Harriet is a new Los Angeles-based band fronted by former Dawes member Alex Casnoff. The quartet’s self-released debut EP Tell The Right Story is currently streaming in full at Paste and will be available for free download beginning January 31, 2012 at www.HarrietMusic.Com. In celebration of the release, the group will headline Harvard & Stone in Los Angeles on February 2nd for a hometown release show.
Inspired largely by classic storytelling and the spectacle of the movies, Tell The Right Story weaves eerily romantic ballads with unwavering anthems, and features classic elements of Americana and folk music contrasted with futuristic electronic samples and beats.
“I wanted it to feel big… cinematic. I wanted every song to be a movie, ” said Casnoff. “I wanted it to feel like an occasion. I wanted it to feel like a wedding.”
Harriet is Alex Casnoff, Aaron Folb (bass), Henry Kwapis (drums), and Adam Gunther (guitar). Tell The Right Story was produced by Sean O’Brien and recorded in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
Early Praise For Tell The Right Story…
“Hints at some of Dawes’ more dynamic moments while capturing Casnoff’s own unique emotional delivery.”
“Nodding to Wilco with the right touch of Queens of the Stone Age-style grit, Harriet eloquently transform alternative rock… elegantly ethereal and heart-wrenchingly honest. From sparsely soothing piano passages to dreamy distorted hooks, this is the best story the indie world has produced in a long time…”
“… Notably cinematic in nature with pointedly dramatic lyrics and melodies. “I Slept With All Your Mothers” is an aching indie rock number, as heavy in parts as it is forlorn.”
“Like the lovechild of Neutral Milk Hotel and Wilco, delivered twenty years late. It’s a full-bodied elixir for the heartbreak of a crashing American Dream.”
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
February 2, 2012 – Harvard & Stone – Los Angeles, CA
February 5, 2012 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
February 20, 2012 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
March 3, 2012 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
March 14-18 – SXSW – Austin, TX