Shaylee - Portland, OR
Shaylee is the songwriting project and avatar of Elle Archer, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Toeing the line between power pop, post-rock, and psych-rock, Elle's music feels simultaneously familiar and totally unique. DIY to the core, everything you hear on a Shaylee song was played by Elle herself in her home studio, including the mixing. Shaylee exists as an outlet for Elle to document her life through music, so with each successive album, you’ll get to know her a little more as she learns more about herself.
". . . 90s indie rock and power pop ideas run through [Ophelia] in a charming and winning fashion. There is a big expressive quality to it all that dazzles with big guitar hooks, colorful synths, and one hell of a catchy chorus." - We All Want Someone To Shout For
"[Audrey is] a cathartic piece of musical wizardry . . ." - Xune Mag
"‘Audrey’ by Shaylee, sets aside the departure of the unfathomable, and puts crystal layers of formative revelry into the soul of it all." - Come Here Floyd
". . . sensitive and impactful lyrics . . . hypnotic rhythms" - Analogue Trash