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Band Of The Week: Arc And Stones

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Two albums into their career, and they’re already direct support for legendary rock band Kansas. Pretty impressive, eh?

That’s just the beginning for Arc And Stones, who have been favorably compared to bands like Kings Of Leon and The Black Keys. Did I mention they’re supporting Kansas?

Check out a press release after the jump, courtesy of our friends at Big Picture Media – and be sure to watch their AudioTree Live Session Video here.

Their 2nd EP, As You Were, has been out for a week now – and I’d recommend everyone who has an ear for engaging new talent pick it up.

Nashville, TN – June 10, 2014 – The soulful blues-rock 4-piece Arc & Stones release their much anticipated sophomore EP, As You Were, today, June 10th. The EP is now available on iTunes (http://bit.ly/iTunesAYW) and streaming in full on Baeble Music (http://bit.ly/ASbaeble) and Spotify (http://bit.ly/sptfyAS). 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 album or band, visit: www.arcandstones.com.

The band most recently turned heads at their album release show in their original hometown of New York City at Mercury Lounge. Both in their live show and recorded works, Arc & Stones blend 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” and Baeble Music calls “ear-pounding sample of refreshing, no-frills rock ‘n’ roll.”

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.

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 leaving 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 progression 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 release As You Were Today, June 10th. For more information, visit: www.arcandstones.com.

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