Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Brooklyn synth-pop outfit Class Actress releases their debut EP, Journal of Ardency, today on Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear and Ethan Silverman's Terrible Records. Class Actress started out of songwriter Elizabeth Harper's bedroom in Greenpoint. Now joined by producer Mark Richardson and some choice vintage synths, Journal of Ardency has come to fruition. It also features the production work of live drummer/collaborator Scott Rosenthal and Jorge Elbrecht of Lansing-Dreiden/Violens.

Class Actress will be heading out on a west coast tour with UK's Little Boots in support of Journal of Ardency, and will be performing several shows and parties at this year's SXSW.

Class Actress On Tour:
Tue. 2/09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg [Release Show!] w/ Yeasayer, Javelin
Sun. 2/13 New York, NY Death By Audio w/ Nite Jewel
Wed. 2/17 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl w/ ArpLine
Fri. 3/05 Vancouver, BC Venue w/ Little Boots
Sat. 3/06 Seattle, WA Neumo's w/ Little Boots
Sun. 3/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre w/ Little Boots
Tue. 3/09 San Francisco, CA Fillmore Auditorium w/ Little Boots
Wed. 3/10 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre w/ Little Boots
Fri. 3/12 Pomona, CA The Glass House w/ Little Boots
Sat. 3/13 San Diego, CA Casbah w/ Little Boots
Wed. 3/17 Austin, TX [SXSW] Creekside Lounge w/ Casiokids, Shout Out Out Out Out
Fri. 3/19 Austin, TX [SXSW] The Hideout Café w/ Eisley
Fri. 3/19 Austin, TX [SXSW] Lose Control - Vice w/ French Horn Rebellion, Toro Y Moi, Delorean
Sat. 3/20 Austin, TX [SXSW] Rob Da Bank Showcase - The Phoenix
Mon. 3/22 Houston, TX Walter's On Washington
Fri. 3/26 Lexington, KY Buster's

"Brooklyn's very own Madonna." - New York Press

"Unabashedly slick electro-pop beats juxtaposed with coy, romantically depressed vocals courtesy of star-in-the-making Elizabeth Harper." - New York Magazine (Cover Story) Brooklyn's Sonic Boom - The 40 Songs That Define the Sound

"[Harper's] passion proves to be the same kind of compelling counterweight to frosty sonics that helped make the music of her influences so memorable." - Pitchfork ("Rising Artist")

"sweetly spectral vocals over lush '80s synths and beats." - NYLON

"New York is no stranger to disco-influenced electro-pop, but there's always room for another addition to the party....cool and collected vocal hooks from [Elizabeth] Harper's sultry croon floating atop a straightforward dance beat rife with shimmering synths and bouncing basslines." - XLR8R

"Any band that cites Madonna's first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me...their super 80s vibe made the scene feel like the climax of a John Hughes movie, aka awesome. At the end of their short set, I had hearts in my eyes."- BUST


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