100 Yorktown
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100 Yorktown

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States | SELF
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"Taking a Listen"

With the boldest of claims made in the title of their debut EP, 100 Yorktown (www.myspace. com/100yorktown) might have wanted to save such a boastful title for their first full-length. Rocking You Harder and Longer delivers on its initial promise — it’s heavy and uncompromising without being abrasive — but most would dare say that 19 minutes isn’t sufficient time to be truly “rocked.” Taken at face value, you have a quick hitter in the vein of early Three Doors Down; a squarely populist alt-rock effort driven by accessible lyrical hooks and muscular guitar riffs, but with an adventurous bent that sets it apart. Jordan Edwards robust vocals hint at a Scott Weiland influence, while lead guitarist Chris Smith derives his languorous wail from a predominantly ’80s metal origin. The lyrics are heavy on metaphor and simile, like “Gravity” where Edwards opines “you’re like gravity/you always let me down.” Not the most profound of association, but it works well within the song’s greater context as bassist Rajesh Bangdiwala drives songs like “Breakneck” with feverish bass lines that are precisely reflected in the title. It’s a sturdy effort and while Rocking You Harder and Longer certainly aims to satisfy, it has to do so with girth rather than length.
- Ryan Snyder - YES! Weekly


Shades of Red - August 2011 (LP)
Rocking You Harder and Longer - 2009 (EP)



With a polite nod to modern rock heroes past and present while in the midst of carving out their own place among them, 100 Yorktown is bringing it. Armed to the teeth with their metalesque-alternative-pop laden songs, the Chapel Hill, NC based band has been steadily building an impressive following making audiences stand up and knocking them down wherever they go in addition to securing opening spots with several major artists. Frontman Jordan Edwards’ impassioned and powerful voice is right at home with the brilliant duel guitar attack by rhythm guitarist James McHale and lead axeman Christian Smith. Add the solid low-end rumble of bassist of Rajesh Bangdiwala and the deft drumming of Ben McDonald and you have something truly special. Their songs are catchy and lighter worthy (yes, really!).
With a new release, Shades Of Red, hitting the streets in the late summer of 2011, 100 Yorktown will be taking their music to more fans than ever. Shades Of Red will feature one of the bands’ finest moments yet, the song Breakneck. The single epitomizes the essence of 100 Yorktown’s’ sound with verses that draw you in , a chorus that makes you feel, and a groove that cannot be denied. Are you ready?