Twin Productions Presents:
Issues - Headspace Tour
Too Close to Touch, Sylar
5:00 pmAlamo City Music Hall
$20.00 - $22.00
This event is all ages
With Special Guests:
Taxes & Service fees may be included | Not Responsible for Injuries due to Moshing or Stage Diving | General Admission | Show is Rain or Shine | No Refunds or Exchanges | twinproductionstexas.com
Too Close To Touch, which also includes guitarists Mason Marble and Thomas Kidd, bassist Travis Moore and drummer Kenneth Downey, officially came together in late 2013, but its members have been playing together since 2012. In the past two years, they've focused on refining their songwriting and growing at their own pace, decisions that have no doubt paid off for them. "We take our songs really seriously," says Mason. "If we're not happy with something, it goes in the trash, and we start again. We just started keeping songs that we liked and writing more and more, and the more that we did it the more confident we became in the songs." Just as important to the band is their aesthetic. Taking cues from the 1975, Walk The Moon and the Neighbourhood, they've refined it to a look that's mixes indie and classic cool, all while remaining 100-percent them. Too Close To Touch began to grow in popularity thanks to their DIY work ethic, buzz on social media and impressive demos, which caught the eyes (and ears) of Epitaph founder Brett Gurewitz.
The band, who already have tours with Emarosa and A Lot Like Birds under their collective belt, will release their full-length debut in early 2015. However, longtime fans and first-time listeners will be able to get a taste of their new material when their self-titled EP is released digitally Oct. 21. From the fast-paced rock opener "The Deep End" which showcases Keaton's varied vocal range to "Perfect World" with its biting verses and sing-along ready chorus to the powerful, emotionally raw closer "You Won't Listen," it's clear Too Close To Touch have found the one thing many bands spend years searching for: balance. Dark and light. Soaring vocals and guttural screams, dark lyrical content and pop-ready melodies. All combine to create a sound that is unique and exciting yet relatable. "Every song has its own personality and its own emotions to it," Mason says. "If you're looking at a picture or watching a movie, you feel a certain way. We really want to bring out all the emotional aspects of our songs." Adds Keaton, "First impressions are everything. You've really got to kick the door down and really have that explosive start."
Sylar's Jayden Panesso comments, "We are beyond excited to announce our signing with Razor & Tie. It honestly feels awesome to be part of such a prestigious label, and roster. Myself and every member of Sylar want to thank all the people who showed us support and helped us reach this milestone in our careers. With that being said; this is just the beginning, and we are very eager to release our debut full-length through Razor & Tie."
Razor & Tie A&R Executive Dylan Chenfeld adds, "I'm really thrilled to be bringing Sylar to the Razor & Tie family. From the second Caleb Shomo showed me the music, I've been passionate about it and we all love the record. We are really excited for what the future brings and to finally have a New York based heavy band."
Queens, NY based Sylar formed in 2012 and self-released one EP, Deadbeat, also produced by Caleb Shomo. Sylar has toured with Beartooth, Attack Attack!, Born Of Osiris, A Skylit Drive, and label mates Sworn In. Lead by the authoritative vocals of Jayden Panesso, Sylar deliver a metallic hardcore onslaught that pulsates with electro flourishes and the kinds of breakdowns that will have pit dwellers foaming at the mouth.
Sylar is Jayden Panesso (Vocals), Miguel Cardona (Vocals/Guitar), Dustin Jennings(Guitar), Travis Hufton (Bass), and Thomas Veroutis (Drums). The band is managed by Shawn Keith at Sumerian and booked by Amanda Fiore at The Pantheon Agency.
Sylar joins Razor & Tie at an exciting time in the label's history as R&T continues to nurture and expand its rock roster that currently includes both established rock radio acts like All That Remains and P.O.D., alongside such lifestyle acts as Attila, For Today, Chiodos, Hatebreed, The Sword, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Sworn In, HIM, Such Gold, Protest The Hero, Kyng, and many more.
Alamo City Music Hall
1305 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX, 78205