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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock Classic Rock




This band has no press





To truly understand the quiet phenomenon that are Romans, one listen to their debut album, Mercury, will explain everything. The music, which dips it's toes into several of rock n' roll's most pristine ponds, is a refreshing departure from today's plastic wrapped, industry made, music money makers. Helmed by Jeremy Fury (singer for Ohio-based band We Are The Fury) and supported by Craig Bonich (guitarist of Head Automatica and Jaguar Love), Romans strives for timeless, not temporary, firmly steeping themselves in the classic composure of music's most prolific songwriters.

"I remember Craig and I finished off a couple bottles of wine and were doing a taped interview for a popular online music site," he remembers. "I thought, 'Man we should start a band together someday,' A few years later, here we are. I envisioned this project to encompass the best parts of rock n' roll nostalgia incorporating everything from 50's doo wop, 60's brit rock, and 70's glam."

Mercury is like tasting the rainbow of classic rock with a modern twist. Infused with the unique rawness of a Stones-esque boogie in "All The Glitters Gone" to the delicate lacing of Roy Orbison nostalgia in "Somedays" there's no denying the catalog of songs has swagger as demonstrated in the nod to T-Rex in "Us Being Young" and "Our Love" acknowledging the Ziggy Stardust era Bowie.

Produced by L.A. based noise-smith Manny Nieto (The Breeders, Rumspringa, Health) and assisted by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies, Good Old War), Fury is excited to see the past and present meeting in the middle. And although the band is still relatively new on the scene, they have already supported such acts as Electric Six, D Generation, Black Box Revelation, and The Detroit Cobras on shows throughout the east coast and mid west. Most recently, the band entered the studio with Tony Visconti engineer, Mario McNulty, and recorded three new tunes for their next ep.

"If you go far enough into the future and look back at a specific period from the past, everything seems to blend together," Fury says.

No matter how music trends ebb and flow, the one time tested certainty is people will always want songs to connect with and Romans deliver by doing it their way and having more fun than anyone else.