In a small town in Austria, nine-year-old Cornelia picks up her first guitar, immersing herself into a classically trained world amid the home of the Viennese Waltz. Years later, under the guise of a working au pair, Cornelia (“Connie”) comes to America to fully realize her dreams of starting a band.
Wielding waltzes and singing songs of hope and struggle, Connie, along with husband Frank, form Baroque-pop outfit DieAlps! (translated: The Alps!) in 2012. The last two years have been committed to writing, recording, playing shows and quickly becoming an in-demand staple of Central Florida's independent music scene.
On self-engineering/recording their debut EP in the comfort of their own house, guitarist Frank says there's an “added level of self-fulfillment”. Connie expands on the idea of home within the EP itself, “The songs symbolize 'home' to me. Mostly written in my bedroom in Austria starting 10 years ago. These songs have been sort of a personal companion of mine throughout this past decade and the many life changes I've experienced.”
DieAlps! self-titled debut EP is scheduled for release on Tuesday September 23, 2014.
“These genuinely nice humans play heartfelt rock with humor and intensity”
- The Burger
"Full of indie pop and plenty of spunk...a joy to watch from beginning to end.”
- USF Bulls Radio
"Finely textured Indie-Pop......a nice break from the ordinary"
- Creative Loafing
"a waltzy spin on indie rock, somewhere between the Pixies, Pavement and Cowboy Junkies."
- Tampa Bay Times