Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 7:30 PM CST
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 11:50 PM CST
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
Echosmith might be just starting out on the newest chapter of their career, but that doesn’t mean this Los Angeles-based four-piece are strangers to what it takes to make a band. In fact, they have known each other their whole lives.
“Music is just what we want to do forever, and we love being in a band with each other,” explains singer/songwriter/guitarist Jamie Sierota. “It’s one of the most natural ways for us to do music, so we want to stick with doing the band and touring and making records-working together for a long, long time.”
The four siblings – Jamie (19), Sydney (15, vocals/keyboard), Noah (17 vocals/bass) and Graham (14, drums)-have been playing together as a band for several years, honing in on their sound and perfecting their collaborative song writing process.
“There’s definitely a lot of factors to balance in this life,” adds Sydney. “Finding the balance of family and being in a band. But this is what we want to do.”
“Musically,” adds Jamie, “we all vibe really well, and as a band, the chemistry’s already there.”
With balance and chemistry in check, the alt-pop group has time to focus on crafting their songs and preparing their energetic, fan-focused live performances. The band is currently in the studio recording their debut album with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Saram Gary Clark Jr., Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros. with WBR chairman (and famed fellow producer) Rob Cavallo. And while Echosmith have only been playing together as a band for about four years, they grew up in a musical house, sharing a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division and Fleetwood Mac.
Now that Echosmith have refined that sound into what can be described as alt-pop influenced by a lot of early-‘80s new wave, they have big plans to share that sound with new fans.