AT&T and AUDIENCE Network Present Sir Sly
Tune in Friday, January 11 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "Sir Sly" on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.
Watch a trailer below!
AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide. Recent concert specials include: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Charlie Worsham, 311, Bea Miller, All Time Low, Hanson, Neon Trees, Vic Mensa, Echosmith, Rick Ross, Korn, French Montana, Bishop Briggs, BØRNS, Vance Joy, Stone Temple Pilots, Sofi Tukker, Devin Dawson, Mikky Ekko, Jacob Banks, 21 Savage, Jason Mraz, Brothers Osborne, Noah Cyrus, DRAM, Goldfinger, Ne-Yo, Walker McGuire, Matt Nathanson, Cassadee Pope, The All-American Rejects, En Vogue, Bryce Vine and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTVNOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2
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The triumphant lead single from Sir Sly's second album Don't You Worry, Honey, "High" turned a hotel-room panic attack into a creative breakthrough for the L.A.-based trio. "This album started out as an exploration of fear and anxiety, over very minimal electronic music, but 'High' really opened up the honesty of the record," says lead singer Landon Jacobs, who co-founded Sir Sly with fellow multi-instrumentalists Hayden Coplen and Jason Suwito.
A deliberately hopeful album born from an extraordinarily dark time, Don't You Worry, Honey--written in the aftermath of Jacobs's divorce and his mother's death--transforms heavy-heartedness into unlikely joy. The album finds Sir Sly expanding on the moody experimentalism of their 2014 debut You Haunt Me, channeling a looser energy that closely shapes their more groove-driven sound. Self-produced and recorded in Suwito's studio, Don't You Worry, Honey matches their delicately inventive alt-pop with a more granular approach to storytelling. "It was almost like writing a memoir of the past three years of my life and focusing on little snapshots rather than telling the complete story," Jacobs points out.
Since forming in 2012, Sir Sly have forged their singular sound by drawing upon each member's long-honed musical talents: Jacobs's introspective yet infinitely searching lyricism, Suwito's in-studio ingenuity, and Coplen's sophisticated musicianship and sense of songcraft. Orange County natives and friends since high school, Jacobs and Coplen connected with Suwito through the local music scene. Their early collaborations yielded songs like "Ghost," a Neon Gold release that quickly earned buzz online. After making their Cherrytree Records debut with the Gold EP in 2013, Sir Sly put out You Haunt Me--which reached #14 on Billboard's Alternative Albums chart--in September of the following year.
Sir Sly is slated for multiple major festival appearances in 2019 including Hang Out Music Festival, Bottlerock and Firefly Festival, expect more news for the group to be announced soon.