Correatown sets a DIY and pretty vibe with "True North."
Correatown is the musical project of Angela Correa, an LA based artist whose latest albumPleiades -- out on Highline Records on October 16th seems destined to soundtrack the ensuing summer months.
A floating tapestry of textures and melodies,Pleiades seamlessly articulates Correas capacity for story telling, weaving her emotive lyricism around delicate layered arrangements anchored by her mellifluous voice.
Lead single "Further" sets the tone, its tinkling piano intro and spacious drums building to a euphoric chorus, evoking a sun-kissed warmth, sense of optimism and panoramic blues skies captured in the songs accompanying video.
Originally from the small town of Yuba City in Northern California Correa has travelled the globe, eventually settling in Los Angeles Eastside and is now a mainstay in its tightly knit local music community.
In previous incarnations, Correatown was an amalgam of early folk and indie-pop sensibility; but over the past few years the sound has evolved into a lusher, more textured experience. Recalls Angela "When I began writing songs for our latest recordings I kept imagining the sounds and instruments that would shape the direction of our new songs. The most appealing were really freaked out thick and pulsing bass sounds or odd twitchy static noises tucked into shimmering and ethereal melodies. The more the band explored different arrangements and instruments, the more I felt the possibility of having a less organic sound that felt more evocative of the music we wanted to create was our compass." She sought out producer Dan Long in 2009 and in between touring throughout 2009 and 2010, created the sound of her Pleiades.
Angela Correa/ Correatown have released four full-length albums and two EPs on her own label in the U.S, Another Room Recordings. Her songs have appeared on US television, including Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Brothers and Sisters andHow I Met Your Mother.
Her voice was featured in the Sony Pictures filmWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story on the song"Lets Duet" and only last year "Further" was included on the Greys Anatomy Soundtrack Vol 4.
Angela recently scored her first film, Sassy Pants, to be released this year as well as having one of her tracks in the forthcoming Scott Hicks film, The Lucky One starring Zac Efron.