Arrows to the Sun

Arrows to the Sun

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like a delicious rock and roll candy bar with a silky pop center covered in a thick layer of psychedelia topped off with chunks of progression and dipped in a heavy coat of angst

Biography

Arrows to the Sun front man and guitarist Gavin McCourt has met the devil. But rather than being some demonic figure, the devil was quite an average man who offered Gavin a handshake. Based on this encounter, McCourt set out to form a band based on the primal element of rock and roll: soul. After playing several shows alone, John Hamilton and Andrew Stringer separately approached Gavin to form the band that would carry this vision.
The three piece band took the stage under several different monikers for their first dozen shows, eventually settling on the name Hail Man Well Met, a reference to the chap who smiled and shook Gavin’s hand. Once this name proved to be too much of a mouthful for people, it was dropped as a band name but not entirely discarded. Renaming themselves Arrows to the Sun to better describe their sonic sound, the band continued to impress local and regional crowds and eventually were signed by Habbilis Records.
With Habbilis, the Arrows set out to record their debut album giving it the name Hail Man Well Met. The record was tracked over three days, recorded entirely live, when the band was only nine months old. The album’s songs explore history, social identity, paranoia, space travel, politics and religion. After almost two years of steady local and regional gigs, Arrows to the Sun released the album and filled the Missoula’s premiere venue, the Badlander, to capacity at the release show. Following this successful release, albums began to sell out a local stores and began to get radio play on multiple channels (including Clear Channel’s 96.3 The Blaze, Fisher Communications’ 103.3 The Trail and 89.9 KBGA College Radio). At the 2007 Total Fest, Arrows to the Sun were introduced as “swiftly becoming Missoula’s favorite band,” a sign of the band’s widespread local support.
But the band understands they have a long way to go and appreciate the work it takes for a young band to reach people. And the way they best feel they can do this is by performing high energy live shows. These provide the perfect medium for the band to express their elemental sound, one which, when asked how to describe it themselves, the band replied, “We’re like a delicious rock and roll candy bar with a silky pop center covered in a thick layer of psychedelic topped off with chunks of progression and dipped in a heavy coat of angst.”

Lyrics

Fascism v. Apathy

Written By: Arrows to the Sun

Society is full of fascists
Which makes police hopeless
Society is full of fascists
Which makes the government worthless

But it's too late to rise

Apathy, the worst sickness
It's even worse than violence
Apahy, it's all bullshit
We're all talk and no action

But it's too late to rise

Rise!

The Devil's Son

Written By: Arrows to the Sun

Don't mind the secret message
Hidden in this song
It won't tell you to kill your dad
Or fuck your mom

Don't mind the secret message
Hidden in this song
It won't tell you to kill the president
Or built a bomb

Don't mind the secret message
Hidden in this song
It won't tell you to shoot your classmates
Or cut your arms

They say that Paul is dead

I'm the Devil's Son

Discography

Arrows to the Sun has released their full length album Hail Man Well Met on Habbilis Records and are currently working on an EP.

Set List

Arrows to the Sun's typical set list runs about an hour, but can go for an hour and half. The set consists of the majority of the songs off of Hail Man Well Met with new material as well.