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Rock band from Baltimore, Maryland (formed in 2012)
That may be true, but Bad Seed Rising — the youngest band ever signed in Roadrunner's 34-year history — is no hobby. Its members are home-schooled in order to make the most of this opportunity. They meet in a Frederick practice space, converted from a construction business' office space, four days a week, on top of taking lessons for their instruments.
Despite their age, the members have been working toward this goal for a while. Marceron, of Thurmont, and Peraza have been lifelong friends because their fathers played together in the Baltimore post-hardcore band Shaft during the 1990s. (“I slugged it out for years, and put my heart and soul into it. And now I set up my son's drums. It's quite funny,” said Scott Marceron.) Gainer of Ellicott City and Peraza met taking lessons at Columbia's Let There Be Rock School, while Pastor and Marceron jammed together at the school's Frederick location.
They have only grown closer through experiences Bad Seed Rising has afforded them. In September 2012, the band recorded its debut release, the five-song “606,” at the Foo Fighters' Los Angeles studio, with the help of the band's guitarist Chris Shiflett.
Last summer, Bad Seed Rising toured with Daughtry, 3 Doors Down and Halestorm. Along the way, they picked up advice from the rock veterans.
Francheska Pastor, Vocals
Mason Gainer, Guitar
Aiden Marceron, Drums
Louey Peraza, Bass
606 EP (2012)
Charm City EP (2014)
A Place Called Home EP (2015)
I Can Feel You (Single, out June 24, 2016)
"Nightmares are my favorite dreams. They're the only ones I have - at least what I can remember," says vocalist Francheska Pastor. 'I Can Feel You' is an audio and video rendition of one certain dream I had about running away from something terrifyingly familiar on a train with a bag of nails weighing me down. I fall off the train trying to hide in tall grass and I see a snake coming to attack me and ends up strangling me. I remember waking up with scratches on my chest. I guess I thought it was really happening. I took some time and reflected that dream to real life and realized that the bag of nails are emotional baggage that's stopping my mental growth. The snake the truth that I've been hiding for years, and it's eventually coming back to bite me. And it did. I just thought that this dream alone was so introspective and somehow clairvoyant that I wanted to write about it. So we wrote ‘I Can Feel You.'
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