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The Soundtrack to the End of the World
Drawing influence from diverse musical backgrounds and the idea that one day, our world will end, NeonTomorrow is a rock band that brings an original, alternative sound to fans of rock, metal, punk, and electronic music everywhere. Forming in 2006, bassist/founder Matt McGuire teamed with drummer and musical collaborator, Mike Wilts, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Ruiz, and vocalist Davey Jones to experiment with bringing a fast paced, high energy sound to audiences in the Twin Cities area. Unleashing an online campaign to inform their audience of their existence before ever even playing a show, NeonTomorrow has taken well with those searching out new, different, and refreshing music. Realizing that the audience is what is most important to a bands success, NeonTomorrows sound is quick to draw in the listener, and not let go until the last second. Blending roaring guitars with pulsing beats, and the complexity of electronic melodies and eye opening lyrics, NeonTomorrow has given way to a sound that will grow and take shape on its own. As 2006 begins, NeonTomorrow will begin their touring season in the Twin Cities, unleasing their signature to those ready to listen, and some, who are not prepared. The time is drawing near...are you ready for Tomorrow?
Band/artist history
Matt started the group in 2003 with the former vocalist of Minneapolis industrial band Redshift. "I wrote a ton of material, but none of it was very good. I had this little 8-track recorder, and the guitars were all fuzzy, and the music was kind of depressing and angry." During 2005, I wrote the majority of what our sound would be, hoping to get the project off the ground, with new members and a solid live line up. In 2005, when Redshift broke up, Matt asked drummer Mike Wilts to get a studio in St. Paul and begin working on NeonTomorrow. He agreed, and they asked an old friend of theirs, Dan Ruiz, to "rock" some guitar for them. Dan had made contact with "Davey Jones" who came in after one other guy had auditioned. "Dave blew us away." They began working on the first three songs the band would use as a demo. Those songs were "Metamer", "Your Fix", and "Apex Prophecy". In March of 2006, Matt had made contact with another old friend, Paul DeMars. Paul had been looking for a band to play guitar in, and ran across NeonTomorrow on MySpace. "He told me that I was heading in the right direction, and he loved the name." Thus, NeonTomorrow was a full fledged band ready to take audiences by storm.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We will begin touring in 2006.
Your musical influences
Dredg, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Juliana Theory
What equipment do you use?
Korg EA-1, Korg ER-1, Korg MS2000, Ensoniq Halo, Roland MC-303, Ibanez Guitars, Schecter Guitars, Fender amps, Marshall Amps, Tama Drums, Paiste Cymbals, ProTools, Reason, Boss