For the past two months, OurStage bands have been battling each other across the U.S. for a chance to open for select dates of the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour with Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun, and The Orphan, The Poet. Today we are announcing and congratulating the first batch of winners, which are as follows:
Northwest Winner: Shallow Royale
Founded by the Crow brothers and their friend Bradly Tyner, these guys are a full throttle rock explosion. They recently won our Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition for guitarist Chase Crow’s insane shredability. If you’re going to any of the Northwest dates be sure to check these guys out!
West Coast Winner: Culprit
This California band will catch your ear right off the bat, with ambient echoing melodies combined with a post-hardcore intensity. Culprit delivers powerful and unique songs that take you through a chasm of emotive harmonies and rhythms. Catch their live set on the West Coast leg of the tour.
Texas Winner: Civil Sound
Hailing from the great city of Dallas, TX is Civil Sound, a moving alternative pop rock band with songs that we can all relate to. They’ve shared the stage with major acts such as South FM, OurStage’s Bronze Radio Return and American Idol Contestent and OurStage artist Tim Halperin. They will be playing all of the Texas dates of the tour.
Florida Winner: This Armistice
An ambient whirlwind of hard-hitting rhythms, intricate guitar work, and captivating melodies, this post-hardcore outfit comes from Southeast Georgia with a big sound. The Armistice deliver a powerful live performance that will keep you on your toes, so don’t miss them in Florida!
Congratulations to these four lucky and talented acts for rocking their way to the top! The next batch will be announced soon, but in the meantime, check out the winning songs by these four awesome bands: