Lovers & Poets (husband-and-wife team of Shannon Hurley and Ben Eisen) are an electronic pop duo that formed in Nashville in 2009. Now based in Los Angeles, they have honed their style to reflect the sounds that influence them collectively: Zero7, Air, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Boards of Canada, Portishead, and Bird And The Bee.
L+P have been played on KCRW, KLOS, and Adam Carolla's ACE Broadcasting Network (on The Film Vault).
Hurley remotely wrote, recorded and mixed most of the debut album from Vietnam (where she had taken a three-month stint playing lounge piano at the Saigon Park Hyatt), having had Eisen record his bass parts from Nashville. They wrapped up the record in LA, put out a second acclaimed album, including two unique covers: a moody trip-hop version of Duncan Sheik's "Barely Breathing" and David Bowie's singular "Ashes To Ashes" which garnered airplay on Los Angeles' revered KLOS.
Sugar High by Lovers & Poets was released on Sep. 20th, 2019. It includes the chill pop trop house flavored "Nevergonnastop", which has been added to Spotify's specially-curated Chill Tracks playlist. a disco-fied "Here And Now", a mellow synth ballad "Keep Breaking My Heart", a space lounge-y cover of "Barbarella", and the title track, a flashback to alternative pop in the 90s a lá Garbage. The title track is accompanied by a music video directed by award-winning director M.F. Dinan.
Their music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Bandcamp, and CD Baby.
Lovers & Poets (LP) 2010
Lovers & Poets II (LP) 2016
Sugar High EP: release date 9.20.19