Scamper a.k.a. "Boston's Local Rock Heroes".
The Usual Suspects:
Keith Michel, guitar and lead vocals; Nate Rogers, guitar and more lead vocals; Brendan Boogie, bass guitar and backing vocals; Mike Mirabella, drums and pastry baking.
Finalists in the Saturn Motors/Bon Jovi "Have a Nice Gig" auditions; finalists in Boston's 2006 WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble; winners of the Tri-State Most Punctual Band title (5 years running).
Delivering catchy-as-hell, polished power pop with driving guitars and sweet harmonies to the sugar-hungry masses of the brusque American Northeast.
Unleashing Leave Your Glasses On, a self-released first full-length aural assault, slickly produced by wonder boy Tom Polce (Letters to Cleo, Bill Janovitz).
Relentlessly following up the attack with The Boulevards EP, a four-song explosion of hooks and heartbreak featuring a guest appearance from former-Letters to Cleo front woman Kay Hanley.
Teasing their followers with The Skylines EP, a quick-hit two-song digital-only hyphenate-friendly nugget.
Approach with caution. These handsome strangers will seduce you into submission and calculate pi to three whole digits! They're wicked smart like that.
questions frequently asked of usQ: How did you fellows get together?
A: Forged from the most potent mix of Vulcanian steel and second-hand carnival cotton candy, Scamper was assembled by a top secret international committee with one goal: to forward the cause of humanity's brotherhood through the power of rock and roll.
Q: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard your music or seen you perform?
A: Scamper's well-crafted hooks pulverize mountains into mere piles of sugar. Scamper's shiny three-part harmonies reduce mockingbirds to jealous tears. Scamper's high energy live performances have been known to compel the blind and infirmed to rise up from their wheelchairs and dance their pain away.
Q: What's the deal with your CD releases?
A: Scamper struck the first blow against world tyranny with the 2005 release of Leave Your Glasses On, their first full-length power pop aural assault, slickly produced by wonder boy Tom Polce (Letters To Cleo, Bill Janovitz). Recently, they followed up with the 2006 release of The Boulevards EP, a four-song explosion of pop and heartbreak featuring a guest appearance from former-Letters to Cleo front woman Kay Hanley. Firmly entrenched in the digital revolution, Scamper music has been blasted at full volume on six continents, creating a truly international sensation. The final chapter? World peace.
Q: What do you mean by "digital revolution"?
A: Did I stutter, boy?
Q: Uh... no. But could you tell me a little more about it? Please?
A: Just as cutting-edge technology has changed the face of communications, pornography and baby duckling-rearing, the Scampernet (conveniently located at www.scamper.net) has cast its delicious come-hither glance to every corner of the globe, through the power of multimedia entertainment. Brendan's Journal, the Scamper Podcast, new songs constantly popping up on iTunes and the Podsafe Music Network - Scamper's kick-ass live performances are only a small portion of what this fearsome foursome brings to the global table.
Q: That all sounds very exciting.
A: Was there a question in there, Mike Wallace?
Q: Man, what's with your attitude problem?
A: Oh, I've got an attitude? Let me fill you in a little bit about running a multimedia global empire – Scamper quite simply doesn't have time for your crap. Are there any more "frequently asked questions" there, FAQface?
Q: No... I just...
A: You just what? Wanted to waste everyone's time?
Q: I... I'm sorry. I just wanted to sound smart and...
A: Oh, don't cry. Scamper's sorry, baby. We just get a little edgy sometimes, what with all the live performing, recording, podcasting and bringing joy and happiness to the masses. It doesn't mean Scamper doesn't love you. Dry your tears, angel.
Q: Thank you, Scamper. And thank you for making the world a better place by your mere existence.
A: Anything… for a lady.