While the four-piece band, The Rallies, are based in the Pacific Northwest, their sound is as American as ingenuity. The group, with roots in the Seattle and Tacoma areas of Washington State, is one slice Americana twang, one slice surfer harmony, one slice mid-west jangle and one more slice sunny coastline indie rock. Infused with skyward-facing positivity, the quartet is part of the great forever-sewn quilt of the country’s hopeful music.
Comprised of shining vocalist Steve Davis, bright guitarist Karl van der Velden, floating bassist Ben Heege and jaunty drummer Lee Brown, the Rallies create songs that stick like gummy pop music and move the heart with elements of traditional rock ‘n’ roll. Blending these attributes is the buttery-smooth vocals from Davis, who guides the songs, establishing the welcoming warmth of their summer afternoon dreams.
The Rallies released their blissful debut LP Serve in 2017 earning praise from outlets across the country, including Power Pop News, KDHX (Top Ten of 2017) and Power Popaholic. The band’s sophomore record (release date: Aug 30th, 2019), Upside Down, is a work that implores the listener to understand the depth and breadth of possibility of the big blue sky just beyond your reach.