Cure for Gravity
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Cure for Gravity

Berkeley, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Berkeley, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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Melodies throughout these... tracks are sing-along catchy, while [Dave] Walcott (lead guitar) sparks the works with standout solos...downright celebratory. - Progression Magazine


About the video for BlackMetal, " [it is] one of the few videos of recent times to thoroughly hold my interest... I'm hugely Impressed by the look, feel and performance"

About the album: depth over bombast will find this an intriguing introduction - Sea of Tranquility


...without a doubt that these guys are masters of their craft. - Eclectic Music Lover


...an atmospheric, urgent, engaging sound with its own gravitational pull - Daily Vault


... a stunning brand of synth/alt rock that evokes bands like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Elbow and even, for my money, Red Hot Chili Peppers, at times. - Russell Trunks Exclusive Magazine


...you wish for more from this rising young band - JPs Music Blog


Cure For Gravity is a difficult band to pigeon hole but if you like intelligent, modern progressive rock this is a band that will certainly keep you elevated. - Get Ready to Rock UK


This is a group that knows how to build strong compositions pleasant to follow... An eclectic album to discover! - Music in belgium


One could even say that the music of CURE FOR GRAVITY without being yet the same caliber as Muse could become important in the future. Because everything is there ... a [desirable] music without being too complex, beautiful catchy melody (without being too commercial) and a voice with great feeling! - Profil


...this is the salve to help you slide through those painful teenage years. - Midwest Record


I put on this six song album and after hitting play, I was transported back to the late ’80s, early ’90s when bands were still melodic and used keyboards with finesse, before the grunge bands came in and knocked this kind of music out of the charts and out of people’s radar. These guys bring those days back, but still manage to sound modern and exciting... - Altered Frequencies


soul-warming... - Let it Rock


"you'll find yourself hugging the speakers...or discussing life with them...utterly fabulous!" - The Rocktologist


Discography

Cure for Gravity - Self-Titled EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cure-for-gravity-ep/id1154669103
Released:  10.14.2016
Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock
Includes:
Tonight
Sunspots
Just Like Candy
BlackMetal
Push
Killing for the Queen


Fallen Stars EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-stars-ep/id570897648
Released: 10.1.2012
Alternative Music, Electronic, Rock
Includes:
Casablanca
Living is the Pain
No One is to Blame
Fallen Stars

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Bio

Cure for Gravity delivers an entrancing amalgam of atmospheric synth/alt/prog rock that is cinematic in nature. The trio of Joe Markert (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Chris Gamper (drums and percussion), & Dave Walcott (lead guitar) will release their self-titled debut Cure for Gravity worldwide both physically and digitally on October 14, 2016.  Sometimes classified in genres ranging from Progressive Pop or Synth Rock to Cinematic Alt Rock, Cure for Gravity finds comfort in playing music to a rare world and its listening inhabitants, and will be touring in support of the release throughout 2016 and 2017.

 

On their new album, the band uses an eclectic blend of electronic and live elements to untether their listeners from this world and transport them into an audio landscape of their own design. Cure for Gravity draws inspirations from an eclectic range of sources, from classic Prog-Rock bands like early Genesis or King Crimson to the experimental electronica of John Cage, at times evoking The Cars or Emerson Lake & Palmer, as well as more recent references like Radiohead, Album Leaf, God is an Astronaut, and The National. It is precisely this eclectic delivery that keeps their fans engaged from track to track and show to show.

 

Lyrically, Cure for Gravity deals with isolation and helplessness in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The theme not only fits well with the musical background, but also with the turbulent times we are living in. “BlackMetal,” the album’s first single, explores dark dystopian territory that eerily reflects today’s political landscape, and the band has produced a cinematic music video for the single that perfectly captures this mood. “Push,” their second single, delivers a more optimistic outlook while simultaneously retaining the darker feel of the albums co-inhabitants. “Sunspots,” another of the album’s standout tracks, is an unsettling and dark blend of a Pink Floyd inspired soundscape alongside lead singer Joe Markert’s haunting and Jeff Buckley-esque vocals.

 

The remainder of the album maintains this sonic thread, shifting us back and forth across the red line from the melodic anthem of “Tonight” all the way through the final John Barry-sounding closer “Killing for the Queen.”  With their new release, Cure for Gravity has displayed a full ownership of their sound, curating their diverse blend of influences into a unique musical offering while showcasing an impressive range of musical talents.

 

No strangers to hard work, the band has created their own independent record label, Cure for Gravity Records, to release this debut.  Cure for Gravity was recorded at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA, and produced by Gabriel Shepard and Joe Markert. Expect more new music, the release of the “BlackMetal” music video, and touring both in the USA and Internationally throughout 2016 and 2017.

 

The Cure for Gravity album will be released worldwide on October 14, 2016 on all digital platforms and in select retailers.

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