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Twelve of Your Earth Years - Out Now

ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS For those who love the harmonic and kinetic, the melodic and energetic, you have found the perfect sphere for your ears to orbit. A guitar pop capsule adrift in tonal ozone. The Contestants love what they do and it’s absolutely audible. They are a band of music fans and of friends. By melding a wide range of influences, the group synthesizes a unique brand of progressive pop music. The Contestants hail from the musical wonderland of Portland, Oregon and came into being over the course of several years and several lineup changes. After recording their first two EPs and a full-length album under the name The Empty Set, some members left as others were added. The final lineup – Josh Kirby, Darin Fabrick, Scott Eggimann and Jean-Paul Ramos – emerged as The Contestants. The band's first releases, "A Fitting Retreat" and "Can Die In a Fire" were met with strong reviews. Soon after, the Contestants began constructing a new studio and working on a new collection of songs. "Twelve of Your Earth Years" is a recording that collects the diverse influences of four distinct musicians and songwriters. From the XTC-influenced power pop of "For the Sake of Argument" to the jangly guitars of "Twelve of Your Earth Years" to the hard rock riffs of "Optical Course", the album delivers a display of sonic versatility. "Twelve of Your Earth Years" is now available for download on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud. Contact The Contestants at 503-830-1570 for booking.
MUSIC Check out the tracks below from our latest release, "Twelve of Your Earth Years". All previous recordings also available on Spotify and iTunes.

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5365 SE 51st Ave, Portland, OR 97206

503 830-1570

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