Since the release of their eponymous debut album in 2012, Escort had released a handful of new singles, each more irresistible than the next! The band recently released the new If You Say So single package via Escort Records to accolades ranging from Rolling Stone to New York Magazine and more. Known for a raucous live show that never disappoints, the band is preparing for a hometown throwdown in NYC, performing at Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday, November 22nd. The dance orchestra is also thrilled to announce a New Year’s Eve bash, ringing in 2015 in Austin, TX at Palm Door on Sixth.
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
The If You Say So single features title track “If You Say So” which was written with MNDR and a dazzling house take on St. Vincent’s modern classic “Actor Out of Work” which transforms the guitar-driven original into a shimmering, punchy masterpiece. The dancy beach blonde head-nodder, “If You Say So”, was given the Rance Muhammitz treatment. The blissed-out grooving “If You Say So” (Rance Muhammitz Edit) was released today as a stream, and is available as a free download!
Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed future classic 12″s. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort has developed a reputation as one of New York’s most compelling live acts by taking a sprawling ensemble to the stage to perform their elaborate recordings. Founded by Eugene Cho & Dan Balis, Escort features an incredible cast of musicians fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle. Performing in a variety of powerful party line-ups, the band performs live from a core 5-piece (with Adeline on bass) to a 10+ member extravaganza. Don’t miss the “disco orchestra” live in NYC & Austin!
“If You Say So” (Rance Muhammitz Edit) Drops Today
If You Say So Single ft. St. Vincent Cover B-Side Out Now
“ …trading in Annie Clark’s electric guitar for Soft Cell-worthy synths […] Vocalist Adeline Michèle channels your favorite Nineties house diva to turn the original’s biting delivery into a club belter.
– Rolling Stone
“This may be a cover, but it stands on its own as one of the best songs Escort has done.”
“ …an all-out disco jam.”
– New York Magazine “Vulture”
“ …even their four-minute songs feeling like dance-floor epics.“
– The New York Times
“The best New York disco tracks since West End Records’ early-‘80s heyday.”
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