With roots in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Australia, Favored Nations truly are a globe-spanning band. Assembled through a fortuitous series of collaborations, the lineup comprises Surahn Sidhu (touring member for Empire of the Sun), Morgan Phalen (formerly of the swaggering New York hard rockers Diamond Nights), and James Curd (a DJ originally from Chicago). Now the electronic trio have returned with their second EP, Amazon, via Jupiter Clique. The record features sounds as diverse as the bouncy basslines and disco vibes of the title-track to the gentle acoustic guitar strumming and mellifluous vocals found on “That’s Not Who We Are.”
Listen to the EP in full below and pick it up at iTunes.