Against the Current; research notes…

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“Unfamiliar with Against the Current? That’s about to change. The pop-rock trio have been making music together for a few years now, quickly finding Internet fame through YouTube with both covers and original material—but don’t call them YouTube celebs. Fast forward to the present and the band are gearing up for a debut full-length out on pop-punk staple label Fueled By Ramen (Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco) due out in early 2016, with promise of a pre-order at the end of the year, an overseas tour in August followed by U.S. dates in the fall.” Fuse TV

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iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

“Against The Current is a small pop/rock-based band from Poughkeepsie, NY (try saying that 10x fast!). Band members include Chrissy Costanza (Lead vocals), Dan Gow (Vocals/Guitar), Jeremy Rompala (Guitar), Joe Simmons (Bass), and Will Ferri (Drums). The band officially joined Youtube on August 6, 2011 and is managed by Michael Ferri.” Underground Dualist

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iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

“Originally our manager said it might be a few months before we could announce it and I said, “you’re kidding right?!” because I can’t keep a secret!” vocalist Chrissy Costanza says with a laugh and a huge grin. Last week, the New York pop/rock trio, Against The Current, announced they had signed with Fueled By Ramen Records and the band couldn’t be happier.” Alter the Press

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

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“The band have millions of YouTube views through their own channel and their covers with Alex Goot. They released their first single ‘Thinking’ in July 2012 and a follow up single called ‘Closer, Faster’ in April 2013.” Last FM

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iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

“When you search Against The Current online, the first thing you are directed to is a slew of covers that were released by the band over the past few years, which have attracted over 2-­3 million views per video. Despite this online success, part of the reason they signed with the label was to be recognized as an actual band, rather than a YouTube project.” Alter the Press

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

iRocktography: See what music looks like

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“If there was any one song that they’ve done to bring them up to a major public spotlight, it would have to be their collaboration with Alex Goot in their cover of Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s song, “Good Time.” They’re band alone brings sensational vocals with their own original pop/rock feel. Good, solid beats and rhythms that accompany Crissy’s vocals make for some incredible potential for Against The Current!” Underground Duelists

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iRocktography: See what music looks like

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“Even before signing to the label with a rich history of sky­rocketing bands careers (Paramore, fun., Panic! At The Disco), Against The Current already had established a huge online fan base, which they had built from the ground up. Despite this success, the band still felt like it was an no-­brainer to join the Fueled By Ramen family.” Alter the Press

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“Like the rest of us, the band like to spend hours on end either at home or in their bunks binge watching shows on Netflix. Dan tells us that he just finished watching every episode of The Blacklist last week and Will is enjoying his time watching new shows including Fresh Off The Boat and The Goldbergs. Chrissy on the other hand has been watching nothing but American Horror Story.” Alter the Press

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“Against The Current have released a video of the group performing a stripped down version of “Talk.” The song is taken off the band’s debut EP Gravity. The refreshing track takes on a new, hypnotizing twist in this acoustic performance.” Infectious Magazine

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“Chrissy Constanza, pop singer, born in New Jersey USA, August 23, 1995. Lead vocalist for the New York based pop rock band Against the Current who released the EP titled Infinity in 2014. She is also a beauty guru and vlogging sensation on her self-titled YouTube channel. She is joined in Against the Current by Dan Gow and Will Ferri.” FamousBirthdays.com

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“BEFORE FAME
She joined Against the Current in 2011 when she met band mates Dan and Will through a mutual friend.
TRIVIA
She is influenced by artists such as John Mayer and Katy Perry.
FAMILY LIFE
Her fan mail address is based out of Waldick, New Jersey. Her brother is named Mikey.
ASSOCIATED WITH
The Against the Current YouTube channel didn’t gain many subscribers until she, Dan, and Will released their first single “Thinking.” Then, a collaboration with Alex Goot on the cover of “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen really helped grow their name.” FamousBirthdays.com

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Facebook – Against The Current
Twitter – ATC_Band
Youtube – Against The Current NY
Twitter Feeds:
Chrissy Costanza – @ChrissyCostanza
Dan Gow – @DanielGow
Will Ferri – @WillFerri
Jeremy Rompala – @JeremyRompala
Joe Simmons – @JoeSimmons

Joe Simmons (touring guitar, former bassist), former members include: Jeremy Rompala (guitar) The bands official photographer, Joe Brady http://joe-brady.tumblr.com

GRAVITY WORLD TOUR 2015:

ASIA
08/28 Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Ground Theater
08/31 Singapore, SG @ HGH Convention Center
09/02 Hong Kong, CN @ Kitec Rotunda Hall 3
09/05 Manila, PH @ Metrotent (ON SALE 05/29)
09/08 Taipei, TW @ Legacy
09/10 Tokyo, JP @ Tsutaya O-West
09/12 Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari Messe
*MORE DATES IN ASIA TBA

EUROPE
09/24 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
09/25 Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
09/26 Cologne, DE @ Wekstatt
09/27 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
09/29 Berlin, DE @ Comet
09/30 Munich, DE @ Backstage Club
10/01 Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
10/02 Zurich, CH @ Exil
10/03 Frankfurt, DE @ Nachtleben
10/05 Paris, FR @ Les Etoiles
10/07 London, UK @ o2 Academy Islington
10/08 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
10/09 Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
10/10 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Club Academy
10/11 Southhampton, UK @ Southampton Joiners
10/12 Cardiff, UK @ Clwb lfor Bach
10/13 Dublin, IE @ Academy 2

NORTH AMERICA (with Jule Vera, Vinyl Theater)
10/22 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room (Crofoot)
10/23 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10/24 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/27 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Music Garage
10/30 Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10/31 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/01 Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theater
11/03 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
11/06 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/07 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
11/08 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
11/10 Houston, TX @ Walters
11/11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blue (Cambridge Room)
11/13 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/15 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/17 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
11/19 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
11/20 New York, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
11/21 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

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