Following the triumphant success of their What You Need EP, which rose to #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Charts (and #10 overall), Aer (David von Mering & Carter Schultz) return with their full length debut effort, The Bright Side, which will be released on 7-30-2012.
In May, 2010 the Boston, MA alternative hip-hop duo burst onto the scene with their first mixtape release, The Reach, which has amassed over 90,000 downloads, propelling them into the speakers and headphones of fans across the world.
The Bright Side is driven by the projects lead singles “Floats My Boat” and “Like the Way” and is produced entirely by David von Mering of Aer. The Bright Side “embodies everything that we want our fans to know about us. It’s real, organic, straight up, no behind the curtain music,” says Carter of Aer. With a seamless combination of hip-hop, pop, and alternative music that has warm summer vibes, this album is true to Aer’s sound. David continues about the summer feel by explaining “if you enjoy a slight breeze over your naked body, you’ll love ‘The Bright Side!’
The Bright Side project has been in production since January and has been worked on for several years now and David and Carter are excited to have you give it a listen and let you know, “FAMily first.”
Aer is currently on a 34-city nationwide summer tour, after playing Bamboozle in May where they had the opportunity to share the stage with artists like Action Bronson, ASAP Rocky, and Iggy Azalea. In addition to these artists, Aer has performed with the likes of Mac Miller, Shwayze and Cisco Adler, Hoodie Allen, Ballyhoo!, and Cris Cab.
With previous sold out shows at Gramercy Theatre in NYC and Middle East Downstairs in Boston, Aer are playing album release shows at Irving Plaza in NYC (August 4th) and their hometown of Boston at Paradise Rock Club (August 11th) to celebrate The Bright Side’s release.
Link to Aer’s “Floats My Boat” video which Complex.com recently premiered:
Tickets for shows and other information on the band are available at:
Current Aer Tour Dates (with O.C.D. Moosh & Twist):
June 28: Oakland, CA @ New Parish
June 29: San Luis Obispo @ Slo Brew
June 30: San Diego, CA @ Soma
July 1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
July 3: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
July 5: Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
July 6: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s JR
July 7: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
July 8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 10: Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
July 11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 12: Wilmington, DE @ Soapbox
July 13: Virginia Beach @ Jewish Mother
July 14: Washington D.C. @ Jammin Java
****Aer will be headlining a second nationwide tour starting September 7. The dates will be announced in early July.