Little Green Cars

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Little Green Cars
Little Green Cars.jpg
Little Green Cars in 2013
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Indie rock, Folk rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Island, Glassnote
Associated acts Markus Dravs
Website littlegreencars.com
Members Stevie Appleby
Dylan Lynch
Donagh Seaver O'Leary
Adam O'Regan
Faye O'Rourke

Little Green Cars are an Indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland.

History[edit]

Little Green Cars were formed in Dublin in 2008. The band members are Stevie Appleby on guitar and vocals, Faye O'Rourke on vocals, Adam O'Regan on guitar, Donagh Seaver O'Leary on Bass and Dylan Lynch on Drums. Since signing with Glassnote Music, the band has toured America and the UK extensively. The US portion of the 2013 tour included a live performance of their single Harper Lee on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has played at the 2013 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas,[1] the Coachella music festival in California,[2] Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago and the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montréal.[3] On January 7, 2016, they announced their second album, Ephemera, going to be released on March 11, 2016 in BBC Radio 1 and played their first single from the album, The Song They Play Every Night.[4] The album was named after a poem by Irish Nobel-prized poet W. B. Yeats about slowly fading love.[5] On February 10, they uploaded official audio of their new song, Easier Day, on their YouTube channel[6] and the music video which was uploaded to their Vevo channel.[7]

Early Years[edit]

The band met and formed as school friends in 2008. They would rehearse in a space in Stevie Appleby's back garden and quickly began to write and record their own material. Initially the band self-released a couple of EP's which in turn caught the attention of major record labels in the UK. Their first UK release was a 7" version of The John Wayne on the Young and Lost Club label, which was produced by David Kosten and contained the b-side Glass Case. The band played many shows and rehearsals for many labels, but felt the right home for them was New York based label Glassnote. Daniel Glass made several trips to Ireland to meet with the band and they signed with the label in January 2012. The band were named on the prestigious BBC sound poll for 2013, along with Haim, Savages and Churches.

Absolute Zero[edit]

Absolute Zero
Studio album by Little Green Cars
Released April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Genre
Length 48:35
Label Glassnote Records
Little Green Cars chronology
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The band set to work on their debut album in April 2012 and teamed up with producer Markus Dravs, whose work on Arcade Fire's the Suburbs was a big inspiration for the band. The recording took place at Angelic Stidios in Halse, United Kingdom. Following the release of the album the band set out on a relentless touring schedule, which included shows across Europe and numerous US tours including the Coachella Festival, Chicago's Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Osheaga in Montreal. The band finished their touring on Absolute Zero with an appearance at Splendour in the Grass in Australia, followed by some shows in Russia before starting work on their follow up album Ephemera.

The album was released on April 26, 2013.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Harper Lee" 3:31
2. "Angel Owl" 3:48
3. "My Love Took Me Down To the River To Silence Me" 5:00
4. "The Consequences of Not Sleeping" 3:10
5. "Big Red Dragon" 4:04
6. "Red and Blue" 3:56
7. "The Kitchen Floor" 5:29
8. "The John Wayne" 4:54
9. "Please" 4:12
10. "Them" 4:34
11. "Goodbye Blue Monday" 5:03
Total length: 48:35
Deluxe edition
No. Title Length
12. "The Cage" 3:17
13. "Carved a Heart Into My Chest" 3:47
14. "Ginesa Suite" 3:45
15. "Stay For Five Minutes (Please Demo)" 7:17
16. "The John Wayne (Demo)" 4:27
Total length: 71:08

Ephemera[edit]

Ephemera
Studio album by Little Green Cars
Released March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
Genre
Length 50:33
Label Glassnote Records
Little Green Cars chronology
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The band's sophomore album Ephemera was released on March 11, 2016.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Song They Play Every Night" 3:45
2. "You vs. Me" 4:07
3. "Easier Day" 4:12
4. "The Garden of Death" 3:34
5. "Brother" 3:17
6. "Clair de Lune" 4:27
7. "OK OK OK" 3:50
8. "The Party" 5:51
9. "I Don't Even Know Who" 4:51
10. "Good Women Do" 4:25
11. "Winds of Peace" 3:26
12. "The Factory" 4:48
Total length: 50:33

Discography[edit]

Little Green Cars discography
Studio albums 2
EPs 3
Singles 7

Studio albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
US Heatseekers
[10]
IRL UK
2013 Absolute Zero 19 1 94
2016 Ephemera
  • Released: March 11, 2016
  • Label: Glassnote
  • Formats: CD, download, vinyl
2
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Details
2008 Volume I
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Little Green Records
Volume II
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Little Green Records
2013 Harper Lee

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
IRL UK
2012 "The John Wayne" Absolute Zero
2013 "Harper Lee"
"My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me"
"Big Red Dragon"
2016 "The Song They Play Every Night" Ephemera
"Easier Day"
"Clair De Lune
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SXSW Featured Artist Archived 2013-04-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Coachella
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ "Little Green Cars hit Absolute Zero in April". RTE.ie. February 13, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ Carroll, Jim (March 10, 2016). "Little Green Cars - tracing the line of progress from Absolute Zero to Ephemera". The Irish Times. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ Allmusic: Little Green Cars - Awards and Charts

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