Formed in New York City, DeMille is the slick, soulful brainchild of Rachel Altounian. Returning home after graduating from the music program at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Rachel soon met the group’s drummer, Daniel Bloch, and began the search for a stronger lineup. The two pieced together the band through playing shows and reaching out to mutual friends. Miraculously, just as the band crystallized with guitarist Justin Garcia and bassist Andrew Friedman joining the mix, an opportunity to record their debut fell into their laps.
With 24/7 access to a studio for 5 days, DeMille set out to capture the magic of Go! at a blistering pace in St. Augustine, FL, anticipating the stress of the rushed timetable. But caught between the deserted shoreline and the humid suburban landscape, the sessions flew by blissfully, and the band emerged with a brilliant 11-song collection that perfectly reflects the sheer joy and undeniable musical connection that was poured into its grooves. Shifting between simmering lounge pop and tightly arranged neo-soul, Go! is a wistful odyssey tracing the promise and pitfalls of youth, love, and self-discovery. It is the foundational work of a band in a constant process of reinvention, with an uncanny knack for infectious left-field melodies. Go! was released on October 26th, 2018.
DeMille is gearing up for a big 2019, with a southern tour on the horizon in the spring & new music on its way. Now a seven piece well-oiled machine, their live shows are thrilling audiences in New York City.