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Since the mutual parting of ways with vocalist Doug Robinson in 2017, Aric Improta (Drums/Sampling), Nick DePirro (Guitars), and Reilly Herrera (Bass) have challenged themselves to find a sound that will push the boundaries of what an instrumental rock outfit can accomplish, and the new form of Night Verses was born. The trio found a way to combine insanely intricate drumming, bass lines that both follow melody and basic rhythm, and guitar parts that go from swirls and lead, to chunk and heavy without any hesitation. In a way, as a newly born instrumental band, the vocalist void was easily filled with music nuances that would be buried before. The band released an EP and subsequent full-length, From the Gallery of Sleep, in 2018 which showcases their talents as well as a new identity.
Watch: “Vice Wave” Official music video.
Sounds Like: Tool, Strawberry Girls, Circa Survive
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You know you are doing something right when you start getting picked up by press outlets like Stereogum, Spin’s “21 artists in 2021” featured spotlight, and ink a deal with Warner. We are proud to welcome Ryan Woods to the Ernie Ball family. Ryan shapes songs that combine elements of indie guitar-driven bedroom pop with an intimate singer-songwriter approach, weaving lyrics of lonely “what could have been” feelings and a lot of self-realization. With songs like “Bad Texter” and “Pillow”, Ryan has accumulated over 7.3 Million total streams and has garnered a quick-growing fan base. Check out the debut EP from Ryan Woods titled King Of The Basement available on all streaming platforms.
Watch: The lyric video for “Bad Texter“
Sounds Like: Between Friends, Huron John, Kid Bloom
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Michigander is the project of Jason Singer, who emanates the midwestern spirit as it shines through the anthemic songs and empowering lyrical themes he puts together. When the singer-songwriter-guitarist was moving across his home state to Kalamazoo, Michigander had begun to acclaim the attention of NPR, Paste, KCRW to name a few and the virality of the debut single “Nineties” claimed space on many playlists on Spotify, breaching the million stream count. The two follow-up EP’s Midland (2018) and Where Do We Go From Here (2019) have quickly become fan favorites with the stand-out single “Misery” becoming a Triple-A radio hit. Michigander along the way garnered performances alongside Mt. Joy, Hippo Campus, Tokyo Police Club to name a few, and a recent performance at Lollapalooza 2021. Michiganders latest single “Better” highlights the maturity and direction of a growing career, check out the official music video below.
Watch: “Better” official music video.
Sounds Like: Motherfolk, Mt. Joy, and Silverson Pickups