Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Kaleo have announced the release of their label debut album. “A/B” arrives on June 17th. The band will celebrate the album’s arrival with a very special sold-out release day show at Los Angeles’s El Rey Theatre.
Primarily recorded in Nashville alongside producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay), with additional contributions from Mike Crossey, Arnar Guðjónsson and the band, “A/B” features such extraordinary tracks as “I Can’t Go On Without You,” “No Good,” and the multi-format rock singles, “Way Down We Go” and “All The Pretty Girls” (see attached tracklisting). “A/B” is available for pre-order now here, and fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive five tracks–the four mentioned above, plus “Vor í Vaglaskógi,” the latest song unveiled from the album. A video for that track premiered today via the band’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Da5qQD_RpEQ.
After relocating to Austin, TX from Iceland one year ago, Kaleo sold out their first ever US headline run at the top of 2016. The trek continues with a wide-ranging summer itinerary that includes headline dates, support spots, and performances at an array of radio concerts and festivals, including Gulf Shores, AL’s Hangout Festival; George, WA’s Sasquatch! Music Festival; Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival. In addition to the band’s sold-out release day show at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, a number of July headline dates have just been announced. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.officialkaleo.com.
“Way Down We Go,” Kaleo’s current single, quickly ascended to the top 13 at Alternative radio having already lit up the top 10 at Triple A outlets nationwide. The song, which is climbing the Shazam US Top 100 chart as new fans discover it (#1 in Johannesburg South Africa), yet has close to 11 million streams on Spotify and is nearing 100k in sales. It’s also making waves around the world: in the United Kingdom, the song is #7 on the overall Shazam chart, along with #4 in Ireland and #16 in Canada. “Way Down We Go” has been featured on a number of soundtracks, trailers, and promotions for Fox’s Empire, USA Network’s Suits, NBC’s Blindspot, EA Sports’ smash FIFA 16 video game, and the UK’s No7 Skin Care, among others.
Kaleo’s debut US single, “All The Pretty Girls,” received influential early support from SiriusXM’s The Spectrum before proving a cross-platform success with top 10 play at Triple A radio outlets nationwide, nearly 2.5 million YouTube views, and Spotify streams well in excess of 17 million. NPR described the song as “falsetto-fueled balladry meets Icelandic grandiosity.”
Called a “gritty, Jack White–esque blues-rock anthem” by Rolling Stone, the track “No Good” was first featured on “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1,” Atlantic Records’ first soundtrack companion to the blockbuster new HBO® series. From there, “No Good” began getting airplay at Active Rock, and currently sits at #21 on that chart. The song’s companion video sees the Icelandic rock band performing live at the largest vinyl pressing facility in the country, Nashville’s famed United Record Pressing.