Electronic Press Kit
Origin: Raleigh - Durham, NC
Genres: College Rock Revival, Indie-Rock, Alternative-Rock
Years Active: 2021- Present
Nov 05, 2022 - Cat's Cradle Backroom
Booster Club is a College Rock Revival™ band from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Just beneath the surface of energetic overdriven guitars and crashing cymbals are real songs laden with sing-a-long hooks and catchy melodies.
Formed in 2022, this post-pandemic alternative rock band members are veterans of the NC music scene led by singer/guitarist Steven Bailey (Indiobravo, The Jaded Rakes, Brandy Lindsey and the Punch, Paloma, Waxing Myrna) joined by bassist Alan Levine (Bob Funck Band, Coytah, and Indiobravo) and drummer Joey Zielazinski (Secretary Pool, The Softeners).
While Booster Club’s influences quickly become apparent (The Replacements, Pixies, Pavement, et al), their music stands out as modern College Rock. PITCH PERFECT described Booster Club’s freshman release, “Here Kid”, with "The guitars are razor sharp, the bass busy and angry, and the drumming full and inventive". THE JOY OF VIOLENT MOVEMENT sang Booster Club praises with “anthemic, college radio jam rooted in enormous hooks, fuzzy power chords and heart-proudly on-sleeve performances”.
Being delivered with an authentic fervor fueled by death-anxiety and caffeine, Booster Club live performances deliver an authentic energy that is undeniable. Despite sharing common aesthetics with pre-internet college radio artists, Booster Club takes on forward-leaning sensibilities that are unafraid to veer from anthemic hooks to art-rock chaos while avoiding the sterilizing pitfalls of modern recording (time control, amp modeling, sound replacement, pitch correction, etc.)