THE FIRE AND REASON
WIN THE "BRINK OF FAME" AWARD
AND PERFORM THEIR NEW SINGLE
"DO IT AGAIN"
ON THE NEWNOWNEXT AWARDS
ON LOGO TV (MTV/VH1 Networks)
The Fire and Reason are the only unsigned act to win the 2009 BRINK OF FAME award, beating Lykke Li, Morningwood, and Ladyhawke at this year’s NewNowNext Awards show. Last year, Lady Gaga received the nod, suggesting big things to come for New Yorkers (by way of Brazil and Mexico) - The Fire and Reason.
The NewNowNext ceremonies premiered June 13 on Logo TV (MTV/VH1 Networks).
See below for a complete list of showings to watch The Fire and Reason accept this prestigious award, and perform their television debut and hot new single “Do It Again” Live.
Forming less then three years ago, The Fire and Reason features Brazil’s Bella Saona and Ecuador’s Steve Narvaez who joined forces to create some of the dirtiest rock, baille-funk electro-pop dance music blasting out of New York City. You could describe this Brooklyn-meets-Loisaida duo as a combination of Lower East Side rock chick, 1980's Madonna, South American hipsters and international jet-setters. Their first hint of success came with the popular remix of hit song “NME,” featuring a cool remix by trendy Parisian DJ TOXIC AVENGER. Well known for their syncopated, complex Afro-Cuban electro beats, The Fire and Reason make no secret of their multi-cultural appeal, always proud to play to their Latin roots whether they are singing in English, Spanish or Portugese.
With a considerable amount of presence within the electronic music scene already, it comes as no surprise that Brooklyn’s very own musical Svengalis Larry Tee and Alexander Technique would be the catalysts behind The Fire and Reason’s recent EP “Do It Again,” released June 9th through their buzz-worthy new label DJ’S ARE NOT ROCKSTARS (DANR). This EP features the title track “Do It Again,” additionally remixed by Larry Tee and Alexander Technique under the moniker "Blogula," as well as Killer on The Dancefloor’s remix of The Fire and Reason's Baile-Funk track, “Presta Atençao."
"Do It Again" is now available digitally through DJ’S ARE NOT ROCKSTARS (DANR) and iTunes (debuting as one of the top dance albums)
"They could give the Ting Tings a run for their money." - Time Out Chicago
Be on the lookout for The Fire and Reason’s debut LP set to release this Fall.
"The band has the potential to break electro-rock in the mainstream—they could give the Ting Tings a run for their money." - Time Out Chicago
“Firey, but not entirely reasonable; sexy music you can dance to” – NY Remezcla
“Hot, sweaty dance songs with hard basslines” - Batanga