“A Brooklyn born, Nashville based four-piece that has elicited comparisons to The Black Keys,
Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age.” – Relix.com
“The lyrics are sung in ways that demand attention” – The Huffington Post
“One of the most promising unsigned acts in America” – AbsolutePunk
Nashville, TN – May 12, 2014
– The soulful blues-rock 4-piece Arc & Stones
team up with Relix.com
today to release the latest single “Walkin’ In” off their forthcoming sophomore EP As You Were: http://bit.ly/WalkinInRelix
. The new EP is set for release on June 10th.
While only their second album since forming, this young Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn band has already been touring in direct support of the legendary rock band, KANSAS
. For more information on the band and their new EP and upcoming tour dates, visit: http://www.arcandstones.com
The band blends seamless harmonies, soulful lyrics, and heavy, yet technically impressive instrumentals, to bring a sound, that Relix.com
points out, “has elicited comparisons to The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age.”
Arcs & Stones lead singer/guitarist Dan Pellarin explains, “‘Walkin’ In’ holds a special place for us because it pretty much encompasses everything we wanted the record to be, and everything we want to strive for as a band; purity. We love Rock and Roll for its pure roots, and we want to portray that same energy, feeling, and passion with something that can establish us in this great movement, but also set us apart from the rest.”
Arc & Stones is Pellarin (vocals, guitar), Ben Cramer (guitar), Eddy Bayes (bass), and Joe Doino (drums). When embarking on this new EP, the band aimed to draw from elements of their initial self-titled EP while also bringing those ideas the next level, creating a singular work to reflect the band’s previous year of growth and development. As Pellarin explains, “These songs came about through the past year. We felt that these six songs were an experience in itself, and with very different personalities, they mark very different but special times in a year that has been incredibly memorable for us.”
Arc & Stones’ recent momentum can also be attributed to their range of appeal. The band creates a live show that young audiences adore – from the Brooklyn hipsters to Preppie college crowds, their tunes are infectious. Their two “hometown” venues cater perfectly to both – often playing to packed audiences in their original hometown of New York City, at the Bowery’s Mercury Lounge and similarly in Nashville at The Basement. The band will celebrate their EP release on May 31st at Mercury Lounge in New York City.
Formed in 2012, Pellarin and Cramer took their early ideas of playing music together in a band full-time from a post-grad dream into a reality. After graduating college in Miami, the duo moved back to their hometown of New York City to take advantage of their clear musical chemistry and began recording the songs what would later become their debut EP. In NYC, the duo quickly added their friend and bassist, Bayes, to the mix and completed the lineup landing an internet-ad-discovered, solid drummer Doino. The band remained in New York City and noticed the local buzz was growing rapidly as they were, promoting the debut EP and gigging along the East Coast. This gradual progession took a turn for the better when in 2013 the band was offered an opening slot to tour with KANSAS. That relationship paired with the band’s southern rock vibe naturally led the four-piece to relocate to Nashville and there’s been no turning back since.
Arc & Stones will release As You Were
on June 10th
. For more information, visit: www.arcandstones.com
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