Band To Look Out For: WALK THE MOON

Walk The Moon is an indie-rock band from Cincinnati, OH. Lead singer, Nicholas Petricca, formed the band in 2008 and went through a few lineup changes before finally coming together with current members, Kevin Ray (bass), Sean Waugaman (percussion), and Eli Maiman (guitar) in 2010.

In November 2010, Walk The Moon independently released their debut album, i want! i want!, receiving airplay for the track “Anna Sun” on several radio stations. Walk The Moon signed to RCA Records in 2012 and released their first official self-titled album. Walk the Moon was released on June 19, 2012 and their single, “Anna Sun”, peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Alternative Rock Charts and number 20 on the Billboard Rock Charts.

The band has received a lot of positive attention over the past two years. The band was invited to play SXSW and CMJ in 2011, has opened for Weezer, Grouplove, and Fun., and has performed on David Letterman and Conan in 2012.

If you’ve never seen Walk The Moon live, definitely put that on your to-do list. Earlier this month, I saw them perform at my school and I’ve never seen a performance quite like it. The entire band and crowd had face paint on; a tradition at Walk The Moon shows. They played majority of their album, which features quick tempo songs with great group vocals. After the show, the band came out to meet with their fans, which I admired. It really goes a long way when bands form a relationship with their fans.

Give Walk The Moon a listen and let us know what you think. My favorites are “Anna Sun”, “Iscariot”, and “Shiver, Shiver”.

Walk The Moon is also heading out on tour next year. Click here for dates.

For Fans Of: Grouplove, Imagine Dragons, and Young The Giant

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