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Harriet Reveal 2012 SXSW Schedule
· Toddstar on March 09 2012 23:15:11
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is a new Los Angeles-based band fronted by former Dawes member Alex Casnoff. The quartet's self-released debut EP Tell The Right Story is currently available for free download at www.HarrietMusic.Com. 
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.

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.

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.

"Harriet blends Americana and electronic music to create a sound that embodies the L.A. rock scene: Its debut EP, Tell the Right Story, sounds like a chillwave re-imagination of Kings of Leon or The National. The group combines hoarse vocals, dramatic riffs and electronic flourishes on its debut."-
NPR Music

"The five-song effort, Tell The Right Story, is notably cinematic in nature with pointedly dramatic lyrics and melodies. "I Slept With All Your Mothers" is an aching indie rock number, as heavy in parts as it is forlorn."-RCRD LBL

"Harriet's debut EP showcases some truly unforgettable tales from Casnoff. Nodding to Wilco with the right touch of Queens of The Stone Age style grit, Harriet eloquently transform alternative rock. 
...The the best story the indie world has produced in a long time..."

"The new track offers a little bit of both bands' sounds, showcasing Casnoff's gritty, flame-broiled vocals over a piano's elegant bounce, with a fuzzy synthesizer and a distant pedal steel guitar marrying indie and country influences in the chorus."-
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Harriet - I Slept With All Your Mothers (Official Video)
Harriet - I Slept With All Your Mothers (Official Video)


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