Digital Rebel

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Dani Stephenson, Straight Forward Music Group

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Kate Hendry, Absolute Marketing

“…brilliant to work with & full of ideas, filling artist schedules with interesting online promotion”

Nancy Coburn, Decca Records

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Tom Jarvis , E1

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The Burning Of Rome

“A post-apocalyptic mash-up of meticulous orchestration, electronic manipulation and eccentric experimentation” – 944 Magazine, “Gypsy punk rife with keys and rasping vocals”  – Paste Magazine.

Are just some of the ways The Burning of Rome have been described. Music creator Adam Traub grew up in San Diego, CA and at age 15 he was already playing guitar in the punk band Nobody’s Hero, signed to Arista Records.  It all came to a halt when he was diagnosed with a rare muscular disorder in both legs.   He was thrown into a world of medical chaos, 7 surgeries and 6 titanium bolts later, Traub was faced with a long grueling recovery.  During that time he would play an old upright piano and would hobble over to figure out Beatles songs.  Beatles eventually turned to Chopin.  Chopin eventually turned into Thelonious Monk.  And Thelonious eventually turned into The Burning of Rome.

“With Us” debuted on September 18th, 2012 on Surfdog Records in the U.S. It hits the UK early in 2013.  Recorded in LA at EastWest studios, produced by Adam Traub and Grammy Award winner Tom Biller, mixed by Dave Darling (Tom Waits, Jack Johnson, Brian Setzer) with additional remixes by Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, U2, Meat Puppets, Pepper).  The band ended up in the same room that ‘Pet Sounds” was tracked in 40 years prior.  There was an intense energy throughout the recording process.  Periodically Flea, who was recording with Red Hot Chili Peppers in the other half of the studio, or Anthony Kiedis would check in for small talk.  Even a nod from Rick Rubin by the coffee machine was a major inspiration.   Challenged by the surrounding greatness “With Us” evolved.

The Burning of Rome follows no suit or trend.  They attempt to do the opposite, challenging conventionalism.  Prepare for something manic and theatrical when you see them live. They have been lucky enough to open for acts they admire such as The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Devo, MGMT, Skrillex, Suicidal Tendencies and Jimmy Eat World.

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