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Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




"Currently receiving airplay from the following radio stations"

WXRY 99.3 (South Carolina)
Live365 (Cloquet Minnesota)

"Dallas indie-rock band Relo offers quirky, rich harmonies"

Relo, a four-piece Dallas-based band asserting contagious, richly harmonious layers, has been likened to bands such as Radiohead, The Pixies and even the Deftones due to their quirky, complex multi-instrumental chord progressions.
Relo initially started as a project between Will Rakkar and Adam Sewell. Their union was instigated with the aid of a Craigslist ad written by Rakkar, who had never previously used the website apart from selling and purchasing.
"I found this weird, kooky kid named Adam. He's really talented and gifted," Rakkar said of his co-founding and current bandmate.
Rakkar and Sewell were soon accompanied by the talents of drummer Caleb Stelzer and bass player Tyler Epstein, musicians for whom Rakkar credits networking within the ever-amplifying Dallas music scene.
Rakkar said this local music scene is re-evolving into a "weird creature" whose predominance hasn't been beheld since the early 90s.
"I wouldn't say that we're really a rock band at all. I've always thought of rock as an outdated term," guitarist and vocalist Rakkar said.
Rock resonates with Rakkar as something reflective of the 1950s to 1980s time period, simplistic in its power-chord mentalities.
"We're sort of Brit- pop meets punk meets electronica," he said. "We do have elements of that era of [rock] music as well."
The band has been refining their sound since coming together in November 2010.
Their forthcoming, full- length album, "Childhood Obesity," differs from its precursor, an EP titled "Sunsplosion," which has already been released digitally.
"I think the intensity has really skyrocketed," Rakkar said of the full-length, set to release in Spring 2012.
"Sunsplosion" is an embodiment of clear, electric sound with discernible vocals and unconventional timing.
The music is diversely altered with the classic sound of a cello, played by Rakkar's father, a doctor and professional musician who attended the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
"People use the term ‘thrashy' to describe their genre of music. I would use that to describe our playing style, but not in the typical sense of the genre," Rakkar said of Relo's mechanical art medium.
Though effects pedals and synthesizers can provide an excitedly individual sound, Rakkar esteems live performances as the most favored part of his musical career.
Delivering music to the ears of talent-hungry fans in central Texas venues is just as important as recording new tracks.
Relo is anticipated to play a show with the Austin-native band Mira Loma in mid- January at Austin's 29th Street Ballroom.
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Their EP "Sunsplosions" can be purchased online at - The Accent (ACC)

"(CD Warehouse Facebook Status 11/3/11)"

I thought i might take a few minutes to share a little something about some of the local Arlington bands we were proud to host this past Saturday night. First up was Playtime Rabbit, a two piece with killer drums and grungy guitar. Second was Breakfast Machine, with a dreamy sun dazed afternoon vibe. Lastly, Arlington favorites Relo took the floor. At first i didn't Know what to expect, but was immediately hooked from the first chord to the last drum beat. Both their stage performance and musicianship stood above the rest, as if the young band had been playing together for years. Think Radiohead/ Pixes, with just a hint of Deftones. The duo harmonizing vocals blended through mellow bass lines and clean drumming. I have a good feeling that if these guys keep at it they will certainly be one of DFW's elite. Thanks to everyone who came out and played, and remember to support local music and your local record stores.
Check out Relo here
Cheers! - CD Warehouse

"Relo - Sunsplosion EP"

These guys are a small local band from the Ft. Worth/Dallas area doing big things. They just put out this EP and I've heard talk of a full length in the near future. I'll be going to see them on the 30th at The Prophet Bar in Dallas, so I'm looking forward to that and be looking for more information from that concert to be posted shortly after. But for now, sink your teeth into this solid EP. - "What I'm loving right now is..." @ Blogger


Sunsplosion EP (2010)
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Childhood Obesity LP (2012)

Currently Recording a new EP (2013)



Relo (ree-low)

A Dallas based act combining thrashy, raw, gut-wrenching guitars with dangerous hints of melody. An unapologetic rock band with style ranging from Surf Rock to Electro to Violent Prog-Rock, and almost everything in between.

Since November of 2010, Relo has been entrancing audiences with a devilish concoction of lively showmanship and irresistible psychedelic pop.The members are Will Rakkar, Adam Sewell, Tyler Epstein, and Caleb Stelzer.
Despite becoming a notable presence in Dallas, Relo has aimed much higher and efforts have included digitally releasing their first "Sunsplosion" EP in August 2011, and non-stop club shows and local festivals. Relo released their debut album "Childhood Obesity" in July 2012, and are currently recording their second EP to be released in May 2013.