Earnest and melodic indie rock from buzzworthy Dublin quintet
Little Green Cars
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Little Green Cars
Glassnote Records is proud to announce the newest addition to the independent label's roster with the signing of Dublin, Ireland based band Little Green Cars.
Growing up together in Dublin, Little Green Cars came together five years ago at the tender age of 15 to begin crafting their emotionally charged rock songs. With influences ranging from early REM, to Elliott Smith and Woody Guthrie, Little Green Cars' sound is accomplished and belies their young ages of just 20. The band spent the summer recording their debut album with renowned producer Markus Dravs (Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Bjork, Coldplay) for release early next year.
Currently preparing to make their North American debut, Little Green Cars will be releasing 'The John Wayne' as a digital single on Glassnote Records through all digital service providers. The song will also be released on a limited edition 7" with B-side 'Witching Hour.'
'The John Wayne' is streaming now on YouTube via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua7OT1nmWFU&feature=youtu.be
Little Green Cars land on US soil in October for select dates across North America, including the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, CA before making their way to New York City for the CMJ Music Marathon. All confirmed dates are below with more information on CMJ shows to be announced shortly.
Little Green Cars are:
Stevie Appleby - Vocals/Guitar
Faye O'Rourke - Vocals/Guitar
Donagh Seaver O'Leary - Bass/Vocals
Adam O'Regan - Guitar/Vocals
Dylan Lynch - Drums/Vocals
For more information on Little Green Cars and Glassnote Records, please visit www.glassnoterecords.com and www.facebook.com/littlegreencars
For Seattle-based Kris Orlowski and his band, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas; it’s about creating something that touches the soul. Through relatable storytelling, husky harmonies and Orlowski’s knack for creating emotional highs, the band has done just that: touched the souls of people across the Pacific Northwest – as well as across the country, since 2010. Now, in the wake of releasing three well-received EPs, touring the country and having songs featured on hit television series including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Tomorrow People,” the act has just released its first full-length album, Believer.
“The songs we’re writing now are evolving the same way our band is,” says Orlowski. “It’s not just one voice – but five voices. And yeah, it’s my vision, and I’m leading the charge. But in these songs, there is more than just one thing we’re trying to say.”
Having recently collaborated with a 17-piece orchestra for the Pieces We Are EP, Orlowski wanted to go in a new direction with the new material. That’s why, along with band mates Mark Isakson (guitar), Torry Anderson (keys/vocals), Greg Garcia (drums) Tyler Carroll (bass) and Jonathan Warman (bass), Orlowski sought out producer Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios in Seattle. Feveyear, who has worked with acts including Presidents of the United States of America, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Lumineers, and Death Cab for Cutie, gave new focus to the project.
“There are times when you’re too close to the songs, and having a producer like Feveyear there – who knew where we were going with this record – he was able to kind of get us there,” Orlowski says.
In the spirit of getting there, the songs that make-up Believer were woven together along the West Coast: from the salty shores of Seaside, Ore., and Orcas Island’s Doe Bay, to the corners of Orlowski’s Seattle apartment – and the practice spaces in between.
The result is more punch-y and experimental; a cinematic compilation, which echoes the band’s earlier folk-infused traditions while shedding the lush sounds of a full orchestra for more traditional rock and pop arrangements. Calling on personal experiences and thoughtful reflection, and inspired by the work of authors like Flannery O’Connor and Paulo Coehlo, Believer may be the band’s most honest, empowering and upbeat collection yet.
“I think the album will inspire some hope, but I also think it will go beyond that and give people a reason to act,” Orlowski says.
In other words, it might encourage finding something to believe in.
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For Seattle-based Kris Orlowski and his band, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas; it’s about creating something that touches the soul. Through relatable storytelling, husky harmonies and knack for hitting emotional highs, the band has touched the souls of people across the Pacific Northwest since 2010. In the wake of releasing three well-received EPs, touring the country and having songs featured on primetime television series, the act has just released its first full-length album, Believer. Produced by Martin Feveyear, of Jupiter Studios in Seattle, the songs that make-up Believer were woven together along the West Coast: from the salty shores of Seaside, Ore., and Orcas Island’s Doe Bay, to the corners of Orlowski’s Seattle apartment – as well as the practice spaces in between. And the collection, rich with personal experiences and thoughtful reflection, may prove the band’s most honest and empowering work yet. Shedding the lush sounds of a 17 piece orchestra for more traditional rock and pop arrangements, the cinematic record is more punch-y and experimental than their earlier folk-infused traditions. “I think the album will inspire some hope, but I also think it will go beyond that and give people a reason to act,” Orlowski says. In other words, it might encourage finding something to believe in.
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