Local Buzz Cut this week is from The Nearly Deads, with the track Brave. It's their new single from their new EP. They just signed a record deal with Stand By Records. Their CD releases Tuesday with the release party this Friday at the Rutledge. It is free, for all ages, and begins at 7pm.
Fresh off a Converse Battle of the Bands win at the Journey’s Backyard BBQ in Nashville, TN, and a #14 spot on the Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, The Nearly Deads are primed and ready to explode. The Nashville-based DIY band has created a buzz of their very own, mixing the polished pop vocals of singer Theresa Jeane with aggressive grunge-inspired instrumentals of Steve Tobi, Cory Walen, Kevin Koelsch, and Brandon Barnes. The Nearly Deads have managed to create a truly unique genre that not only gives a nod to gritty grunge, but brings it back in a way never heard before. Imagine Kelly Clarkson as front-woman of the Foo Fighters.
The band, originally formed in Tampa, FL, recently filmed a music video for their song “Never Look Back”. That video lead to a viral outbreak creating over 3 million views on YouTube. Not only did Nashville producer Jon King (Augustana, 3 Pill Morning, Throwing Gravity) record and produce their EP, he also directed the video. The buzz continues to grow every day, partly due to the social networking prowess of the band members themselves. The Deads are truly connected to their fans, and they have built up a “zombie nation” of die-hard supporters.
Recently the band conquered two of the world’s largest musical festivals, Summerfest and the Vans Warped Tour, and they have no intention of slowing down. The Nearly Deads are currently back in the studio with King, working on their first full-length album. What makes The Nearly Deads so likable is not just their undeniably catchy songwriting, but the fact that they are down to earth and passionate about what they do. Their self-titled EP is currently available on iTunes and Amazon MP3, and in other fine digital retailers.
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