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The Rassle

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Every once in a while, a band comes along that stands apart from the
rest. There’s something immediately familiar but undeniably new,
absolutely their own, and exciting in every way. That band is The

With their brand of no-frills rock-and-roll, they’ve taken the
music scene by storm and have quickly become one of the most talked
about bands to come out of New York in some time.
Driven by brothers, Reed and Blair Van Nort (guitar and vocals,
respectively), The Rassle recorded a few songs in a cramped NYC
apartment with a $50 microphone and an old computer. The resulting
4-song EP–which the band gave away for free on their website
(–earned them a considerable amount of buzz and
acclaim from the likes of Interview Magazine, NYLON, Blackbook, The
Fader, New York Press and more. The Deli Magazine praises their
“droney guitar sound, combined with pristine and beautiful pop-folk
melodies and dancey beats.” Likewise, The Fader claims they create the
“fully fist-pumpable, soccer chant, working-for-the-weekend all star
self-assurance jams of that goodness gracious variety” while the
guitar brand, Gibson, named the foursome one of their “10 Artists to

Over the last several months, The Rassle has shared the stage with
Florence and the Machine, Wavves, Civil Twilight, Mystery Jets, Mona
and more, consistently playing to packed rooms throughout New York and
the east coast. Their music has been featured everywhere from MTV's "I Just Want My Pants Back" to NBC's "Parenthood" to commercial spots with Bear Naked Granola and Vizio and to video game syncs with Playstation’s MLB ‘11: The Show and Saints Row: The Third.

With their powerful and timeless anthems and
inspiringly cool melodies, it’s clear that The Rassle has positioned
themselves as bright industry frontrunners.

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