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The Silver Lake Chorus (TSLC) is a collection of 25 singers who rock choral arrangements of indie music. Produced by Ben Lee, their debut album features all-original-never-before-heard songs written especially for them by indie artists such as Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Carl Newman (The New Pornographers), Aimee Mann, Sia, The Bird & The Bee, Tegan & Sarah, and Of Montreal.
TSLC can be heard singing the theme song for the SNL feature film MacGruber as well as backup vocals on The Lonely Island and Akon's single, "I Just Had Sex."
They are led by artistic director Sam Rader and music director Mikey Wells. The forthcoming album is engineered by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins) and mixed by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse).
The group is now releasing "From The Snow Tipped Hills", written for them by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, & "Wreckage", written for them by A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers, both available online September 14.