8 May 2019 | Blog

May 8 – May 14

NYC’s quickly rising sibling trio BAILEN have released their anticipated debut albumThrilled To Be Here, produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs), on Fantasy Records/Caroline Australia. While their hit lead single “I Was Wrong” continues to climb the charts at Triple A Radio (rising this week to #17), the album has earned praise from outlets including Rolling Stone, Independent, Schon!, NPR Music,BillboardAll Music and more. The WXPN April ‘Artists to Watch’ were also profiled this week on their hometown news channel NY1 after making an early national TV debut onCBS This MorningSaturday Sessions in late March. Thrilled To Be Here is now available to stream and purchase HERE.

BAILEN — the trio of fraternal twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar) and David (vocals/drums), and younger sister Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar) — kick off their UK tour this weekend featuring dates in London, Manchester and festival dates at Live at Leedsand The Great Escape Festival before returning for a west coast headline tour in June, which includes an album release show LA’s Troubadour on 22nd June. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.

BAILEN’s otherworldly musicality springs from a very deep well. Raised in New York by their classically trained parents, Daniel, David and Julia immersed themselves in the family’s diverse record collection. The group’s highly collaborative songs are formed by three very different individuals who were all inspired by literature and a love of language. The resulting songcraft of Thrilled To Be Here is rooted in the young group’s preternatural dexterity, insight and lyrical bite.

The group emerged by cultivating a passionate following via their live show, guesstimating over 300 shows to date, and touring and collaborating with such artists as The Lone Bellow, Joseph, and Oh Wonder among others.

Praise for Thrilled To Be Here:

“‘I Was Wrong’ balances tender harmonies with a vulnerability and trust years in the making.”
– NPR Music ‘Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing’

“…laced with dusty guitars and harmonies” – Stereogum, about “I Was Wrong”

“…their songwriting is solid and BAILEN’s hard-earned precision and natural-born talents are applied to great effect on this engaging debut..” – All Music

“Performed by a family band of young, New York-based coeds and produced by indie-rock titan John Congleton, ‘I Was Wrong’ mixes a cynical if cathartic chorus with triple-stacked sibling harmonies.”
– Rolling Stone