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WALK THE MOON

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | SELF
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"selected press"

"This Cincy-based crew formed in college over a mutual love of Talking Heads and twisted, inventive Pop. The resulting band reflects those two elements beautifully - WALK THE MOON makes fascinating, danceable Art Pop laced with vintage synth riffs, funky guitar lines, skittish, creative rhythms and huge, layered vocals and harmonies. The band's debut EP "The Anthem" earned WALK THE MOON some deserved notice outside of its local fanbase and helped the group earn a slot at a showcase concert in London (they were the only U.S. band chosen to perform). And the band's captivating live show has grown its fanbase thanks to regular tour dates in NYC and beyond. This fall's "i want! i want!" LP should rocket them even further."
-CityBeat Cincinnati, September 2010

"Walk the Moon’s set contained some of the finest orchestrated indie rock, leaving everyone’s attitude in the stratosphere, delighted by the sounds."
-Sean Peters, The News Record, Cincinnati

"One of our Best Bands of 2009."
-Arlene's Grocery, New York City

"One of the best young bands I have seen in a long time... various influences, lots of fun"
-Denise, promoter, GNYCTV/Highline Ballroom, New York City

"The young band was a bundle of energy and crowd responded in kind. And you have to respect a group unafraid to wear its influences like a badge of honor... as if to say, 'Yes, we do love Talking Heads, what are you going to do about it?'"
-Mike Breen, CityBeat, review of Midpoint Music Festival 2010

"Walk the Moon has a penchant for writing catchy hooks backed by strong vocals and instrumentation which is evident in songs like 'Stone Cold Fox' and 'Anna Sun'."

-Kami Knake, founder, Bands Under the Radar

"It is rare that on first listening to a band that you find yourself humming the tunes the rest of the day, but that is what I found after listening to WALK THE MOON. With a great sounding lead vocalist, captivating melodies, well crafted songs with lyrical depth and arrangements reminiscent of the great XTC, they will surely go far!"
-Stefan Heller, A&R Representative, City Showcase - Spotlight London

“…[has] a modern, artistic edge. On [The Anthem EP], "Stone Cold Fox" is right on. Beginning with strings, it dives into harder, multi-layered Power Pop with hints of Classic Rock, smart melodic changes and crisp vocals."
-C. A. MacConnell, CityBeat

"Walk the Moon has worldwide appeal."
-Cincinnati Community Press

“…you could easily consider Walk the Moon both modern and retro at the same time. And that’s what makes the band’s sound so fresh."
-The Rock and Roll Report, Cleveland - various


"Walk the Moon returns from London with energy and a new EP"

"From space-reaching heights to dipping craters, Petricca's string arrangements fuel this band's sound, anchoring the songs, creating a modern, artistic edge. On [The Anthem EP], "Stone Cold Fox" is right on. Beginning with strings, it dives into harder, multi-layered Power Pop with hints of Classic Rock, smart melodic changes and crisp vocals."

-C. A. MacConnell, CityBeat Magazine - CityBeat Magazine


"Selected Press"

"Walk the Moon’s set contained some of the finest orchestrated indie rock, leaving everyone’s attitude in the stratosphere, delighted by the sounds."
-Sean Peters, The News Record (Cincinnati)

"It is rare that on first listening to a band that you find yourself humming the tunes the rest of the day, but that is what I found after listening to WALK THE MOON. With a great sounding lead vocalist, captivating melodies, well crafted songs with lyrical depth and arrangements reminiscent of the great XTC, they will surely go far! I kept going back to listen to them even after they had been chosen and I want to hear more!"
-Stefan Heller, A&R Representative, City Showcase – Spotlight London

"From space-reaching heights to dipping craters, Petricca's string arrangements fuel this band's sound, anchoring the songs, creating a modern, artistic edge. On [The Anthem EP], "Stone Cold Fox" is right on. Beginning with strings, it dives into harder, multi-layered Power Pop with hints of Classic Rock, smart melodic changes and crisp vocals."
-C. A. MacConnell, CityBeat Magazine

