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EmoNight.com & Drusky Entertainment Presents


Eisley, We Are the City

Fri, November 13, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Altar Bar

Pittsburgh, PA

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Jon Bucklew - drums
Bryan Laurenson - guitars, piano
James Likeness - bass, backing vocals
Aaron Marsh - vocals, guitars, mellotron, organ, piano

It's been almost six years since Copeland has released new music. Though each member has been pursuing new ventures, inside and outside of the music industry both collectively as well as individually, Aaron Marsh, Bryan Laurenson, Stephen Laurenson, and Jonathan Bucklew have reunited to record and self-release their 5th full-length album, Ixora. The record will be recorded and produced by Aaron Marsh at his studio in Lakeland, FL, The Vanguard Room.
Eisley: Eisley was formed in 1997 in their bedroom after youngest sibling, Stacy, wrote their first song at age 8. They performed first show in Spring '98, grew in local coffee house/rock venue, played 100's of shows as unsigned indie for 4 years ('98 - '02) in Texas, found and audience in Dallas's Deep Ellum crowd about the time Sunny Day Real Estate released their 4th record. With a hand full of inspiring songs, new management and great press from music critics in the burgeoning Dallas scene, the young indie-pop group released their debut ep on Record Collection (Mike Mogis produced), signed w/ Warners, jumped on Coldplay's Rush of Blood tour and began carving out a National following.

3 ep's + 2 lp's, 15 US tours, 3 UK tours & 1 Australia tour later, Sherri DuPree - vocals/guitars, Stacy DuPree - vocals/keys, Chauntelle DuPree - vocals/guitars, Weston DuPree (drums) and their cousin Garron DuPree - bass, are expanding/growing (median age - 22), hitting stride and persist in writing beautiful, lush, melody-charged pop songs, arguably have the best female vocals in the biz' and continue to win hearts and minds from a broad, growing demographic.

The band's undaunted commitment to their own unique, visually imaginative brand of song-crafting has both nurtured their base and shielded them from mass homogenization. Indifferent to industry boundaries/conventions, Eisley continues to expand - focused on who they are, writing what they feel/experience as they remain devoted to song-crafting, relational marketing, touring.

Eisley is nearing completion on an exciting, brutally honest, catchy-as-hell 3rd LP to be released this year followed by a dauntless exhibition of touring.

Past tours include: Coldplay (Rush of BTH US/Canada tour), Brand New (Deja Entendu Tour), Snow Patrol (Final Straw Tour), Yahoo Sponsored Eisley headlining tour, New Found Glory (Catalyst Tour - 60 shows), Switchfoot (Nothing is Sound Tour), Taking Back Sunday (Louder Now Tour - Aus/UK), The Fray (How to Save a Life Tour), made their TV debut on Conan O'brien in August '07, main support for Mute Math (Reset Tour), plus TONS of headlining tours from '04 to '09, festivals: Coachella, V-Fest (UK), Voo- Doo Fest, Reading and Leeds Festivals - UK... Spring '08 "Combinations" headlining tour, main support for Say Anything (Say Anything record release tour) in Fall of '09.
We Are the City
We Are the City
We Are the City creates their own brand of pop music. The band's sophomore release, Violent, is a sonic roller coaster filled with ups and downs, louds and quiets. The title's implications are both positive and negative, straddling the line between the beautiful and the abrasive and encompassing the full scope of We Are the City's musical maximalism. Violent has garnered positive reviews from Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Exclaim!, and many more as well as premieres on Noisey, Huffington Post, MuchMusic, Chart Attack, CBC.

High school friends Cayne McKenzie (vocals/keyboards) Andrew Huculiak (drums) and David Menzel (guitar) began plotting this album almost as soon as the first one was done. Their future looked bright, as they won $150,000 in January of 2010 by placing first in 102.7 The Peak's prestigious PEAK Performance Project contest. Things got put on hold, however, after Menzel left the band in the summer of 2010. The new songs were abandoned, and We Are the City released their stopgap High School EP in 2011. Although not the album they originally envisioned, High School earned rave reviews and helped to expand their following, with The Vancouver Sun giving it five stars and declaring it a mini masterwork.

We Are The City continued to gain momentum when Menzel returned, and the guys resumed work on the follow-up they had previously set aside. Produced by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, The Zolas, Hey Ocean) at his newly constructed Monarch Studios, Violent is an album of soaring highs and hushed comedowns, with dense syncopations going toe-to-toe with noise-soaked crescendos and delicate pop melodies. King David moves from aggressive distortion to gentle acoustic plucking to swirling ambience, while Bottom of the Lake places marimba tinkles atop a gritty guitar backdrop, and the cerebral Baptism builds towards the album's most thunderous climax.

Violent will be followed by a feature-length film Violent written by We Are the City and filmed by Vancouver's Amazing Factory Productions in Norway. With a script penned entirely in Norwegian despite the fact that the band members don't speak the language this subtitled film is a companion piece to the record; the score utilizes melodic motifs from the songs, while the story shares themes with the lyrics. The film goes as a companion to the record, but it's not a must-have. They both stand alone.

We Are the City's restless sense of artistry has led the musicians through years of self-discovery as they have continued to strive for the next creative peak. Now that they've finally arrived with Violent and its accompanying upcoming film, there's no question that the journey has been worthwhile.
Venue Information:
The Altar Bar
1620 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222