might be a family affair (its three members are all brothers under the age of 20) focused on a loud, West Coast coated mix of garage, psychedelia, and surf rock, but the band's new single for "Flag" takes on a more minimalist disguise. It's a good vessel for singer Seamus Blackwell's declaration, "Can I be real for a minute" (he then gets real). The video, which we're premiering, finds the band perched on Californian hilltops lit by nothing but the moon.
Canto is a family affair from Sierra Madre, CA, a band consisting of three brothers all under the age of 20; Seamus Blackwell (Vocals, Guitar), Aidan Blackwell (Bass) and David (drums) Their close-knit bond quickly produced a sound beyond their years - an eclectic mix of early 60's garage rock, psychedelia of the 60's and 70's, surf with a modern sensibility.
?The video for their first single, "Farewell Well Well" from their debut cd "HA HA HA" (10/12) has seen success, with rotation on MTVU and MTV2 including a spotlight on the band showcased on MTVs 120Minutes.
Their recent EP "Ride Away" (4/13) was produced by the late, multi- platinum producer Bryan Carlstrom (The Offspring, Alice in Chains) who called Canto, "A breath of fresh air. There's hope for rock and roll yet."
Canto is part of MTV Networks Priority License Program. Their songs can currently be heard on MTV and VH1.
Straight from their appearance at the Epicenter Festival 2013 (9/21) opening for The OffSpring, Bad Religion and Pennywise, Canto played at The 2013 CBGB Festival.