Measure is an indie electro pop band based in Brooklyn, NY. This project is based around the writing of Laura Distasi (vocals, keys) with Woody Quinn on guitar, Tommy Harron on bass, and Casey Tuck on drums and percussion.
Songs from Measure 2008 EP “Begin Again”, produced by David Little and Laura DiStasi, can be heard on as Pretty Little Liars, Melrose Place, Mercy, Rizzoli & Isles, PSAs and MTV “reality” shows. The EP garnered an excellent following, won a couple of songwriting awards and truly began to define the sweeping, atmospheric yet beat driven sound that is Measure.
Measure’s new album, The Air Inside Our Lungs (due out August of 2012), is a true mix of electronic and organic instrumentation, and a real collaborative effort - recorded in multiple studios, bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston and Toronto. It is a more energetic album than it’s predecessor, crossing the line into indie-pop territory. The album title, taken from a lyric in the first track, speaks to the necessity of music in our lives for survival, purpose, and inspiration.
Written over the course of two years, the songs on this record were heavily influenced by New York, the energy of the city, relationships, seasons, and the diverse music that surrounds and inspires us. One feeling constant throughout the record is a yearning and wanting - for love, for success, for truth, for connection, for reassurance - for life on a path that feels right.
Measure is fortunate to have a wealth of musical friends to work with, including David Little (programmer, original member of Measure) co-produced Fireworks 2.0 and Make You Love Me with myself and Ryan Kelly (Beyoncé, Nico Muhly, Ryann); as well as I Want to Know You and Run. Boston, MA based Andreas Bjorck (Caroline, Kid Beyond) contributed to Other Plans. Brooklyn based Mike Beck (Zach Williams) contributed to Somewhere Outside, and Toronto based Jason Greenberg (Caroline, Rachel Loy, Rebecca Naz) co-produced Point of You and Down Easy. These individuals helped create and refine this record, bringing perspective and additional instrumentation to the tracks they worked on. Mix engineer Ryan West (Eminem, Rihanna, Kid Cudi) did a masterful job of bringing it all together.
With tours booked nationally and internationally in 2012, it’s our hope that this music speaks truth to you, finds it’s way through your headphone speakers, and into your life soundtrack. Whether you’re taking a walk in the sun or staring out the window at mountains of snow; whether you feel hopeful, upbeat, discontent, or love-sick; we hope our music will keep you company.
Thank you for listening.
Measure: \"Begin Again\" EP released 4/2008
Measure: \"The Air Inside Our Lungs\" LP due out 8/7/2012
Laura DiStasi\'s additional releases:
Laura DiStasi: \"Laura DiStasi\" EP released 8/30/2011
Laura DiStasi: \"Winters Never Quit\" LP released 8/2005