12/16/2016

MAGGIE ROGERS' DEBUT EP, NOW THAT THE LIGHT IS FADING, SET FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MAGGIE ROGERS' DEBUT EP, NOW THAT THE LIGHT IS FADING
SET FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2017 RELEASE ON CAPITOL RECORDS

EP Includes The Singles "Alaska" And "Dog Years,"
Which Have More Than 25 Million Streams Combined Worldwide

 Rogers Announces North American Spring Headline Tour

 Video For "Dog Years" Premieres Today On Vevo


Rogers To Perform "Alaska" On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon On February 20th

Makes Spotify's Best Of 2016 List, BBC's Sound of 2017, NPR's Top 100 Songs of 2016, 
The New Yorker's Top 3 Most Listened To Songs of 2016

Rogers Named As An Artist To Watch In 2017 By Vevo, Pandora, And More
 December 16, 2016 - (Hollywood, CA) - Capitol Records will release Maggie Rogers' debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading, on February 17, 2017. It features four original songs written, produced and performed by the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, including the singles "Alaska" and "Dog Years," which have more than 25 million streams combined worldwide, across all platforms. See below for track listing. "Alaska," her debut single, charted in Spotify's Viral 50 in 40 countries and hit #1 in 23 countries, including the U.S. With more than 20 million global streams to date on Spotify, it earned Rogers a place on the Spotify Best of 2016 and set the stage for widespread international acclaim. Rogers is among Vevo's DSCVR Ones To Watchfor 2017 and was included on the BBC's the Sound Of 2017 listin addition to being named as one of NPR's Favorite Musicians of 2016 and a 2017 Artist to Watch by Pandora. 
 
Rogers will kick off her first North American Spring headline tour at The Irenic in San Diego on March 20th.  The run will include concerts at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA (March 21), Chicago's Lincoln Hall (April 2), U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC (April 8) and New York City's Bowery Ballroom (April 11). Tickets are on sale now at www.maggierogers.com.  See below for all dates.  Rogers will make her television debut performing "Alaska" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonon February 20th on NBC. 
 
The official video for "Dog Years" premiered today on Vevo and can be seen HERE. Shot in Rogers childhood summer camp in Maine, it was directed by filmmaker Zia Anger, who also helmed the video for "Alaska," which has more than 1.8 million views.  
 
Paste said, "Maggie Rogers is back with another stunning single. 'Dog Years' stays true to the folk-dance hybrid precedent set by 'Alaska,' complete with bird trills and chirps." NPR Musicpraised it as a "slithering and fantastically broody dance-pop track likely to be her second internet hit of the year." Stereogum noted, "(Dog Years) combines coffeehouse folk and dance music in ways that feel completely instinctive, and it radiates a certain sunny that's not even remotely difficult to like." Billboarddeclares, "'Dog Years' solidifies Maggie Rogers as an artist to watch, and with a close eye, at that. (Dog Years) sees the singer explore the highs and lows of her voice, resulting in a blissful sonic journey."

An unfinished version of "Alaska" introduced Rogers to an unexpectedly wide audience earlier this year. The young artist, who grew up playing banjo in Maryland, was working on her music at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She played an early version of the song during a Masterclass taught by Pharrell Williams. After it was posted on YouTube, acclaim began pouring in from a dizzying number of media outlets. Pitchfork said, "'Alaska' is one of those songs where the beat is so palpable, the rhythm so ingrained in every fiber of the music...the flow is maintained through a stunning waterfall of Rogers' folksy falsetto harmonizing with itself." SPIN marveled at how it, "blends folk, electronic, and pop music sensibilities to form an entirely new hybridized sound."

NPR Music recently included "Alaska" in their Top 100 Songs of 2016 List and The New Yorker named "Alaska" one of their Three Most Listened To Songs of 2016.  The track also appears in the Top 10 of Gorilla vs. Bear's 101 Best Songs of 2016 whilePigeons & Planes deems Rogers one of the Best New Artists of 2016, Baebledeclares she is one of the Top 10 Breakthrough Acts of 2016 and Variance Magazinenames Rogers a "2017 Artist To Watch." 
 
Rogers recorded Now That The Light Is Fading in Brooklyn and New York City, and produced all songs with collaborators Doug Schadt, Lucio and Nick Das. 

Track Listing - Now That The Light Is Fading
 
1. Color Song
2. Alaska
3. On + Off
4. Dog Years
5. Better
 
Maggie Rogers - Spring 2017 Headline Tour
 
3/20 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic  
3/21 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
3/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
3/26 - Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
3/27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
3/30 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
4/2 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/4 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
4/5 - Montreal, QC - Salla Rosa
4/7 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
4/8 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
4/10 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

4/11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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