Count to Ten are considered road veterans around Long Island and New York City where they’ve been working their arses… sorry, “asses” off since 2011. Their debut single, “Neck Deep”, comes out on the 25th of this month.
On the basis of the tracks I’ve heard, I’d pop them into pop/rock with maybe an edge of modern-day punkiness a-la Blink-182. They’re infuriatingly young and they’re very, very good. Frankly, it’s sickening.
Band members Alex DeSalvo, Dan Wolf and Jon Zaitz were exceptionally gifted musicians in their own right but it was a personal tragedy with the loss of a high school friend that was the catalyst for the formation of the band. Soon after, Count To Ten had met Dan Koshulsky (Drummer) who became an exceptional addition to the band.
While the Count To Ten was initially a tribute to their late friend, their chemistry quickly became evident. This was recognized by local club owners and booking agents leading to numerous live performance across Long Island and Manhattan. Some of these performances include opening up for National acts such as Nine Days at The Paramount in Huntington. Count To Ten was also hand-picked to perform at LI’s Great South Bay Music Festival where they opened up for Taking Back Sunday and Circa Survive.
So keep your eyes open for “Neck Deep” in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime start filling up your bookmarks with their social media links.