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Odesza Launch Foreign Family Collective – Share First Single, Troy Samuela & Monsoonsiren’s “Fiend”

March 12, 2015

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ODESZA catapulted to the forefront of the electronic music scene in 2014 with the release of their new album, In Return (out now on Counter Records), and show no signs of slowing down. If anything, they’re speeding up. Although every show on their current U.S. headline tour has sold out in advance and they will perform at every major music festival this year, the duo looks to expand their influence in the electronic space with the announcement of Foreign Family Collective, an outlet for musicians and visual artists alike curated by ODESZA’s Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Having flexed their A&R chops with the NO.SLEEP mixtape and party series, ODESZA will use their expert ear to launch the careers of their favorite up-and-coming artists.

The first Foreign Family Collective release is a huge R&B/electronic pop banger from Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren called “Fiend,” which was premiered earlier today via Complex. “Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren are an unusual pairing for a track which is why this one is so unique,” explain ODESZA. “Troy Samuela’s synth work and heavy hip hop influence blend with Monsoonsiren’s hauntingly beautiful airy vocals in a way that compliment each other in an unexpected way.” You may recognize Monsoonsiren as the singer on ODESZA’s hit single, “Memories That You Call”, while Troy Samuela recently produced a remix of ODESZA’s latest single, “All We Need,” and opened for ODESZA in New Zealand in January.

This is only the tip of the iceberg for the promising new label. Future singles include one from ODESZA’s current tour mate Big Wild, who shared the stage at ODESZA’s first ever NO.SLEEP event in San Francisco during their sold-out North American In Return headline tour this past fall. A full list of ODESZA’s current tour dates are below.


In Return full album stream –
“All We Need” video –

“Say My Name” music video –

NO.SLEEP Mixes stream –

ODESZA TOUR DATES (updates in bold):
Tue. Feb. 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory* (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Feb. 13 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112* (2 shows) (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Feb. 14 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory* (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Feb. 15 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Feb. 16 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Feb. 19 – Avon, CO @ Agave* (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Feb. 20 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen* (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Feb. 20 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen* (NO.SLEEP/DJ set) (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Feb. 21 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater* (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Feb. 21 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre* (NO.SLEEP/DJ set) (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Feb. 22 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater* (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Feb. 25 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House* (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Feb. 26 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note* (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Feb. 27 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club* (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Feb. 28 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub* (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Mar. 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Mar. 4 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre* (SOLD OUT) 
Thu. Mar. 5 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground* (2 shows) (SOLD OUT)

Fri. Mar. 6 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Mar. 7 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Mar. 11 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre*(SOLD OUT)
Thu. Mar. 12 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel* (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Mar. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works* (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Mar. 14 – New Orleans, LA @ BUKU Music & Art Project
Sun. Mar. 15 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival
Tue. Mar. 17 – Austin, TX @ The Spotify House (SXSW) DAY
Tue. Mar. 17 – Austin, TX @ Hype Hotel (SXSW) NIGHT

Wed. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ The Gasby (Pandora SXSW) DAY
Wed. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (KCRW SXSW Party) NIGHT
Thu. Mar. 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Panel “The Un-Distortion of Sound” 5pm
Thu. Mar. 19 – Austin, TX @
Ironwood Hall (Tumblr IRL SXSW Party) NIGHT
Fri. Mar. 20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Windish + House of Vans SXSW Party)
Fri. Mar. 20 – Austin, TX @ Palm Park (IFC Fairgrounds at SXSW)
Fri. Mar. 27 Miami, FL @ FDR at Delano (NO.SLEEP/DJ set)±
Fri. Mar. 27-Sun. Mar. 29 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
Tue. Apr. 7 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Apr. 8 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater
Thu. Apr. 9 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House‡ (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Apr. 11 – Palm Springs, CA @ Hilton Palm Springs (LED Day Club) (NO.SLEEP/DJ set)
Sun. Apr. 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
Wed. Apr. 15 – Santa Monica, CA @ KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic (Live On Air)
Thur. Apr. 16 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Art Foundry

Sun. Apr. 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
Thu. Apr. 23 – Paris, France @ La Gaite Lyrique
Fri. Apr. 24 – Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur
Sat. Apr. 25 – Bourges, France @ Printemps de Bourges
Tue. Apr. 28 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil
Wed. Apr. 29 – Geneva, Switzerland @ PTR L’Usine
Fri. May 1 – London, United Kingdom @ The Laundry
Sat. May 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso-Noord
Tue. May 5 – Warsaw, Poland @ Café Kulturalna
Wed. May 6 – Poznan, Poland @ SQ Klub
Thu. May 7 – Berlin, Germany @ Gretchen
Fri. May 8 – Munich, Germany @ Kong Bar GbR
Sat. May 9 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzmatazz
Fri. May 15 -Sun. May 17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
Fri. May 22-Mon. May 25 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning In A Bottle
Sat. May 23 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
Tue. May 26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
Wed. May 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre^
Wed. June 3 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues%
Fri. June 5-Sun. June 7 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
Fri. June 5-Sun. June 7 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
Thu. June 11-Sun. June 14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Thu. June 18-Sun. June 21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Fri. June 19-Mon. June 22 – Wolf Run Ranch, OR @ What The Festival
Thu. June 25-Sun. June 28 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
Fri. July 17-Sun. July 19 – Ferropolis, Germany @ Melt! Festival
Fri. July 24-Sun. July 26 – Toronto, ON @ WayHome Music Festival
Fri. Aug. 7-Sun. Aug. 9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
*with special guests Little People & Big Wild
±with special guests RAC (DJ set), Jason Bentley, Lane 8, Autograf
#co-headline with Chromeo, Cashmere Cat, Classixx (DJ set)
^with Chromeo, Classixx (DJ set)
‡with special guests Robert DeLong, Lane 8
%co-headline with Little Dragon

“Despite the many voices featured on the album, the sound is unified under a groove, built on ODESZA’s multi-layered melodies, spaced-out beats and cinematic charm.”
“Every track off of their latest album In Return hangs between blithe, ethereal spaces and thumping percussion, like fuzzy clouds punctuated by dope-ass thunder. The duo keep things unpredictable, never relying on same beat for too long, their music making you feel as if you’re being teleported into the future that’s nostalgic for the past.”

“Mixed in with their classic approach are a number of choice guest appearances and snazzy experiments that push the limits of their sound.”
Seattle Times

“…a surging contra-EDM movement…the duo blend deep house, bass, garage, chill wave and glitch-hop into an occasionally nostalgic but always airy summer soundtrack.”
– Herald Sun (Australia)

“There’s a certain finger-on-the-pulse feeling with ODESZA. Their grasp on the direction of electronic music sets them apart and they’re becoming the gold standard of acts born from sounds exchanged on the internet.”
Paste (“Best of What’s Next”)

“ODESZA has already demonstrated the ability to take root in the future and garage house genre as a power team to watch, and continues to showcase their forward thinking ear for the genre’s sound.”
Dancing Astronaut
“synths, glitched-up vocals and dance beats mixed in gorgeous tracks that resisted the prevailing trends and tropes of today’s electronic music.”

The Aspen Times
“quite possibly the greatest show I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
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