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New Zealand's Avalanche City Signs to Roadrunner Records
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Source: Avalanche City/Roadrunner Records

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 Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Zealand’s Avalanche City has signed to Roadrunner Records for distribution in North America.  Avalanche City is the brainchild of Dave Baxter, a singer songwriter who wrote, produced, recorded and played every instrument on his debut album Our New Life Above The Ground, which was released July 8, 2011 in New Zealand.  Baxter recorded the now platinum album in just one week. Avalanche City is the fastest selling debut artist in New Zealand history.

Roadrunner Records will release the four-track Love Love Love EP on April 3, 2012 The first single “Love Love Love” will go to radio in May 2012 with a full length album to be released later this year. “Love Love Love’” debuted at #1 on the New Zealand singles charts.

The story of Avalanche City begins with David Baxter in a house, alone, for hours and hours each day for months, slowly learning how to sing by process of scales, recording, and self critique. Six months after taking the first steps towards singing, Baxter played his first solo show as Avalanche City. Six months after the first show, one year after beginning the process of teaching himself how to sing, the first tracks were laid for Avalanche City's debut album Our New Life Above The Ground. Armed with a sack full of vegetarian single serve curries, Dave Baxter headed into the countryside and moved into a little community hall just north of Auckland. There he spent the week alone recording and playing everything himself with only the cows and the milk trucks as company.  Once completed, the album was available free to download for four months – it received over 11,000 downloads. When it was commercially released shortly after,  it rocketed up the charts.

Avalanche City’s live show will feature various musicians and instruments from mandolin, ukulele, and glockenspiel to accordion.  See Avalanche City at SXSW and on tour with Fun. at the end of March.  Tour dates are listed below.

Love Love Love EP Tracklisting:
1. Love Love Love
2. Go
3. The Streets
4. The Silence
SXSW Performances:
3/14      Afternoon Showcase     La Zona Rosa               The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon   
3/15      7:15pm – 8:00pm          Brush Square Park         New Zealand Night @ SXSW
3/15      9:00pm – 9:40pm          Buffalo Billiards
3/16      TBD                              Stubbs
Tour dates with Fun.:
3/18      House Of Blues             New Orleans, LA
3/20      Warehouse Live             Houston, TX
3/21      Dallas, TX                     House Of Blues
3/23      Tucson, AZ                   Rialto Theater
3/24      Pomona, CA                 The Glass House –SOLD OUT
3/26      Sacramento, CA            Sac State University
3/28      San Francisco, CA        The Independent – SOLD OUT
3/29      San Francisco, CA        Bottom Of The Hill – SOLD OUT
3/31      Salt Lake City, UT          In the Venue

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