Kickstand Productions Presents!
Future Thieves, Ember Oceans, Fall Classic
Ember Oceans embodies a breath of fresh air in the indie synth-rock genre, seeing themselves and what makes a catchy pop tune through a new perspective. Their self-titled debut EP takes their warm electric groove for one hell of a joy ride that feels great the whole way through. Stop at the beach and surf through the rich harmonies and waves of reverb soaked synthesizer and guitar, popping like bubbles along to the crisp beats and bass that drive the songs on a roadtrip that travels through summers of influence and sound. Ember Oceans does not want you to just listen to their music, they want you to take it on vacation and have the best trip you've had in years.
"Fall Classic is one of the best unheralded bands in Chicago's rock scene, though the group's latest album, "Gospel," certainly has the power to change that status. A personal album for frontman/guitarist Ryan Jeffrey Smith, "Gospel" addresses his loss of faith via an album that is curious and unpredictable, one that mixes genres and influences seamlessly and tempers odd-angled arrangements with luscious harmonies."
-Jessica Hopper, CHICAGO TRIBUNE