Today we have the pleasure of premiering the music video for Santa Monica quartet Alnilam’s debut single “Lilac”. The bands sound blurs the line between ambient folk and dream pop, delivering ethereal ear worms which convey a deep passion for the natural world and it’s cosmic surroundings – the name Alnilam is derived from the Arab word which means “string of pearls” and is associated with middle star in Orion’s Belt.
The band members mysterious origins range from Turkey to Costa Rica and all that is really known about Alnilam’s inception is that they found each other in LA early last year and released a series of demos on their Soundcloud. The demos found instantaneous reception on the platform, garnering comparisons to bands like Beach House and The Cranberries as well as 1960’s vocalists like Nico and Marianne Faithfull. Lead singer Elena Pinto is quick to shrug off the retro comparisons. “When I was little I lamented the 60’s were over and I had missed them” she recalls. “Now we find ourselves in another time of change and we all have a chance to be a part of it.”
Alnilam’s debut LP, Indigo Sky, will be released November 13th.