The critically acclaimed indie-pop band Echosmith will kick off this semester of Student Programming Association sponsored LateNight activities. The band will perform at 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 in Alumni Hall at the HUB. Students with PSU id cards will be admitted free of charge.
Echosmith has only been around since 2009, but the band’s seen a quick rise to prominence. Composed of four siblings (Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota) from Southern California, they signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2012. A year later, Echosmith was listed as one of the “100 Bands You Need to Know” by Alternative Press as well as named to MTV’s list of Artists to Watch in 2014.
Their first single, “Tonight We’re Making History,” hit the airways in June of 2012 and was immediately featured in a NBC commercial for the Summer Olympics that same year. “Talking Dreams,” the band’s debut studio album, was released in October of 2013.
After the release of “Talking Dreams,” Echosmith began touring, playing as an opener for well-known bands Neon Trees, Owl City, and Twenty One Pilots. Now, they’ll be the feature band on a 2014 ConcertIdeas TrendSetter Tour. Here’s Echosmith’s video of their hit single Cool Kids: