The Bittersweets join Compass Records
March 11, 2008
Left to right: Garry West (Compass Records), Steve Bowman, Hannah Prater (seated), Chris Meyers, Paul Steele (Trivate Entertainment), Nick Garvin (Trivate Entertainment)
Compass Records is excited to announce the signing of Nashville-based alt-country group The Bittersweets. With a name that comments on life’s often simultaneously beautiful and dark moments, The Bittersweets are led by vocalist Hannah Prater and guitarist/songwriter Chris Meyers, whose chemistry has been noted as the kind "that country rock legends are made of" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
Originally a San Francisco based duo, The Bittersweets’ first EP (self-released in 2005), quickly became a KFOG favorite. This landed Hannah and Chris a three month stint on KFOG’s Local Artist of the Month series and after his hearing a few demos, the jumping on board of current drummer Steve Bowman (Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows). In 2006 The Bittersweets released their debut full length album, THE LIFE YOU ALWAYS WANTED, to resounding critical acclaim and success. With songs featured on the ABC drama "Men in Trees" and the TNT drama "Rapture", it’s no surprise The Bittersweets were praised as "just plain great" and "clearly destined for stardom" by the East Bay Express.
The Bittersweets’ music has found a perfect home with Compass Records, whose burgeoning roots roster touts acts such as The Waifs, Kane Welch Kaplin and The Waybacks. Their upcoming new album (currently untitled) will be released by Compass Records in the summer of 2008.