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PHOENIX NEW TIMES #2 SONG AND #2 EP OF THE YEAR 2016

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Don't let the seemingly young age of Phoenix, AZ-based The Sink or Swim fool you. While all age 22 or younger, the band has unleashed their music with an earnestness and fury that is non-negotiable.  With each member almost imposssibly boasting of nearly a decade of experience, the 4-piece has released two well-received EP's with a 3rd to follow in the summer of 2017, working with producer Michael Beck at SoundVision Studio in Phoenix (Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, Phunk Junkeez, Lydia).  The band's recordings and live performance alike have taken their home of Phoenix by storm with local institution JAVA Magazine claiming, "The Sink of Swim have established themselves as one of the brightest and most ambitious acts in the local music scene."   The upstarts' poise and vision is no doubt influenced by not only their love of all things rock n' roll but also their collective struggles with adversity - with one member claiming to be an Israeli fugitive for failing to enlist in the IDF, and another being estranged from his father at a young age due to a stint in prison.  It is all these factors that inject their upcoming album "Oasis Unknown" with an even darker and heavier landscape than their recent albums. "The songs are all relationship driven," says singer Nate Zeune.  "It's about processing the aftermath, coping."  To a man, each member of the band claims to have one goal in their musical endeavors: to make people feel something. Says Zeune, "we're so accustomed to instant gratification, to getting a rush all the time that we're all becoming numb.  We want to connect to people with our music....and we want to prove that rock n roll isn't dead."  The new album will release late-summer 2017 with regional tour dates surrounding the release.

NEWS

AZ CENTRAL

15 SONGS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK

". . .Where they really grab you is the chorus hook, which sets the funk aside for a wide-open chorus so timeless, it practically feels like they’re channeling some old singer-songwriter hit from the ‘70s, with the harmonies to match."


phoenix new times

17 METRO PHOENIX BANDS TO WATCH IN 2017

". . .The Sink Or Swim seemingly exploded out of nowhere last year, releasing not one but two EPs of equivalent high-quality alternative rock, while impressing audiences at show after show. From the sounds of what they have in mind for this year, that was just a soft open."

the 50 best songs by phoenix bands in 2016

". . .this is a vocal masterpiece for lead singer Nate Zeune. He's got one of the most distinctive voices emerging in the scene right now, and it's captivating."

the 40 best eps by phoenix bands in 2016

". . .The Sink or Swim have taken the local scene by storm this year, and they worked hard for it, releasing two of the best records of the year and constantly playing live. Their ambition is remarkable, their drive is admirable, and their talent is unquestionable."


ALT AZ 93.3

THIS WEEK ON HOMEGROWN WITH MO: THE SINK OR SWIM

". . .In this past year they have played at the Arizona State Fair, won a battle of the bands at the Nile Theater, multiple shows at Marquee Theater including support for Soul Asylum."


College Times

MAKING WAVES: THE SINK OR SWIM IS AN OASIS IN THE DESERT ROCK SCENE

". . .The Sink or Swim prove a musician doesn’t have to be a veteran of the music scene to make a splash there."


AZTV 7

ARIZONA PLAYLIST: EPISODE 12

". . .The Sink or Swim decided to pick up their passion and move out west. They look forward to dropping new music this year and gigging around the valley."


KWSS 93.9

TEMPE ALT-ROCK BAND THE SINK OR SWIM PERFORM FRIDAY

". . .The Sink or Swim will join local rockers Dirt Moon and Jane N the Jungle for their album release show at Shady Park in Tempe on Friday."


Java Magazine

THE SINK OR SWIM - "HIGH TIDES" EP REVIEW

". . .The Sink Or Swim have established themselves as one of the brightest and most ambitious acts in the local music scene. They have an innate ability to write catchy-as-hell alt rock with a mix of youthful confidence and new wave quirkiness."

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Band: thesinkorswimband@gmail.com

Management: bp@mescalporch.com