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twenty | one | pilots w/ New Politics

$10 ADV / $12 DOS
http://onepercentproductions.com/events/twenty-one-pilots/

The Columbus, Ohio-based band started out like most acts but instead of aimlessly touring they concentrated on their hometown base and before long they were selling out huge local venues like Newport Music Hall despite the fact they only had two selfrecorded releases available. “Every show we play our hearts out because where we come from you have to grab people’s attention and make sure that they never forget you,” Joseph says. “In our case we were able to build up a fanbase – one that walked with us to grab the attention of the music industry outside of our hometown eventually opening up the doors that have led to so many opportunities to take our music around the world on what is an amazing journey”.

The duo’s ability to build up this local base was confirmed when the band sold out the 2,300-capacity LC Pavilion last April to announce that they were signing to Fueled By Ramen, after being courted by over a dozen labels. That’s right, there was no fancy marketing or gimmickry that lead to twenty | one | pilots’ rise, it was based solely on the organic relationship they cultivated with their fans via their music, live performances and online content. “To our fans we say we never got our big break, you created our big break. Thank you,” frontman Tyler Joseph says.

For Vessel the band entered a real studio for the first time ever with Grammy nominated producer Greg Wells (Weezer, Adele) to craft an album which merges elements of hiphop, indie rock and punk in a way that’s so seamless that you’ll be rapping along one minute and caught up in a lush orchestral line on a song like “Car Radio” in the next minute. “We’re not trying to consciously do something different but we’ve just never emulated any other bands” Joseph explains. “We’ve never fit into any particular scene so we figured we would just make our own.”

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  • Heather S.

    I might be there after I my bowling league is done tonight, Ed.

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Ed

    Their single, "Holding On to You", is kind of a bizarre hybrid of Todd Rundgren, Eminem, and Blink 182. But somehow, it works.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktBMxkLUIwY

    February 12, 2013

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