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April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
St. Louis-based siblings,
Katie and Willy McKenna are venturing onto the national music scene with their band, Red Letter Days, and the release of their first EP "Sounds Like a Plan." The strong female fronted band, Red Letter Days, intends on winning over fans with their catchy, hook driven, rock sound blended with high-energy upbeat, pop-punk style.
To celebrate the release, Red Letter Days will participate in a live streaming, acoustic performance through
Thursday, May 23at
8 p.m. EDT.
The band will also launch a national college radio campaign beginning
May 21. National radio promotions company Planetary Group is handling the campaign. Currently,
Red Letters Days is #5 on the ReverbNation Alternative Charts for the
St. Louis and
The band recorded in
Los Angeles last year with notable recording engineer
Joshua Smith (credits include Social Distortion,
Selena Gomez, and
Macy Gray), and co-producer
Jeffrey David (
Dave Wakeling of The English Beat and O-Town) to create a high quality, professional recording with a timeless sound.
Self-starters Katie and Willy are releasing this album on their own label called Left of Center Enterprises with the intention of establishing themselves in the music business as a hard working, independent band. In 2011, they added
Alex Bolano as their lead guitarist, who immediately made a positive impact musically.
What makes Red Letter Days stand apart from other family bands, aside from their unique chemistry, is that Willy and Katie are brother and sister. Many other up-and-coming family bands are either all female leaning like Haim (three sisters), The Veronicas (two sisters), and Tegan and Sara (identical twin sisters), or they are all male like 30 Seconds to Mars (two brothers), The National (two sets of brothers) and Kings of Leon (three brothers and a cousin).