X Ambassadors rides wave of success into Des Moines
X Ambassadors, an indie rock ‘n’ roll band from Ithaca, N.Y., is enjoying the type of year some artists only dream of having.
The band released its debut LP, “VHS,” in June; landed its single “Renegades” in a major Jeep commercial campaign; embarked on a headlining U.S. tour this fall; the group’s even made appearances on shows like "The View" and "Today," performing “Renegades.”
How does all this resonate with X Ambassadors guitarist Noah Feldshuh?
“It’s been amazing,” Feldshuh said in a phone interview. “We’re very blessed in that we’ve had a huge upturn in our show attendance and the audience has been more and more into it as they get more and more familiar with the album.”
X Ambassadors returns to Des Moines on Nov. 6, at Wooly’s in the East Village, in support of the new record. Feldshuh has roots in Iowa, with family from both Peosta and Dubuque.
He said he grew up spending summers in Iowa with his grandparents.
“It’s very close to my heart,” he said. “I learned how to drive a car in Iowa. I spent every summer there playing golf and swimming and being on farms and being with my family.”
If there’s one thing fans can take away from what’s to be expected from the band’s show at Wooly’s, it’s the energy.
Feldshuh said the band plans to leave everything on stage for fans to absorb.
“We’re going to bring the energy, definitely,” he said. “It’s going to be an amazing show and we always try to put our hearts out there on the stage. People can expect that and can expect a raucous environment. It should be really fun.”
Skylar Grey and Kevin Garrett are set to open the show.
X Ambassadors at Wooly’s on Nov. 6
Location: 504 E. Locust St.
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m.
More info: woolysdsm.com