Milagres (band)

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Milagres performing at Bowery Ballroom, NYC in 2014
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres indie rock, indie pop, alternative rock, synthpop
Years active 2006–present
Labels Kill Rock Stars (US), Memphis Industries (UK/EU)
Members Kyle Wilson
Fraser McCulloch
Past members Eric Schwortz
Steve Leventhal
Paul Payabyab
Chris Brazee

Milagres is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. The band was founded in 2006 under a different name and lineup, and independently released an album, Seven Summits, in 2008. After some lineup changes and regional touring, the band changed its name to Milagres and began writing and recording what would later become their second record. The band signed to the music label Kill Rock Stars in Spring of 2011, and released their national debut, Glowing Mouth, in September 2011. Milagres embarked on several national tours of the US, UK and Europe in support of Glowing Mouth. Kill Rock Stars released the band's follow-up, Violent Light, in 2014.


Kyle Wilson (lead vocals, guitar), Fraser McCulloch (bass, keys, backing vocals), and Eric Schwortz (guitar, backing vocals, percussion) met while attending New York University. Drummer Steven Leventhal had played in bands with Schwortz since high school. Keyboardist Chris Brazee knew McCulloch from high school, where they were in a band together. The band was on shaky ground when Wilson went on a mountain climbing expedition in 2010: he sustained a fall and back injury, and wrote many of the songs that would become a part of Glowing Mouth while bed ridden. Upon hearing the album, music label Kill Rock Stars signed the band without even seeing them.

Shortly after their release in September 2011, the band signed with U.K. based label Memphis Industries to release the album in the UK and EU territories. The band received national and international attention from Spin Magazine,[1] National Public Radio,[2] The Guardian, KEXP, and KCRW (amongst others). The band has also placed in the CMJ music charts and a significant number of Milagres songs have been played on several notable radio stations (such as BBC, KEXP, KCRW, The Current, and World Cafe Live).

In Spring of 2012, Paul Payabyab replaced original drummer Steve Leventhal.

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  1. ^ Anderson, Stacey "Milagres, Album Review", 'Spin Magazine, September 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Boilen, Bob "First Watch: Milagres, 'Halfway'", 'NPR', September 12, 2011.

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