NYC’s Escort, founded by Eugene Cho and Dan Balis and fronted by the enormous vocals of lead singer Adeline Michèle, delivers a danceable blend of disco, funk & soul that pays homage to the classics while remaining fresh and modern. Brazilian rockers CSS added their signature foot-stomping sound to the deliciously catchy new single “Barbarians,” resulting in an irresistible disco-infused, electro tour de force that commands the listener to “stand up” and move!
Check out the “Barbarians” (CSS Remix) MP3 where it premiered with NYLON today and HERE. We encourage you to post & share!
Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, the ensemble will release a new package for their single Barbarians on June 25th, complete with remixes from CSS, Tiger & Woods, Rance Muhammitz and an Extended Dub. Hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2012” by both SPIN and Rolling Stone, Escort will kick off an international tour making stops in Chicago, Los Angeles & more. Catch the band live a city near you!
“The rhythm section is leaner …but when the strings surge a minute in, it shows that Escort can be both savage and elegant. – Pitchfork
“ …a righteous blast of expertly engineered soul, funk, and, yes, disco — Daft Punk fans just getting into the stuff would do well to make Escort their next checkpoint.” – SPIN
“Escort has become one of the city’s tautest live acts“ – The New York Times
“This 17-piece New York dance orchestra was churning out period-perfect disco homages years before Daft Punk got lucky. – Rolling Stone
“it’s a rollicking collection of era-spanning anthems” – The New Yorker
Escort On Tour
6/14: Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street
6/15: Chicago, IL @ The Hideout, Chicago (DJ Set)
7/19: Linz, Austria @ Castle Clam
7/20: Vienna, Austria @ Nova Jazz & Blues Night
7/21: Oeiras Portugal @ Cool Jazz Fest
7/26: Toronto, CA, Toronto’s Festival of Beer w/De La Soul
8/9: Claverlack, NY @ The Big Up Festival
8/20: Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail, The Echoplex
8/25: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine