K’s Choice has been defying classification since the late 90s and release their fifth LP, and first in over 8 years, Echo Mountain and its acoustic companion Little Echoes on April 16th on their own Wallaby Records. Both albums were released in Europe in 2010 and 2011, respectively, to critical acclaim.
Building on their incomparable reputation for undeniably smart and melodic original music, Echo Mountain is Gert and Sarah Bettens return to the pop fold.
“Echo Mountain is just a simple but mature and filler-free alt-rock album and just downright fun…it’s a nostalgic album, but not an angsty one, having the vibe of a summer night after a tiring but enjoyable day.” – All Music Guide
With the global success of Echo Mountain, Sarah and Gert went back into the studio performing new originals, acoustic arrangements of K’s Choice catalog favorites mixed with some special cover song selections. The resulting collection is Little Echoes, a release featuring Sarah and Gert on acoustic instruments with the addition of keyboardist/singer Reinout Swinnen. Armed with just two acoustic guitars, one piano and three voices, Little Echoes captures the magic of a live recording with the thrilling precision of what can happen when three virtuosos get together to record live in a studio. Previously only available after live shows, Little Echoes shows an outfit at the peak of their musical prowess.
K’s Choice released the official animated video for the track “Come Live the Life,” and a truly breathtaking, live version of the same track recorded by a French photographer in a European hotel room.
K’s Choice will perform at SXSW 2013 in Austin in March before returning for a U.S. tour in April/May around the release.
K’S CHOICE ON TOUR….
3/15 Austin ,TX @ SXSW (StubHub Event)
4/24 Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Heat On Stage
4/25 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
4/26 New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
4/27 Boston, MA @ Johnny D’s
4/30 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
5/1 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/3 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
5/4-5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
5/7 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Tour and news updates available at: http://www.kschoice.be/