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Bloomsday Rising

Bloomsday Rising

Bloomsday Rising


In July of 2004, Phil Lang moved to San Francisco from South Dakota to attend the University of San Francisco's Creative Writing program. Lang played music and hadn't met anyone in the city. In the absence of a social life, he passed the hours writing songs in his one-window studio apartment. Fellow MFA classmate Chris Hansen was the first person Lang met. Hansen played music too, and eventually the two mustered up the courage to play in the same room. The next Read more on Last.fm
In July of 2004, Phil Lang moved to San Francisco from South Dakota to attend the University of San Francisco's Creative Writing program. Lang played music and hadn't met anyone in the city. In the absence of a social life, he passed the hours writing songs in his one-window studio apartment. Fellow MFA classmate Chris Hansen was the first person Lang met.

Hansen played music too, and eventually the two mustered up the courage to play in the same room. The next day, Lang began recording (in Hansen’s apartment) the twenty-some songs that had been welling up since his arrival in San Francisco. Six months later, Hansen hosted a charity event that involved a musical collaboration of USF professors and students. Fernando Estrada, playing bass, saved Hansen and Lang from having to play the Broadway show tunes suggested by the professors (but nothing could save them from a poorly judged cover of Radiohead's “National Anthem”).

About eight months later, Kiernen Rein came on board to play drums. The group knew they were a real rock band when they were awarded their first official noise citation from the SFPD. The rest of the details are more or less the same as every other rock band trying to make a name for themselves, but the music is uncommonly good. Yes, every band thinks that, too, but Bloomsday Rising invites you to judge for yourself. You can download all of the band’s latest material for free at www.bloomsdyrising.com/music.

They've released Rattle the Windows (2007) and Unlocked (2008 EP), and are currently paying their dues in the Bay Area music scene. Their music has been featured on Insomnia Radio, KUSF and SF Weekly's annual Artopia party. They embrace the challenges of the music industry's current fragile state and, with that in mind, have an innovative decision regarding the distribution of their music: OUR MUSIC IS FREE. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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