For Immediate Release:
(Toronto, ON) - 23 year-old Abbotsford, BC musician Evan Konrad, aka Bed of Stars, released his debut EP 'I Fell In Love In The City' through Daniel Victor's (Neverending White Lights) Last Light Records label (formerly Ocean Records) on June 11th and he's been riding high ever since! The EP's first single 'Nothing Left To Lose' gained plenty of traction at radio this summer and eventually became the #1 most added song at Alternative Radio in Canada (week ending 8/13/13). And with the success of the song at radio, comes the premiere of the video for 'Nothing Left To Lose' featuring Jodelle Furland from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The video was directed by award-winning film maker Cazhhmere (Backstreet Boys, Classified, Three Six Mafia). To celebrate the release of the video, Bed of Stars will be playing 4 upcoming shows in Ontario this month starting in Windsor at FM Lounge on October 12th.
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 the 'Nothing Left To Lose' video with 4 upcoming shows in Ontario this month, including an Industry-Only Showcase at The Rivoli on Tuesday, October 22nd (full tour date listings below). And look for the EP available for purchase online at iTunes & other fine digital retailers. For more info, please visit: www.bedofstars.com
Bed of Stars Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 12th - Windsor, ON - FM Lounge
October 16th - Windsor, ON - Panache
October 18th - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall (INDIE 88 Presents: Bed of Stars, Still Life Still, The Rural Alberta Advantage)
October 22nd - Toronto, ON - The Rivoli (Frostbyte Entertainment Presents: Bed of Stars Official Music Industry Showcase Party - Invitation Only)
Bed of Stars - 'I Fell In Love In The City'
Release Date: June 11th, 2013 (Last Light 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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WATCH the Bed of Stars - 'Nothing Left To Lose' video here