Meriwether

Meriwether

 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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"Eerily familiar, yet strangely original alt-rock laced with hooks galore plus an added dash of singer/songwriter honesty!"

Biography

MERIWETHER is a Baton-Rouge-based rock band that wears its' Louisiana pride like a badge of honor. MERIWETHER contends that honesty is the key to good music, and honesty flows through every note they write and play. Along with an earnestness that’s found throughout the South, the band is influenced by their home state’s musical foundation, as singer/guitarist Drew Reilley offers, “Not so much with instrumentation, but more with the emotion, like, ‘Fuck Yeah! We’re here to rock!’“

MERIWETHER is currently out on tour after a summer of recording and Warped Tour dates, followed by high-profile gigs such as shows supporting The Starting Line, the Madina Lake / Mayday Parade Tour, a Voodoo Music Experience main stage appearance, a Nov-Dec stretch warming up crowds for Papa Roach, and a Jan-Feb run with Saosin and Armor For Sleep. Heavy touring is nothing new to the band that clocked 500 shows over the last 3 years, sharing stages with the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars, Coheed and Cambria, Staind, Three Days Grace, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, 10 Years, Hoobastank, and Anberlin.

The members of MERIWETHER are ambitious, focused and driven, and they were born to make music; they’ve got rock ‘n roll in their DNA.

As for the music itself, it’s a potent, high-octane, addictively catchy blend of rock, pop hooks and emotionally raw vocals. Reilley says, “We write the lyrics and melodies in almost a singer-songwriter type of way, and that makes it easy for people to relate to, because they are well-written and well thought-out. I don’t think we’re doing something that hasn’t ever been done before, but we have a sound that isn’t the norm. We draw people into it.”

Time to ROCK? “Fuck Yeah!”

Discography

New album - PLUG IN THE SNAKES - digital released March 22, 2010!

Sold 20K+ units of debut release - MAKE YOUR MOVE (GVE/Suretone/Interscope Records)

10 million+ plays streaming via various online outlets!