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Allison Weiss – Runaway

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has premiered a new music video.  The video features the new song “Runaway,” which was co-written by Tegan & Sara‘s Tegan Quinn.  Weiss continues to support her 2015 album, Love Now, which is available now via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

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Video: Allison Weiss – Back To Me

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Back To Me” and appears on her latest album, Love Now, released back in 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

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Tours: Allison Weiss / Josiah And The Bonnevilles / Thin Lips

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss has announced that she will be heading on her ‘Crying At The Party’ headlining tour with support from Josiah And The Bonnevilles and Thin Lips.  Weiss continues to support her latest LP, Love Now,  which released back in 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Tour dates are below.

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Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss

New Love

SideOneDummy Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

With the release of her SideOneDummy Records debut, New Love, Allison Weiss has finally fulfilled the immense potential inherent in the plethora of EPs and albums leading up to this moment.  Known for her emotional delivery much in the same pseudo-melancholy vein as indie stalwarts Tegan & Sara, Weiss’ current step is her biggest as an artist.  While she has jumped around from acoustic pop to indie and pop-punk between releases, New Love picks synth-pop and runs with it.  As quickly becomes clear, Weiss has the musical heft to make it in the big leagues without compromising the underlying sincerity defining the reputation she’s gained in her time under the radar.

Opening with the cautious minimalism of “The Sound,” Weiss reminds listeners of the subtle touch that first got her noticed.  Expressing herself at her most exposed, she lands each whispered note with the unmistakable candor that captures the confidence Weiss has made her own over her journey.   After such a delicate entrance, Weiss begins infusing layers of bells, synth and a distant acoustic strum in a light but tight production that feels like Weiss’ natural next step.  “Who We Are” takes little time settling into a joyous pace that mirrors the wide-eyed, fresh-faced chorus call, “let’s go find out who we are.”  As with her past endeavours, Weiss continues to find success in the line between adolescent naivety and emerging maturity.

Weiss has always demonstrated that she can channel a whole lot of heart, and she expertly maintains herself even when the songs enter their catchiest, poppiest arcs.  Such moments burst to life in the lively pulsing synth beats of “Back To Me” and rumbling, undulating bass of “Golden Coast.”  The former even frames the chorus line, “my baby’s coming back to me,” as the type typical of singing along to a “top 40’s pop song” in the driver’s seat.  Some such moments, like “Motorbike,” even achieve similar heights on a solid dose of fuzzed up indie rock.  While song structures typically take on bigger approaches, even the simpler, more subtle moments like “Over You” have little difficulty holding up to their more expressive counterparts.

As far as potential breakouts go, Allison Weiss stands poised to make her mark on the mainstream without turning her back on the subtle charm that she’s built her glowing reputation on.  New Love is the summation of Weiss’ allure as an artist with a nod to her evolving identity and future success.  A big moment for Weiss well worth being a part of.

Allison Weiss Full Album Stream

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has launched a full stream of her new album, Love Now,  which is set to drop on October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Listen to the full disc here.

Video: Allison Weiss – Who We Are

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song Who We Are” and will appear on her new album, Love Now, due out October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

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Allison Weiss – Back To Me

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is streaming a brand new track.  The song is a bubbly synth-pop tune titled “Back To Me” and will appear on her new album, Love Now, due out October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Listen to the song here.  Upcoming tour dates are below.

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Allison Weiss Signs To SideOneDummy

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss has signed on with SideOneDummy Records for the release of a brand new LP.  The album will be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  Weiss comments on the move:

“I’m so thrilled to have SideOneDummy behind me as I move forward towards this next phase of my career. Everyone on staff is such a blast and it feels like we’re all just on the same super-stoked page.”

Weiss and SideOneDummy have released a humorous video to commemorate the signing.  Watch it below.

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Allison Weiss In Car Crash

Allison WeissAllison Weiss and her band were recently in an accident while on the road in their van.  The band is alright and has released a statement about their  status:

“I want to preface this by saying we are safe and we are so lucky. 

