Seattle Weekly's "BEST OF SEATTLE : MUSICAL UTILITY PLAYER" 2014
While at Cornish, 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist Lena Simon dabbled in a little bit of a lot, studying everything from classical clarinet (her most proficient instrument) and composing music for Javanese gamelan while joining three widely respected indie bands: Pollens, Tomten, and Throw Me the Statue. Last year she added Kairos, her new electronic project, to the load, and it’s since signed to the recently defunct Fin Records. But a small snafu like that isn’t going to throw this one off course. With all that, plus collaborating with Katie Kate, Pillar Point, and Thunderpussy and playing bass for surf-noir group La Luz, Simon enjoys a kind of freedom rare in the rock scene: the ability to pursue whatever sounds interesting, with hella chops to back it up.
“Simon's greatest strength is her aptitude for dynamic composition. ….. From this position of creative control, she provides ample space for each instrument to carve out its own distinct identity.”
“Six tracks of quietly devastating, unconventional dream pop that promises to defy your expectations.”
“Perfectly articulated… Lifting vocals and philosophical lyrics.”
“Casanova, a dreamy tune that would have made John Lennon envious. In all seriousness, this woman is brilliant.”
“Kairos embodies everything in her music. Ups and downs and highs and lows. “