Russo, New Myths
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
This ain’t your average house party. Dream Wife invite you to jump into the mosh pit. London based musicians Alice, Bella and Icelandic singer Rakel formed at art school in Brighton where the project began as a performance art piece. Dream Wife make music embracing their love for edgy pop. Oozing girl power the music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, cutting riffs and screamy dreamy vocals.
The world of Dream Wife is brought to life with; roaring live shows, an empowering attitude embracing the strength of femininity, and collaborations with vibrant creatives of the London scene.
You might have heard Cailin Russo’s name before. You might know her as the daughter of Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo, or the pouty blond love interest from Justin Bieber’s “Confident” and “All That Matters” videos. She was also an American Apparel model, and if you stumble upon her Instagram account (450,000 + followers and counting), you’ll understand why. Regardless, Cailin is no stranger to popularity.
Russo was born of the shift from Cailin’s solo work: her three previous singles “September Rose,” “Hierarchy,” and “Pink Sand” (2017) released to high praise from the likes of Harper’s Bazaar and hundreds of thousands of Spotify listeners. But with a transitioning sound, the music demanded support from a band.
A New York power trio with an alt-rock/post-punk/pop sensibility, NEW MYTHS is the collaboration of Brit Boras (guitar/lead vocals), Rosie Slater (drums/vocals), and Marina Ross (bass/vocals).
The trio writes what they love, combining elements from bands such as Garbage, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Nirvana. It’s “angry girl music of the indie rock persuasion.” - 10 Things I Hate About You.
In 2012, NEW MYTHS released their self-titled EP. The first single, “False Gold” was immediately featured by Lou Reed on his XM radio show and used in several ad campaigns for companies such as Gucci and Reef Surfwear. Via their own record label, NEW MYTHS released their debut LP, “Give Me Noise,” in 2014. Following the release, the band was written up by major publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Pop Matters.
“New Myths...darkly embroidered rock and synthpop, composed of drum hits that cast long shadows and synth tones that radiate an inner glow. Their guitars are supermassive and seem to suck away the air around them, and above this precise, conducted darkness their voices weave into gorgeous arabesques of harmony." THE GUARDIAN
In 2016, Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 6 featured the band in his “Live From SXSW” show alongside acts like The Kills and Florence + The Machine.
NEW MYTHS has performed at music festivals such as SXSW, Pop Montreal, CMJ, Northside and Destination Moon. The band members have been spotted backing up acts like Kristin Kontrol and Frankie Rose, and singing in an SNL Digital Short with Paul Rudd. A favorite at Steve Madden Music, they have been tapped as direct support for major acts like Metric and Warpaint. In the fall of 2017, NEW MYTHS hit the road as direct support on tour with Cindy Wilson, of The B-52s. Currently, they are gearing up for the release of their hard-hitting sophomore album.