Acrylics named their first full-length Lives and Treasure because that is what they put into the making of this record. After spending the last two years in and out of the studio, the duo of Molly Shea and Jason Klauber, will be releasing their first full-length on January 25, 2011 on Hot Sand Records. The band has been on tour with A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Morning Benders and The Smith Westerns, through SXSW and beyond, and just performed at this year’s CMJ.
After coming together in 2008, the band released a highly buzzed about EP called All of the Fire on Ethan Silverman and Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor’s new label, Terrible Records. Now the band is ready to release their full-length. “We took our time,” says Molly, “but that was necessary. Because when you listen now, you can hear the whole story.”
Acrylics worked with producers Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift), Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, MGMT) and Britt Myers (Yeasayer, Chairlift). After the release of their EP and sharing the stage with an assortment of bands (including Das Racist, Class Actress and Girls to name a few) they returned to their Bushwick apartment ready to finish Lives and Treasure. With a little help from mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Drake, Nas) the album became a shinier version of what they originally had, and ready to be heard.
With the release of Lives and Treasure, Acrylics have gotten a chance to say all they have wanted. Each track is rich with meaning and context, backed by harmonies and beats that flow effortlessly into one another to create a unique debut album that comes straight from the heart.
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