I doubt we have ever received a submission from an unsigned band that didn’t talk about how they brought a “unique” sound to their genre and rose through the ranks of their local scene while overcoming adversity of some kind. We get it, the music industry is hard (trust us, we know). However, rarely does a band have a tale of woe quite like that of A City Serene.
Touring for any band is hard, especially any young band, but after an accident on an early tour left the band broken (some even in comas), most assumed their career had come to an abrupt end. However, vocalist Carly Barker and guitarist Kris Renfro recovered from their injuries and knew they still had something to say to the world. So, after months of work, including building an entirely new band, A City Serene have returned in full force with The Widows Walk, a crushing, yet melodic and entrancing take on today’s post-hardcore scene. We at UTG couldn’t be more excited to help this band present this record to you and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The band’s you see on Warped Tour today got their start from people like you taking a chance on their early work. A City Serene could do a lot of good for this scene which seems so plagued with mediocrity. Do your part and support of the future of music.
Written by: James Shotwell