4/27/2017

Overcoats Talk To NPR All Things Considered About Debut Album 'Young'

Overcoats Talk To NPR All Things Considered About Debut Album 'Young' (Arts & Crafts)

Headlining Tour Underway With Sold Out Shows In NYC, DC And Boston
"It's thrilling to know that one of the best albums of 2017 is made by two of the best friends you'll ever witness on a stage." - Bob Boilen, NPR Music

This past Friday, Overcoats released their debut album ‘YOUNG’ (Arts & Crafts). Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut, ‘YOUNG’ is a story about growing up told through the lens of two women who are wise beyond their years. NPR’s Bob Boilen called 'YOUNG' "one of the best albums of 2017," saying the album is "driven by ambition and passion." The New York Times compared Overcoats to the Everly Brothers and dubbed their track “Kai’s Song” an “electronic hymn,” while Pigeons & Planes said the duo “shine with their vocal harmonies and timeless songwriting.” Read NPR First Listen's full review here: https://n.pr/2nBlxUq
Yesterday, the duo caught up with NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the inspiration behind ‘YOUNG’ and to perform a few tracks from the album. Listen to the full segment here: https://n.pr/2q2RNwk
Overcoats recently spoke with NYLON about the inspiration behind each track on ‘YOUNG’. Read the full feature here: http://nylon.cm/2peh9dC
Overcoats kicked off a headlining tour last week with two sold-out, hometown shows in NYC. The band will continue their run across the country with sold-out shows in DC and Boston this week, plus shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. For full routing, visit www.overcoatsmusic.com/tour-2
Hana and JJ started Overcoats while they were college roommates and they co-wrote all twelve songs on ‘YOUNG.’ The two were drawn to each other when they first met as teenagers in 2011, finding connection in a love of diverse musical styles, and forging a closeness that verges on sisterhood. Both members of Overcoats describe the first time hearing each other sing as an epiphany: the harmony of their voices leading to personal, individual discovery.
Praise for ‘YOUNG’
“’Young’ is a record driven by ambition and passion” – NPR Music
"Unfolds with disarming intricacy." - NPR All Songs Considered
"Perfectly matched voices moving in measured harmony...deft mastery of pop songwriting." - The Line of Best Fit
“The pair consistently brings together tight vocal harmonies with upbeat electronic tracks for a fresh take on folk." – NYLON
“Overcoats shine with their vocal harmonies and timeless songwriting, creating an intriguing blend of modern and classic styles.” – Pigeons & Planes
OVERCOATS TOUR DATES
Apr 26 - Washington, DC - DC9 *Sold out
Apr 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Apr 28 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939 *Sold out
Apr 29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Apr 30 - Montreal, QC - Divan Orange
May 2 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot 
May 3 - Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College
May 4 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
May 6 – Kansas City, MO – Middle of the Map Festival
May 8 - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo
May 9 - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret
May 10 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
May 12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club CafĂ©
May 16 - Dublin, IR - Whelan's
May 18-20 – Brighton, UK – Great Escape
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Maze
May 23 - Paris, FR - Le Carmen
May 24 – London, UK – St. Pancras Old Church
May 26 – Manchester, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
May 27 – Bristol, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
May 28 – Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
June 1 – Hamden, CT – The Outer Space ^
June 2 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ^
June 3-4 – Toronto, Canada – Field Trip
June 7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
June 8 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
June 10 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
June 12 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
June 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
July 17 - Chicago, IL - Millennium Park

^ Opening for Joseph

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