LA pop-core alt rockers EVOLOVE, led by the powerful vocals of singer Lucy Levinsohn, will release their debut full-length album, Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 on Tuesday, August 14. Containing four brand new songs (“3 Cheers” “Everything’s Falling” “The Dream” “Spare Me”), stripped-down versions of “Let Me In” “2012” and “Toyshop Girl,” from their debut 2012: Countdown to the End, and acoustic versions of all five tracks from last year’s Breaking Heartstrings Ep, ASV1 is the band’s first release since signing a deal with Opus 1 Music this spring.
Anchored by the twin stack, guitar attack of Dave Corsile and Colby Jensen and bolstered by the propulsive rhythm section of bassist Billy Berman and drummer Andrew Carroll, EVOLOVE (pronounced Eh-Voh-Luv), were first thrust into the national spotlight as finalists of the FreeCreditScore.com band search. Debuting the group’s commercial during the MLB All-Star game on FOX, the spot amassed millions of impressions across broadcast and cable spectrums. Significant airplay on outlets such as ESPN, CNN and CNBC led to key placements on ABC’s top-rated teen drama Pretty Little Liars as well as MTV’s hit shows Made, True Life and Teen Mom.
After crisscrossing the U.S. for the past eighteen months (during which retailer Hot Topic anointed the group as one of the land’s “Best Unsigned Bands”), EVOLOVE are gearing up to celebrate Sessions Vol. 1 with two concerts, one in front of their hometown fans and a virtual one with Evolovers around the globe.
On Sunday August 12 at 6PM PST, Evolove will play an exclusive set for 100 fans online via StageIt. Implementing a “pay-what-you-can” model, the event will be highlighted by a 30-minute set of the band’s most-requested songs. Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.stageit.com/evolove/acoustic_sessions_vol_1_live/11908.
On Monday August 20, the band will headline the third chapter of ROCKSTARS & PIN UPS at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood. Produced by Ms. Levinsohn to cast a light on the best and brightest music, entertainment, fashion and performance art bubbling up in Los Angeles, the event will also showcase Vera Mesmer, whom are propelled by the yin-yang of Mr. Christopher Mesmer & Miss Nadja Mesmer, KrashKarma, led by Ralf Dietel, and Never Like The Movies, featuring singer Shay Gerson. Previous installments of Rockstars introduced standing-room only crowds to raucous sets by Evolove, Matt Toka, Valora, Blameshift, Neo Geo, ModelSaint, Melotia and iNK.
The first two Roxy events were capped by special performances by Miss Dakota and the Burlesque ALL Stars. The ALL Stars are on tap to reprise their nightcap and will be flanked by burlesque performances by Misty Rose, Push The Girl and Dolly Danger on an adjacent catwalk in-between bands.
Catering to the burgeoning Pin Ups portion of the event, Levinsohn is also unveiling a Fashion-show type competition, open to the public, with $1000 worth of prizes from Roadkill Ranch, Stop Staring!, Rock Me Makeup and Lux De Ville to be awarded. Sign ups for “Pinups” whom wish to participate will take place from 7-8 PM in the Roxy Theatre lobby.
ROCKSTARS & PIN UPS III will be hosted by Jimmy Roc and is presented by Pin Up America Magazine & Hollywood Music. Sponsors for the evening include Roadkill Ranch, Hollywood Music, Stop Staring!, Lux de Ville, Big Kid, Rock Me Makeup, HeartChord, Rockchild Designs, Coffin Case, Schecter Guitars, Audix Microphones, Orange Amps, Risen Drums, You Ain’t Rock, Picksysticks and 1888 Media.
This all-ages event is free for 21+ ($3 for under 21). The Roxy Theatre is located at 9009 W. Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069. More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/410641152315801