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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 Café

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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