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Viva Mayday / Press

“Bear with me here... if there was a way to merge the Arctic Monkeys with Red Hot Chili Peppers, you might be in the ballpark of Viva Mayday's sound. Like Alex Turner, singer Jafe and company perfectly convert his sadistic protests to anthemic screams on the catchy new single 'Monster.' Here, an otherwise perfectly catchy rock tune is turned on its head by exploring devilish thoughts while riding a dance groove. A relatively young and stripped down three-piece, with only a couple tracks released so far (check out the equally catchy 'Bay of Pigs'), the band has already warranted several remixes, and promises a debut LP later this year.”

“If there hasn’t been a time when you had to go beyond excitement for new music then 2012 is definitely the year. If you’re interested in rock, blues, and reggae, then look no further than Viva Mayday. Viva Mayday is composed of three members, friends since high school, Jafe Paulino, Gian Stone, and Sasha Krackoff. Making music since 2006, Viva Mayday has been an all time favorite to the locals in New York. This has granted them the opportunity to play some of New York’s greatest scenes including SOB’s and the Le Poisson Rouge, where they played for sold out crowds. They have also recently released two singles Monster and Bay of Pigs. When listening to these singles it’s clear that the band has strong feelings of what’s occurring in the world...”

“Completely unabashed, Viva Mayday reintroduces themselves with this double sided single release. Fronted by Jafe Paulino, the bands been rocking the New York City DIY underground for years. Whether you’re a die-hard, live show-going, revolution inciting fan or a newcomer, Monster/Bay of Pigs is equally pleasing, filled with funk, punk and good ol’ rock.”

“Cooled off best I could and headed back out to catch second to the last band, Viva Mayday. A bluesy reggae act, Viva Mayday filled the floor up. Kids were there front and center singing along to the words of every song. Fists were pumping (no Jersey jokes intended) and the mosh pit raging.”

“We got hype about Viva Mayday’s return to the Ghetto Metal stage. They kicked it up a notch on the metal side and went so hard, they had people bum rushing the door to get in! And we feel ‘em cuz they get you involved. Emotional. Be warned – you don’t want to miss another one of their performances.”