For Immediate Release:
June 6th, 2013
(Vancouver, BC) - 23 year-old Abbotsford musician Evan Konrad, aka Bed of Stars, has been waiting a long time to release his debut EP 'I Fell In Love In The City' and the big day has finally arrived! Bed of Stars will be releasing his debut EP through Daniel Victor's (Neverending White Lights) Ocean Records label on June 11th and the EP Release Party will take place in Vancouver at The Media Club on Friday, June 28th.
After spending his formative years absorbed in assembling homemade bedroom recordings, Evan Konrad drew the attention of Juno-nominated producer Daniel Victor, the critically acclaimed entity behind the chart topping collaborative project known as Neverending White Lights. Victor was vastly intrigued by Konrad's vocal abilities, melodic songwriting, and ambitious musical perspective and immediately signed Bed of Stars to his Ocean Records imprint. This magical partnership soon flourished and resulted in Victor producing Bed of Stars debut release and even included a Neverending White Lights song featuring Bed of Stars - Falling Apart.
Evan Konrad's many sides and shapes are only early signs of what Bed of Stars will have to offer during what will likely be a very long and fruitful career. As Victor puts it: “He's what the music world has been missing for a long time – true talent and ability that will breed longevity as an artist. This is something we've grown desperate for.”
Konrad started writing the songs for the Bed of Stars EP 'I Fell In Love In The City' back in 2010 and the initial idea for the record was to make 6 or 7 short stories about love, picturing them as movies. "The Vancouver Olympics were happening at the time," said Konrad. "And there was something magical about the city at that time and I found it really inspiring. The songs come from the idea of falling in love or falling out of love with a friend, a place or a significant other."
Taking the intelligent melodies of Radiohead, effortless breeze of Travis, and a vocal range somewhere between Freddie Mercury and Sigur Ros, Bed of Stars has devoted himself entirely to the art of sensationalizing the emotive qualities of music. Evan Konrad channels a young Rufus Wainwright on tracks like The Spell, telling a story that resonates with symbolism and honesty. On the brilliant and bright Nothing Left To Lose he jumps into Phoenix and Strokes territory, full of energy and excitement. The precision of the rhythmic gem Wishbone calls to mind the epic rock of Muse and matches their soaring lead singer in full throat range, a feat that few are able to accomplish. I'll Cross Oceans and Ships In Their Bottles are touching fairytales of beauty that are both majestical and inspirational. The arrival of Bed of Stars marks the return of 'true talent' in music - a prodigy that will no doubt breed longevity as an artist.
Join Bed of Stars in celebrating the release of 'I Fell In Love In The City' on Friday, June 28th at The Media Club in Vancouver! And look for the EP available for purchase online at iTunes & other fine digital retailers on June 11th. For more info, please visit: www.bedofstars.com
Bed of Stars EP Release Party w/ guests Maurice
When: Friday, June 28th
Where: The Media Club (695 Cambie St.)
Doors at: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $10 in advance, $18 for ticket + EP - available at Red Cat, Zulu Records or online at hipcitymusic.ca/tickets
** Bed of Stars will be performing with a full band at this show.
Bed of Stars - Nothing Left To Lose
Release Date: June 11, 2013 (Ocean Records)
1. Nothing Left To Lose
2. Tell Me If It's True
3. She's Only Pretty
4. The Spell
5. The Wishbone
6. I'll Cross Oceans
7. Ships In Their Bottles
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