These rock nomads, who've lived in LA, NYC and now Nashville, have earned their rock stripes the hard way - on the road. They’ve toured with the Black Keys and Kings of Leon and spent a chunk of 2010 on tour with both the Dead Weather and the Greenhornes. Coco, Poni (Maria Silver) and Jem (Jem Cohen) have been spending their time either in their home studio in Nashville or on tours and fests here and abroad, playing their own unique brand of "Beat Punk." They've had high-profile synchs in such TV shows as NCIS Los Angeles, Sons Of Tucson, Entourage and are featured in the current national Kotex television campaign. You can also hear them in Drew Barrymore's roller derby flick, Whip It.
THE ETTES' musical peers have always been among the band's biggest supporters: the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach recorded the track “No Home” with the band, released as both a 45” single and an album track on 2009's Do You Want Power. Coco also formed a band with the Reigning Sound's Greg Cartwright, The Parting Gifts, whose album Strychnine Dandelion came out in 2010 and featured Jem on bass and The Greenhornes's Patrick Keeler on drums. Pitchfork said of the collaboration of Coco and Greg: "The Parting Gifts provide a Loretta to his [Cartwright's] Conway, a Nancy to his Lee," and the Guardian UK compared Coco's vocals on the album to Ronnie Spector.
With Wicked Will, the ETTES have thrown down the rock gauntlet and they are daring you to pick it up. After a CD release show in Nashville, the band will kick off a national headlining tour with two NYC shows in the beginning of August, 2011. Stay tuned to http://www.theettes.com/ for additional updates.
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