This week on Artist Replay, we decided to give the little guys a chance. These four artists only have one full length album out so far, and we’re excited to see what they do next.
Coalescing in 2009, Echosmith is comprised of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Most famous for their chart topping “Cool Kids,” Echosmith’s charming brand of indiepop music has been gaining attention across the nation since 2013 after debuting with Talking Dreams and we can’t wait to see what they do next. Ideal for your low key kickbacks, consider throwing “Come Together,” or “Bright” into the mix for some effortless positive vibes.
With the release of their studio debut in 2014, The Colourist, from just up north in Orange County, has started to get some real name recognition in line with bands like Echosmith. Formed in 2009 by Adam Castilla, Maya Tuttle, Justin Wagner, and Kollin Johannsen, this band subverts band norms by placing the drums center stage, letting Maya belt it out while she bangs it out to the sounds of screaming teenagers chanting her name. Consider pulling “Tonight (Young Hearts)” or “We Won’t Go Home” from their self-titled The Colourist for your next party playlist.
Next up, MisterWives. This band has seen a ton of attention thanks to the impressive litany of bands they’ve toured with, twentyone pilots and American Authors, just to name a couple. Formed in late 2012 by Mandy Lee, Etienne Bowler, William Hehir, Marc Campbell, Jesse Blum, and Mike Murphy, MisterWives was picked up immediately by Photo Finish Records and has been pumping out energetic hits since, first with their Reflections EP, then their Our Own House full length album. For some guaranteed bounce check out “Twisted Tongue,” one of their newest singles, or “Best I Can Do.”
Lastly, we’re especially excited to introduce you to Wild Party from San Antonio, TX. These guys have been around for a several years, having first formed back in 2009 with Lincoln Kreifels and Lucas Hughes, but after touring in the UK with The Wombats, the band took a break and came back in 2013 with Ethan Kaufmann, and then eventually added Cary LaScala when Phantom Pop was released physically in 2014. Their twitter reads like a performing arts piece and their songs smack of a surprising depth. Check out “Connect the Dots,” and “Lo-Fi Children” for the group’s self described “face-melting pop.”
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