New Zealand's Avalanche City will head out on the road this summer with Eric Hutchinson, including making a stop in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on June 26, 2012. Avalanche City recently finished up a stint with Fun. after playing a string of shows at SXSW and will be playing a handful of shows with Walk Off The Earth beginning June 13, 2012 in Santa Ana.
Roadrunner Records recently released the four-track Love Love Love EP from Avalanche City on March 20, 2012. The first single "Love Love Love" will go to radio in July with a full length album to be released later this year. "Love Love Love'" debuted at #1 on the New Zealand singles charts and is now double platinum there; it's gold in Australia.
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 almost platinum album in just one week. With the release of the single for "Love Love Love," Avalanche City became the fastest selling New Zealand debut artist in that country's history.
The story of Avalanche City begins with David Baxter in a house, alone, for hours, days and months spent 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 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.