Eastern Conference Champions will begin a run of headline shows in New York on June 11th when they perform at Piano’s. The band released their new album Speak-ahh on April 26th on RockHampton Records and recently just wrapped a string of dates with Neon Trees.
Recorded in downtown Los Angeles, Speak-ahh is a departure from the sound of their debut album. The trio, which consists of Josh Ostrander, Greg Lyons and Melissa Dougherty are excited about the direction of their new album.
“After we recorded Ameritown with Owen Morris, we had a hell of a time pulling off some of the songs live, it just got away from us in the studio,” Josh reflected. “Since we began recording on our own, we always go into recording a song with a ‘are we gonna be able to pull this off live’ mentality. We never put two guitars down when one will do the job. We prefer the bones of it to an orchestra. We love the rawness.”
The first single “Atlas” debuted at #1 on the FMQB SubModern Singles Chart and the album debuted at #1 on the SubModern Albums Chart as well.
Eastern Conference Champions made waves last year when they were tapped to contribute an exclusive song “for the third installment of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The unsigned act was chosen from more than 400 bands competing for the coveted soundtrack slot, and the resulting song, “A Million Miles An Hour,” received rave reviews and raised the band’s profile considerably.
ECC UPCOMING TOUR DATES
6/11 Piano’s – NY, NY
6/12 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
6/13 The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
6/14 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6-16-6/18 NXNE – Toronto, Canada
6/20 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
6/22 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC
6/23 Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
6/26 Emos – Austin, TX
6/28 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