Jocelyn Summers- Vocals
Julius Moriarty- Guitar
Jason Leather- Bass
Cris Castallan- Drums
""Over the past year or so, it became increasingly clear Chicago, without question, is a hot spot for this new wave of 80s-inspired dance rock. With post-punk-style guitars, ominous, yet sexy female vocals, and dance-friendly beats, the Walking Bicycles six-song, self-titled EP has everything one could want for those who always knew that love would, indeed, tear us apart, again."" ~Dean Ramos, Illinois Entertainer, Chicago
Jocelyn Summers, vocalist, and Julius Moriarty, guitarist, began writing music together three years ago. They officially formed Walking Bicycles in December 2003 while living in Eureka, California. In December 2004, the band recorded their self-released, self-funded and self-titled EP at Los Angeles Cornerstone Studios.
In March 2005, Walking Bicycles relocated to Chicago, IL adding Jason Leather on bass guitar and Cris Castallan on drums. After showcasing at South by Southwest 2005, Walking Bicycles toured the States with dates from Los Angeles to New York City. Following their summer tour, Walking Bicycles got a chance to enjoy their new home in Chicago, performing at local venues including the Double Door, Empty Bottle, Subterranean and Darkroom.
It has been just over a year and the move to Chicago has energized the band. They have released their second EP, Disconnected, on CD and vinyl with noted local producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Califone, Modest Mouse), Engineer/mixer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana) and Mastering Engineer Greg Calbi (Dylan, Lennon, Sonic Youth, U2, Ramones). They have also started their own label, HighWheel Records; and put out a 10 vinyl compilation, Welcome to the Future.
""Walking Bicycles prove there might still be some life in the whole post-punk/new wave thing after all. They are stuttering and jagged and raw, but with a deeply-ingrained melodicism that sets them apart from their similarly-influenced peers."" -- chromewaves, Canada
Walking Bicycles Disconnected, S/T EP and the Welcome to the Future vinyl 10 EP are for sale at www.highwheelrecordsllc.com and independent record stores nationwide
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