Posted on
Jun 5, 2013

Aly and AJ Return As 78Violet, Announce ‘Hothouse’ Single

78Violet’s debut single Hothouse will be released on July 8th! And according to the article below the music video will be released the same day!

Pop duo will play its first live show in five years later this month.

Former teen pop stars Aly & AJ have grown up and rebranded themselves: now in their early 20s, the sister duo has changed their name to 78Violet. “Hothouse,” their first single under their new moniker, will be released on July 8, with an album to follow.

The duo will also perform live for the first time in five years when they take the stage for special shows at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles on June 26 and the Gramercy Theater in New York on July 9.

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“We couldn’t be more ready or excited to introduce our amazing fans to the new and evolved sound behind 78Violet,” says Aly and AJ Michalka in a press statement. “These two upcoming shows will allow us to share a small taste of the alternative pop vibe that you’ll hear on the album in an organic and up close and personal setting.”

The sisters came onto the scene in 2005 with their debut album “Into the Rush,” which has sold 839,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The girls are best known for singles “Rush” and “Chemicals React,” which both cracked the BHot 100. “Insomniatic,” their last album under the name Aly & AJ, was released in 2007 and peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Since leaving Hollywood Records in 2009, the duo has been active in film and television. Aly starred in the cancelled CW drama “Hellcats” and will appear in the upcoming film “Grown Ups 2,” while AJ had small parts in “Super 8” and “The Lovely Bones.”

The newly refreshed duo have been working on material for an upcoming album, which is “soon to be released,” according to a press blast. “Hothouse” was produced by David Kahne, and its music video will also be released on July 8.


Posted on
May 2, 2013

Aly & AJ Michalka Sign with Red Light Management!

Great news!! The girls have signed with Red Light Management!! Read below:

Aly & AJ Michalka, collectively known as 78violet, have signed with Jonathan Shank and Bruce Flohr at Red Light Management. The duo have been working on their first record in 6 years with producer David Kahne. ”We’re thrilled to introduce 78violet (formerly know as “Aly & AJ”) under Redlight Management. We’re honored to be represented by such a successful and forward thinking firm aimed towards artistry and longevity,” the duo said. They have also produced a video for their forthcoming single “Hothouse’ to be released later this summer under their production company “Violet House”.

Both girls have recently been featured in high profile film & tv projects with Aly starring in Bandslam, Easy A, and the hit CW show Hellcats, as well as costarring in the feature The Roommate. AJ has also been busy and co-starred in The Lovely Bones, Secretariat and Super 8. In 2013, AJ stars in the Lionsgate feature Grace Unplugged as well as the indie film Jesus In Cowboy Boots. This year Aly will star in the indie films Sequoia and Killing Winston Jones. She also makes a cameo appearance in Grown Ups 2.

Their last release, “Insomniatic,” sold over 2 million copies worldwide and spawned their platinum single, “Potential Breakup Song,” which to date has garnered over 45 million views on Youtube. Since becoming 78violet, they’ve managed to accumulate a significant social media footprint. This will be their first record released under the 78violet moniker. Aly & AJ continue to be represented by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment. They currently reside in Los Angeles where they were born and raised.


Posted on
Feb 20, 2010

78violet no longer apart of Hollywood Records

Hey guys…so we know it’s been quiet in the 78violet camp but we want to first off thank you for sticking with us. We have some big news and wanted to make sure you hear it first.

Now that it’s official, we can tell you we’re no longer a part of Hollywood Records. What does that mean exactly??? Now we have the freedom to take 78violet in the direction we want. We’re writing and recording new music and are really excited on what’s next.

So…what is next? As for the album we recorded for Hollywood, honestly, we don’t foresee it ever being released. But…we are continuing to write and record new songs that we hope you’ll love as much as we do.

We’re going to be taking the Aly & AJ website down in the meantime which means the current message board will be removed and the accounts you created on the site will be put on hold. Yes…major bummer. But we’ll have a new message board and a new temporary site up in a few days that will serve as our main communication with you for the time being.

As always, you can get a hold of us on Twitter or Facebook.

We love you and are excited to share the new 78violet with you. Xoxo.


Posted on
Jul 13, 2009

78violet Live Webcast 7/16 @ 6pm PT/9pm ET

UPDATE!! Webcast this Thurs is now at 6pm PT/9pm ET thanks to Aly’s crazy shooting schedule. more info here… xoxo

78violet Live Webcast
Host:Aly & AJ
Type:Music/Arts – Preview
Network: Global
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009
Time: 6pm PT/9pm ET