DEBUT LP THRILLED TO BE HERE OUT APRIL 26th
Named WXPN’s April ‘Artist to Watch’
“I Was Wrong” Climbs Into Top 20 On Triple A Radio Chart
Album Release Show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/23), June Headline Tour Includes LA’s Troubadour (6/22) & More
NYC’s BAILEN today shared “Something Tells Me,” the final track previewing their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs)-produced debut LP, Thrilled To Be Here, out April 26th, 2019 on Fantasy Records. The song premiered via a Billboard feature, where the trio of fraternal twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar) and David (vocals/drums), and younger sister Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar) discussed their formation and quickly rising profile, which now includes a Top 20 single at Triple A Radio with “I Was Wrong,” and an early national TV debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions, where they performed “I Was Wrong” and “Something Tells Me.” The band explains: “‘Something Tells Me’ was the first song ever written for the BAILEN project. David initially wrote the chorus, inspired by meeting his girlfriend. It is rarely easy to be able to seamlessly connect oneself to a new partner and sometimes meeting someone can cause you to question your whole identity. This song grapples with self-doubt in the midst of hope and optimism.” Listen HERE.
BAILEN — who were just named WXPN’s April ‘Artist to Watch’ — will celebrate the release of Thrilled To Be Here at a headline hometown show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 23rd. Their west coast headline tour begins June 7th in Salt Lake City and includes a show at LA’s Troubadour on June 22nd. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.
Thrilled To Be Here’s lead single “I Was Wrong” was recently featured on NPR Music’s “Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” and has earned praise from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and The Wild Honey Pie, among others.
BAILEN’s otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the family’s diverse record collection. The group’s highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young group’s preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.
The group emerged by cultivating a passionate following via their live show, guesstimating over 300 shows to date, and touring and collaborating with such artists as The Lone Bellow, Joseph and Oh Wonder among others.
Thrilled To Be Here is available for pre-order HERE.
Find the full bio & cover art/press shots HERE.
Praise for BAILEN & “I Was Wrong”:
“‘I Was Wrong’ balances tender harmonies with a vulnerability and trust years in the making.” – NPR Music ‘Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing’
“…laced with dusty guitars and harmonies” – Stereogum
“Performed by a family band of young, New York-based coeds and produced by indie-rock titan John Congleton, ‘I Was Wrong’ mixes a cynical if cathartic chorus with triple-stacked sibling harmonies.” – Rolling Stone
“The siblings together have created a track that not only pulls at listeners’ heartstrings, but also inspires unity, contemplation and respect.” – The Wild Honey Pie
BAILEN Tour Dates:
4/18 – Burlington, VT – Metronome
4/19 – Northampton, MA – Parlor Room
4/20 – Portsmouth, NH – Press Room
4/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
6/08 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
6/10 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
6/11 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
6/13 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theatre
6/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
6/16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
6/20 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
6/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
6/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/25 – Austin, TX @ Antones
6/26 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
6/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
6/30 – Littleton, CO – Breckenridge Brewery