American Authors Best Day
spring awakening of their own on May 13 th with the release of WHAT WE LIVE
FOR, their new album on Dirty Canvas/ Island Records, featuring the brand new
single “Pride, ” which was a most added track at Hot AC radio last week.
American Authors new video for “Pride” is already accumulating buzz. The video features young actress Sandra Mae Frank from Deaf West Theater, the company that made Broadway history with its innovative production of the 8-time Tony Award-winning and national sold out tour - Spring Awakening.
WHAT WE LIVE FOR is the long-awaited follow-up to Oh, What A Life, American Authors’ RIAA certified Gold debut album of 2014, which rose to #3 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and #15 on Soundscan. In addition to “Best Day Of My Life, ” a #1 Hot AC and Top 5 Pop hit, the album also spun off “Believer, ” another Top 15 at Hot AC.
American Authors’ career-defining RIAA triple-platinum #1 hit “Best Day Of My Life” continues to resonate across the Top 40 nearly three years after its release. A sync favorite as confirmed by Billboard, “Best Day Of My Life” was “bolstered by prominent placements in a Lowe’s TV ad, a trailer for the film Delivery Man, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, a Major League Baseball Fan Cave commercial, the opening sequence of this year’s ESPN World Series Of Poker coverage, and can be heard currently in the new Weight Watchers campaign. With nearly 300 million streams to date, “Best Day Of My Life” boasts over 89 million YouTube views, 40 million of those since last summer alone.
American Authors have appeared on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, NBC’s The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Universal’s Ellen, ABC’s Good Morning America, FOX 5’s Good Day New York, VH1 Morning Buzz Live, theCW’s The Carrie Diaries, TBS’s Conan, the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and Live with Kelly and Michael. The band has also headlined the Honda Civic Tour, and toured as support for One Republic.
The band will make their first performances of 2016 at intimate club's across the nation beginning on March 28 th at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco and ending at the Magic Bag in Detroit on May 15th. In between, they will be making a return appearance on NBC Universal’s Ellen on March 7th.
New Beat Fund (acoustic)
New Beat Fund birthed when a piggy bank with the words "New Beat Fund" encrypted on it was catapulted into the facade of a corporate building. No joke. Somewhere in that transaction it became apparent a jar full of "fuck you's" and "I owe you's" would no longer lend it's help to an artist. So we started our own fund; no debts to the bullshit, just a direct deposit from your's truly and the people who vibe what it is we're doing. And what exactly are we doing? We're letting our music run free, streaking down the beach, nuts hangin' in the Cali breeze, smokin' Cali trees. We shimmy shimmy to the sounds of the Timby, some Red Chili, Slim Shady, and one Foxy ass Lady. Reppin' real music flowin' from an honest place. Keepin' true to who we are, how we're feeling, what we're seeing around us and the way we react to it. Everything New Beat Fund is done 100% by New Beat Fund. Burnie Baker, Fat Snapz Lalib, Buttonwill McKill, and Silky Johnson. No need for specificity. So vibe some tunes, whether you're coolin' with your gurl or partying with your friends, this is for you. Have a good time, that's what we're doing. Thanx for donating. Peace. NBF $($)$