Acrylics Sign to Friendly Fire Recordings, Full Length Debut Set for Release in Spring 2011
“Teen heartache given pop form.”- NME
“It’s good. Real good…they’re all over the borough right now. Pretty soon they’ll be all over your brainspace.” – The Fader
“I mentioned this last week but I’m still not tired of hearing [Acrylics].” – USA Today
“a silky fusion of ’70s pop.” – NYLON Band Crush
Check out Pitchfork’s Rising feature on Acrylics and download their first single “Nightwatch”
Brooklyn duo Acrylics have signed to Friendly Fire Recordings (Violens, The Concretes, Oh No Ono) for the co-release of their debut full-length, Lives and Treasure, now set for release on March 1st through Friendly Fire Recordings/Hot Sand Records.
After forming in 2008, Acrylics (Molly Shea and Jason Klauber) became the first artist to sign to Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Ethan Silverman’s label, Terrible Records (Twin Shadow, Class Actress) with the release of their Taylor-produced debut EP, All of the Fire.
Between tours and performances with A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Das Racist, Morning Benders and The Smith Westerns through SXSW, CMJ and beyond, the band spent two years in and out of the studio to finish Lives and Treasure. With the help of producers Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift), Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, MGMT), Britt Myers (Yeasayer, Chairlift) and mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Drake, Nas), the album is now complete and ready to be heard.
The band has added several new shows (dates below) and will be touring up to this year’s SXSW 2011.
Lives and Treasure Track listing:
1. Counting Sheep
2. Molly’s Vertigo
3. The Window
4. Sparrow Song
6. Tortoise Shell Shades
7. It’s Cool Here
8. Asian Pear
9. Lives and Treasure
10. The Catacombs
Acrylics Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/22 Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory w/Chairlift
1/08 Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop [A Heart Is A Spade]
1/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/The Concretes
2/08 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool w/Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift)