Friday, May 28, 2010

The Neon Rush

The Neon Rush

There's nothing more cliché than a couple of kids in a basement making noise, but “The Neon Rush” makes noise until the noise makes sense, until the noise means something, until the noise becomes a song. The noise started with Collin and Andy jamming in the fall of 2007, but they wanted more than just some jamming in a basement, more than just a chaotic 12 bar blues. With the addition of Mark and Daniel, the lineup was complete.

In March 2008 they walked into the studio for the first time and recorded an EP later to be known as "Narwuar" which featured the first few songs to come out of the noise of the basement. One hundred copies were made, one hundred copies were sold. “Narwuar” help the band get exposure, book gigs, and gain a reputation as a band. They played into the summer, played some new places, met some new faces, and wrote some new songs.

In the months since the release of “Narwuar”, many songs had come out of the noise of the basement. As the band prepared to enter the studio to record their first full length album, a friend offered to record some songs in a home studio. Since they knew they would not be able to record all the song they had written on their upcoming album, they accepted the offer. After just four days of recording, "So You Didn't Make It To The Circus" was born. The title came from the idea that the songs didn't make it to the album would be like a circus, chaotic and fun, and that’s exactly what it was.

It was during a performance at AVCom Visual Arts that their music caught the ears of RYO Records. The next couple of months were spent in meetings and contract negotiations as well as doing the final mixing and mastering on the album. In November, just two years after Collin and Andy started making noise in the basement; “The Neon Rush” signed with RYO Records and their new album “Lines and Blurs” was released on Jan. 5, 2010. “The Neon Rush” is still just a bunch of kids making noise, but more people are catching on and tuning in.

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