Young Rising Sons may have started in Red Bank, but they have found fame on a national level, booking sold out shows across the country, and now getting signed to a major record label.

They made their way back to Jersey to perform on the Point Soundstage and join us in studio for an interview!

My favorite part of the interview actually happened before it officially started, when I realized that bass player Julian Dimagiba and I went to high school together! (Marlboro HS Class of '03 haaaayyyy) We took a little time to reminisce about a mutual friend who also found musical success and some highlights from the 7th grade music scene at Marlboro Middle School in 1999. Good times, but back to the band!

Young Rising Sons are a group of great guys with some great tunes, and their new single is called 'High.'

Listen to the full interview:

Lead singer Andy Tongren told me, "I think the biggest thing about us is that we like to write music that makes us feel good, and in turn, hope that it makes other people feel good. And I think we were able to actually capture that in 'High,' I hope."

He adds that the song is all about perspective, "It's about kinda the you can't really appreciate the great moments without having to go through the not-so-great moments."

The band is gearing up for a co-headlining tour with fellow Jersey-born artist Halsey. They're playing Rough Trade in Brooklyn on April 1st, and The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC on April 2nd. (The NYC show is already sold out!)

After that, they'll hit the road with The Kooks, playing The Stone Pony in Asbury on June 19th.

As for what they do on their off-time when back home? You might run into them at some of their favorite local spots. Drummer Steve Patrick says, "Andy and I always go to The Dublin House in Red Bank, it's just kind of a fun place to go and hang out. The Globe. Anywhere in Red Bank is always a blast...and also Brickwall in Asbury.'

Speaking of those two towns, their love of both is clear, as they made two versions of their music video for 'High,' a black and white version shot in Red Bank, and the official video, in color, shot in Asbury.

You'll notice some familiar spots in both videos!

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