Re-envisioning what pop can be in the 21st century, AJR unassumingly emerged as a ubiquitous hit-making outlier and one of the biggest indie bands in the world. Since 2012, the multiplatinum indie pop trio—Adam [bass, vocals], Jack [vocals, guitar], and Ryan [ukulele, piano, vocals]—have generated billions of streams and earned one triple-platinum single, one double-platinum single, four platinum singles, and one platinum album. 2019’s Neotheater marked their biggest first-week debut, bowing at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Cemented as part of the modern zeitgeist, Spotify touted “Sober Up” [feat. Rivers Cuomo] among the “Best Rock Songs of the 2010s,” while Apple Music included “Weak” on its “Best Alt Songs of the 2010s.” Not to mention, they remain one of the “500 Most-Listened to Artists” on Spotify. On the heels of Neotheater, they dropped the 2020 platinum blockbuster “BANG!”, which they performed on TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and even at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now, the band open up their world like never before on their fourth full-length album, OK ORCHESTRA [S-Curve/BMG] introduced by the single “Way Less Sad.”
Instantly-relatable lyrics and handcrafted lo-fi soundscapes have established Chelsea Cutler as a quiet, yet disruptive, force for popular music. Within three short years, the singer, songwriter and producer went from bedroom-constructed uploads to 2 billion-plus cumulative streams and acclaim from Billboard, Complex, PAPER Magazine, Refinery29, Ones To Watch and more. In 2017, her breakthrough single "Your Shirt" paved the way for her debut EP, Snow In October. Leaving college shortly after, she hit the road alongside Quinn XCII at the top of 2018 before kicking off a prolific string of releases, including the independently released mixtapes Sleeping with Roses and Sleeping with Roses II, leading to two completely sold-out nationwide headline tours in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
After signing to Republic Records at the beginning of 2019, she released the joint EP "brent" with close friend and frequent collaborator Jeremy Zucker which was led by the RIAA Certified Platinum single "you were good to me." Later she featured on Kygo's summer anthem "Not Ok" and spent the next few months playing major festivals such as Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more. During that time, Chelsea was formulating her solo debut album, How To Be Human, which released on January 17, 2020, is a collection of songs that touch on both human emotions and the human psyche. She saw her debut on the Top 40 radio charts with the project's lead single, "Sad Tonight," and supported the album with another sold-out nationwide tour including 2 shows at Terminal 5 in New York City.
Later in 2020 during the pandemic she managed to safely reunite with Jeremy Zucker in upstate New York to create "brent ii," their follow-up joint EP that later released on February 5, 2021, from which the two performed singles on The Today Show and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. All the while, Chelsea was also working on music for a new project, which would ultimately become her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes. Following the release of singles such as "Devil On My Shoulder" and "Calling All Angels" (with Quinn XCII), When I Close My Eyes was released on October 15 to critical acclaim. Now fresh off of her co-headline tour with Quinn XCII, which included two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall (NYC), The Greek (LA), etc. in September-October 2021, she will return to the road in Spring 2022 for another headline tour in support of her new album.