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ARCOSTAR is a progressive alternative rock group formed in the summer of 2009 in Chicago. The group consists of vocalist/lyricist Julie Voigt (formally), bassist/lyricist Chad Torkelson, guitarist Mike Wills and drummer Rich Rossmann. Chad, Rich and Julie had previously collaborated together in One Year Later, while Mike performed in the protopunk band Pier No. 4.
Strong bass lines, bluesy guitar solos, complex rhythms and melodically soaring vocal melodies seamlessly mesh within tight, crisp arrangements, creating a highly stylized combination that is part alt rock, part progressive, and all original. The group’s inventive music draws upon many influences as diverse as The Sundays, The Pixies, Coheed & Cambria, Paramore, Deftones, Incubus, Radiohead, Minus the Bear, Rilo Kiley, Eisley, Arcade Fire.
It should be noted that these influences are for reference only, as ARCOSTAR is one of those rare outfits that succeed in transcending their influences, creating a feel, sound, and vibe that is uniquely inspired, accessible, infectious, and fresh.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 06 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 36 years
to reiterate while only naming a few... The Sundays, The Pixies, Coheed & Cambria, Paramore, Deftones, Incubus, Radiohead, Minus the Bear, Rilo Kiley, Eisley, Arcade Fire...
Members Of Band
mike - guitar
chad - bass
rich - drums
got it... practice space at Kildare Studios...
The Run for The Educated
The Run for The Educated Year: 2011 Album: Live @ ElboRoom Genre: Alternative
Absence of the Sight
Absence of the Sight Year: 2011 Album: Live @ ElboRoom Genre: Alternative
Flood of Regret
Flood of Regret Year: 2011 Album: Live @ ElboRoom Genre: Alternative
At Arm's Length
At Arm's Length Year: 2011 Album: Live @ ElboRoom Genre: Alternative
Contagious Track number: 2 Year: 2010 Album: Undecided Genre: Alternative
He Said Track number: 1 Year: 2010 Album: Undecided Genre: Alternative
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