Chilean singer-songwriter Yael Meyer, who has received a flood of international acclaim with her infused mixture of electronica, pop and folk, will be playing select dates in the U.S. including Los Angeles at Hotel Café on February 27 and at MiMoDa on March 1, in New York for SOFAR Sounds (location TBD) on March 8 and at Rockwood Music Hall on March 9, and Boston (date/time/ location TBD). Meyer will also be playing several shows at SXSW – March 14 at The Westin Hotel Downtown, March 15 at Friends Bar for the IMI Showcase, and March 16 at the Tiniest Bar in Texas. More information about these dates are listed below.
Meyer will also release new music this year to follow-up her 2014 album Warrior Heart, which was released under her own KLI Records and received rave reviews from all over the globe including grabbing the attention of NPR’s Felix Contreras (co-host of Alt.Latino) and Jasmine Garsd as one of their “musical treasures we uncovered.”The Wall Street Journal premiered the video for the title track “Warrior Heart” in which they said the singer “Pairs Strength, Vulnerability” – Watch it HERE. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song “Human Divine” calling it, “…bouncy, ebullient electropop that should appeal to the considerable number of people who are still waiting for Grimes to write another ‘Oblivion.’” – Listen HERE. The haunting song “The Hunt,” with its video shot in the beautiful Andes – watch it HERE, premiered on The CW show Reign.
Meyer’s new music should arrive later this year. She will be co-producing this new album with producer Bill Lefler (Dashboard Confessional, Ingrid Michaelson), who she worked with on Warrior Heart, as well as other producers. She’s written and recorded songs in Los Angeles, Santiago, and Sydney. Meyer says, “This album is much more raw, much more guitar heavy, with bigger distortions and disruptive sounds, while still maintaining the quality that I have always wanted to generate with music which is to take people through different emotions and hopefully inspire some interesting visuals in their minds.”
A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Meyer has performed on stages and festivals around the world including C/O POP Cologne (Germany), Lollapalooza (Chile), Gustock (Chile), Pulsar (Chile), Sziget (Hungary), AM-PM “AMérica Por su Música” (Cuba), BAFIM (Argentina) and many more and lead extensive solo tours through the United States. Her music has been heard around the globe having appeared on films and ads for brands such a Blackberry and Ralph Lauren, TV series such as “Reign,” “Parenthood,” “Private Practice,” “Drop Dead Diva,” etc. and several MTV shows.
US Tour Dates:
February 27 – Los Angeles @ Hotel Café (Stage 1) – 10:00pm
March 1 – Los Angeles @ MiMoDa Studio – 7:45pm
March 8 – New York, NY @ Location TBD (SOFAR SOUNDS Private Show) – 8:00pm
March 9 – New York @ Rockwood Music Hall – 11:00pm
Date/Location/Time TBD – Boston
SXSW Shows – Austin, TX:
March 14 – Westin Austin Downtown (310 E. 5th Street) – 7:00pm
March 15 – Friends Bar (208 E 6th Street) for the IMI SHOWCASE – 11:00pm
March 16 – Tiniest Bar in Texas (817 W.5th) – 2:00pm