Sir Chloe | Pioneer Sessions

In January 2021, during the moratorium on live performances, Dana Foote of Sir Chloe performed a rare, intimate solo set in the empty warehouse space at Pioneer Works for an audience of two videographers and an audio engineer; the resulting video was originally live streamed on Bandsintown Plus.

Sir Chloe is the band Dana Foote formed during her senior year at Bennington College in Vermont, where she put on a concert in lieu of a thesis. Originally comprised of guitarist and producer Teddy O’Mara, Willy Giambalvo on drums, and bassist Pixel West, the group now includes Dana’s brother, Palmer Foote, and Austin Holmes. Together, they began to flesh out Dana’s songs, developing a sound as much inspired by The Pixies as Stravinsky.

Foote’s musical background is eclectic. She crosses her more traditional rock touchpoints with the intimate songwriting of contemporaries like St. Vincent, Lianne La Havas and Andy Shauf. Her academic training shows itself, too: she cites Igor Stravinsky, Sofia Gubaidulina, Claude Debussy and Béla Bartók among her influences. ♦