A B O U T
Escondido is Jessica Maros and Tyler James. Both long time Nashville singer-songwriters, the two met in 2011 during a late night session at James' home studio and bonded over shared love of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks. They recorded their debut album, The Ghost of Escondido, in a single day and released it on their own label, Kill Canyon, in 2013 to critical acclaim. “We wanted it to be like Clint Eastwood playing pop songs at one of the honky-tonks downtown,” James mused. The duo's David Lynch approved sound became the soundtrack to multiple films and TV shows including HBO's Girls and led to appearances on CONAN and ABC's Nashville. The band toured extensively with the likes of Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, and The Staves before releasing their sophomore album, Walking With A Stranger, in 2016. Following their first national headlining tours, Maros relocated to Los Angeles where the pair recently recorded their 3rd album, Warning Bells, with producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Kurl Vile, Beck). The first single, Darkness, is out now.
P R E S S
Vogue: "One of the rare alt-country crossover acts with highbrow cred."
David Lynch: "I was listening to the radio, KCRW, and Escondido were playing and i heard this and I just love it, it went right in me."
Garden & Gun: “If Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name stepped into a vintage El Camino and turned on the radio, Escondido would come blaring out of the speakers."
KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic": Session
Interview Magazine: Video Premiere
Conan O'Brien: Late Night TV Debut
Mojo Magazine: David Lynch Interview
Vogue: Video Premiere "Black Roses"
Paste Magazine: Video Session
Wall Street Journal: Song Premiere
USA Today: Video Premiere "Cold October"
Billboard Magazine: New Music
Huffington Post: Interview
NPR: First Listen
DI S C O G R A P H Y
T O U R H I S T O R Y
United States: National headline tours + National support tours
w/ Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, The Staves, Wild Cub, Islands
Canada: National support tours w/ Islands, Said the Whale
United Kingdom: Support tour w/ Wild Cub
Festivals: Bumbershoot (Seattle), Sloss Fest (Birmingham), Sundance Film Fest, Madeira Film Fest (Portugal), Telluride Ride Fest (Colorado), Hillside Fest (Ontario), 80/35 Fest (Iowa), Taste of Randolph (Chicago), Queen of the Prairie Fest (Oklahoma), El Ganzo (Cabo, Mexico), St. Barths Summer Sessions, Coachella (Mimi Chica Party), Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotel Opening (Chicago), David Lynch Fondation Benefit (El Rey w/ Lord Huron)
R A D I O A D D S
KCRW Los Angeles, WXPN Philly, KUTX Austin, WRLT Nashville, XM's The Loft, WFPK Louisville, WEZZ Birmingham, KCLC St. Louis, WCNR Charlottesville, WUMB Boston, WCBE Columbus, WYCE Grand Rapids, WRRW Virginia Beach, WFHB Bloomington, + 20 more
C O N T A C T
LICENSING: firstname.lastname@example.org / Rachel Komar, HyperExtension
LEGAL: email@example.com / Jon Polk
PUBLICITY: firstname.lastname@example.org / Monica Hopman, Think Press
T V & F I L M HIGHLIGHTS
HBO - "Girls" 2015 - "Oaxaca Blues" w/ Lena Dunham
CBS - "Criminal Minds" 2017 - "Midnight Train"
NETFLIX - "Friends From College" 2017 - "Heart Is Black"
CBS - 'Bull' 2017 - "Midnight Train"
ABC 'Notorious' 2016 - "Uh Huh"
ABC 'Nashville' 2016 - "Apartment"
CBS 'Life In Pieces' 2016 - "Uh Huh"
SONY Pictures Movie 'Sex Tape' 2015 - "Heart Is Black"
SYFY 'Being Human' 2015 - "Midnight Train"
FOX 'New Girl' 2015 - "Cold October"
ABC 'Nashville' 2014 - "Don't Love Me Too Much"
ABC 'Killer Women' 2014 - "Evil Girls"
FOX 'New Girl' 2014 - "Bad Without You"
FOX 'New Girl' 2014 - "Cold October"
TBS 'CONAN' live performance 2014 - "Cold October"