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Karmin Sheds Their Bubblegum w/ New Track on Billboard + Tourdates with Lindsey Stirling

posted Jun 3, 2015, 4:01 PM by Vu Nguyen
The journey for Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan has been a wild one, to say the least after the duo signed to Epic Records and scored the double-platinum hit “Brokenhearted” off their 2012 EP Hello, and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Not to mention, Amy’s stunning appearance gracing the cover of Rolling Stone. Along the way they have earned esteemed accolades from hip-hop heavy hitters ranging from The Roots’ Questlove, Diplo, Jermaine Dupri, and The Game. The duo has performed more than 600 live shows and has racked up over a billion collective views of their eye-popping videos (fueled by the devotion of millions of loyal fans around the world, who call themselves “Karminites”).
With triumphs too long to list, the duo have not forgotten their roots as two Berklee College of Music graduates that have been on a crazy journey since being pulled from their basement apartment in Boston and set on the tumultuous path to music stardom. They are recipients of the American Music Award and have appeared on Dancing With the Stars, Good Morning America, and The Ellen Show, just to name a few.  “We were kind of in a honeymoon phase for a while, like, ‘Holy shit, that actually happened?’” Amy says of the events of the last few years.
After surviving the hype of a major label deal, the band parted ways with Epic Records in order to pursue a distinct creative vision that is represented on their upcoming album, Leo Rising. Despite the struggles they’ve endured, Karmin have emerged with a stylistically wide-ranging and truly artistic statement-making album that finds them presenting the most authentic version of who they are to date. All this thanks to clear-eyed, honest storytelling, sonic boundary-pushing, and expanded creative control with Amy and Nick serving as executive producers and Nick stepping up as both a lead vocalist and producer.
Karmin tells Billboard, "The Gemini track of our upcoming album "Leo Rising", the song "Didn't Know You", is a story of betrayal. We wanted the listener to feel the passion and energy in the story so we built it on a driving bass line with a syncopated drum groove which opens up to a full rhythm section of aggressive, pissed off drummers.  We hope you love it, we made it for you!"
Earlier this year, Karmin released a taste of their new sound with songs, “Sugar” and “Yesterday.” Leo Rising LP is forthcoming, alongside a short film and a traveling art exhibit.
Tour Dates w/ Lindsey Stirling

6/4 in Minneapolis, MN at Northrop Auditorium
6/5 in Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
6/8 in Grand Rapids, MI at DeVos Performance Hall
6/9 in Cleveland, OH at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
6/10 in Lewiston, NY at Artpark
6/12 in Syracuse, NY at Landmark Theatre
6/13 in Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/15 in Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre
6/17 in New York, NY at Central Park’s SummerStage
8/8 in Brighton, CO at Adams County Fair