Escort has been setting dance floors ablaze with their disco-infused beats, irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show since releasing a series of 12” singles in 2006. Those who have not had a chance to experience the band’s energized live show will have several chances to catch the band at SXSW including the outdoor stage at SPIN Magazine’s show @ Stubbs. The band will also play a special Last.FM “Live In NYC show on March 23.
For an early taste of the 17-piece disco party powerhouse, check out the brand new “Why Oh Why” video, created by Marisol Baltierra.
Escort Tour Dates
- 3/16: SXSW @ Stubbs, (SPIN Party), 1:30pm
- 3/16: SXSW @ Empire Automotive (Keep A Breast Foundation, Official Showcase), 1am
- 3/17: SXSW @ Malverde (Bond Showcase), 7:30-8:15pm DJ SET
- 3/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ DFA DJs, Last.FM “Live In NYC”
Escort’s highly anticipated self-titled debut record has received acclaim from New York Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, WNYC Soundcheck, The Village Voice, RCRD LBL and more. The seventeen-member “disco orchestra”, founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. Steeped in the venerable tradition of club-land’s holy trinity, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, Escort’s self-titled new album pays homage to mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts & Ian Dury.While embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, Escort has managed to create something strikingly new.
Featuring the theatrical masterpiece “Caméleon Chameleon,” the piercing horns and silky smooth vocals of “A Bright New Life” and “Makeover” which effortlessly explores the lost possibilities of another era the album also includes versions of their 12” DJ releases remixed, re-mastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP, completing the album as a sonic experience from beginning to end. Escort’s long-awaited debut LP was released January 31st on vinyl and CD as well as iTunes and all digital retailers through Escort Records.