TRANSFER

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TRANSFER - Rock Live Act in San Diego

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TRANSFER is an anthemic American rock band that emerged from the San Diego music scene in a big way last year with a run of international tours, festival slots, and a coveted appearance on the acclaimed documentary series Live From Abbey Road. With their debut album Future Selves, TRANSFER takes in electro psychedelia, blues bluster, Simon & Garfunkel folk balladry, and all-out prog pomp in an album bound with anthemic choruses, moody guitars, and skewed pop hooks. The live sound of their stadium-sized riffs and anthemic lyricism finds them nodding to the “five basic food groups” of rock’n'roll: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and The Stones set amongst a reverb-scape of the western desert.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed LP Future Selves, TRANSFER embarked on international tours with the likes of The Bravery, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs, and Brandon Flowers of The Killers, amassing a growing, devoted fanbase in Europe. Their potent live performances have earned TRANSFER coveted spots at summer festivals including T in the Park, Hop Farm, and Hard Rock Calling. Generous with their praises, the press has repeatedly labeled the group “ones to watch” and the band most likely to emerge from America’s indie hinterlands. (Q Magazine) (Clash).
TRANSFER has received numerous music awards in San Diego (Best Rock Band, Best Rock Album for Future Selves, Song of The Year (“Losing Composure” off Future Selves)), and their animated video for “Take Your Medicine” off Future Selves took Best Rock Video honors at the 2011 Houston International Film Festival. TRANSFER’s success is measured in moments, snapshots of a journey that’s taken them halfway across the world, along a sea of cherished friends and fans... including one in particular who stands out. While recording their television segment at Abbey Road Studios, Sir Paul McCartney himself dropped by to offer TRANSFER his encouragement.

“A San Diego Four-piece with a mighty head of steam building up around them, Transfer have the sound of a band who could blast through into festival-conquering greatness. Without question, ones to watch.” ~The Sunday Times (U.K.)
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed LP Future Selves, TRANSFER embarked on international tours with the likes of The Bravery, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs, and Brandon Flowers of The Killers, amassing a growing, devoted fanbase in Europe. Their potent live performances have earned TRANSFER coveted spots at summer festivals including T in the Park, Hop Farm, and Hard Rock Calling. Generous with their praises, the press has repeatedly labeled the group “ones to watch” and the band most likely to emerge from America’s indie hinterlands. (Q Magazine) (Clash).
TRANSFER has received numerous music awards in San Diego (Best Rock Band, Best Rock Album for Future Selves, Song of The Year (“Losing Composure” off Future Selves)), and their animated video for “Take Your Medicine” off Future Selves took Best Rock Video honors at the 2011 Houston International Film Festival. TRANSFER’s success is measured in moments, snapshots of a journey that’s taken them halfway across the world, along a sea of cherished friends and fans... including one in particular who stands out. While recording their television segment at Abbey Road Studios, Sir Paul McCartney himself dropped by to offer TRANSFER his encouragement.
After their 2013 European tour with BRMC, TRANSFER returned to San Diego and hit the studio to complete their anticipated follow-up album SHADOW ASPECT, set for release in Summer 2014. The new album is the musical culmination of the band's experience and offers a amalgam of their collective influences. A timeless heartbeat that lyrically explores manifestations of the darker, or shadow side of the human experience, set within a sonic soundscape that is broad in range and dynamic in nature.
Shadow Aspect is a focused work of song-craft offering a spectrum of sound that varies from stadium-sized anthems to the fragility of a single acoustic guitar and harmonica. Echoes of the past can be found within the multiple layers of the album, offering elements of dark, heavy blues, paying homage to Sabbath or Zeppelin, while other scenes are more expansive and painted with warm textures of horn and string arrangements. TRANSFER delivers a sound that is completely original, yet vaguely familiar, harnessing the appreciation of tone and melody, while delivering moments of fragile reverb, epic bombast, and utter intensity.

TRANSFER is an anthemic American rock band that emerged from the San Diego music scene in a big way last year with a run of international tours, festival slots, and a coveted appearance on the acclaimed documentary series Live From Abbey Road. With their debut album Future Selves, TRANSFER takes in electro psychedelia, blues bluster, Simon & Garfunkel folk balladry, and all-out prog pomp in an album bound with anthemic choruses, moody guitars, and skewed pop hooks. The live sound of their stadium-sized riffs and anthemic lyricism finds them nodding to the “five basic food groups” of rock’n'roll: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black...

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Past Gigs TRANSFER

  • 06 | 2014 The Casbah - San Diego

Discography TRANSFER

  • 2011 Future Selves Album | Mascot Records

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Origin

  • San Diego US

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Matthew Molarius Guitar/Vocal
  • Jason Cardenas Guitar
  • Shaun Cornell Bass
  • Andy Ridley Drums

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