"Walk the Moon has a penchant for writing catchy hooks backed by strong vocals and instrumentation which is evident in songs like 'Stone Cold Fox' and 'Anna Sun'."
-Kami Knake, founder, Bands Under the Radar (BUTR)

"Walk the Moon has worldwide appeal."
-Cincinnati Community Press

"...With the string arrangements in their music, [Walk the Moon] can be placed in the same category as bands like Jethro Tull, Wizzard, Electric Light Orchestra... With that combination, you could easily consider Walk The Moon both modern and retro at the same time. And that’s what makes the band’s sound so fresh."
"All four tracks [...] could easily be played on radio as singles."
-Matheson Kamin
- various


"The Rock and Roll Report Focus is on Walk the Moon"

"...With the string arrangements in their music, [Walk the Moon] can be placed in the same category as bands like Jethro Tull, Wizzard, Electric Light Orchestra... With that combination, you could easily consider Walk The Moon both modern and retro at the same time. And that’s what makes the band’s sound so fresh."

"All four tracks [...] could easily be played on radio as singles."

-Matheson Kamin

Full story at:
http://www.rockandrollreport.com/2008/04/01/the-rock-and-roll-report-focus-is-on-walk-the-moon/ - The Rock and Roll Report


"Walk the Moon selected artist from North America"

"It is rare that on first listening to a band that you find yourself humming the tunes the rest of the day, but that is what I found after listening to WALK THE MOON. With a great sounding lead vocalist, captivating melodies, well crafted songs with lyrical depth and arrangements reminiscent of the great XTC, they will surely go far! I kept going back to listen to them even after they had been chosen and I want to hear more!"

-Stefan Heller, A&R Representative, City Showcase – Spotlight London

cityshowcase.co.uk
- City Showcase - Spotlight London


"Arlene's Grocery NYC"

Historic NYC venue Arlene's Grocery names Walk the Moon one of their "Best Bands of 2009". - Winter 2009


"TV Features"

Performed live on Northern Kentucky's ICN-6 in April 2009.
youtube "Walk The Moon - "Iscariot" - LIVE"

Performed live on FOX 19 News in July 2008.

Featured on FOX 19 News in an in-depth report exclusively on WALK THE MOON in April 2008.

Subsequent pieces and follow-ups have been aired on FOX 19, keeping up with WALK THE MOON's progress in May and June 2008.

Featured on the PBS series "In the Tank Cincinnati" in March 2007.

Featured on local TV spot "The Zone" in February 2007. - None


"Competitions"

Selected by City Showcase - Spotlight London among all North American Sonicbids applicants to be sponsored to play at the Showcase in June 2008.

Placed 3rd out of 35 bands in televised regional competition "Fall Brawl" at The Underground in Cincinnati, OH (Jan 2007).

Placed 1st out of 12 bands at Supernova's Out of the Garage battle of the bands series in Cincinnati (Apr 2008).

Placed 1st at Miami University Battle of the Bands in Oxford (Mar 2007).

Placed 1st at Case Western Reserve University Battle of the Bands in Cleveland (Feb 2008).

- None


"National & International Headliners"

Slated to play with Seedy Seeds and Pomegranates in May 2010 in Covington, Radiodown Grand Opening.
myspace.com/pomegranatesart
myspace.com/theseedyseeds

Supported by Caleb Hawley and Reed Waddle in February 2010 in Indianapolis.
myspace.com/calebhawley
myspace.com/reedwaddle

Opened for Ra Ra Rasputin in January 2010 in New York City.
myspace.com/rararasputinband

Opened for Ryan Cabrera in September 2009 in Covington, KY.
myspace.com/ryancabrera

Opened for Unisex Salon in July 2009 in New York City.
myspace.com/unisexsalon

Opened for Sugarcult in April 2008 in Cleveland.
www.sugarcult.com www.myspace.com/sugarcult

Opened for MTV UK's 2008 Unsigned Band of the Year The VOLT in June 2008.
www.myspace.com/thevolt

