released May 19, 2017
Jeff Brunell - Guitar, Vocals
Lizzy Greif - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Michael Habif - Drums
Tim King - Bass
Recorded by Doug Bartholomew January 2017
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Wishing Rock is an unrepentant paean to your Gen-X cousin’s CD tower. Initially conceived as a one-off farewell for singer/guitarist Jeff Brunell, who was defecting to a Pacific NW cabin to indulge rusty dreams of writing a novel, the band re-formed in earnest upon his return to Baltimore. The lo-fi bedroom songs that Brunell began sketching when the Orioles were bad and Weezer was good found their skin and heartbeat in the dreamy swells and post-punk breaks of longtime co-conspirators Lizzy Greif, Tim King, and Michael Habif. King’s angular bass jabs, Greif's golden-spooky guitar/vocals, and Habif's hypertensive drumming catapult the songs, populated by magical losers and geographical inside jokes, from the edge of naked sentimentality. Catch them in a Mid-Atlantic rowhouse basement in support of their five-song debut EP, Keep It Wrong, while there is yet time.