Echosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012. They are best known for their hit song "Cool Kids", which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA with over 1,200,000 sales in the United States and double platinum additionally by ARIA in Australia. The song was Warner Bros. Records' fifth-biggest-selling-digital song of 2014, with 1.3 million downloads sold. The band's debut album, Talking Dreams, was released on October 8, 2013.

Early life

The group grew up in a musical household playing multiple instruments throughout their childhood. The band has mentioned that numerous rock artists, including Coldplay, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Killers, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac, influenced them while growing up and encouraged them to make music together. Echosmith’s youngest sibling, Graham, plays drums. The only female member in the group, Sydney, is the lead vocalist for the band, often contributing on tambourine and keyboard. Noah plays bass and sings back-up vocals for the band. The oldest sibling, Jamie, sings and plays guitar.

Career

2009–12: Beginnings

Echosmith has additionally released an array of covers of songs such as "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons, "Lights" by Ellie Goulding, "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele, and "Princess of China" by Coldplay and Rihanna. The band is currently managed by their father, producer and songwriter Jeffery David. In April 2013, Echosmith was named one of the "100 Bands You Need To Know" by Alternative Press. On May 31, 2013, Echosmith released their new single on YouTube, "Come Together". The video was directed by Justin Coloma and filmed in Los Angeles, CA. Echosmith launched a Summer Sampler Free Download promo on their website, with the songs "Cool Kids", "Come Together", and "Talking Dreams".

2013–present: Talking Dreams

On June 7, 2013, the band performed a free concert at Warner Bros. Records in Burbank, CA, with simultaneous streaming through Echosmith's YouTube channel. Echosmith was featured on ESPN's June programming. The featured songs consisted of "Come Together", "Let's Love", and "March Into The Sun." Echosmith additionally performed on the entire 2013 Vans Warped Tour. Recently, they opened for Owl City, as well as bands Twenty One Pilots, and Neon Trees. The band toured the United States and Canada as the opening act for Owl City on his 2013 Midsummer Station tour. The band's debut album, Talking Dreams, was released on October 8, 2013. Echosmith released a holiday track "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" on December 3, 2013. It was available to download for free on their website through the month of December. The band performed the song "Cool Kids" on December 31, 2013 throughout the Teen Nick top 10: New Year's Eve Countdown, hosted by Nick Cannon. Echosmith has recently been selected as MTV's 2014 Artists To Watch. The band's song, "Surround You" has recently been featured in the soundtrack for the film Endless Love.

Echosmith played on the Vans Warped Tour in 2014 for the second year in a row. Echosmith made their late night TV premiere in June 2014, performing "Cool Kids" on Conan and the Teen Wolf after show, Wolf Watch. On June 10, Echosmith released an acoustic EP, titled Acoustic Dreams, which features acoustic versions of four tracks off Talking Dreams, in addition to one new track titled "Terminal". Leading up to the release, the acoustic version of "Cool Kids" was premiered on the group's YouTube channel on June 3. Echosmith was the MTV Push Artist of the Month for November 2014.(German) The band had a headline tour with The Colourist as their supporting act in February 2015. In 2015, Echosmith provided the vocals for Russian-German DJ and musician Zedd's track "Illusion" for his second studio album True Colors. In August, the band announced that Jamie Sierota would be taking a break from the band. The band made a guest appearance in The Muppets episode "Single All the Way" (S1:E10), which originally aired December 8, 2015.

Band members

Current Members

  • Graham Jeffery David Sierota – drums, percussion
  • Sydney Grace Ann Sierota – lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Noah Jeffery Joseph Sierota – bass, backing vocals
  • Jamie Jeffery Harry Sierota – lead guitar, backing vocals

Influences

Echosmith is described as an indie rock and '80s dance-rock-influenced band. Echosmith cites The Smiths as an influence. Switchfoot was additionally a big influence/reason they started making music.

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
US
Heat

US
Rock

AUS
AUT
DEN
GER
NLD
SWI
Talking Dreams38148453923474635

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
Heat

Summer Sampler
  • Released: May 31, 2013
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: Digital download
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Acoustic Dreams
  • Released June 10, 2014
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
34
Spotify Sessions —
"—" denotes a recording that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
US
Adult

AUS
AUT
CAN
DEN
GER
NZ
SWI
UK
"Cool Kids"201313565256813917Talking Dreams
"Bright"201540981
  • RIAA: Gold
"Let's Love"25
"—" denotes a single that didn't chart or wasn't released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of singles, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"2013Non-album single

Concert tours

Awards and nominations

YearCeremonyAwardNominated workResult
2015Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music Single: Group"Cool Kids"Nominated
Choice Summer Music Star: GroupEchosmith
Kids Choice AwardsFavorite New Artist
MTV Europe Music AwardsBest New Act