Rock | Metal | Alt
For fans of Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars...etc
Digital Summer is a unmistakable modern rock band originating from Phoenix, Arizona. Made up of heavy/melodic guitars and raw emotional vocals. Influenced by multiple music genres, Digital Summer is a rock band to the core, not a “trend” by any means. Digital Summer is known for their professional songwriting ability, energetic live show and seemingly endless promotional antics.
Aside from sharing the stage with bands like Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Deftones, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Theory of a Dead Man and many more, Digital Summer has also toured nationally with Volbeat, Trivium, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Taproot, 12 Stones and more. With a live show that includes throwing guitars across the stage and diving into the crowd, the band is quoted often as saying “Fans should get their money’s worth. If you’re not willing to bleed on stage, you shouldn’t be there.”
Along with being professional musicians, the brothers manage to maintain additional professional careers of a completely different style. Frontman/Vocalist Kyle Winterstein and brother/Guitarist Ian Winterstein are both Firefighters in the Phoenix metro area. These additional careers are what drive the lyrical and emotional foundation of what Digital Summer's music is about. From death and tragedy to passion and endurance, the songs on a Digital Summer album come from their real lives and their very own experiences. "We're not looking to write about Hollywood glamour." Says guitarist Ian Winterstein, "We write about real life and hopefully our fans can relate."
“The fans are what keep this machine going” says frontman Kyle Winterstein on several interviews. Such words were proven to be even more truthful in March of 2012 when the band launched a Kickstarter campaign after a request from a fan. The idea was simple, offer the fans a chance to make donations toward the release of their new album and in turn they receive unique incentives for doing so. Fans came out of the woodwork to be part of the Digital Summer movement. The campaign raised roughly $50,000 in 30 days and many fans were given opportunities to meet the band, get listed on album credits and even enjoy private performances.
Digital Summer’s latest album, Breaking Point, is the cultivation of efforts between a band that’s tasted several sides of the music industry and a loyal fan base just looking to be part of the journey. Recorded at Vudu Studios in New York with Mike Watts (Adelita’s Way, Theory of A Deadman, 10 Years, Dear Hunter), Breaking Point features a sample of all the musical talents the band possesses. Heavy hitting rock tracks to keep crowds moving and heads banging, along with melodic musical pieces that include everything from piano and strings to beat production. Clint Lowery of Sevendust even makes a guest appearance playing lead guitar on the album’s first single “Forget You”. Breaking Point was released August 7th, 2012 and debuted at #13 on iTunes Rock Charts.
Between album cycles, Digital Summer recorded an all acoustic album entitled After Hours: Unplugged & Rewired, which features acoustic versions of songs from all 3 previous albums as well as a few brand new tracks. This album showcases Kyle's true voice in a smooth, up-front style alongside dark pianos and ambient strings. An additional element of melodic synths and periodic beat production sets this collection of songs apart from traditional acoustic albums. After Hours: Unplugged & Rewired was release October 11th, 2013 and debuted #34 on iTunes despite being an acoustic album that was never promoted to radio. The first track on the album, titled "This City", was actually written about the band's hometown of Phoenix, AZ.
There are rumors of a series of EP releases starting in 2015...
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