Formed in Chicago in 2016, now based in Brooklyn, Silver Liz is the musical collaboration between Carrie & Matt Wagner, a married couple who originally met in a music practice room during college after discovering a mutual love for The Strokes. Since their formation, Silver Liz has consistently surprised their audience on almost every release by exploring entirely disparate genres. Whether it be shoegaze, electronica, or acoustic pop, their music contains a distinctiveness marked by Carrie’s dreamy vocals and Matt’s lush production with a DIY flair.
After releasing their first album I Can Feel the Weight in 2017, which encompassed dreampop, shoegaze, and noisepop, the duo returned in 2020 with two singles. The first was the psychedelia-tinged bedroom pop song “Microwave S'mores,” which Impose Magazine described as a “delightfully mind-bending listening experience” and was featured on Polyvinyl Record Co.’s Direction Spotify playlist. The second single, “There's No Need,” blends lofi house, shoegaze, and vaporwave. It climbed to #1 on Hype Machine, received praise from Indie Shuffle, and was included in Gus Lobban's (Kero Kero Bonito) Cool Songs 2020 end of year playlist. In 2021, the duo followed up with another dreamy electronic track called “Roman Candle Part II,” which they debuted in a winning performance during a virtual reality Battle of the Bands competition hosted by George Clanton and Neggy Gemmy’s 100% Electronica label. In his reaction to the performance, George Clanton said, "This is my Lost in Translation soundtrack moment,” and Neggy Gemmy called it "Amazing...Brilliant."
In 2022, Silver Liz will be sporadically releasing new songs from their sophomore album, which they plan on releasing later in the year. The album pushes their music into an even wider variety of styles. The first single released in January, “Until Lately,” is a slice of tranquil acoustic pop with an accompanying music video shot in Central Park, NYC. Glide Magazine said of the song, “melodic efficiency flies with ease. And with nostalgic temperament, Carrie’s voice is reminiscent of a more pure era of indie rock where Throwing Muses and Belly ruled best.”