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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

@mikejudyprsnts : @Cemeterysuncrew (Sacramento) @firebirdstl this Wednesday 4/12

Taking place this Wednesday, April 12th at The Firebird is a concert by the band Cemetery Sun (Sacramento) brought to you by Mike Judy Presents. For more on this event visit the official Facebook event page HERE. Local support is TBA. Let's hear some more on this band and their latest album and single below.

Speaking on the tone of the new track, lead singer Josh Doty offers up that, “POS represents the lack of kindness you see in the world today - a world full of people who seem to have forgotten what it means to have humility and show kindness to people who are different than they are.

Sacramento, CA quintet Cemetery Sun — Josh Doty (Lead singer), Elliot Polokoff (Rhythm Guitar), Matt Scarpelli (Lead guitar/background vocals), Austen Butler (Drums), Jesse Mancillas (Bass)—thrive on merging those extremes. The group’s name nods to their alchemical mixture of alternative, pop, r&b, and even a little electro, yielding a musical concoction that’s as irresistible as it is inimitable.

Cemetery Sun is where the darkness meets the light,” exclaims Josh. “You might be in a dark place, but you see that light and gravitate towards it. The name meant something to us, because that’s exactly what we would be doing with this band. It also sounds like some shit Batman would say,” he laughs. Dark Knight-worthy monikers aside, the musicians first came together in 2013. Knowing each other from the same local scene, synergy proved instantaneous. They began to perform regionally and build a buzz in Northern California. Instead of touring exhaustingly, as most burgeoning acts do, they hit the studio—hard. With Elliot serving as an “in-house” producer, the guys penned nearly forty songs, honing their chops in the process.

We spent an entire year in the studio just writing,” recalls Elliot. “We would crank out three-to-four songs per session. We aimed to make songs that we want to hear with really compelling instrumentals and meaningful lyrics about what we’ve been through.

Since 2016, Cemetery Sun have toured alongside The Struts, Missio, Vinyl Theater and Finish Ticket. Along the way, they’ve garnered early acclaim from Alternative Press and California’s Submerge Magazine. Now, they’re ready to make a big mark on alternative music.