RED SUN RISING
Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising—Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Dave McGarry [guitar/vocals], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums]. —proudly carry on that tradition with their full-length debut, Polyester Zeal [Razor & Tie].
“It’s not today’s rock, but it’s a new alternative,” declares singer and guitarist Mike Protich. “We want to uphold the foundation with subtle nuances of what’s familiar. It’s fresh because we’re telling our story through that framework.” Sharing that story has been the goal since first breaking onto the scene in 2012. Akron is no stranger to rock ‘n’ roll, serving as home to everybody from Black Keys and Devo to Chrissie Hynde. That buzzing industrial landscape remains fertile ground for musicians to this day.
Wielding airtight songcraft and a genre-defying sound that proves 808s and guitars can coexist in harmony, Spirit Animal make music that both bottles and transcends the moment. The Brooklyn, NY-based band – singer Steve Cooper, guitarist Cal Stamp, drummer Ronen Evron, and bassist Paul Michel – made a striking debut with 2013’s viral smash, “The Black Jack White,” quickly earning them more than a million plays on Spotify alone. Relentless touring followed, as did 2016’s debut EP, WORLD WAR IV, highlighted by another hit single, “Regular World,” which drew more than 3 million Spotify streams worldwide. As a result, Spirit Animal has received major attention from a variety of high profile media outlets, including Consequence of Sound, Entertainment Weekly, and The Washington Post.
dubé an indie grunge band from Ontario, Canada.