Echosmith performing in 2014
Background information
Origin Chino, California, United States
Years active 2009–present
Labels Warner Bros.
  • Noah Sierota
  • Sydney Sierota
  • Graham Sierota
Past members
  • Jamie Sierota

Echosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota.[3] Echosmith started first as "Ready Set Go!" until they signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012.[4] They are best known for their hit song "Cool Kids", which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA with over 1,200,000 sales in the United States[5] and double platinum also by ARIA in Australia.[6] The song was Warner Bros. Records' fifth-biggest-selling-digital song of 2014, with 1.3 million downloads sold. The band's debut album, Talking Dreams, was released on October 8, 2013.[2][7]

Early life

The group grew up in a musical household playing multiple instruments throughout their childhood. The band has mentioned that numerous rock artists, including Coldplay, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Killers, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac, influenced them while growing up and encouraged them to make music together. Echosmith’s youngest sibling, Graham, plays drums. The only female member in the group, Sydney,[8] is the lead vocalist for the band, often contributing on tambourine and keyboard. Noah plays bass and sings back-up vocals for the band. The oldest sibling, Jamie, sings and plays guitar.[9]


2009–12: Beginnings

Echosmith performing in July 2014

Echosmith has also released an array of covers of songs such as "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons,[10] "Lights" by Ellie Goulding,[11] "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele,[12] and "Princess of China" by Coldplay and Rihanna.[13] The band is currently managed by their father, producer and songwriter Jeffery David.[14] In April 2013, Echosmith was named one of the "100 Bands You Need To Know" by Alternative Press.[15] On May 31, 2013, Echosmith released their new single on YouTube, "Come Together". The video was directed by Justin Coloma and filmed in Los Angeles, CA.[16] Echosmith launched a Summer Sampler Free Download promo on their website, with the songs "Cool Kids", "Come Together", and "Talking Dreams".[17]

2013–present: Talking Dreams

On June 7, 2013, the band performed a free concert at Warner Bros. Records in Burbank, CA, with simultaneous streaming through Echosmith's YouTube channel.[18] Echosmith was featured on ESPN's June programming. The featured songs consisted of "Come Together", "Let's Love", and "March Into The Sun."[19] Echosmith also performed on the entire 2013 Vans Warped Tour.[20] Recently, they opened for Owl City, as well as bands Twenty One Pilots, and Neon Trees.[21] The band toured the United States and Canada as the opening act for Owl City on his 2013 Midsummer Station tour.[22] The band's debut album, Talking Dreams, was released on October 8, 2013.[23] Echosmith released a holiday track "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" on December 3, 2013. It was available to download for free on their website through the month of December.[24] The band performed the song "Cool Kids" on December 31, 2013 during the Teen Nick top 10: New Year's Eve Countdown, hosted by Nick Cannon.[25] Echosmith has recently been selected as MTV's 2014 Artists To Watch.[26] The band's song, "Surround You" has recently been featured in the soundtrack for the film Endless Love.[27]

Echosmith played on the Vans Warped Tour in 2014 for the second year in a row.[28] Echosmith made their late night TV premiere in June 2014, performing "Cool Kids" on Conan[29] and the Teen Wolf after show, Wolf Watch. On June 10, Echosmith released an acoustic EP, titled Acoustic Dreams, which features acoustic versions of four tracks off Talking Dreams, in addition to one new track titled "Terminal". Leading up to the release, the acoustic version of "Cool Kids" was premiered on the group's YouTube channel on June 3.[30] Echosmith was the MTV Push Artist of the Month for November 2014.[31][32](German) The band had a headline tour with The Colourist as their supporting act in February 2015.[33] In 2015, Echosmith provided the vocals for Russian-German DJ and musician Zedd's track "Illusion", featured on his second studio album titled True Colors. In August, the band announced that Jamie Sierota would be taking a break from the band after becoming a father. The band made a guest appearance in The Muppets episode "Single All the Way" (S1:E10), which originally aired December 8, 2015. In 2016 Sydney announced a collaboration with Hollister for a fashion line.[34] In November 2016 the band announced via Twitter, Facebook and mail newsletter that Jamie will no longer be part of the band so that he can take care of his baby. They also stated they will continue as a trio.[35]

Band members

Current Members

Past Members


Echosmith is described as an indie rock and '80s dance-rock-influenced band.[40] Echosmith cites The Smiths as an influence.[41] Switchfoot was also a big influence/reason they started making music.[42]


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions


Talking Dreams 38 1 48 45 39 23 47 46 35

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions

Summer Sampler
  • Released: May 31, 2013
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: Digital download
Acoustic Dreams
  • Released June 10, 2014
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Spotify Sessions[52]
  • Released: February 24, 2015
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Formats: Streamed audio
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

"Cool Kids" 2013 13 5 6 5 25 6 8 13 9 17 Talking Dreams
"Bright" 2015 40 9 81
"Let's Love" 25
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"[63] 2013 Non-album single

Concert tours

  • Echosmith Headlining Tour (2014–16)[64]


Opening act

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Award Nominated work Result
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music Single: Group "Cool Kids" Nominated
Choice Summer Music Star: Group Echosmith
Kids Choice Awards Favorite New Artist
MTV Europe Music Awards Best New Act


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