Known for their atmospheric, synth- and guitar-heavy indie pop, Brooklyn's Savoir Adore emerged in the mid-2000s and drew fans with their 2009 album, In the Wooded Forest. Since 2016's The Love That Remains, the band has centered on dual vocalist/instrumentalists Paul Hammer and Lauren Zettler.
Formed by fellow N.Y.U. students Paul Hammer (son of noted keyboardist Jan Hammer) and Deidre Muro in 2007, Savoir Adore signed to the Cantora label -- home to the similarly inclined neo-psych band MGMT -- and released The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl with Animals in Her Throat EP. Savoir Adore quickly garnered buzz for their live shows, which found the duo fleshing out their sound with a backing ensemble. In 2009, they released their debut full-length, In the Wooded Forest. Three years later, they returned with the '80s dream pop-infused Our Nature.
During the early stages of production on a follow-up, Muro and Hammer parted ways. Subsequently, Hammer began collaborating in the studio with several guest co-vocalists including Leah Hayes, Lauren Zettler, and Winslow Bright. The sessions resulted in the group's third studio album, The Love That Remains, featuring the single "Giants." Following the album's release, Hammer solidified the band's lineup with singer/keyboardist Zettler joining as a full-time member. In 2018, Savoir Adore returned with Full Bloom. ~ Matt Collar