San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Forming in 2009, this altpop band took their name from a lyric in a Catherine Wheel song.
After releasing a pair of albums independently ( "The Halo Effect" 2009; "Black Holes & Butterflies 2010") to wide acclaim, the founding members of the band : Greg Torsone - guitars/production; Chuck Cox - bass, joined forces with a new vocalist, American Idol/America's Got Talent Finalist Adam Lee Decker, and released "The Thrill of Freefall" in March 2013.
The first single from the EP "December" is featured in the Every New Day pictures film "Secrets in the Fall"
Spaceship Days new EP "Saving the Universe" was released July 1st 2014
Armed with the fusion of chemistry, mature songwriting, crisp production, and a spectacular live show Spaceship Days is a band for any music lover.
The Pinkerton Raid is a sibling rivalry with musical byproducts both as different and as familiar as the brothers and sister who created them. From folk-pop charm to pensive, baritone-led rock, the band’s latest album, A Beautiful World, might conjure comparisons as disparate as Ingrid Michaelson and The National.
In truth, songwriter Jesse James DeConto’s influences run older, back to The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac songs he heard from his dad’s guitar or his mom’s favorite soft-rock radio station. Later, he discovered U2, adding the Edge’s penchant for chiming guitar tones but reinforcing what he’d already learned from albums like Rubber Soul or Rumours – melodicism from bass to vocals and everything in between; the beauty of vocal harmonies; the joy of juxtaposing thoughtful storytelling with music that makes you want to move.
“[Jesse’s] dealing with some pretty complex and heavy subject matter,” says Juliet Fromholt of WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, “But can also make a solid pop song.”
Born 14 years later, Jesse’s kid brother Steven didn’t grow up with him, not really. Jesse was off into the world by the time his youngest bro was even four years old. Katie, the middle of five siblings, didn’t get to know her big brother that much more.
As grown-ups, though, the DeConto kids have forged fierce friendships as neighbors in Durham, NC, a seedbed of New Southern culture. Here the siblings draw on musical influences that literally span generations to create music that is hard to categorize. Jesse’s 1970s Brit-pop songwriting and indie-rock ambience tangle with Katie’s playful, jazzy melodies and the rhythms Steven draws from his hip-hop playlist and the epic folk of bands like The Head & the Heart or Of Monsters & Men. Steven can’t decide if he prefers the drums, a Les Paul or his acoustic Taylor. He’ll throw the ukulele to Katie behind the keyboard and see what happens. Jesse might put down his viola bass or open-back banjo to tinker with guitar pedals or tap on a glockenspiel. The Pinkerton Raid is the controlled chaos of a big family, set to music. It’s A Beautiful World.
On this, the band’s sophomore release, the sibling trio collaborated with friends Eric Johnson (Telecaster) and Tim (drums) and Laura Wooten (keyboards, background vocals), members of the six-piece live band that coalesced after the release of their self-titled album in 2012. Producer Edd Kerr honed the Beautiful World sound with layers of guitars and keyboards for a musical experience by turns soothing and cathartic. This album was a collaborative effort born out of family and friendship.
From beginning to end, A Beautiful World tells a story of young love – the shy flirtation, the wonder, the questions, young marriage, second-guessing, a baby girl, a miscarriage, the extended family dramas that complicate all of it. It ends in hope – hope that things will get better, hope that what is broken can be healed, hope that what is worn-out can find rest, hope for a beautiful world.
Go Go Hero
Go Go Hero is the brainchild of Akron, OH music scene veteran Jer Herring, mashing mid-western post-punk sensibilities with an indie-rock aesthetic, a knack for creating catchy earworms, and a song writing maturity earned by age and experience. Grimy and sweet. Edgy and hooky. Nerdy and cool. A combination of sounds unlike anything currently heard in Raleigh, NC - until now.
Jer (guitars, lead vocals) is a twenty-plus year veteran of the Northeast Ohio music scene, earning national success in the 1990's with his band Dink. Signed to Capitol records, Jer and Dink found national exposure in commercial alternative radio, the broadcast of two videos on MTV, a video on an episode of Beavis and Butthead, live performances on MTV's 120 Minutes, and songs in feature films including Bad Boys and Fear. Jer and Dink also had songs in numerous commercials and TV shows, charted on the Billboard and Alternative Dance charts, and are considered to be in the Akron/Cleveland area's pantheon of musical acts.
Fast forward to 2010 and Jer ends his band of eleven years in Ohio (Full Wave Rectifier) and moves to Raleigh, NC. After demoing tracks for two years, he hooks up with fellow Akronite transplant, Tim Prentice (bass, backing vocals). The two begin the search for a drummer, and find Dewey Walsh (drums, backing vocals). "Tim and I would talk about how different the Akron sound is from what we were hearing in the south", recalls Jer. "With playing music in our blood, it became evident that the only thing keeping us from making this a reality was a drummer. So I posted on Craigslist. The first person to respond - Dewey. The rock gods were looking down on me as he was exactly what we were looking for. No prolonged and frustrating search. The chemistry was immediate. And very fortunate." Over the course of six months, Jer and the band write more songs, self-produce a four song EP, and set out to bring their mid-western influenced sound to the south.
Go Go Hero's music is as varied as the personalities in the band - an edgy quirkiness brought to life with guitar, bass, and drums. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the Pixies to the Pretenders, Cloud Nothings to Cheap Trick, Superchunk to Devo, Husker Du to Johnny Cash, and the Band of Skulls to the Black Keys, Go Go Hero burn and borrow in the way only artists with this much experience and this much passion for original music can create. Look for Go Go Hero to bring its unique brand of rock and roll to The Triangle's music scene and beyond in 2014.
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