Together, the four members co write all their songs as a collaborative unit, with Oakes contributing the lyrics, and the trio writing the powerful hooky arrangements. Rounding out the quartet is drummer Justin McCarthy, whose credits include moonlighting as the drummer for MTV's Laguna Beach cast member Alex M's band, and being one of the most "in demand" session drummers in Orange County, CA. Known for being a multi-instrumentalist (besides drums, McCarthy also plays guitars and most musical instruments within his reach), he's also known as the band's huge video game fanatic. Cohesively as a unit, the band takes the best elements of EMO/Alternative/and Pop Punk rock and they make it their own sound.
Oakes' heartfelt vocals will remind you of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, while Kulengosky's soaring guitar leads pay homage to greats like U2's The Edge, Steve Vai, and Eddie Van Halen. Add in the powerful rhythm section of McCarthy and Nelson, and you've got THE APPEARANCE. THE APPEARANCE entered the studio (Stone Temple Pilot's Eric Kretz' Studios) to record their debut album with veteran Producer/Engineer CHRIS FUDURICH (AFI, Jimmy Eat World, Nada Surf, Armor For Sleep, RX Bandits, Matthew Sweet, The Outline, Fielding, Finch), and Executive Producer MICHAEL NARLINGER. The end result is the amazing 12 track "LOST IN AURORA" debut album, set for April 2007 release, via The Adrenaline Music Group (ADA/WEA Distribution) and Read The Footnotes Productions.
The first single, "Lost In Aurora" is available now via i-Tunes Music Store. Look for the band to tour this spring in support of the album release in May 2007. 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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