The Allison Weiss band jokes about being the tamest band on the road. We rarely party. We go to bed early. We always drive slow and we ALWAYS wear our seat belts. I’m a worrier, you know? It’s in my blood. I’m constantly preparing for the worst case scenario, going over the what-ifs in my mind like some kind of religious ritual. We all hear the stories, all bands do. We knock on wood and hope it doesn’t happen to us, knowing in the back of our minds that in this business it’s probably inevitable. You can plan all you want, but when the moment hits, all you can do is hope for the best. 

Yesterday around 10:00am my band and I were traveling from Denver to Salt Lake City. It’s a notoriously treacherous stretch of highway and we were braced for bad weather, but when a huge gust of wind hit our 15 passenger van and sent us over a patch of ice, there was nothing we could do…

…So I come to you now asking for help. If you can spare it, I set up a Paypal donation button where you can send us a few bucks. If you haven’t heard my music before, for the next 72 hours my label No Sleep Records is putting 100% of our Bandcamp sales towards our recovery. There are more links below, for my web store and individual records on Bandcamp. Every dollar counts. Your support means the world to me and my bandmates.”

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Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss

Remember When

No Sleep Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Georgia native Allison Weiss’ inched closer to the indie spotlight with the release of her No Sleep Records debut, Say What You Mean, and now edges that much nearer with her follow-up EP, Remember When.  Weiss offers up a confident five-song summation of her catchiest endeavors, balancing fun and wisdom with her playful and unassuming presence.

While Weiss might not yet be a household name, newcomers will learn that this girl has the charisma of popstar and the charming tunefulness held paramount by today’s indie scene.  Think mid-career Tegan & Sara but with more bubblegum and sparkles.  Look no further than “The Fall” for a shining example of Weiss at her best.  Weiss opens with the soft vocal grace of a whisper and slowly builds her catchy tale of youthful nativity to a tasteful poppy peak.  The sparingly dabbed guitar dots the twinkling soundscape like an artist’s brush dabbing stars in a night sky.  Above all, the these subtle pop sensibilities come to define standouts like “Remember When” and “Giving Up,” in turn bestowing the EP with a sense of refreshing engagement.  

When taken in contrast with Weiss’ dampened acoustic offerings, like album closer “Take You Back” or “Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn Cover),” the application exemplifies the meticulous planning behind each song element.  In particular she takes control of the latter, which sounds far removed from its electropop origin, and more like a very personal glimpse into one of life’s most vulnerable moments. Her knack for capturing the moment of love and heartbreak make each song rich in emotional literacy.

Alison Weiss’ strength as a singer/songwriter shines through in five strong takes of memorable indie pop.  She’s the type of artist that’s just so easy to root for and the type that in an ideal world would replace the superficial drivel staining mainstream pop radio.  Weiss is one of indie pop’s outstanding talents and deserves every ounce of recognition she has earned, and then some.

Tours: Slingshot Dakota / Owen / Allison Weiss / Taking Meds

Bethlehem, PA indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota has announced dates for their 2013 spring tour.  The tour includes different legs with support from Taking Meds, Owen, and Allison Weiss. The band continues to support their 2012 LP, Dark Hearts, out now via Topshelf Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Alison Weiss Full Album Stream

Allison Weiss has released a full album stream of her new record.  The disc is titled Say What You Mean and was released today via No Sleep Records

Give the disc a spin here.

Allison Weiss signs to No Sleep Records

No Sleep RecordsNo Sleep Records announced they will be adding indie singer-songwriter Allison Weiss to their lineup.

The artist has previously been unsigned and has self-released two studio albums and a number of EPs. No Sleep will be releasing Making it Up, her new 7-inch on January 29th of next year. You can stream the song today via AOL Spinner, and preorder the 7-inch from No Sleep’s webstore where you will get an instant MP3 download of the track with preorder.