Photo Credit: Billy Nawrocki
Northeast power poppers Last One Out are set to independently release their second EP, “Still Life Moves,” on April 30 and will be gigging throughout the region this spring in support
Last One Out formed on the campus of Providence College just a few years ago and have steadily positioned themselves as one of the top emerging acts in the region. After spending their first year writing and recording, they entered local radio station 95.5 WBRU’s “Rock Hunt” competition in 2011 and made it to the finals. Following this success, they went into the studio to record their debut ep “Lover’s Trance” which they used to win the Boston “Hard Rock Rising” contest, the Rhode Island College’s “Rock Hunt,” and the Rhode Show’s “Big Break” contest. Over 100 college format radio stations added “Lover’s Trance,” to their playlists and the ep licensed to over fifteen different TV shows.
While incredibly grateful for achieving such levels of recognition so early on in their career, the boys quickly realized their need to develop their sound to a level where it stands on its own within the industry as opposed to simply basking in the temporary euphoria of winning competitions.
The first step toward that goal involved trekking to industry mecca SXSW in March of this year. “Still Life Moves,”is inspired from that journey and represents a creative shift for the young talents. Being among literally thousands of dedicated musicians from around the world inspired the boys to focus more seriously on their craft. With “Still Life Moves” the guys focused much less on creating big hooks and sing-along melodies (although they too have a place on this record). In particular, the band worked on introducing a bigger, arena-size rock sound by engaging in communal writing and recording processes.
Now, barely out of college and with a new sound under their belt, Last One Out is ready to take their music beyond Providence and Austin! The band will preview “Still Life Moves” at The Met, located at 1005 Main Street in Pawtucket, RI on April 26 and at The Move Music Festival in Albany on April 27. For more details on upcoming shows and where to purchase “Still Life Moves,” visit http://lastoneoutmusic.com/