To normal people, Quicksand Swimclub sounds like a failed YMCA group meeting, but to three guys and a girl in Michigan, it's the name of their indie progressive rock band. The band consists of Dan Amaro on guitar and vocals, Nik Cousin on guitar, Andrew Demercurtio on bass, and last, but certainly not least, Megan Chaaban on the drums!
When it comes to lyrical content, the band tends to stick to themes revolving around life and progressing in life. Growing up, Dan had lots of passion for music, growing up in an up-and-coming music scene consisting of I See Stars and We Are The Union, to name a few. During the summer of 2010, Dan started recording some of his ideas in his basement. He turned to Nik to write some more guitar parts to his original melodies and from there, they formed a collaboration. With Andrew and Megan in the lineup, the band says they are ready and that great things are coming.
With their EP set to be released on May 14th, the band is looking to play shows all around the Midwest! "(We want to) tour and play the Midwest this summer, get our name known for playing a great show." Says the band, adding,"(We want to) make enough money to fully support our passion as musicians, join a management (company) to help add us on tours or MI shows, eventually become peoples favorite band!"
Quicksand SwimClub will be in Illinois during the cornerstone festival on the green lights production stage June 30-July 3rd in Bushel, Illinois. The band would really appreciate some shows that would schedule well with these dates! Contact them about playing shows vie email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Like the band on Facebook and help them book some shows in the area this summer! The band also has a YouTube and Myspace! Help out our Midwest brothers (and sister)!