YOUNG RISING SONS: “HIGH” ON LIFE & SET TO TAKE ROAD SHOW TO UK

young risingThey’re from New Jersey. They’re alt. They’re touting an eponymous debut EP. In short, they’re high on life with a debut single by very same name.

Oh, and they’re in the midst of a U.S. tour continuing through the first of October before taking off for road dates in the UK.

What’s not to be high about if you’re a member of the Young Rising Sons? Life, it would seem, is good for band members Andy Tongren, Dylan Scott, Julian Dimagiba, and Steve Patrick.

The group’s video release of “High” went viral over the summer — picked up by BBC just in time to set the buzz in motion well in advance of the band’s October 14 opening date in London.

The band’s on the road Stateside for some dozen more stops before wrapping up its U.S. tour October 3 at the TBD Festival in Sacramento — on a bill including Blondie, Empire of the Son and Little Daylight.

How does this quartet describe its sound and early influences? In the words of lead singer Tongren: “We grew up with The Beatles, The Temptations, and Bruce Springsteen. I believe our songs walk the line between avant-garde and pop, blending influence from those acts.”

Consult the band’s website for remaining U.S. tour dates.

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