June Divided Release Exclusive Stream of “Secrets” Featuring Bassist Lenny Sasso… Philly based rock band, June Divided, have released an exclusive stream of their first single “Secrets” on AltPress.com. The band will be releasing their debut album, Backbone, on July 10th. “Bold” is definitely the word of the year for this daring band who have spent the past year and a half learning what it means to take risks, resulting in ten new and impressive tracks. Drawing on post-rock guitar work and undeniable pop rock sensibilities, there is something for Explosions In The Sky and Jimmy Eat World fans alike. Check out “Secrets” on AltPress.com, here: http://bit.ly/Oyy4wA.
What started out as a distraction from the job hunt became the actual job itself for college grads Melissa Menago (vocals/guitar)and Chris Kissel (guitar), once they stumbled across drummer, Keith Gill, on Craigslist. All lifelong musicians, their connection turned out to be a creative catalyst. The three decided to follow the rise they had found themselves on when they released their debut EP, The Other Side of You, in February 2011. Upon the release, June Divided hit the ground running.
In 2011, the band was on the move with performances at SXSW, Warped Tour, and a music video for hit “Bullet” on MTVu. In addition to being featured onNBC, commercial radio stations and Alternative Press Magazine, the band scored a week on Vans Warped Tour 2012 when they were chosen as a finalist out of 23,000 bands in the Ernie Ball: Battle of the Bands competition.
The band found their permanent fourth member in bassist, Lenny Sasso, in December 2011 and the quartet got started writing their debut full-length album shortly after. Produced by Alec Henninger (Framing Hanley, Transmit Now, Hierosonic), Backbone is certainly a risk all in itself. Despite its independent budget, variety of subject matter and bold technical traits, the band stayed true to their form when it comes to rock and roll. With their first single “Secrets”, you will feel the honest lyrics, strong pop chords, and full energy of the band that will make you get up out of your seat and sing along.
“There’s quite a variety of material on this album; it was a bold thing to do. The sounds and the writing style tie it all together – but after a year and half in the industry, we had a lot to say and weren’t afraid to say it,” says Menago.
A bold, raw sound is indeed what you’ll get from June Divided, and with this new release, they are definitely showing some backbone.
June Divided will release Backbone on July 10th.
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