Opened for Canada's Land of Talk in June 2008.
www.landoftalk.com
www.myspace.com/landoftalkmtl

Opened for South Africa's The Parlotones in June 2008.
www.parlotones.co.za
www.myspace.com/theparlotones

Opened for Seabird in June 2007 in Cincinnati.
www.myspace.com/seabird - None


Discography

i want! i want! - coming NOV 13th, 2010
Arlene's EP - 2009
The Anthem EP - 2008

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Bio

"This Cincy-based crew formed in college over a mutual love of Talking Heads and twisted, inventive Pop. The resulting band reflects those two elements beautifully - WALK THE MOON makes fascinating, danceable Art Pop laced with vintage synth riffs, funky guitar lines, skittish, creative rhythms and huge, layered vocals and harmonies. The band's debut EP "The Anthem" earned WALK THE MOON some deserved notice outside of its local fanbase and helped the group earn a slot at a showcase concert in London (they were the only U.S. band chosen to perform). And the band's captivating live show has grown its fanbase thanks to regular tour dates in NYC and beyond. This fall's "i want! i want!" LP should rocket them even further."
-CityBeat Cincinnati, September 2010

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"Walk the Moon’s set contained some of the finest orchestrated indie rock, leaving everyone’s attitude in the stratosphere, delighted by the sounds."
-Sean Peters, The News Record, Cincinnati

"One of our Best Bands of 2009."
-Arlene's Grocery, New York City

"One of the best young bands I have seen in a long time... various influences, lots of fun"
-Denise, promoter, GNYCTV/Highline Ballroom, New York City

"The young band was a bundle of energy and crowd responded in kind. And you have to respect a group unafraid to wear its influences like a badge of honor... as if to say, 'Yes, we do love Talking Heads, what are you going to do about it?'"
-Mike Breen, CityBeat, review of Midpoint Music Festival 2010

"Walk the Moon has a penchant for writing catchy hooks backed by strong vocals and instrumentation which is evident in songs like 'Stone Cold Fox' and 'Anna Sun'."
-Kami Knake, founder, Bands Under the Radar

"It is rare that on first listening to a band that you find yourself humming the tunes the rest of the day, but that is what I found after listening to WALK THE MOON. With a great sounding lead vocalist, captivating melodies, well crafted songs with lyrical depth and arrangements reminiscent of the great XTC, they will surely go far!"
-Stefan Heller, A&R Representative, City Showcase - Spotlight London

“…[has] a modern, artistic edge. On [The Anthem EP], "Stone Cold Fox" is right on. Beginning with strings, it dives into harder, multi-layered Power Pop with hints of Classic Rock, smart melodic changes and crisp vocals."
-C. A. MacConnell, CityBeat

"Walk the Moon has worldwide appeal."
-Cincinnati Community Press

“…you could easily consider Walk the Moon both modern and retro at the same time. And that’s what makes the band’s sound so fresh."
-The Rock and Roll Report, Cleveland

WALK THE MOON is/has been played on these radio stations and podcasts:

WNKU 89.7FM (Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati)
WKCO 91.9FM (Central OH)
WRUW 91.1FM (Cleveland)
WEBN 102.7FM (Cincinnati)
Norse Code Radio (Cincinnati)
Bands Under the Radar (Nashville)
Black Squirrel Radio (Kent State/Cleveland)
Cygnus Radio (Berlin, MD)
On the Horizon
Music To Go USA (Nashville)
X-site Radio
Aii Radio
Dark Compass
Three From Leith

WALK THE MOON television features:

FOX 19 News Cincinnati
ICN-6 Northern Kentucky
PBS's "In the Tank Cincinnati"
"The Zone" Cincinnati

WALK has played with:

Sugarcult
Wakey! Wakey!
Seabird
The Seedy Seeds
Pomegranates
Caleb Hawley
Reed Waddle
Ra Ra Rasputin
Unisex Salon
The VOLT (UK)
Land of Talk (Canada)
Parlotones (South Africa)
The Vees (UK)