Get Your Summer On With Chasing Pedestrians

A little slice of summer with the Charlotte-area’s homegrown entourage, Chasing Pedestrians.

I’ve been holding onto this blog post for awhile waiting for summer to arrive…and after an awesome weekend with great friends, I feel like a kid ready to break out of school for the year.  Unfortunately, I’m an adult with a full-time job and playing hookey for the summer probably wouldn’t go over so well.

That, however, did not stop me from immediately digging on Chasing Pedestrians, a band from Huntersville, North Carolina, when they opened for my loves Sequoyah Prep School a few months back.  I managed to catch about two minutes of their set at Strawberry Festival, too.  These kids are just plain summer fun.  Think Nelly Furtado meets the Cranberries meets Reel Big Fish – it’s not ska, it’s not rock, and it’s not rap, but it’s got the best parts of all three genres. This young act is quite the ensemble – complete with a horn section. Lead singer Michaela Amato, who also plays keys, sells this band – she is adorable, spunky, and has a voice that is to-die-for!   It’s modern day beach music that is sure to please your ears.

You can pick up their EP, Suddenly, We’re Older, on their Bandcamp page for the bargain-basement price of $0 – that’s right, kids, FREE.  “Brighter Day” is MADE for pool days (and Caribbean sailing, but that’s going to have to wait until February for me), and I absolutely ADORE “Tambourine Song,” a little bit of a slower song with tinges of The Cranberries.  While you’re downloading though, you should also pick up their self-titled 2010 EP on iTunes. “Can’t Tie Me Down,” “Anthropology” and “Summer Song” will inspire epic dance parties – I promise.

Here’s a little video I found on YouTube of their Strawberry Festival performance of “Tanked Outside” off Suddenly, We’re Older.  Thanks to WestArt for posting. Dig it, then go study up on Chasing Pedestrians.

More Chasing Pedestrians:  Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp

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