Echosmith (Formed 2009)
Echosmith are an American Indie band consisting of the four siblings Graham, Sydney,Noah, and Jamie Sierota.
They are best known for their hit 'Cool Kids'.
Formation: The siblings grew up in a very musically influenced household.
They said that they were influenced by artists such as Coldplay, The Smiths, Joy Division, U2, Fleetwood Mac, and Echo & The Bunnymen.
They were encouraged to make music together whilst growing up.
Graham, 16, plays the drums.
Sydney, 17, is the lead vocalist, and also plays the tambourine and keyboard.
Noah, 19, is the back up vocalist and bassist.
Jamie, 21, is also a vocalist, and plays the guitar.
Music Career: The group's debut album, "Talking Dreams", was released on October 8th, 2013.
Their hit song "Cool Kids" reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was also certified platinum by RIAA.
The group has released many covers such as, "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons, "Lights" by Ellie Goulding, "Set Fire To The Rain" by Adele, and "Princess Of China" by Coldplay and Rihanna.
Jeffrey David manages the band.
Echosmith was named one of the "100 bands you need to know" by Alternative Press, in April 2013.
Their single "Come Together" was released on YouTube on May 31st 2013.
The band performed a free gig at Warner Bros. Records in Burband, CA, in June 2013.
The group was featured on ESPN's June programming.
"Come Together", "Let's Love", and "March Into The Sun" were featured.
They also performed on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
On Owl City's 2013 Midsummer Station Tour, the group was the opening act.
On December 3rd, 2013, the group released a Christmas track "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day".
It was free on their website throughout December.
On December 31st, 2013, the band performed "Cool Kids" on Teen Nicks Top 10: New Year's Eve Countdown.
MTV named the band as one of the 'Artists To Watch'.
Their song "Surround You" was used in the film "Endless Love"
In 2014, the band performed on the Vans Warped Tour, for the second time.
In June 2014, the band performed on Conan, making their late night TV premiere.
Echosmith released their acoustic EP, "Acoustic Dreams", In June 2014.
Leading up to this, "Cool Kids" acoustic version was released on their YouTube channel.
Since then they have made several TV appearances, on shows such as The Today Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, VH1, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Sydney Sierota and Echosmith - iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party held at Caesars Palace Pool inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 30th May 2015
Graham Sierota, Noah Sierota, Sydney Sierota and Jamie Sierota of Echosmith - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 2015 American Idol XIV Grand Finale which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 13th May 2015
Echosmith - A variety of stars from the music industry were snapped as they arrived at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2015 which was held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
Sydney Sierota and Echosmith - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the 2nd Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th March 2015
Echosmith released the single 'Cool Kids' on 31st May 2013, with a music video following I June of the same year. After the positive reactions to their debut studio album, 'Talking Dreams', on 1st October 2013, the band put together a new music video for their hit single.
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Indie pop four-piece Echosmith are causing quite a stir with their debut album release 'Talking Dreams', out now on Warner Bros. Records. It's a 12-track collection of guitar led dance vibes including first single 'Come Together' and the deluxe edition also includes two additional tracks.
'Come Together' is also the album's opener and, while being quite a decent track on its own in terms of its cool dance beat over gentle, ethereal synths, the flawless, youthful vocals and the amazingly catchy chorus, it doesn't necessarily stand out from the rest of the songs on the album.
There are a few highlights on the record; 'March Into The Sun' brings energy with its shouts of 'Hey! Oh-oh ohh!' at the opening and adds something of a country hint to the mix. 'Bright' continues that feeling with its stripped down, acoustic guitars, and 'Surround You' feels minimalist with its beauty mostly coming from the strong female and male vocal harmonies. 'Ran Off Into The Night' is probably the best track on there; it's crazily catchy and reminds the listener a little of Maximo Park's 'Apply Some Pressure' particularly with its addition of heavier guitars.
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