"It’s hard to believe that the opening track of this album was created by teenagers and 20-somethings. A lush, symphonic melody, 'Querétaro' sweeps in and consumes your senses with the hush of rushing mist and the brilliant trill of birds at dawn. It’s like watching the sunrise through your ears. As high-school and college students, Legends of Et cetera is on the cusp of new beginnings——a sort of sun-drenched, angst-riddled cross-roads as these School of Rock graduates bid goodbye to their adolescence. The young musicians have literally grown up together, with their roots dating back to middle school and even infancy, as lead singer Serena Miller and bassist Gra-ham vonBriesen are cousins. But on this second EP, they reckon with growing up and leaving home, using tight guitar rhythms, rollicking drums, and emotionally honest lyrics to bottle up that melancholy jubilance that comes when the urgency of youth straddles the unknown terrain of adulthood. All the while, they’ve become some of the city’s indie-rock darlings, with the attention of WTMD and a debut record to prove it. Pay attention to these fledgling artists; their sound is already beyond their years."
—Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine
See the full interview here: Legends of Et cetera Makes Musical Waves in Baltimore
“Cardboard City opens with 'Leather Jacket Art/Pixie Queen,' a song not only about feeling a powerful urge to communicate and finding yourself unable to do so, but also an unrequited love so intense it leaves you reeling.
"The album’s title track represents a kind of organized chaos, the lyrics capturing what it’s like to live as a fragile being in a fragile city—'Streets are lit up / outside my window / make room for rainbows / cold nights and echoes / you left me here for somewhere else / I’m beside myself.'”
—Sam Sessa, WTMD
New EP Coming Soon
Cardboard City is our new five-song EP, and it's being released just after the new year. Stay tuned!
Baltimore Band Block Party
The BBBP is a way for local bands to get airplay and to compete for the chance to win one of three juicy gigs: feature on Baltimore Hit Parade, feature on Live Lunch, or—the best—an opening slot at Canton's First Thursdays concert series.
You can help! Come see us at the Baltimore Band Block Party on May 13th. The more tickets we sell in our name, the closer we get to one of those coveted prizes. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $60 for VIP, which entitles you to food and beverages (including beer!) throughout the day and evening.
You can help us raise money by visiting Baltimore Band Block Party tickets and selecting the number of tickets from the drop-down menu beside our name.
But wait—there's more! "Sydney" is only available to hear on the radio. But if you send us proof by way of a screen shot of your donation of any amount, we'll gladly send you a copy for your very own. (We'll be re-recording it this summer, so you'll have one of the few copies of this version!)
Thanks for your support. We hope to see you on May 13th!
Querétaro, recorded at Pianos in New York City
Support Planned Parenthood
For five million women, men, and children in the U.S. every year, Planned Parenthood provides high-quality, affordable healthcare at 650 sites across the country. One in five American women will visit a Planned Parenthood in her lifetime. We want to make sure she can.
We have started a Play It Forward project. Download "She Wants Revenge," our song about a woman's right to make decisions about her own health, for a $5 donation, and we will throw in our latest single, "Sydney." It will be the only time the song will be offered as a single until the album is released.
We hope you will help us support this worthy cause. Play It Forward.
We've Got Style
We <3 MPT (But We Want Revenge!)
An Evening with—US
Fab poster by Aaron Yealdhall, a.k.a. Skribe.
And check out these great pictures of the show by Steve Parke: An Evening with Legends of Et cetera.
Our Dose of Pop
We have a lot of cool shows planned for the new year. We're starting off with WTMD presents BWI Live, a last-Fridays event near baggage belt 5 (Southwest side, lower level) that showcases musical talent from Baltimore and DC. We are grateful for the invitation and look forward to being one of the few bands that can say we've played in an airport.
We'll also announce an event at WTMD soon, so stay tuned. And we'll be at Ottobar again on March 3rd. Look for details as soon as we secure the lineup.
Your Vote Counts
Out of all the songs played this year, "Give Up the Ghost" made it to #84 on the list.
Read the whole list here: WTMD's Top 89 Songs of 2015.
Thanks for voting for us!
We're #8 (We Try Harder)
What makes us happiest is being among some of Baltimore's most respected indie bands: Bosley, Among Wolves, Lower Dens, and beach house! We are thrilled and honored to be included.
CD Release Party
We'll have new shows to announce soon, so stay tuned!