DEBUT ALBUM “OH,WHAT A LIFE”CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 4thRELEASE ON ISLAND RECORDS
Chosen as VH1’s official “You Oughta Know” selection for February!!
TV appearances set for March 4thonConan, and March 10thonLive with Kelly and Michael
(January 22, 2014- New York, NY) Brooklyn-basedAmerican Authorshave set March 4thas the release date of their anticipated debut albumOH,WHAT A LIFEon Island Records. The band recently appeared on NBC’sToday Showas “Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month”. The new year gets off to a rousing start with their first official single,”Best Day Of My Life,”certified RIAA gold, reigning as a full-scale multi-chart hit including HOT AC (#4), Pop (#30), Triple-A (#11), and Alternative (#28). View the”Best Day Of My Life”video HERE.
American Authorswill appear on their album release day, March 4th, on TBS’sConanwith Conan O’Brien; and will make a return appearance to ABC’sLive with Kelly and Michaelon March 10th.American Authorshave also been chosen as VH1’s official “You Oughta Know” selection for February.In addition, the band was picked to be FUSE Favorite kicking off 1/27 and added to MTV. Check outAmerican Authors’recent coverage on Perez Hilton.
“Best Day Of My Life”was performed live byAmerican Authorsduring Christmas week on ABC’sLive with Kelly and Michael. It was the culmination of a busy premiere year for the band at Island, marked by a headlining U.S. tour that included sold-out shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles, and Gramercy Theater in New York City. The band will kick off a round of headline dates this spring, starting in March at SXSW in Austin, TX.
“Best Day Of My Life”is the lead track fromAmerican Authors’debut EP on Island, which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last week!”As confirmed inBillboard,”Best Day Of My Life”was “bolstered by prominent placements in a Lowe’s TV ad, a trailer for the filmDelivery Man[andthe Secret Life Of Walter Mitty], a Major League Baseball Fan Cave commercial, and the opening sequence of this year’s ESPNWorld Series Of Pokercoverage.”
Added to that were performances of”Best Day Of My Life”on NBC’sThe Tonight Showwith Jay Leno, VH1Big Morning Buzz Live, and Thanksgiving week on CBS’sThe Late Late Showwith Craig Ferguson, plus an appearance on the CW’sThe Carrie Diaries.
The four members ofAmerican Authors-Zac Barnett(vocals),James Adam Shelley(guitar/banjo),Dave Rublin(bass), andMatt Sanchez(drums) – hail from the four corners of the country, but came together atBoston’s Berklee College of Music in 2006. They soon dropped out, moved into a small apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and started a band.American Authorsbring their own influences and experiences to the table, creating pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and contagious optimism. “We’re the authors of our lives,” said Barnett, “creating music from what we’ve lived, from what we hope for, from what we feel. Every day is different and like everyone, our emotions change according to our personal highs and lows and by the challenges or triumphs that affect all of us. We’re not afraid to be goofy one day and serious the next. We just want to be true to ourselves and share our stories for as long as people are willing to listen.”
About VH1’s You Oughta Know:
VH1 “You Oughta Know” artists benefit from a month long cross-platform TV, web, mobile and social awareness campaign. Since its launch in 2005, VH1’s coveted “You Oughta Know” distinction has introduced promising new artists on the rise and served as a barometer for what and who’s hot in music today. Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards® and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Ed Sheeran, Foster the People, Gotye, the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, the Civil Wars and many, many more.
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