Former Dawes member Alex Casnoff's new band Harriet are offering fans a free download of their debut EP .
The new EP, Tell The Right Story, is available as a free download right now at their official website HarrietMusic.Com
The Los Angeles based quartet will celebrate the release of the EP with a headlining performance at LA's Harvard and Stone tomorrow, Thursday, February 2nd.
Inspired largely by classic storytelling and the spectacle of the movies, Tell The Right Story weaves eerily romantic ballads with unwavering anthems, and features classic elements of Americana and folk music contrasted with futuristic electronic samples and beats.
"I wanted it to feel big... cinematic. I wanted every song to be a movie, " said Casnoff. "I wanted it to feel like an occasion. I wanted it to feel like a wedding."
Casnoff was formerly a member of notable Los Angeles bands Dawes and PAPA, bands both named after grandfathers. In flipping the tradition, Casnoff decided to name the band after his grandmother, Harriet. After touring the country for years with his prior bands and with a growing arsenal of his own songs, Casnoff stepped into the studio in June 2011, armed with his nicest suit and a bottle of fine tequila, to record what would become Tell The Right Story. The result is a striking collection of songs that draw on the influence of classic American singer-songwriters, film, electronic music, and Casnoff's experience as a touring musician.
"I may have seen every gas station in the country, but the America I feel indebted to is not in the past, at least not that far. I am a product of my time. We make music about the retro-future. Music about coping. Anti motivational motivational music."
Harriet is Alex Casnoff, Aaron Folb (bass), Henry Kwapis (drums), and Adam Gunther (guitar). Tell The Right Story was produced by Sean O'Brien and recorded in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
February 2, 2012 - Harvard & Stone - Los Angeles, CA [EP RELEASE SHOW]
February 5, 2012 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
February 20, 2012 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
March 3, 2012 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
March 14-18 - SXSW - Austin, TX