BAILEN SHARES MIXTAPE VOL. 1
8-SONG DIGITAL ONLY EP FEATURES UNRELEASED TRACKS AND SELECT COVERS OF SONGS BY BILLIE EILISH, JONI MITCHELL, THE SUGARCUBES AND BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB OUT TODAY
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TORONTO, ON – October 25, 2019 – Today, emerging NYC trio, BAILEN, shared MIXTAPE VOL. 1, a digital only, 8-song collection of previously unreleased original songs, album tracks and select covers from an eclectic group of artists including The Sugarcubes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Billie Eilish and Joni Mitchell. The EP’s original songs include fan favourites, Something Tells Me (which appears on their John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War On Drugs) produced, acclaimed debut album Thrilled To Be Here,) the non-album track, 25 for the Last Time and two unreleased cuts from the Thrilled sessions, The Way I Could and Cold Blue.
The siblings highlight their interesting and diverse set of musical influences with the EP’s sublime cover choices which include unique, creative takes on Billie Eilish’s When The Party’s Over, The Sugarcubes’ Hit, Joni Mitchell’s Coyote and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Salvation.
On putting together MIXTAPE VOL. 1 the band shared, “We recorded a bunch of songs for our album Thrilled To Be Here and some of our favourites, unfortunately, didn’t make the album. We were still playing them at shows and people kept asking us where they could listen to those songs, so we decided to release them on this mixtape and compiled some unreleased tracks along with some covers of songs that have inspired us.”
BAILEN’s sublime cover of BRMC’s beloved Salvation is also featured on the just released official soundtrack for HULU’s original limited series Looking For Alaska based on the bestselling John Green novel of the same name. Carefully curated by show producer Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl) and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (The O.C., The Twilight Series), the album is comprised of much-loved tracks from the likes of Bloc Party, The Strokes, and Modest Mouse along with newly recorded covers of the era’s biggest hits by contemporary, up-and-coming artists. BAILEN’s stellar version of the song even caught the attention of BRMC who proclaimed “Wow! Stirring, Moving & Beautiful, very Touching… Quite Wonderful in Fact.”
Earlier this month, the band traveled to London where they opened for indie rock faves Local Natives followed the next day by a sold-out headlining show at The Slaughtered Lamb. While in London they also dropped by the BBC Radio 2 studios for an interview and live session with Dermot O’Leary where O’Leary called them his “favourite new band.” You can listen here.
BAILEN is set for more U.S. tour dates through the mid-west before they return to the east coast for additional dates including a hometown show in NYC at The Bowery Ballroom on December 12, 2019. All tickets are on sale now – full routing is below. For more information and tickets please visit www.bailentheband.com.
1. The Way I Could
2. When The Party’s Over (Billie Eilish cover)
3. Salvation (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cover)
4. 25 For The Last Time
5. Something Tells Me
6. Hit (The Sugarcubes cover)
7. Cold Blue
8. Coyote (Joni Mitchell cover)
BAILEN ON TOUR:
December 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
December 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Motr Pub
December 7 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy
December 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
December 12 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
December 14 – Woodstock, NY – Colony
January 17 – Vienna, VA – Barns At Wolf Trap
Buy/stream MIXTAPE VOL. 1 here.