Harper Blynn, Act As If, Thorcraft Cobra

Harper Blynn

Hot on the heels of a move to Los Angeles from their former home of Brooklyn, Harper Blynn continue to turn heads with their soaring brand of rock. Bucking a growing trend in modern live music, the band avoids the use of prerecorded tracks and auto-tuned vocals, instead relying on their instruments and voices to generate their epic soundscapes. After making albums with legendary producers David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes), Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris) and John O’Mahony (Metric, Coldplay), Harper Blynn have been busy working on their forthcoming full-length, as well as cowriting and playing on Sara Bareilles’ new album The Blessed Unrest. TV shows like Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, House of Lies and Pretty Little Liars have all taken note and featured the band’s music in the past year. Rounded out with upcoming tour dates in the fall of 2013 with Bareilles and One Republic, Harper Blynn show no signs of slowing down.

Coming off 2014’s album Steady, Act As If has spent the past two years performing at buzzing LA venues like The Bootleg, The Troubadour, The Satellite, The Hi Hat, and others. Their single “Oh My My” was discovered by DJ/radio tastemaker Kat Corbett at the world famous KROQ FM, which led to regular airplay on KROQ Locals Only and two KROQ showcases. The band has also enjoyed consistent success in the sync & licensing world over the past few years – placing songs from various releases with a wide array of TV networks including ABC, MTV, CBS, and several others. Act As If’s upcoming EP Lovers Online will be released in Sept 2016 and is already getting blog love for its first single “All the Girls.”

Thorcraft Cobra

With Thorcraft Cobra, Canadian cold meets California cool. Billy and Tammy first met in previous projects while they were on the same label–the now defunct, but influential, Permanent Press Recordings. The two musicians always hatched plans to record together and, after a prolonged gestation (while Tammy toured the world and recorded with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, aka Sparks), Thorcraft Cobra finally came into being.

The debut Thorcraft Cobra full-length, COUNT IT IN is slated for release on January 8, 2013. The release will be on the Plaza Bowl Records & Tapes imprint, with distribution thru RedEye in the US and Outside in Canada!

The lead single from the record, COUNT ME OUT, hit iTunes, Amazon and eMusic on Oct 30. The song has had tremendous success at specialty radio, getting spins all over America and charting at #9 on the Alternative Specialty charts (KKBB) and #41 on the FMQB top 200 Submodern chart.

The COUNT ME OUT video was also released on Oct 30, and can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgR1qubMiVY&feature=plcp

The COUNT IT IN album features guest performances from some of the band's friends including Russell Mael (Sparks), Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Mahsa Zargaran (Big Black Delta, Omniflux, Sabrosa Purr) and Will Love (Sabrosa Purr)



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