MeTalkPretty is set to release an EP today (July 27th, 2010) containing 5 songs from their upcoming full-length debut, WE ARE STRANGERS. The full album will be out this Fall/Winter.
The EP will include the band’s first single, “Wake Up,” as well as “Brokenhearted”, “Love is in the air,” “Why Are You Here?” and “Say You Will”. This early sampling of material will serve to whet appetites for MeTalkPretty’s signature sound.
The band’s music practically bursts with passion from the very beginning of the album. Romanian born singer, Julia Preotu, has a breathless urgency to her vocal style and her counterpart, songwriter/guitarist, Leon Lyazidi, brings a darkness and texture to the music that makes it so much more than radio-ready-rock. The rhythm section of James Kluz (drums) and Nate Meng (bass) provide the most solid of foundations for the band’s dynamic sound.
MeTalkPretty has played over 500 shows in The US and Canada including three years on The Vans Warped Tour, and appearances at the prominent SXSW and CMJ festivals. 2009 saw them win a MTV VMA for Best Breakout artist in NYC. The band completed a music video for their debut single “Wake Up!” – which is available for purchase on iTunes. The video won them MTVU’s FRESHMAN award (voted for by the fans) shortly after its release. “Wake Up” has also been placed in video games – EA Sports NHL 2010 and The Sims 3: World Adventures.