Even before Echosmith released its debut album Talking Dreams last fall, the Los Angeles alt-pop band has been ascending by leaps and bounds. The Sierota siblings — Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums) — are currently enjoying the success of their debut single, the dreamy anthem “Cool Kids,” which has now sold over a million copies and has been in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio, Top 5 at Hot AC, and in the Top 10 iTunes singles chart. The band has performed the hit everywhere from Conan to The Today Show and Ellen. The “Cool Kids” video has racked up over 5 million views on YouTube, and the song has crossed 500K streams per day at Spotify.
“Cool Kids” is a stellar calling card for the Southern California-born quartet, who grew up in a musical household and shared a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac. Those influences have yielded the melody - minded, New Wave - influenced sound of Talking Dreams, which was produced by Mike Elizondo (Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor) and earned rave reviews. The band has been featured by the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Billboard, TeenVogue, and ELLE, who dubbed “Cool Kids” as “an ageless anthem.”
In early 2014, Echosmith were named an MTV “Artist to Watch,” and have since also been named a VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist. They were a break - out band at SXSW, where they performed at the MTV Woodie Awards (leading Entertainment Weekly to comment: “Of all the bands looking to make noise on the Woodies, Echosmith seemed most ready to break out”). The band was featured on the fourth season of MTV’s hit series Awkward, having their music showcased throughout and culminating with the band at the centerpiece of a storyline.
Last summer, Echosmith set out on their first Warped Tour and quickly became its undeniable breakout band. The group has also toured with Owl City, Twenty One Pilots, Young The Giant, American Authors, and is now on their first official headlining run, continuing to win over new converts to their sparkling songs and dynamic live shows.
This year, Sydney graced the cover of Alternative Press’ recent Warped Tour issue and the band returned to the main stage, this time as one of Warped’s most anticipated acts. Echosmith plan to hit the studio soon to record a new album, but in the meantime, go to any of their shows and you’ll hear the audience singing right along. “I remember the first time it happened on Warped, it seemed so weird to me,” says Sydney. “I’d get the chills every time — even though it was 110 degrees. It’s just so cool to see other people as passionate about the band as we are.”