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"The Butterfly Explosion are a band from Ireland that blend powerful spiraling music with delicate vocals to form rich soundscapes of beautiful melodies, gliding between moments of ethereal dreampop and explosive sonic bliss."
The debut album 'Lost Trails' was released digitally March 2010 on Revive Records and to various international stores throughout the year.
'Closer', the first single, had already received extensive airplay from Ireland's leading alternative music shows such as Paul McLoone(TodayFM) and Dan Hegarty(2FM) who described the track as "My Bloody Valentine meets M83 meets Sigur Ros in Heaven". Within a couple of weeks of the album release, more tracks such as 'Chemistry', 'Insulate Dreams', 'Sophia' and 'Tracing Stars' began to stir interest in the USA and with the album entering an increasing number of stations' Top 30 playlists, 'Lost Trails' broke into the CMJ 200 college radio charts, rising to #121 after one month. This jump in exposure was also reflected on Last.FM where they charted at #5 in the hyped artists chart the week after the album's release.
Formed by guitarist/vocalist Gazz Carr, Butterfly Explosion had previosuly released two critically acclaimed EPs before recording began on the debut album late 2008 with producer Torsten Kinsella (God Is An Astronaut). Their epic live shows have seen them be championed by many as one of the most promising bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. When UK webzine Drowned In Sound had a series of articles in 2009 dedicated to the revival and diverse influence of the early 90s shoegaze scene, Butterfly Explosion were amongst the international artists highlighted as ones to watch.
2010 will see the band embark on a number of tours from the UK(Feb), USA(March), Ireland(April) and mainland Europe (May), including festival appearances at SXSW in Austin, Liverpool Sound City and Electric Picnic in Ireland.http://butterflyexplosion.com
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