the co-writer of the Lines EP.