The New Electric Sound
The band formed in late 2011 in Provo, Utah and began touring the Utah and Idaho regions. They released their self-titled debut album in August 2012 from June Audio (Neon Trees, Fictionist). The album was mastered by Reuben Cohen (Slumdog Millionaire, Snoop Dogg, The Cranberries, Bruno Mars). By late 2012, the band began selling out local venues. In late 2012, the band released their first music video online for their local hit song “Heartbeat”, directed by Derek Pueblo. The video received high critical praises and was nominated for the best music video in the 2012 International Film Festival Manhattan awards and won Best Cinematography in the 2013 Filmed in Utah awards. The band moved to Los Angeles in late 2013 and began playing shows throughout the southern California region, including a West coast tour through California, Utah, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. In 2013, the band was selected by Google to sponsor their release of Google Fiber in Provo, Utah. The band appeared on Google’s TV and radio spots, as well as several billboards throughout the city. The band also performed at the Google Fiber Grand Opening in Provo. Band members Scott Vance and Benjamin Zabriskie also appeared in Imagine Dragons’ 2013 music video for On Top of the World as Russian cosmonauts, along with actor Jon Heder and film monkey Katie the Capuchin. The band has played and toured with notable acts such as Imagine Dragons, Fitz and the Tantrums, Young Rising Sons, Youngblood Hawke, Vacationer, Deer Tick, Night Riots, The Mercy Beat, and Con Bro Chill.