Young Rising Sons formed in 2010 when Red Bank, New Jersey natives guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba, and drummer Steve Patrick, who had played together in various bands and configurations since high school, caught an acoustic set by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Andy Tongren (who grew up in Ohio) in a New York City bar, and realizing that this was the voice they needed in their band, asked him to join. The chemistry in the new quartet was immediate, and Young Rising Sons, influenced by classic pop acts like the Beatles and the Temptations, and by the melodic hard rock of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, and others, developed a bright, modern hard pop sound that won them fans whenever they played. Signing with the New York-based production company Dirty Canvas Music, the band released a regional single, "High," which garnered a lot of critical press and received a good deal of local airplay. The single in turn led to a deal with Interscope Records, which set the band to work recording a self-titled debut EP. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi