(all photos by Adele Sakey / click on the image & right click for downloads)
Rarely in the same place at the same time, members Sal Mastrocola (vocals/guitar/synth), Dan Ciarrocchi (guitar), and Taylor Hughes (drums, synth) were not in the same area code, let alone the same room, while recording new music. This 21st century band used 21st century techniques--home recording software, file sharing, and coffee. With Mastrocola recording vocals in his own bedroom in Brooklyn, Ciarrocchi recording guitars with Chris Freeland(Future Islands), and Hughes recording drums with JK Royston from Baltimore, MD.
"Recalling classic synth pop licks with modern melodies, EXNATIONS has a sound that captivates the best elements of dance's feel with rock's powerful hooks!"
~ Jesse Cannon, founder of Noise Creators and author
WTMD - 98 Rock Baltimore - 93.5 The Beach - WLOY - Charm City Radio
DC / VA
WGMU - 96.7 Arlington
Idobi Radio - idobi ANTHM - New Music Inferno - Gashouse Radio
WNIA Radio - WPNR 90.7
Radio Free Brooklyn
Valley FM 89.5 (AUS) - Cumbernauld FM(UK)
Limehead Radio (UK)
MIDWAY DRUM COMPANY + TOM BOI CLOTHING + TOMBOYX + AUDIO 64 + BORN & BRED