"Rain" is the new single from Long Island's Somerset Thrower. It will be out June 9th, 2015 on cassette and as a digital download. "Rain" is backed with the track "China White," now streaming at our Youtube and Bandcamp channels. Pre-order the cassette here or buy from the band in June. Pre-order the digital download here, at Bandcamp, or soon on iTunes. Coming soon: Music video and premiere of "Rain."
Somerset Thrower are a newer quartet from Long Island, NY who play melodic indie/punk reminiscent of Garden Variety and The Agent. That's not a coincidence_ Somerset features two members of The Agent, one of Iron Pier's favorite bands and one of the bands that got us started as a label. Also appearing in Somerset are members of Polygon, Sleepwall, and Halfway to Hell Club. Somerset Thrower play catchy, urgent, hook-laden songs that grab you instantly but that pull from the slightly offbeat, discordant 1990s alt playbook, resulting in something both new and exciting as well as instantly familiar. With a sound that straddles both indie and pop-punk you can catch Somerset playing with bands as diverse as Iron Chic, Self Defense Family, Banquets, Wildhoney, and Weed Hounds. Rock if you like: Superchunk, Garden Variety, Title Fight, Basement.
02. China White