Unsigned Artist: WANK

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With their crafty new tunes, this guitar-driven Huntington Beach, CA, trio (formerly a signed act) show themselves to be worthy once again of some label love. “Tonight We Ride” (we really like the descending minor-chords in the verses) and “In The Water” (whose baptismal-rejuvenation lyrics are intriguingly ambiguous) both keep the lead vocals (by Bobby Amodeo) front and center, allowing their melodic rasp and power to carry the winning hook-lines. Spurred by a grittier vocal, the band shows its punk chops on “Follow Me,” a brisk (2:40), inspiring call-to-action. WANK seems to have distilled all of their pop-rock influences—from the ‘60s through the 2000s—for an evergreen attack that’d fit on any college-rock station today.

Contact: cotp2006@aol.com
Web: fb.com/wankusa
Seeking: Label
Style: Rock, Pop, Alternative