Evan Dando & Ólafur Arnalds Sign to Wise Music Group
4th February 2020
Evan Dando of The Lemonheads has signed a publishing agreement with Wise Music USA, part of Wise Music Group. The worldwide deal includes all of Evan’s work to date, including hit songs such as “It’s a Shame About Ray,” “My Drug Buddy,” “Confetti,” “Rudderless,” and “Big Gay Heart.”
Evan Dando comments:
“I’m super excited that for the first time in my career, all of my publishing will be with one company under the same roof. I’m looking forward to a successful partnership with Wise Music.”
Tomas Wise, CEO of Wise Music USA says:
“Growing up my brothers and I listened to The Lemonheads religiously. We were their biggest fans. I could not be more thrilled to be representing their music today. Everyone at Wise Music is excited to work with Evan and his team and are squinting at the bright future ahead.”
The Lemonheads will join Adam Ant’s 2020 “Friend or Foe” tour as the special guests for the dates of May 9th in Seattle, May 14th in Oakland, and May 16th in Los Angeles.
About Evan Dando
Evan Griffith Dando is an American musician and frontman of the Lemonheads. He has also embarked on a solo career and collaborated on songs with various artists.
The Lemonheads were formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1986 by Evan Dando with the group quickly creating three raucous albums under a local Boston label Taang! full of discordant punk chords and alt-country-tinge melodies. An Atlantic Records deal led the band to mature their sound in the fourth studio album and collaboration between Dando, songwriter Tom Morgan and future bassist Nic Dalton, that created radio-friendly singles and mellow melodies began to grow the fan base. Subsequent albums “It’s A Shame About Ray” and “Come On Feel The Lemonheads” focused on Dando’s vocals and turn of phrase and with hits such as “Into Your Arms” the group had a worldwide touring appeal.
Dando released a magnificent solo album “Baby, I’m Bored” in 2003 and continued to create music born of 70s punk and cosmic country. Dando’s 2008 album “Varshons” was a collection of well-known cover tracks set a new experimental tone and with the 2019 release of “Varshons 2,” The Lemonheads return for their tenth studio album.
Ólafur Arnalds has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Bosworth Music GmbH, part of Wise Music Group. The catalogue includes Flow 1 and Flow 2 from Ekki Hugsa 360°, a commission from the Reeperbahn Festival, plus all upcoming works.
Ólafur Arnalds comments:
“I am thrilled to be joining the Bosworth / Wise Music family’s close-knit community. Their long history combined with their embracing of change within the music industry made me confident that they were the right team for me and my variety of projects.”
Michael Ohst, Managing Director of Bosworth Music says: “We have been following Ólafur’s career with huge interest during the last years and are thrilled to work with him and support him in his future activities."
About Ólafur Arnalds
Ólafur Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist and composer - internationally known for his haunting musical style. He captivatingly combines elements of ambient, classical, electronic, pop and rock music. His recent album “re:member” (2018) follows the success of his innovative musical project Island Songs (2016). “re:member” features Ólafur’s new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument.
Ólafur has been praised for his extensive soundtrack work, including composing the score for ITV’s Broadchurch, for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Original Music. He has been involved in various other media projects and his music appears in many films, television shows and advertisements.
Together with Barði Jóhannson (Bang Gang), Ólafur composed music for “Dyad 1909”, a Random Dance/Wayne McGregor project. This music was released as an album in 2009.
Furthermore, Arnalds formed the experimental techno project “Kiasmos” together with Janus Rasmussen. They have released two albums so far: “Blurred” (2017) and “Kiasmos” (2014).