Charli XCX made an immediate splash with a series of increasingly acclaimed singles, including "Nuclear Seasons" and "Stay Away," which Pitchfork hailed as "a slow-burning kiss-off of a pop song with low-lying synths, industrial textures, and a whole lot of shadowy atmosphere." "You're The One" received ever greater accolades upon its 2012 release, with Billboard praising "its frisky beats, Euro-pop synths, and vaguely Middle Eastern melodies" while also naming Charli to its "21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012" ranking. Charli also appeared in a range of year-end packages, including 2012 wrap-ups and 2013 predictions. Rolling Stone declared her to be one of the year's "Hottest Synthpop Acts," while Stereogum included Charli on their influential "40 Best New Bands of 2012" tally, noting that "her voice floats above slickly catchy electroscapes, showing an admirably tough vulnerability." "You're The One" was among Billboard's "20 Best Songs of 2012: Critics' Picks." As if that weren't enough, Time named Charli's upcoming debut album as one of their "11 Albums To Look Forward To In 2013," writing that "at only 20 years old, the vaguely goth Charli XCX (nee Charlotte Aitchison) has a vocal maturity that outshines many more seasoned singers, crafting songs that are alternately gorgeous, anthemic, throbbing and occasionally weird, with soaring vocals and swelling choruses that sweep you up in their melodies."
Furthermore, Charli XCX has released a pair of creative and compelling mixtapes, including the recent "SUPER ULTRA," highlighted by the viral hit, "Cloud Aura (Feat. Brooke Candy)." Pitchfork decreed the track -- produced by J£ ZUS MILLION -- to be "a weird one," in large part thanks to the appearance of "rapper" and tumblr meta-meme Brooke Candy. "SUPER ULTRA" is available now as a free download to fans signing up at Charli's official website, charlixcxmusic.com, while the "Cloud Aura" companion video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7LJOg-yLWbI.
For more, please see www.charlixcxmusic.com, www.facebook.com/charlixcxmusic, www.twitter.com/charli_xcx, and www.youtube.com/officialcharlixcx.
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MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
"THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB TOUR" - NORTH AMERICA 2013
All Dates w/Special Guest CHARLI XCX Except *
MAY-----2 Seattle, WA The Showbox at the Market3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom4 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom6 San Francisco, CA The Warfield7 Santa Ana, CA Observatory9 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ Blvd Social Club *10 San Diego, CA House of Blues11 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound14 Denver, CO The Gothic Theatre16 Kansas City, MO Granada17 St Louis, MO The Pageant19 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity20 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre22 Detroit, MI Saint Andrew's Hall23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy24 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre28 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls29 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield
Christina Kotsamanidis (National)
Catharine McNelly (Tour)
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