“Starting off another week with an all new installment of Artist Spotlight! Today, we head over to Bay City, Michigan and check in with an emerging act in the area by the name of The Distorted Waltz. The band consists of Andy Jeglic on lead guitars and vocals, Connor Peil on drums, Matt Hofmann on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Miller on guitar and backing vocals. The band has a relaxing, melodic nature to them that features slight elements of reggae mixed in with an alt-rock vibe somewhat similar to the Red Hot Chili Peppers that is all their own and one that is reflective of the area they grew up in and their musical influences as well that give them some edge and diversity...Read More
“It seems to be my month for power trios of one form or another, at least that’s how the band started on record (since this was recorded they’ve added another guitarist, Matt Miller) this young band from Mid Michigan, formed around school friends Andy Jeglic (vocals, lead guitar) Matt Hofmann (bass, vocals) & drummer Cody Marecek.
Recorded almost live in the studio, with some of the tracks coming from jams, this relaxed and informal approach gives these songs room to breathe, from the laid back funk blues of the opening Poems, the chilled back reggae/ska vibes of Out For Blood, the epic blues ballad of Special and the exciting epic build on the closing Picking Neptune’s Pocket.
Driven by the powerful and intricate drumming of Marecek, with the musical interplay between Jeglic and Hofmann, ...Read More
“The Distorted Waltz‘s eponymous debut is a bit hard to define. Stylistic rock with a jazz influence? Funk/soul rock with perhaps a little grunge edge? Regardless, this band sounds like a seasoned rock outfit. Their originality is obvious and their confidence is daunting. They catch you with the dirty guitars and spastic rhythms, but sell you on their bluesy bass riffs and a piercing vocal. No matter what way you slice it, The Distorted Waltz is bound to become a powerhouse in the Michigan rock scene.
The tune “Poems” opens the release with gentle guitar and surprisingly serene vocal. It tells the melancholy tale of a gal and her own distorted waltz through life...Read More
We have plenty of shows booked. Like 4 a month for the next few months. I just cant figure out how to update the little ‘upcoming shows’ widget. Dont believe the widget! Its a liar!Read More
Read a review by PlanetMosh of the debut album here:
“The Distorted Waltz started out as a project when the members were at school. It split before reforming a few years later and in 2011 started recording their debut album. Due to studies the album wasnt recorded in one go, but was written and recorded over the course of the year.
There are a few bands at the moment who are taking a 70′s sound and giving it a modern spin – Rival Sons being a great example of this, and The Distorted Waltz have a similar sound. The sound is a very 70′s influenced one with hints of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, but not feeling dated at all. The album is really impressive with some great vocals and guitar.
Brief comments on a few tracks..
The album kicks off with ‘Poems’...Read More
The Distorted Waltz is not your average rock band. Drawing on numerous (and in many cases conflicting) musical influences, The Distorted Waltz represents a new fringe in the Indie rock community. Their music is a melting pot of genres, effortlessly blending elements of Blues, Alternative, Grunge, Ska, Punk, & Progressive rock in to a unique and idiosyncratic sound. Roaring guitars and piercing vocals mix seamlessly with soulful bass and frantic drumming. On stage, the manic energy of Jeglic and Hofmann combine with the stoic precision of Peil and Miller to create a live performance that demands to be seen.
The history of the band dates back to the early 2000′s, when Jeglic and Hofmann met in marching band...Read More