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Belleville, New Jersey, United States

Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Band Rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Internet Radio Station Reviews"

Station Name: Power Pop Sounds

Pure Power Pop at its Best!


Station Name: Sandman's Songbirds

Any tune that bleeds influence from one of my fave groups of all time, The Who, simply must get some play on the Songbird's station. And Lieder captures the sound of early Who as well as anyone out there. Quite dynamic. Rock on Lieder!


Station Name: WIZARD X FM

Great pop tune... I hear a ton of influences here... And from New Jersey!!! Gotta check out a show!!!


Station Name: The Good Stuff Too!!!

Just good, solid, classic power pop! I likey.

- Independent Artists Company

"Review of Demo Tracks by Howard Kaylan of The Turtles / Flo & Eddie"

"You've put together a nice 3-song demo and it's pretty impressive ..... I think you're onto something here! I like the songs and I like the vocals--you sound honest!"

-Howard Kaylan Feb '08 - N/A


Current single: "Doesn't Anybody Care?"

Our tracks are being aired on the following radio shows:

Little Steven's "Underground Garage" on Sirius Satellite Radio Network (we were the winners of his April 2008 show for best unsigned band. we now advanced to the semi-finals in November to possibly win a record contract with Wicked Cool Records).

Little Steven's Underground Garage - Currently on the "Blackhole Bandstand" radio show playlist hosted by DJ Bill Kelly

WFMU-91.1-FM - Currently on the "Teenage Wasteland" radio show playlist hosted by DJ Bill Kelly

Westcott Radio - Syracuse, NY - Our tracks are being spun regularly on the weekly radio show "This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio"

11L Radio New York International - Our tracks are featured regularly on this station hosted by Dave "The Boogieman" Kaufmann

WDHA 105.5-FM - Featured on DJ Rich Russo's radio show "Anything Anything"

HQ Sound (Versailles, France) - Our tracks are in regular rotation

Celtica Radio (South Wales, U.K) Our tracks are in regular rotation

Nova 1 Radio Network (Brazil) Our tracks are in regular rotation

Off The Chart Radio (Swansea, U.K.) Our tracks are in regular rotation

The Penguin Rocks (Belmar, NJ) Our tracks are in regular rotation

BBC 6 Music (U.K.) - Our tracks have been featured on "Introducing....with Tom Robinson"

WDHA-FM (NJ Radio Station) - Featured artist on "The Homegrown Spotlight" hosted by DJ Lindsay Klein

107.1-FM "The Peak" - New York - Featured artist on "Next" radio show.

Radio Benelux Radio Network in Belgium - Featured artist on the "Durango 15" radio program (currently in the top 10 on their charts).

WMSCRADIOFM 90.3-FM (Montclair State University Radio) - Regularly spun on "Mind The Gap" radio program

Radio Wazee - Streaming internet radio station (currently streaming our track "Doesn't Anybody Care?").

Backstreet Radio - Our tracks are in regular rotation



Formed in the spring of 2007, “Lieder” (which means “songs” in German) was personally given its name by rock legend Pete Townshend of “The Who”.

“Lieder”, a trio based out of northern New Jersey, is an original band who displays an aggressive style of power pop, steeped in the tradition of American and British rock and roll.

Being influenced by ‘The Who” itself, lead vocalist/guitarist Mike Kosturko produces an infectious brand of memorable songs with the potency and precision of any other established artist.

Joe LaPara, a committed disciple of rhythmic progression, lays down meaty yet melodic bass lines, which holds the bands sound together.

While commanding a solid tempo, drummer Ron Pasanda adds a flourish of strategically placed fills, without disrupting the songs relevance.

Although they have had much success recording, playing live is what this band thrives on. They revel in the immediate response to their energetic style of play and challenge anyone not to enjoy their enthusiasm.

All three have come together from years of experience to unite their influences into one enormous collaboration and celebration of a genre that has seemed to dissipate over the years.