“Jen de la Osa [singer for Aloud] is a dynamo on stage and on record. She’s a petite woman with a larger-than-life voice… powerful enough to blow the doors down, yet accurate enough to blow just the right doors down… Whereas de la Osa rides a chariot of blood and thunder, Beguiristain [singer for Aloud] simply sidles up to your ear with an almost conversational style of lyric and melody.” –Performer Magazine.
NEW YORK – Fiery rock n’ roll band ALOUD returns to the East Village, performing at Lit Lounge on Wednesday, August 11th at 9:45pm. Aloud is excited to be on stage again, after spending the past year recording their third release, Exile (to be released October 5th, 2010 on Lemon Merchant Records).
Aloud are known for the dual-vocal attack of twenty-something crooners Henry Beguiristain and powerhouse singer Jen de la Osa, who have been collaborating since their early teens. The band’s 2008 record Fan the Fury was widely hailed as a high-energy rock album. Ryan’s Smashing Life described Fan The Fury as having a “raw, Seventies sound... The joy of rock, the celebration of noise and explosion of spirit in a 2008 package,” and Boston Phoenix compared Aloud to “the original arena rockers."
Aloud’s upcoming album Exile represents a sea change for the band. Beguiristain and de la Osa spent over a year in the recording studio creating Exile following the departure of their original rhythm section in 2008. Lead vocalists Jen and Henry sing in harmony over an expanded sonic palette, including horns, strings, mandolin, organ, and sound effects. The result is a collection of beautiful songs, featuring often unfulfilled characters coming to terms with bleak circumstances, while searching for hope and relief in unlikely places.
Aloud is currently accepting pre-orders for Exile now through August 9th, via Kickstarter.com, the online funding site for independent artists of all disciplines. Aloud will debut many new songs from the album during their August 11th performance at Lit Lounge.
Performer Magazine hails Aloud for its “unmistakable rock and roll stage presence” and “bona fide star power.” De la Osa howls “like the lost love child of Kim Deal and Patti Smith,” (Seven Days) as she “chisels every lyric into stone” (Boston Herald). The Post and Courier praises Aloud’s "...two voices for triumphant harmonies.” Flagpole agrees, adding “Singer Jen de la Osa has some really exceptional pipes, at times forlorn and dreamy like Fiona Apple and at other times roaring like Grace Slick or maybe even a slightly more lilting Janis Joplin… longtime collaborator Henry Beguirstain who has a more modern rock sound.” http://www.allthingsaloud.com
Added by annierock on July 21, 2010