Formed initially as an experiment in diverse songwriting, Rare Creatures has grown into a full on rock spectacle. Their sound navigates between heavy synth rock and melodic acoustic rhythms seamlessly from song to song, switching it up around every corner. Influenced by bands from Alt-J to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, with some ethnic spices sprinkled in for good measure. The group is fronted by Coleman Sawyer on vocals and guitar, with Hugh Camp on bass and synthesizer, Aaron Reece on lead guitar, and Logan Crank banging the drums. Their debut album was released on July 27, 2018.
Fatefully meeting at the University of Florida, group members Robbie Kingsley (vocals), Franco Solari (guitar + vocals), Dylan McCue (guitar), Andre Escobar (bass), and Zach Levy (drums) began their journey as The Hails. With the aide of longtime producer Matthew Lewin, the band found their voice and vision for the group’s future ventures. Dedicated to disciplining their craft, The Hails bolsture themselves with their music’s balance of artful experimentation and congenial visceral.