You heard it here first, folks. Easter Island, next big thing.
Ok, ok… in the interest of full disclosure, the lead guitarist is my brother-in-law, but seriously, it’s not just me singing the praises of this up-and-coming band from Athens, GA. They’re getting some major press including the FensePost (popular Indie music blog) and PopMatters as well as playing in some great shows such as Athfest 2011.
It all started when Ethan and Nathan met in Athens in 2005, both classically trained musicians with an ear for the nostalgic sound of the 90’s (they’ve been compared to Coldplay!). Ethan’s brother Asher joined the group as well as drummer John Cable and bassist Andrew Terrell. So, our final Southern Music Week band for the 2011 Second Annual SMW edition is Easter Island.
Their song, “Proud” was featured on a recent episode of the ABC drama, Off the Map. It’s a worthy addition to your Southern summer soundtrack.