NEXT CItY RELEASES “TELL ME”
Los Angeles rockers NEXT CItY have released their second single “Tell Me” along with an incredible video out everywhere today. It’s hot off the success of their debut “Blue Star,” whose video has now amassed over 60K views. In addition to the release of the single, the band has also launched a Kickstarter campaign filled with exclusive merch, signed photos, personalized messages and more as rewards for their fans.
“NEXT CItY bring something a little heavier to the table, some real gritty alt rock sounds come through whilst the vocals keep the track on its radio friendly path. It’s certainly a big sound from a band who have all the potential to become a household name.” -YACK! Magazine (on “Blue Star”)
Lyrically, this song is all about the back and forth of being involved with someone, but being unsure of what they want from you. Philip Paulsen (guitarist) started with a riff and composition, then handed it off to Larsen for lyrics and melody, a perfect example of the dynamic duo’s synergetic work.
NEXT CItY is the brainchild of vocalist and actor Samuel Larsen, best known for his work on Glee as Joe Hart and his supporting role in the current hit film After (based on the novel by Anna Todd that became a worldwide phenomenon) and guitarist Paulsen. The two met while on tour together and began writing for a brand new project they wanted to be heavy in garage rock grit, layered over a foundation steeped in groove. They have a unique way of fusing their experimental energy with the modern era of rock n’ roll. With fuzzy, funk-tinged guitars and pocket beats, their sound is familiar on the ears, yet unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. The quartet is completed by the unwavering rhythm section of bassist Nick Diiorio and drummer Ben Brinckerhoff. They’ve come together to perfect their brand of guitar-driven rock influenced by heavy hitters like Death From Above 1979, The Dead Weather, and Queens of the Stone Age, all while encompassing the electric energy of funk-driven pop music that takes its cues from Prince and Michael Jackson.
“Most people probably haven’t heard of the band NEXT CItY, but all of that is about to change in the coming weeks.” -Regional Music Journal
The band will also bring their infectious sound to a live setting, playing showcases in both Los Angeles and New York this June.
LA SHOWCASE @ THE PEPPERMINT CLUB 6/5: INFO HERE
NY SHOWCASE @ MERCURY LOUNGE 6/11: INFO HERE
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