|L-R, members of the band, Nick Schmidt, Nick Anderson, Harrison Nussbaum, Aaron Kelley, and Billy Nally|
Alfred State is excited to announce that up-and-coming indie rock band The Wrecks will be performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Orvis Activities Center.
The Los Angeles-based group consists of Wellsville native Nick Anderson (vocals/guitar), Nick Schmidt (guitar), Harrison Nussbaum (guitar), Aaron Kelley (bass), and Billy Nally (drums).
A description of the group on its Facebook page states, “Heavily influenced by groups such as The Pixies, The Strokes, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend, this five-piece isn’t afraid to blend undeniably catchy choruses with lyrics and vocals that have an underlying substance and a certain quirk that give them their young, signature sound.”
On March 18 this year, The Wrecks released their first single, “Favorite Liar,” which has been featured on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and and has close to 1.3 million plays on Spotify. The group’s debut EP “We Are The Wrecks,” which includes “Favorite Liar,” “I Don’t Like You,” and “Turn It Up,” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and more.
Already, the band has had their songs played on two NBC shows, one CBS show (Limitless), and in a Lions Gate feature film. After a 14-city mostly West Coast and Midwest show in the spring, they were asked to join Nothing But Thieves on a 33-city North American tour that started in Canada and ends in Florida.
A number of the shows, including one at the Foundry in Philadelphia in late October, have sold out. The band has concerts in Columbus, OH and in New York City in mid-October, and were honored to get a chance to play a hometown show for Nick Anderson on their travel day between those cities in Alfred on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Tickets for the concert at are on sale now for $5 each, and can be purchased at the campus store or online at www.alfredstatebookstore.com.
For more information on The Wrecks, visit http://www.wearethewrecks.com/.
Editors note: Nick Anderson is the son of Gatehouse Regional Editor/Wellsville Daily Reporter Editor John Anderson of Wellsville.