Saturday, October 22, 2011 w/ Yarn
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel
88 9th Ave – btw 16/17, NYC

The Tension are a young rock band (ages 15-17) from New York City, consisting of vocalist Jack Staffen, co-lead guitarists Jack Moulton and Daniel Risdon, bassist Gabe Simon and drummer Damien Moffitt. They met each other over the summer of 2010, and just took off and began to write, and soon recorded a powerful 3 song demo produced by Tomato (Sound Of Urchin, etc.) and Doug Gillard (Guided By Vo…ices, etc.). After taking a year to write more, rehearse and play shows, they went back into the studio in June 2011 to record a full 10 song album called The Tension, produced by Tomato and mixed by Ruddy Cullers. The album was recorded at NYC’s Stratosphere Sound (James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins and Adam Schlesinger from Fountains Of Wayne’s studio), and perfectly captures the band’s technical and moody music, that has a classic power, feel, and groove. Sometimes described as “Radiohead meets Jam”, The Tension’s music can only really be classified by the uniqueness of Jack Staffen’s voice/songwriting, combined with the very distinct and formed musical personalities of the band. The album will be self-released in Fall 2011 at this special show, and will be publicly available for the first time at the show.