City of the Sun

City of the Sun

New York’s genre-bending trio City of the Sun have been breaking instrumental-rock norms since their inception in 2011. The band’s sound spans influences including indie rock, American folk, flamenco, and blues; it’s been called worldly, cinematic, a mix between Rodrigo y Gabriela and Explosions in the Sky. City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita, Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. Having honed their signature sound busking in NYC, they've now sold out NYC venues Irving Plaza, Bowery Ballroom and Gramercy Theater; toured with Peter Bjorn & John, G.Love, STS9, and Thievery Corporation; were featured emerging artists at Billboard’s Hot 100, Firefly, and Bottle Rock Napa music festivals; and scored “The C Word” documentary soundtrack (narrated by Morgan Freeman). In 2016, City of the Sun released their first live album "to the sun and all the cities in between" (#12 Billboard Jazz Albums chart) featuring lead track "Everything" (#2 US Spotify Viral 50, #5 Global Viral Chart, 11 million+ streams to date). The band completed their first European tour in 2017 and released "UNTITLED EP", with lead track “Perfect Instance” garnering over four million streams on Spotify to date.

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Instrumental
From: Brooklyn, NY