Asphalt Socialites
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Asphalt Socialites

Reno, Nevada, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Reno, Nevada, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Dark Wave




"Chris Payne ~ 104.1 KRZQ FM Radio"

"Asphalt Socialites are four hard working gents who have crafted their sound to stay ahead of the game while paying homage to what they grew up hearing as kids. They helped us (KRZQ) welcome Bloc Party to town, and took part in Bubba The Love Sponge’s ‘Unsigned Band Review, Reno Edition’. They welcome any challenge while looking forward to making their game stronger. I’m psyched to see these guys unleash their sound on a national level." Chris Payne - 104.1 KRZQ - Chris Payne - 104.1 KRZQ FM Radio

"Max Volume ~ DJ/Webmaster/Digital Media Strategist 105.7 KOZZ FM"

"Asphalt Socialites- Forever and Whatever." I have been listening to it non stop. Like the love child of Silver Sun Pickups and Ultravox, with Robb's dark brooding intense vocals which are somewhat akin to Ian Curtis meets Bryan Ferry, it's aural, ethereal ear candy. If this sounds like a good time to you, get some on you." - Via Facebook

"Oliver X ~ Editor/Pubisher ~ Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine"

"Asphalt Socialites deliver alt rock-new wave moodscapes under dark synths, layered sonics and sparkling melodic accents. The group's great wall of synth is relentless, and the production quality of the record, engineered, co-written and produced by Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins) is stellar throughout. Fans of Joy Division, The Cure and Depeche Mode will have much to feast on here, as the group's Euro retro-electro is deftly crafted into something special. One of the more accomplished indie releases of the year." -

"Brad Bynum ~ Reno News & Review"

"Asphalt Socialites are an ambitious band, the kind of band that would practice on a big stage because that’s where their aspirations lay. The band aims for that Radiohead balance of creating unusual sonic textures but also writing anthemic songs that play to the cheap seats. There are a lot of late '80s and early '90s flavors in the music, a little of Blur-style Brit pop, Catherine Wheel-inspired shoegazing guitars, and a whole lot of the atmosphere of The Cure, especially that band’s influential 1989 album Disintegration." - Brad Bynum

"Clayton Stanfield - The Derailment ~ Sky Tavern Summer Music Series"

"There are lots of amazing bands in Reno but not as many natural rockstars. This band is full of rockstars and super excited they are playing Sky Tavern this year. They will be playing with Liam Kyle Cahill and The Derailment. We are starting off big" -

"Rory Dowd ~ Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine"

"Asphalt Socialites 2015 release is a slick and elegant call-back to the days of teased hair, big empty rooms full of smoke, lasers and mirrors; when everyone else was cooler than you and black and white ensembles were de rigueur. In this day of generic rock, screaming and crooning, songs like 'Love Cures Fear' and 'Part II of III' stand out as epic articulations. This album should be on the radio everywhere. Everybody complains and wishes there were still bands around like Bauhaus, The Cure and Love and Rockets. Well, there still are." - Rory Dowd


The Answer - Single - 2022

Break Me - Single - 2022

London Won't Wait - Single - 2022

The One - Single - 2021

Unstoppable - Single - 2021

Reciprocity - Single - 2021

Forever and whatever... - Debut EP - 2015



New Single ‘The Answer’ out now!

2022 makes way for 'The Answer'. A compelling new release from the band. From the infectious marriage of synth and beat to rhythmic guitar, this engaging blend of organic meets electronic introduces fans to another side of Asphalt Socialites. In a word? Undeniable.

Dive deeper into their catalogue with their debut EP, ‘Forever and whatever...’ Asphalt Socialites teamed up with Producer Bjorn Thorsrud (Smashing Pumpkins, Dandy Warhols) which was mastered by industry heavy-hitter Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Muse, U2, Gorillaz). Cheers!


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