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Indie / Powerpop / Rock

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  • PREMIERE: Stream Allison Weiss' New Album, 'Say What You Mean (Sideways Sessions)'

    Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Allison Weiss is premiering her new release, 'Say What You Mean (Sideways Sessions),' exclusively on PureVolume today. The album is an alternate version of her acclaimed full-length 'Say What You Mean'... Read More »

     
  • Allison Weiss Debuts New Video For "Making It Up"

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  • Allison Weiss Debuts New Song "Wait For Me"

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  • Allison Weiss Premieres New Song "Nothing Left"

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  • Allison Weiss Releases "Making It Up" Lyric Video

    Allison Weiss has a bone to pick—and she's written her rant out on plus-sized construction paper so there's no chance it will go unnoticed... Read More »

     
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FULL NAME: Allison Amling Weiss
AGE: 25
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
SKILLS: Shredding, driving, winning (or trying), The Internet, emotions, breakfast.

Call it cliche but sometimes a musician’s inspiration can be broken down simply. Some are inspired by fame and money and some just want to tell their story to everyone. The latter is the best way to describe 25-year-old singer-songwriter Allison Weiss. “When I started playing, I wasn’t so much inspired by other musicians as I was inspired by the need to get a feeling out into the world,” she states. Weiss’ honest, catchy, folk-infused powerpop have attracted a devoted fanbase over the last few years. While her music has changed stylistically, her passion to create music hasn’t. “I’ve always been a writer. I’ve got a lot to say to people and the only way I know how to do it is through pop songs.”

Weiss first picked up the guitar at the age of 14. Inspired by pop punk and the ups-and-downs of young relationships, her journey began. Throughout it all, Weiss always embraced a DIY ethic. “I’ve always been a shameless self promoter. I never counted on finding anyone who believed in me as much as I did, so I just learned to handle everything myself” she says.

Confidence in herself mixed with natural online marketing skills has helped Weiss’ spread her music to new audiences. Two highly successful Kickstarter campaigns resulted in New York Times and Wired Magazine features and a panelist position at SXSW.

It was at this point, Weiss made one of the biggest decisions of her life and moved to Brooklyn. The change of scenery brought a whole new mindset when it came to making music. “In the past I was just a sad teenager in my bedroom writing hopeless breakup songs. I’m still a sad teenager on the inside, but I’m also a pretty happy adult trying to figure myself out and talk about love in a more mature way,” Weiss reflects. Weiss’ maturity shined on the self-released I Was An Island EP.

Earlier this year, Weiss received one of the biggest honors of her young career. She was handpicked by Lou Reed to join his backup band for a European tour. While some might be intimidated by the presence of a rock legend, she tried to absorb as much as possible from the experience. “Our soundchecks were two hours long and he’d be there the whole time, breaking a song down into the tiniest parts, perfecting the sound.” Weiss remembers. “He has this way of breaking you down with brutal honesty and building you back up with the most genuine praise. One minute he looks you in the eye and says your note was terrible. The next minute he stops the song to tell you how beautiful you just sounded.”

If she took anything from Mr. Reed however, it was the reminder to always have fun and enjoy the ride. The sky is the limit at this point for Ms. Weiss. “My favorite moment is right now. I feel like I’ve just made the record I’ve been dying to make. I started playing electric guitar again. I got my hands on a tour van. I played in Europe with a legend. I flew over the Atlantic four times this summer. I’ve got this constant feeling that something great is about to happen.”

MANAGEMENT
David Conway / The Working Group / conway@workinggroupmgmt.com
Joe Marro / joe.marro@gmail.com

BOOKING
Dan Campbell / Hope This Helps / dan@hopethishelpsbooking.com

PUBLICITY
Austin Griswold / Secret Service / austin@secretservicepr.com

LABEL
No Sleep Records / http://nosleeprecords.com

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  • Mallory said:
    stoked for teenage years! Jul 21
  • Daniel Estey said:
    I just found about you today and have had you on repeat ever since. you are soo incredible!! Keep it up and PLEASE post more songs. ;) Nov 07
  • Misdelivery said:
    i looooove youuuu~! Aug 04
  • emma. said:
    hi, you're amazing and i'm so going to be at the evening muse in charlotte on july 31st singing to every single on of your songs :) Jun 07
  • so what it's jane. said:
    you are amazing. please post the "comfort" ukulele version up for download, i love it soo much :) Jul 06
  • rachelvirginialovesyou said:
    I like "The End". :] May 08
  • Leah !! said:
    Jan 24
  • pretty.girls.dont.poop said:
    you are amazing and cant wait till you come to hickory in december. Oct 26
  • Control said:
    OMG I LOVE YOU! I was just browsing on youtube one day and i watched your video. Your voice is so awsome! You really good. Keep up the awsome work! Oct 14
  • *morgan kam 89* said:
    Absolutely wonderful. Aug 13
  • ZacharySidekicks said:
    amazin Jun 24
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