Echosmith

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The act's dreamy anthem "Cool Kids," now certified Gold, continues to soar at radio and in the charts.

Alt-pop breakout Echosmith, named an official VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist in October 2014, have been taking over radio worldwide with ubiquitous hit single “Cool Kids."

The dreamy anthem, now certified Gold, continues to soar at radio and in the charts. In June 2014, the band made its late-night television premiere performing it on Conan. The “Cool Kids” video has racked up 7.5 million views on YouTube and the song has crossed 500K streams per day at Spotify. “Cool Kids” is a stellar calling card for the Southern California-born quartet, who grew up in a musical household and shared a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac.

Those influences have yielded the melody-minded, New Wave-influenced sound of Talking Dreams, which was produced by Mike Elizondo (Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor) and earned rave reviews. The band has recently been featured as an artist on the verge by the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Billboard, and Buzzfeed.

The summer of 2014 into the fall saw Echosmith continuing to solidify their status as 2014’s breakout band with “Cool Kids” dominating in multiple radio formats and charts.

Echosmith was also recently featured on the fourth season of MTV’s hit series Awkward, having their music showcased throughout and culminating with the band at the centerpiece of a storyline. Last summer, Echosmith set out on their first Warped Tour and quickly became its undeniable breakout band.

The group has also toured with Owl City, Twenty One Pilots, and Young The Giant, and this fall is touring first with American Authors, then Neon Trees, and finally with their first headlining run, continuing to win over new converts to
their sparkling songs and dynamic live shows.