Emerging last fall from the college a cappella scene, Sonos turns the genre on its head with bold interpretations of C21st classics. On their Verve debut “SonoSings,” the vocal group reinvents Radiohead, Bon Iver & Fleet Foxes and dazzles with unique twists on the mainstream such as a dark, trip-hop Jackson 5 cover.
Recent appearances include live radio sessions on NPR’s Weekend Edition, KCRW, BBC Americana, Sirius/XM; collaborations with novelist Margaret Atwood at UCLA Live and the beloved Young@Heart Chorus; plus performances at colleges, clubs, radio stations, theaters and events all over the country, including the Sundance Film Festival.
April saw the release of “Love Comes Down,” a collaboration with Ozomatli as part of their “Ozomatli vs. KCRW Soundclash” EP.
The group recently won the CASA award for the Best Pop/Rock song of the year, for “I Want You Back,” and on June 1 numerous ACAs (A cappella Community Awards) including Best Group, Album, Song and Vocalist.
2010 sees Sonos touring widely as well as embracing projects in other disciplines: dance with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Co. – “Gods & Marionettes,” premiering at the Ford Amphitheatre June 18; and edutainment and theater via “The World in 6 Songs,” a show with bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Daniel Levitin ("This Is Your Brain on Music").
They are currently in the studio working on a new Sonos album for 2011 featuring covers, collaborations and originals; as well as bringing their trademark, unique vocal treatment to a broad selection of Holiday classics, to be released in October for the 2010 season.
"The music of Sonos truly makes the world a little better place to live." -
Michael Buckley, WRNR (D.C.)
"Prepare to be stunned." - Paul Lester, The Guardian (UK)
“A majestic album that will live a long, long time.” – SonicBoomers.com
“Innovative vocal arrangements, inspired repertoire, supremely delivered.” - Chris Douridas, KCRW-FM, CA
“The six voices combine into a beautifully harmonized, intricately timed machine that makes you forget there are no instruments. “ – National Post (Canada)