Thursday, January 8, 2009

La Strada Announces Debut EP for Ernest Jenning!

Announces Debut EP out February 24th on Ernest Jenning!

Harnessing the accordion, cello, violin and viola, the band transforms the sounds of today's metropolises into that of a picturesque turn-of-the-century European provincial town. -

La Strada offers up the best of the New York indie scene: interesting music made by talented people who have a point of view and a love for what they do. -The Huffington Post

One of the most promising bands in the city. Think Beirut and Neutral Milk Hotel with more focus on traditional Americana. -The L Magazine

La Strada has managed to create an impressive fanbase for themselves very early on, due to their uncanny ability to funnel the romance of old-world instrumentation through new world amplification. With soaring vocal harmonies, accordion, and string-driven melodies revved up on rock and roll, La Strada transports you to the hills of the Balkans, a street corner in Paris, and back home beneath a Brooklyn skyline. Frontman, songwriter and former aspiring astronaut, James Craft, was born in France and has also lived in Northern California, and Romania, and as a result, the band's folk ballads and fiery anthems are infused with a sense of great distance, invoking both nostalgia and awe.

After much anticipation from fans and the press alike, La Strada announces February 24th, 2009 as the release date of their self-titled EP for Ernest Jenning Record Co. The 6-song collection has captured the energy and intricate melodies of the band’s live performances which has already garnered them an accomplished following. From the show stopping, “Starling,” to the inspiring and driving melodies of “Flying,” and “The Sun Song,” the band's introduction to the world is sure to please.

La Strada EP Tracklisting:
1. Orphan
2. The Sun Song
3. Flying
4. Loved You All Along
5. Mama
6. Starling

Produced by Alan Zapata, James Craft and Devon Press

All songs written by La Strada.

La Strada is:
James Craft- Accordian, Guitar, Lead Vocals
Devon Press- Bass, Guitar, Acordian and Vocals
Ted Lattis- Guitar, Vocals
Brady Miller- Drums, Vocals
Maria Jeffers- Cello, Vocals
Daniel Baer- Violin, Vocals
Corrina Albright- Viola, Vocals

La Strada Live!
Jan 10 2009 Union Hall- with Air Waves Brooklyn, New York
Jan 15 2009 The Middle East Club (Upstairs) Boston, Massachusetts w/ Beat Circus
Jan 16 2009 Langdon Street Cafe Montpelier, Vermont
Jan 17 2009 North End Studio Burlington, Vermont

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