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Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Echosmith 'Cool Kids' [Free MP3 Download]


Teen sibling bands have a huge advantage when it comes to forming a band together. Often they grew up together discovering, listening and making music, and teaming up as a group is a logical next step. Just look at popular sibling bands like The Osmonds, The Jacksons, Hanson, The Jonas Brothers and 98 Degrees. Los Angeles-based quartet Echosmith is the next hotly-tipped sibling group who are on course for big things.

Echosmith (formerly Ready Set Go!) is the teaming of Sierota siblings Jamie (19, vocals/guitar), Sydney (15, vocals/keyboard), Noah (17, vocals/bass) and Graham (14, drums). The brothers and sister have been playing together as a band for several years, honing in on their sound and perfecting their collaborative song-writing process.The brood grew up in a musical household, sharing a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division and Fleetwood Mac. 

"Our dad is a songwriter and producer," says Jamie Sierota in an interview. "We were around music all the time and it came very natural to us to form a band and play together." Sydney adds, "There's definitely a lot of factors to balance in this life. Finding the balance of family and being in a band. But this is what we want to do."

What sets Echosmith apart from many other pop newcomers is not only that they are brothers and sister, but also that they serve up a new sound that is decidedly different than the hard-pounding EDM beats that are ruling the chart. Echosmith's music has been described as Paramore meets Taylor Swift, which is a pretty good way to sum the group's songwriting chops and pristine delivery.

Currently on the Vans Warped tour, Echosmith just unleashed their sun-soaked new single "Cool Kids' that is a soothing (and empowering) anthem for all the misfit kids and total outcasts. "I wish that I could be like the cool kids," Sydney sings. "Because all the cool kids seem like to get it. Nothing in this world can bring them down."

The group is working on their upcoming debut album with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan And Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros. with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo. (Download Echosmith's free MP3 summer smapler here.)

June 25, 2013 | Permalink