Wow! What a weekend. What an event. What good vibes.
Were back at HQ and couldn’t have arrived to a better treat. The headliner of our unofficial SXSW showcase, ESCORT, was deemed the performance of SXSW Day 4 by eMUSiC online! Adeline’s performance on stage had the whole crowd groovn like it was ’73 and we couldn’t be more excited for her and the rest of the ESCORT crew!!
Big Thanks to J.Edward Keyes for honoring ESCORT’s performance at the Ark Collective unofficial SXSW showcase.
Check out an excerpt from the article below:
“Better, though, was another band that puts emphasis on rhythm: Escort, the disco group from New York. They looked like an army on stage, two violin players, two percussionists, a three-piece horn section, vocalist Adeline Michele supported by two backing singers. It was fizzy and irresistible, songs like “Cocaine Blues” riding a hard, insistent groove, lit up with bright, blaring brass and spiraling strings. Michele is endlessly charismatic – she leaned into the audience, often singing directly to a single crowd member. They were masters of pacing, starting songs small and gradually adding layer upon celebratory layer. They also remembered the importance of branding. “What’s our name?” Michelle asked. And after the audience answered that question, she followed with a more important one: “And so what band are you going to tell all of your friends about?” In a week overflowing with harebrained marketing gimmicks, Escort had the best one: an unforgettable show.
Today’s Winner: Escort. “
Were looking forward to sharing more goodies we brought back with us from Austin in the coming days..stay tuned!
Special thanks goes out to the crew from Guns in the Sun, Hit City USA, MFG Productions, & Quit Mumbling for making the event a huge success.