Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Republic Of Letters

I'm sorry I failed to post this yesterday, but U-T writer Rich Baiocco wrote an article about Republic of Letters, this week's Amplify San Diego/SignOnSanDiego Band of The Week:

Despite not having released an official album yet, Republic Of Letters has
managed to stir up local buzz on the strength of a 2005 3-song demo, already
playing San Diego hotspots like The Casbah and the Ken Club, and nabbing air on
both 91X and 94.9. Founded by brothers Chris (guitar/lead vocals) and Nick Venti
(drums) with friend Martin Niwinski (bass), ROL's sound is a clash of frenetic
indie rock with the more atmospheric and melodic sounds of "No Code"-era Pearl
Jam. While Eddie Vedder goes for the baritone howl, Chris Venti's voice is more
of a gentle, high-pitched tone and helps keep the band's sound distinct.

With the addition of second guitarist Adrian Thorstensen last spring,
Republic recorded its debut EP at the end of 2006 and prepares for its release
this March. Promising local sets and a stop in Austin during SXSW should build
on the band's fan base and garner more shows.
Link to article here.

Thems my boys! A shout out to Rich for doing the article :)

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