Just in time for the release of their twelve track album Restless, Press Pass LA sat down with Ben Lozano, lead guitarist for up and coming indie band, The Gallery.
The Gallery has an incredibly unique and distinct sound that is a combination of hook-laden rock songs with a twist of southern infused pop rock. They have maintained their hometown fan base in New England and Southern Florida, where they resided for three years and have been taking the rest of the U.S. by storm, touring across 25 different states since 2009.
The Gallery consists of Brenden Cooney (lead vocals, guitar), Ben Lozano (lead guitar), Dave Mozdzanowski (bass guitar, bg vocals) and Ryan Cooney (drums). “I moved out to L.A. from Riverside (CA). The rest of the band was from Massachusetts and we have been working on Restless and it is done at this point and ready for its release date,” an excited Cooney told Press Pass LA.
Restless consists of 12 tracks, with a release date of February 26, 2013. The album was produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana) and recorded at Swinghouse, Harmony, and Pitfire Studios in Los Angeles. “Warren Huart was awesome, laid back. I can not tell you how I did that (brought Huart on board). It was a blessing; it was huge! It was what allowed us to do this album,” Cooney explained.
The band raised $12,000 to help fund the record via fans through the crowd funding site IndieGoGo. The band’s previous release, 2011’s Come Alive EP, earned them nation-wide college radio airplay. They were on the CMJcharts! In fact, they were on Top 40 for “Catalyst” in Ithaca, NY. Come Alive also received buzz among the press, including the band’s selection as one of just sixteen unsigned North American artists to compete in Rolling Stone’s 2011, “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star” contest to choose the cover of the magazine. Rolling Stone described their sound as “big shout-along choruses and bluesy guitar breakdowns” while Alternative Press Magazine compared them to Tom Petty.
Keep an eye out for more tour dates this spring, as well as the band’s video for Ballroom of Broken Hearts which will be playing on over 8,500 retail channels.