Imperial Mammoth began in bed. When musician Laura Jane Scott lay in recovery from knee-surgery, her boyfriend and fellow songwriter Leonard Jackson brought his guitar to pass the time. Together they sang, and wrote some songs, and thought it sounded good enough to record.
It didn't take long for people to agree. Their debut single "Requiem On Water" landed in the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, and featured in a key scene in the film. Just a week after their own wedding, Laura and Leonard played their first show as Imperial Mammoth to 1500 fans at the Breaking Dawn premiere.
They soon followed with the EP, "Where Satellites Fall," building their fan base with over thirty placements in TV and film, including spots in Parenthood, About A Boy, Awkward, Grey's Anatomy, Royal Pains, Chasing Life, Private Practice, Ragz, Drop Dead Diva, Switched At Birth, Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Enlightened.
The band grew, and the sound got bigger. They enlisted cutting-edge producer Nate Pyfer (Kascade, Mideau), and mixer Mark Needham (The Killers, Walk The Moon, Imagine Dragons) to actualize their biggest work to date, the new LP: Gold Confetti (out June 24th, 2014 on Bleed101 Records).
Even as the music propels them into daring territories, the eleven song album finds the band -- much like the great beasts that gave them their name -- stuck in the past. From their fondness for Raymond Chandler's Hollywood (The Last One To Leave The Party), and the bittersweet pull of distant loves (The Limitless Hours and Mooncatcher), to the re-casting of a local crime as a mediation on villainy (Fifty- Five Fires), Imperial Mammoth is a band that can't let go.
It makes sense then that the band describes the new album as a study of timeless themes. Or as Jackson puts it "Songs about love, loss, and longing -- $0.99 each"