SomeKindaWonderful Debuts Top 10, "Reverse" Approaching Top 15 On The Alternative Chart
SomeKindaWonderful released their self-titled Downtown Records/White Clover Records debut album last week - June 23, 2014 debuting in the top 10 on the Heatseekers Chart. Their fast rising single, “Reverse”is approaching top 15 on the Alternative Chart and climbing and saw a 105% increase in sales this week, almost 30,000 total.
“Reverse” is a powerful tale of a love story told backwards, in reverse. Its haunting lyrics serve up an emotional cocktail of edgy cinematic alternative rock with nods to 60s soul and contemporary R&B. The song has been resonating with fans across the country and at radio where it has been getting big spins nationwide at over40 stations including most played at KYSR/Los Angeles, KNDD/Seattle, KTCL/Denver, WLKK/Buffalo andmany more. The industry has also been quick to take notice; Passion Pit remixed “Reverse” which Entertainment Weekly debuted here while Billboard Magazine recently featured the band in a “Bubbling Under” piece.
All great things considering “Reverse,” was a song recorded by chance and in less than three hours after SomeKindaWonderful unexpectedly met in a Cleveland, OH bar. The song now has nearly two million streams on Spotify, Pandora and Soundcloud. Itwas named “Best Song of the Year…This Week” on 98.7 in Los Angeles and landed at #8 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, Top 10 on Spotify’s Alternative Chart and Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart, with Spotify streams doubling each week.
After playing several sold out shows the last few weeks - three in Los Angeles, two in Santa Ana, and one in Santa Barbara, SomeKindaWonderful are heading back out on the road this July playing select shows across the United States including the band’s first ever show in New York July 14, 2014 at The Studio at Webster Hall. They will also play several shows with New Politics and Bad Suns this October (all tour dates listed below).
SomeKindaWonderful are Matt Gibson (guitar), Steve Basil (keyboard), Jordy Towers (lead singer / lyrics), Ben Schigel (drums) and Sarah Dyer (backing vocals / percussion).
July 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Sayers Club
July 05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 08 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ WFUZ Radio Station
July 10 - Washington, DC @ DC9 (DC101 PRESENTS)
July 13 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (WBTZ PRESENTS)
July 14 - New York City @ The Studio at Webster Hall
July 16 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
July 17 - Providence, RI @ The Met Cafe (WBRU PRESENTS)
July 26 - Long Beach, CA @ WSOBV (98.7 LA PRESENTS)
Additional Tour Dates With New Politics and Bad Suns:
October 17 - Orlando, FL@ Beacham Theater
October 22 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
October 24 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
October 29 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
October 30 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 31 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
November 4 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
November 5 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre
November 7 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House