Band Will Join Taking Back Sunday On Select Fall Tour Dates

(New York, NY) – Gabriel The Marine will release their new EP, Stars Collecting, on October 30th. The four song EP is the band’s first release for new label home Sun Pedal Recordings. The New York indie rock/pop band will also join Taking Back Sunday and Bayside for a series of Fall dates (see dates below) with plans for more touring in support of the new release.

Gabriel The Marine front man Mike Desmond comments, “We are excited to show people what we’ve been up to. We have grown so much as people and players and will continue to do so.”

Stars Collecting was produced by Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Jack’s Mannequin, Incubus) and was recorded in Cleveland, OH. The band is currently finishing up their debut full length studio album with Wirt for an early 2013 release.

Formed in 2008, Gabriel The Marine is a violin-infused indie rock/pop quintet from Long Island, NY with a sound all their own. They have self-released two critically acclaimed EPs, receiving high praise from Spin Magazine as a band to watch adding “this quintet stands out. They eschew bratty pop-punk and cheesy emo-pop for a violin-laced sound that wraps around a conceptual, continuous narrative of a character called Gabriel. Think the Decemberists meet Jimmy Eat World.” AbsolutePunk also raved “Post-emo orchestral rock that’s rife with tenderness, passion and grit. Phenomenal. Gabriel The Marine is most assuredly a band to watch out for in the years to come.”

Gabriel The Marine has played the Bamboozle festival twice and have shared the stage with such artists as John Nolan, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Jacks Mannequin, Mae, Anberlin, and the Dear Hunter. The band is Michael Desmond on Vocals/Guitar, Dylan Ebrahimian on Violin/Piano, Dominick D’Agostino on Guitar, Tom Costa on Bass and Tommy Davis on Drums.

Gabriel The Marine – Stars Collecting EP – October 30th 2012
1. Stars Collecting
2. In Tension
3. Honest
4. Like A Child

Gabriel The Marine Tour Dates (opening for Taking Back Sunday and Bayside)
October 28 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre
October 29 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
October 31 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
November 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 2 – Austin, TX – EMO’s
November 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 4 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
November 24 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

Gabriel The Marine Links:

Sun Pedal Recordings
Sun Pedal Recordings was formed by Tommy LaCombe, Owner of Tragic Hero Records to expand his music offerings into the singer songwriter and alternative rock and indie music genres. Tragic Hero Records is responsible for launching the careers of such alternative mainstays as Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Letlive. and Confide; while providing a label home for such fan favorite acts as: He Is Legend, The Morning Of, and Greeley Estates. Sun Pedal Recordings recently issued its first release, Listening, from singer songwriter Ben Taylor.


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