Escalator Hill - The Lonely Wild
Somewhere on the journey between celebration and sorrow, that balanced world without and the uneasy world within, Los Angeles' euphoric folk rockers Escalator Hill make an ecstatic soundtrack for the long road to redemption. These are anthems for extinguished dreams and the desire to set them alight again. With soaring strings, jangling guitar and drums that rumble like a trusty Ford, the band forges a new Americana, smelt with flourishes of flea-bitten country, down-home folk, and fiery indie rock.
The heart and lungs of Escalator Hill belong to singer-songwriter Antony Benedetti, whose subtle twang and frenzied strums make Escalator Hill an American anachronism. The band could be from anywhere, or any time; they would be at home playing beside Waylon Jennings or Willie Nelson, Neutral Milk Hotel or the Arcade Fire. This timeless sound springs from Benedetti's soul-on-his-sleeve spirit that pushes Escalator Hill past the superficiality of faux folk nostalgia acts.
Escalator Hill has made appearances at music festivals like the Hollywood Fringe Festival, played in acclaimed establishments like Fillmore Poster Room in San Francisco and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and has actively toured California, Arizona, and Nevada. They are ranked #8 out of 300 LA artists in the folk rock web buzz genre on the Deli Magazine and their debut album, 'Poplar Avenue' was listed on Radio Free Silverlake's Top 10 albums of 2011. Completing a October month-long residency at the Social Aid and Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, CA, they were also featured artists on Knockandrock.com-a web series highlighting independent songwriters and bands. Escalator Hill has a partnership with Itunes, Spotify, and Band Camp-offering a multitude of ways to listen.
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Added: Feb 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM // Last Modified: Apr 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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