Austin, TX -- Tune in tonight to The CW's hit show VAMPIRE DIARIES to hear Austin's favorite new singer/songwriter/guitarist Emily Wolfe's song 'White Collar Whiskey'.
The track comes off the dream rock band's 2013 release Mechanical Hands, an EP that led critics to exclaim, "Emily Wolfe's about to break out. Big Time" (The Austin Chronicle). This announcement kicks-off the band's upcoming SXSW week, with three upcoming Official SXSW performances. Details on the band's SXSW shows are listed below. For more information, please click here.
Emily Wolfe transcends the ranks of ordinary musicians. With a versatility all her own, Wolfe's ability to transform from rock and roll fireball into intimate acoustic songwriter is showcased in her latest new single "Swoon," just released on February 11th on iTunes, produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Dead Confederate). MTV Buzzworthy exclusively premiered "Swoon" one week prior to its release calling it "a growling, erotic inhale of a track that feels like Ingrid Michaelson after a few whiskeys and wouldn't feel out of place couched between Metric and Muse."
The new single is a follow-up to Wolfe's 2013 double-installment sophomore release - 11 tracks split between two EPs, each showcasing a completely different component of Wolfe's complex music. The first EP was released in May of 2013, Mechanical Hands, and features heavy hitting tracks that seamlessly progressed the band's style from their acoustic LP to a heavy-hitting rock group. The follow-up EP, Night & Day, was released in December of 2013 and portrays the more delicate, minimalistic side to Wolfe's tunes. PASTE premiered the music video for the single "Lion Heart" and called it "a beautiful representation of the themes of the song."
Emily Wolfe performs with a full band of Austin's top musicians. The band's creative nucleus and songwriting power-duo is Wolfe and keyboardist and backup vocalist Hannah Hagar. Instrumentally indispensible are Sam Pankey (bass) and Jeff Olson(drums), the band's rhythm section who provide the solid groundwork to allow Emily's lyrics and guitar-work to glide atop.
In less than a year, Wolfe has been named one of the Sundance Channel Artists to Watch for 2013, played sold-out shows in New York City and Austin, TX, and shared stages with the likes of Allen Stone, Robert Ellis, Bob Schneider, Wild Child, and The Boxer Rebellion. Wolfe has been adored by press ranging from national music tastemakers like MTV Buzzworthy, PASTE, Brooklyn Vegan, and The Deli Magazine; top local press including The Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly and Austin CultureMap; and also top indie radio stations including both KUTX and 101X in Austin, and WXPN in Philadelphia.
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