The gods came together midway through 2014, and since the first spirit journey formation, have been inseparable and thus, impossible to defeat. Controlling sounds and emotions with their very thoughts, the gods are not to be fought, despite the inviting band name. However, the gods are only at their strongest when together. If you can separate them, you have a better chance. How to fight Taylor (singer): The poet of the band, Taylor can't see a sunrise or sunset without bursting into tears and basically becoming immobile. Challenge him to a duel on the coast any summer evening, and strike when he becomes distracted by the beauty of the moment...like in that movie Bedazzled. How to fight Chet (guitar): Chet has two main strengths that you will have to work around in order to best him. The first is wisdom. Chet possesses knowledge of most things. But he is weakened by a love of great food and graphic novels. Gain his trust with these items and then attack! Except watch out for that second thing that is his main strength. Which is guns. How to fight Stan (keys): Stan is a shifty little bastard, and he will gain your trust by helping you move in the dead of winter up flights of stairs by himself. Don't let this fool you. He's trying to kill you. The only way to gain the upper hand is to leave a trail of candy into a bar, where he will stay for eternity. How to fight John (drums): John is the tallest person in the world (according to his band mates) and actually creates thunder. The loud noises may startle you, but the size can be a disadvantage. The only way to defeat this monster is to tie his shoelaces together. Because the bigger they are, it's hard to do double bass drums with your shoes tied together. How to fight Masta Shen (bass): Don't fight Shen. He will straight up end you.
RAISED ON ZENITH:Imagine what you'd have if you could somehow create a musical group with the finest qualities had by the Russian group, Kino, Seattle's Nirvana, and David Bowie. Now forget whatever it is that you've thought of, because nothing that you could have imagined can prepare you for Raised On Zenith, a musical phenomenon that is a beautifully strange amalgamation of Eastern European punk rock, American "alternative", and British Manchester-Pop.
The Assembly is an indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Fronted by former Caviar (Island/Def Jam) guitarist Dave Suh, The Assembly’s sound has been defined by The Chicago Reader as “A sterling example of dark synth-pop.” Formed initially as a side-project in 2003 during his tenure in Caviar, The Assembly defined its sound in 2005 when Suh was joined by his brother, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Nathan Suh, upon its first release, Commencement. Since then, The Assembly has had 3 more releases; 2007’s Paranoia Will Destroy Ya, The Tide Has Turned (2008), and late 2011’s The Future Has Been Sold. The band’s sound pays homage to early 80’s English post-punk/New Wave bands such as The Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, and The Smiths, while maintaining a contemporary sound using loops, self-produced samples, keyboards, and other various electronica elements. The Assembly is also known for its blistering live shows, headlining venues across Chicago including: Metro, Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, and Bottom Lounge. Currently, the band is working on their follow up to The Future Has Been Sold with a new release titled “Sovereignty.” Band members include Dave Suh (vocals, guitar), Nathan Suh (synths/guitar/laptop), Brian Jarvis (bass), and Matthew Koschak (drums). The Assembly have been featured guests on Q101's Crash Test Radio, Local 101, Mancow's Morning Madhouse, and Fearless Radio's Live Music Binge. The Assembly had an exclusive track on Q101’s Local 101 Volume 3 (2009), as well as being named a Q101 “Band to Bust Out.” The band was also considered the Illinois Entertainer’s “Best of Around Here” 2009, and Examiner.com’s “Best Emerging Chicago Bands” 2008. All of The Assembly’s releases can be found on iTunes, and at CDBABY.COM. "The Assembly are some of the most talented local musicians I've heard in a while, sounding confident and convincing throughout 'The Tide Has Turned.'" -Chicago Examiner review of The Tide Has Turned. "...a direct example of the select few good independent bands coming out with superb music from Chicago." -One Kind Radio review of The Tide Has Turned. "Viewed panoramically, the album makes total sense, and carries us on a journey from our inward selves into the outer world." -Chicagoist review of The Tide Has Turned. "I bet it’d even get a smile out of the goths dancing at Neo." -Chicago Reader review of The Tide Has Turned. "Check out what industry insiders already know. This ain't your little brother's Warped Tour pop. This is the real shit, and it just might give you a toothache it's so sweet..." -Q101's Local 101. "...one more musical entity for Chicagoans to be damn proud of reminding others 'They're from Chicago.'" -Illinois Entertainer. "All tunes are first rate, helping cement the group's growing reputation as one of the tastier morsels presently available on the local music smorgasbord." -Illinois Entertainer review of Paranoia Will Destroya. "The vocal delivery, haunting and echoed, matched with the hook-heavy songwriting, makes the band instantly accessible without sounding derivative (The Smiths are there, sure, but so is some heroin-chic). This is a band to watch." -New City Chicago review of Paranoia Will Destroya. "...their sound is more tailored for the thousands of cheering crowds flooding international music festivals than it is for the small stages of local Chicago clubs..." -Chicagoist.com "These guys have it...they're gonna be stars." -Q101's Crash Test Radio.