Regret the Hour is a four-piece American indie rock band from Nyack, New York, formed by brothers Nate and Ben McCarthy, and eventually joined by high school friends Anders Fleming and Jesse Yanko. The band's sound is defined by chiming, churning guitar melodies reminiscent of early U2, a dynamic and versatile rhythm section, and the distinctive, intimate quality of singer Nate McCarthy's voice, which is said to endow the band's music, particularly their live performances, with startling power and sincerity.[1]

Regret the Hour live at The Gramercy Theatre, 25 September 2013

Regret the Hour's versatility and energy as a live band have earned them appearances alongside punk legends Misfits, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, and ambient Indie rockers Hudson Hank, as well as headlining spots at some of New York City's most notable venues: Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory, Gramercy Theatre, the Studio at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg.[2][3]

History edit

In November 2012, bass player and founding member Jesse Yanko, 16, died after a battle with stage-four rhabdomyosarcoma.[4] Following Yanko's death, in the Spring of 2013, Regret the Hour released their first full-length record, “Better Days,” a completely-DIY effort that Yanko helped write and record at a now-demolished factory building in Nyack, NY.[5] The album drew acclaim for its standout tracks "Walls" and "The Runaway."

Recently the band has worked on a new EP with producer/engineer/musician D. James Goodwin (Devo, Norah Jones, the Bravery, Murder by Death) at his Woodstock, NY studio.[6] The EP is slated for official release this Fall. The band is currently working on a new, full-length record, being produced and recorded by Aaron Bastinelli in Brooklyn, NY.

Influences edit

The band has cited a range of major musical influences including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Band, and Van Morrison, as well as 80's post-punk and British alternative rock music of the 1990s.[7]

Members edit

Current edit

  • Nate McCarthy-Lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2011–present)
  • Ben McCarthy-Lead guitar, vocals (2011–present)
  • Anders Fleming-Drums, vocals (2011–present)

Former edit

  • Jesse Yanko-Bass, vocals (2011-2012)
  • Sam Oatts-Bass, vocals (2013-2014)

References edit

  1. ^ Alex Taylor (1 July 2014). "Nyack-based indie rock band back with four-track EP" (Web). Rockland County, NY: Gannett Media. The Journal News. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Music Hall of Williamsburg - the Bowery Presents".
  3. ^ Eric Petersen (3 November 2013). "Regret the Hour: Better Days". RUST. Rust Magazine. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  4. ^ Adam Littman (17 December 2012). "Crowd Gathers To Honor Jesse Yanko". No. Nyack-Piermont Patch. Patch. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  5. ^ Lyndon Nicholas (11 March 2013). "Regret The Hour: Nyack Band Plans April Album Release". NyackNewsAndViews. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  6. ^ Alex Taylor (1 July 2014). "Nyack-based indie rock band back with four-track EP" (Web). Rockland County, NY: Gannett Media. The Journal News. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ Mark Siew. "Regret the Hour Interview". IndieVerse. Retrieved 19 October 2014.

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