Reverse the Curse
Some of the best and most memorable ventures sprout from childhood and adolescents. Whether it’s a simple idea, a plan or a dream, they seem less like risks and more like missions. That’s exactly what Reverse the Curse is, a group of friends that have grown up together and continue to experience life together. They are on a mission to turn their joy, anger, frustrations and dreams into their unique, unparalleled music and art. Art imagined by no one else, but based off of feelings relatable to all. The music and lyrics showcased through their existence shows influences and retrospect from all aspects of life, yet clouded with a mystery leaving listeners yearning for more.
Reverse the Curse was born in the small Ohio town of Hiram and is now based in the thriving and inspiring Columbus, OH scene. This magnetic group first consisting of Ed Starcher (Vocals & Guitar), Connor Johnson (Bass & Vocals) and Joey Regets (Drums) recorded their Paths EP (2009) while cutting their teeth in Cleveland and Columbus. This quickly led to regional touring and meeting producers Andy Cook and Eric Cronstein, an inspiring duo who had been working with other bands in the area. Ed, Joey and Connor immediately saw a chance to expand their mission and build on an already beautiful project with Eric and Andy.
With material already underway, Reverse the Curse plus Andy and Eric rented out a warehouse in Georgia. There they recorded their first full-length album Hither and Yon (2012), released to praise from Alternative Press, Punk News, Sputnik Music and more. Reverse the Curse continued to grow and set out on tours nationally and regionally, constantly expanding their fan base. Forward thinking label Paper + Plastik, saw Reverse the Curse’s hard work, professionalism and determination. The label sparked interest in their raw but polished sound and agreed to help contribute to their endeavors. The group, utilizing this opportunity officially asked Andy Cook (Guitars, Keys & Vocals) to join the band and booked a month in Eric Cronstein’s Columbus studio to record their anticipated sophomore record Existent (Slated to be released late 2013).
Reverse the Curse has been described as “Dynamic and Sprawling…” (Alternative Press). They have been compared to acts ranging from Colour Revolt, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead, Brand New to Tom Waits. They’re music is decorated with grit, enthralling riffs, imaginative auras, swelling orchestrations and guttural emotion that leave spectators in awe and craving more.