Signal the Launch
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Signal the Launch

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Rock

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Nov
23
Signal the Launch @ Foundation Tavern & Grille

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jun
29
Signal the Launch @ O's Tap

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Mar
16
Signal the Launch @ O's Tap

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Feb
16
Signal the Launch @ Ranger Recording Studio

Franklin Park, Illinois, United States

Franklin Park, Illinois, United States

Feb
02
Signal the Launch @ Fulton Street Collective

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Aug
31
Signal the Launch @ Cubby Bear

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jun
09
Signal the Launch @ Hairpin Arts Center

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Jan
13
Signal the Launch @ Fulton Street Collective

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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"Spins - EP Review"

Signal The Launch

Dance Like A Vampire EP

(Self)

Chicago-based melodic rock trio Signal The Launch had a life and music defining moment three years ago when Mariusz Owczarczak flipped his vintage Ford Bronco on Lake Shore Drive when a tie-rod (steering) end dislodged from his vehicle, seriously injuring him. Like a scene from the Blues Brothers, he knew he needed to “get the band back together.” Shortly after that, the Lane Tech alums commenced Signal the Launch with brother (bassist) Dan Owczarczak and drummer Kevin Karpa rounding out the lineup. The band smartly recorded an EP with famed Nirvana producer and Big Black founder Steve Albini at Electrical Audio.

Dan Owczarczak told IE their EP songs “are a representation of our ‘launch period.’ They exemplify our musical evolution from rehearsals to clubs to the studio.” The title song showcases the bands super tight chops, yolking a bed of Mariusz’ spirited but clean bluesy guitar, and raspy but melodic vocals. Being a trio puts a band out in front of their audience nearly naked, but Albini’s beefy production and Owczarczak and Karpa’s lockstep rhythm section fills all the gaps. STL’s F. W. Murnau-inspired 1920’s horror film music video (directed by Zach Spangler) “Dance Like A Vampire” shows the band has their visual game locked down as well. Glammy EP track “Derail” mixes Grand Funk sensibility with a Lenny Kravitz style guitar jam, where Mariusz’ guitar work really gets to shine.

Appearing 6/29 at O’s Tap, Chicago.

7 out of 10

– David Gedge - IE: Illinois Entertainer


Discography

Chicago rock-and-roll power trio, Signal the Launch has released its debut EP “Dance Like a Vampire”. The EP includes two songs, Dance Like a Vampire and Derail. Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at the world-renowned Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, Illinois.

Locked away in a rehearsal studio for the past 14 months, Signal the Launch has been steadily grinding out an array of new songs while honing in on their musical abilities — finding a sound that is simultaneously classic yet contemporary.

“Our fanbase expanded rapidly through last summer and they kept coming back to Dance Like A Vampire and Derail, so those two had to be on any EP that we created. Even then, the audiences wanted more, so we’ve been really busy writing new music in addition to the EP” said bassist Dan Owczarczak.

Electric guitarist and vocalist Mariusz Owczarczak noted that, “We chose these songs [for the EP] as a representation of our ‘launch period.’  They exemplify our musical evolution from rehearsals to clubs to studio.”

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Signal the Launch is a rock n roll power trio 
consisting of electric guitar, electric bass and drums.

Close your eyes and visualize this group
Three tall, bearded viking brothers
swinging and swaying with a vibrant musical unity producing heavy sounds while blending major/minor guitar chord structures and Motown fueled bass lines into rhythmic melodies with syncopated drum foundations and experiments

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