The Demos began as the indie pop duo, first formed by Jason Milton and Callan Saunders back in 2002. Now, the group has returned as a five-piece band to bring you their latest full-length release, Paramount Clouds. Their influences consist of indie rock essentials and the classics like The Strokes, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys, to name a few.
Although these guys will happily admit they love to chase their thrills, they take their music and art quite seriously. They write their own songs and live by the standard that everything they record must be real and performed by human hands. "We won’t play to a backing track and we don’t use auto-tune. The way the tracks sound are the way we played them," they explain.
After releasing their 2011 album Lovely to critical acclaim, The Demos immediately returned to the studio to develop their next LP Paramount Clouds through Young Lion of the West Recording Company. This time around, the once duo has now grown into a full six piece band, including Lovely producer Mike James, and musicians Caela Moore and Adam Ford.
Using their mantra of simplicity and clarity, The Demos insisted on exclusively using live instruments and steered away from all backing tracks in order to provide the audience with a true representation of their music.
The success of "Lovely" landed The Demos slots performing at CMJ 2012, New York City's inaugural Catalpa Festival, NxNE 2012, Midpoint Music Festival 2012, The International Pop Overthrow Festival 2012, CBGB Fest 2013 and CMJ 2013. In 2013, The Demos were chosen by CBGBs to perform on the headlining stage in Times Square for the festival in support of My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, The Wallflowers, and Divine Fits. Their performance at Catalpa gave them a mention in SPIN Magazine's coverage of the event. The Demos have also toured with Jukebox The Ghost (Yep Roc) and Maps & Atlases (Barsuk).
For now, they have released the first single, “Better,” off the upcoming album. The song is filled with indie pop melodies that are matched seamlessly with their Beach Boy influenced harmonies, and all of this makes it a perfect summer song. The "Better" Single is available now, and Paramount Clouds will be released soon. .