River's Edge Bands & Artists
The music of 13 Saints is a cross between crunching hard rock and melodicism, with guitar-driven songs that are hooky yet hard-edged. They combine strong melodies with loud power chords, incorporating rock-n-roll and punk elements with alternative rock sensibilities. With jangly guitars and the pace and riffs of punk rock, arrangements are economical. The songs are tight. The band is tight. Think the friendly hooks of a pop melody mixed with Marshall stacks and a relentless four-on-the-floor beat. It’s fast, loud, and unapologetic. You might even say it’s a little undignified, but we’re okay with that.
Four guys who have been all over the place – Clarion, Philadelphia, Long Island, Delaware, Texas, New Jersey, Bethlehem – 13 Saints is comprised of Pittsburgh born and transplants. No gimmicks. No whining. These been-there-done-that rock and roll veterans offer straightforward, cranked-up original music. There’s nothing belabored, frilly, or overly complicated about what they do. It’s rock and roll inspired by the likes of the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Johnny Thunders, Cheap Trick, The Stooges, and Dead Boys, with a modern twist and their own flare.
Musical Inspiration: New York Dolls, The Clash, Johnny Thunders & Cheap Trick
Sound: Hard Rock