Saint Cycle EP
Saint Cycle resides in the Midwest in the middle of America where urban and rural landscapes are slowly being dissolved by suburban bellicosity. This setting has formed the background for Saint Cycle's melodic yet angst-ridden sound. Formed in Dayton, Ohio, by singer Zack Mehaffie and guitarist Adam Brooks, Saint Cycle's lineup soon included former Manifest drummer Chaney Morrow and former Odium bassist Kevin Riehle. Saint Cycle experimented and explored through this initial period while hiding out in basements and bars. Emerging out of this maturation Saint Cycle cemented an approach that has produced both a unique and urgent sound. Since then Saint Cycle has continued to defy a single label which would place them into any one genre. With influences ranging from the Beatles to Helmet, Saint Cycle's sound is unpredictable and original yet pleasantly addictive and hypnotic. Audiences run a gamut of blended distortion and melodies. Saint Cycle's songs have definite radio potential and yet are unique and defiant enough to lend their sound lasting credibility. Those who search for urgency can find it in Saint Cycle. One gets the feeling when witnessing their live shows that something considerable is looming. Yet Saint Cycle also offers an escape. Saint Cycle embodies rock's refusal to analyze, and their sound reflects this attitude. Ultimately, Saint Cycle does not profess a message or any truth and yet they offer a seriousness which both validates and diffuses the band.