â€œ[We Are The World] work the dance beat, taking pop to strange outer space.â€â€“ Paper Magazine
â€œArt-damaged electronica.â€ â€“ LA Weekly
â€œWe Are the World celebrates the visual as much as the sonicâ€”incorporating into their performance as much dance and design as music with fantastically spooky effects. We Are the World raised the bar.â€ â€“ LA Record
“I feel that referring to them as a band is a slight and calling them artists fails to credit their powerful pop. If they combined the Whitney Biennial and Lollapalooza this would be the house band.” â€“ Dennis Hopper
Los Angeles-based favorite We Are The World is set to release their debut album Clay Stones (Manimal Vinyl) on February 23, 2010.
Praised by Paper Magazine and LA Weekly among others, We Are The World have become one of the most unique and dynamic groups to come out of Los Angeles in recent years.
Formed in the summer of 2008 by film composer Robbie Williamson and choreographer Ryan Heffington, the duo’s aim was to create devastating electronic pop music. Joining forces with designer Megan Gold and former CIA agent turned burlesque dancer Nina McNeely, they combined Gold’s provocative lyrics and Williamson’s heavy minimal tracks with Heffington and McNeely’s visceral dancing, and their first live shows were at the infamous roving Echo Park party Fingered.
We Are The World’s pounding bass and thrilling live show soon won them a passionate hometown following who reveled in the group’s choreographed concert performances. We Are The World have played with The Gossip, Fuck Buttons, Linda Perhacs, and Tricky. High Places highlighted We Are The World in their Pitchfork year-end Guest List for their â€œamazing visual and performative live show.” A recent European tour found We Are The World playing to packed crowds in London, Copenhagen, and Berlin. YouTube comments like, “What an awesome dance force – fucked me up for days thinking about them live” are frequent. Watch We Are The World perform â€œFight Songâ€ off Clay Stones here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIns4U9qWbU
We Are The World’s debut single “Clay Stones” will be released on IAMSOUND on January 26, 2010, backed by remixes by Drums of Death, Turbotito, and Van Rivers & the Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray). The video for “Clay Stones” was co-directed by We Are The World and Alma Har’el (Beirut, Jack PeÃ±ate) and shot in a fire-ravaged section of forest near Lake Arrowhead.
Tour dates, including SXSW, will be announced soon.
Clay Stones Track List:
1. Foot Follows Foot
2. Clay Stones
3. Fight Song
4. Lie Like The Forest
6. Not In Death
7. Clover & Dirt
8. Goya Monster
9. Sweet Things Are So Hard
10. Lord Have Ass