217 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
9:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Impossible to tag with just one genre, Coastgaard’s neo-surf rock sound is complete with early-60’s rhythms, 90’s guitar layering and dreamy arrangements.
A tale of serendipity and hard work, Coastgaard was born from the frustration that Matt Miller (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Brian Dalessandro (Drums and Vocals) had with their former band, Sons of Sons. Matt was finding it increasingly difficult to stand behind the dark and moody melodies he was creating. Thus, over halfway through recording their first release, Sons of Sons disbanded with thousands lost and years spent, but Matt and Brian stuck together, unwavering. After months of composing new songs under no name, they were joined by Sean Glassman (Guitar, Keys, Vocals) and Paolo Codega (Bass, Vocals) whose jangly guitar styling and steady driving bass instantly clicked with the rhythms and melodies they were conceiving.
Inspired by the memories of times gone by, Coastgaard injects a warm wave of nostalgia into the hearts of their fans. The tight, swelling guitars sit on a smooth layer of bass and percussion leading their listeners down the musical coast they create. It’s not just the beach they sing about, it’s that day on the beach they sing about. Coastgaard’s uncanny ability to get a crowd up and dancing while simultaneously experiencing an intimate, personal moment is addictive. And Coastgaard is one habit you won’t want to break.