WASHINGTON, DC — Capital Pride is pleased to announce Karmin as one of four featured headliners at this year’s Capital Pride Festival. The 39th Annual Capital Pride Festival takes place along Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 7 th Streets.
In the three years since Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan signed to Epic Records, the duo has been on a wild ride. They have earned accolades from hip-hop heavy hitters The Roots’ Questlove, Diplo, Jermaine Dupree, and The Game, performed more than 600 live shows, racked up nearly a billion collective views of their eye-popping videos (fueled by the devotion of millions of loyal fans around the world, who call themselves “Karminites”), scored the double-platinum hit “Brokenhearted” off their 2012 EP Hello, and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Oh, and later that year, Amy was also featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The only thing Karmin hasn’t done is release a proper full-length album — until now. On March 25th, the duo released their debut, Pulses, which details the journey these two Berklee College of Music graduates have been on since being pulled from their basement apartment in Boston and set on the tumultuous path to music stardom. “We were kind of in a honeymoon phase for a while, like, ‘Holy shit, that actually happened?’” Amy says of the events of the last few years. “Then real-life hit. Everything was great until things didn’t go exactly the way some people said they would. We were definitely brought back down to reality. And that inspired several songs on the album, like ‘Neon Love,’ ‘Drifter,’ ‘Tidal Wave,’ ‘Puppet,’ ‘What’s In It For Me,’ and the title track, ‘Pulses.’ Because after the honeymoon ended, the real work began. It’s been a lot of ups and downs, which we represent with the jagged up-and-down line symbol of a pulse on the album cover.”
The U.S. Capitol has served as the iconic backdrop to the Capitol Stage for hundreds of performances from local and national entertainers, politicians, and activists. Since its inception, the Festival has grown and evolved, and this year is no exception, starting with extended evening hours to enjoy the U.S. Capitol as a background of a sunset dance party. The Festival exhibit hours are 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. The Capitol Main Stage will go on until sunset, approximately 9:00 p.m.
What: Karmen is one of four headliners at the 39th Annual Capital Pride Festival
Where: Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 7th Streets
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 Time: 12:00 noon – 7:00 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2014 CONTACT: Michelle Mobley, Director of Communications
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