The intimate space in the back room of Pianos NYC had its walls shook Tuesday night. Atlantic Records held a showcase for its relatively new label addition, Dead Sara. The alternative-rock trio played an abbreviated set that highlighted their first release on Atlantic Records, Temporary Things Taking Up Space, which was produced by Tony Hoffer (known for his work with Beck, M83 and Air) and released today.
The Los Angeles-based outfit is known for its raucous sets with Emily Armstrong’s piercing vocals, Siouxsie Medley’s guitar riffs and Sean Friday’s hammering drum beats. Dead Sara opened the night with “Monumental Holiday.” Then introduced music off the new EP, like single, “Anybody.” After six quick songs, the band closed with fan-favorite, “Weatherman.”
Billboard’s premiere of the two singles “UnAmerican” and “Heaven’s Got A Back Door” in May was met with critical acclaim. After hearing new tracks off the EP, which include collaborations with Tommy English (BØRNS, Ladyhawke) and Grammy Award-winner Simon Katz (Jamiroquai, Sia), it is clear that Temporary Things Taking Up Space marks an evolution in the group’s sound. They spent nearly a year writing new music and allowed more personal influences to shape the songs. The new EP is grounded in traditional-Dead Sara grit and rock, but incorporates electronic percussion, synthesizers and layering.
Previously, the band independently released its 2012 self-titled debut album and its 2015 sophomore album, Pleasure to Meet You via Ingrooves Music Group and Pocket Kid Records. Tour dates to promote “Temporary Things Taking Up Space” will be released shortly. For more updates on the band and forthcoming tour visit www.deadsara.com.
Article: Alx Bear