New Music: SUNDRONES ‘Kill Me Baby’

SUNDRONES, the band created by singer-songwriter Joshua Moran, premieres the video of their debut single “Kill Me Baby”. Quickly growing frustrated with “these yelpy synth bands being signed by the fistful” that he was hearing, Joshua Moran formed SUNDRONES in February 2016 in New York.   He recruited guitarist Justin Long, drummer Darren Beckett (of Ambulance LTD, and Brandon Flowers’ solo band), and guitarist/bassist Greg, who co-produced the band’s upcoming EP with Eric Valentine, in addition to producing “Kill Me Baby”.  Together the quartet has embraced a guitar-heavy swagger raw urgency, and melodic heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting approach inspired by the late 50’s through the 90’s. As a troubled youth growing up in New Jersey, singer Joshua Moran learned to play guitar while living in a children’s shelter.  Shortly after his release, he purchased the iconic Play Guitar with The Ventures LP, which heavily influenced his taste in surf and rock music, and turned him on to the likes of Del Shannon, Buddy Holly, and the Turtles.  Later on in high school, Josh discovered punk and garage rock, and became infatuated with the Buzzcocks, Pixies, Pavement, R.E.M., Weezer, and Austin-based anti-folk legend Daniel Johnston. Out of high school and feeling alienated in his New Jersey suburb, Joshua saved up and moved to New York’s Lower East Side, where he would spin his wild memories into songs of rebelling, longing, and individualism.  “Kill Me Baby” is one such song, born out of the missed connections and everyday frustrations of romantic life in NYC.  “It’s about what we’re willing to put ourselves through for a passing feeling,” Joshua explains, “the lack of fervor in modern dating… I like girls that don’t give a f**k about what people think of them.  I like people who aren’t afraid to be polarizing.”

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