Italy's A Classic Education signs to Lefse

A Classic Education come from Bologna, Italy. Part Canadian, part Italian. The band has been going for just under two years. Much has happened since. Formed by Canadian singer and guitarist Jonathan Clancy and his Italian mates Luca Mazzieri and Paul Pieretto, the band is now a six piece with the addition of Giulia Mazza, Federico Oppi and Stefano Roveda.

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A Classic Education has been invited to play or toured with Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Lightspeed Champion, Okkervil River, Hot Club De Paris, Fanfarlo, Crystal Stilts. They have played a selection of London's best club nights such as White Heat, Club Fandango and Twee As Fuck. In the summer of 2008 the band was invited to play the Indietracks Festival (Derbyshire, Uk) alongside bands such as Los Campesinos!, The Wave Pictures & The Wedding Present.

With their debut First EP (distro by Rough Trade), a limited edition 12" that documented the first year as a band, they have gathered praise and hype from some of the most respected music blogs and websites in the world such as The Torture Garden, Drowned In Sound, Sixeyes, Chromewaves, Music Slut, Song By Toad, Sweeping The Nation, 17 Seconds, The Daily Growl, MBV, Brooklyn Vegan etc.

The band played for the first time in North America in March of 2009, with a bunch of shows between New York and SXSW festival. The band was nominated by SPIN magazine and Brooklyn Vegan as one of the top performances of the entire festival.

In June 2009 ACE's first 7" single "Best Regards" b/w "Rest" (produced by Jeremy Warmsley) came out on UK label Bailiwick Records and premiered on music blog I Guess I'm Floating.

October 2009 saw the band returning to New York for the CMJ festival and playing 5 shows including the Brooklyn Vegan showcase with Surfer Blood, Let's Wrestle etc.

A Classic Education's last release is out on Holiday Records (The Drums, Surfer Blood) and is the single "What My Life Could Have Been" b/w "Toi."

A Classic Education's "Hey There Stranger EP" drops through Lefse Sept. 21.

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