Sonic Bloom’s Best Beats: The Werks
Get ready to work it out on the dance floor with The Werks at Sonic Bloom, a new addition to the lineup this year. With their growing fame, The Werks will be making a stop in
Colorado this year as part of their lengthy summer tour. Originating from Dayton Ohio, The Werks consists of members, Chris Houser (guitar, vocals), Rob Chafin (drums, vocals), and the Dimitrouleas brothers Norman (keyboards, vocals) and Dino (bass, vocals). Since 2007, the band has spent 6 long, hard years proving themselves to be a front-runner in electronic music scene due to their eclectic sound and originality.
Releasing their last album in April 2012, The Werks and their self-titled album are pushing the boundaries of their genre as “psychedelic dance rock.” With the combination of up-beat guitar riffs, funk inspired base lines, and soulful lyrics they have taken a step in a new direction. Mixing these unique sounds and adding a taste of rock n’ roll has set them apart from your ordinary “electronic” jamband.
“You know, what do you call The Werks? We want the listener guessing what we’ll do next. We call it a super-genre, because it’s a mix of everything that’s going on in the music scene in today’s world. We’re trying to fuse electronic, rock, percussion, funk and slow ballads” -Rob Chafin drummer of The Werks (Interview from the Dayton Daily News)
Putting an emphasis on the live experience, The Werks have accumulated many road miles around the states’ highly revered venues and festivals. Having already crushed the East Coast with their spring tour that stretched from Higher Ground in Burlington Vermont to The Pour House in Charleston South Carolina, this was only just a warm up to their summer tour. If you are jumping on the musical festival bandwagon, be sure not to miss them at Wakarusa, Mad Tea Party Jam, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, All Good, and of course, the one festival all you Colorado dwellers are looking forward to the most, Sonic Bloom on June 13th-16th.
Check out this video of The Werks preforming “Burnin’ Groove” from The Blue Bird Theater in Denver last April: