River's Edge Bands & Artists

As Ladders

Musical Inspiration: Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Blur, Oasis, Eagles


Sound: Folk Rock

As Ladders is a Pittsburgh, PA based, folk-rock band formed in the late summer of 2015. The sound of the group resembles that of classic folk singer-songwriters, with effect-rich elements of modern rock n' roll. 

“Although they are relative newcomers to the music scene, As Ladders has already released some very impressive music from their Yarns EP last year to their Maybe True EP released earlier this year. Inspired by classic American music like Tom Petty, The Eagle and also UK acts like Oasis and David Gray, the band got their name from a sketch drawn by front man Mike Berginc.” – Cindy Howes, 91.3FM WYEP

“The shiny, clear production of this three-song EP — as well as the very modern-sounding electric guitars and front man Mike Berginc’s reedy vocals — most readily recalls I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning-era Bright Eyes. As Ladders might sound like a band caught in the not-so-distant past, but in contrast to the old-time nostalgia of much of today’s popular folk music, that’s not a bad thing.” – Andrew Woehrel, Pittsburgh City Paper

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