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The Meeting Places – You and I (Saint Marie Records 24th May – CD, digital 26th July 2019 vinyl)

The Meeting Places was founded in September, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA by Scott McDonald, Chase Harris, Dean Yoshihara, and Arthur Chan.

Having a shared interest in bands like Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine and Ride, the four developed a cohesiveness and expansive signature sound that led to the band’s debut album, Find Yourself Along the Way (Words On Music, 2003), recorded at The Ship studios with The Breeders and Elliott Smith producer Aaron Espinoza.

The album appeared on the Top Albums of 2003 lists of several publications around the world, with critics noting the record’s crafty juxtaposition of noise-pop, atmospheric rock and tunefulness.

Their sophomore album Numbered Days, produced by Grandaddy’s Jim Fairchild, was released worldwide by Words On Music in October 2006 and earned excellent reviews on publications like Spin, Pop Matters, All Music among others.

In 2017 the band began to play select shows across Los Angeles while working on brand new material which comprise the quartet’s first new release in over a decade, due out on 24th May 2019 through Saint Marie Records.

With You and I The Meeting Places pick up where they left off, combining catchy, melodic indie-pop with layered shoegazey guitars and upbeat rhythm patterns.

The Meeting Places music has been featured in TV shows and streaming services, including Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Season 2 of Judd Apatow’s Netflix show LOVE.

They have performed live extensively including San Francisco’s Noise-Pop Festival (2003), SXSW (2003 and 2005), and shows in Taipei, Taiwan (2007).

The quartet has shared the stage with fellow luminaries Chapterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, 18th Dye, American Analog Set, Film School and Nightmare Air.

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