Philadelphia's CRUISR make dancey, melodic indie pop with a frenetic '80s new wave vibe. Formed in 2012, CRUISR initially began as the solo project of singer/songwriter Andy States.
Working on home recordings, States began corresponding with Youth Lagoon
's Jeremy Park, asking for recording advice and sharing demos. This led to a collaboration between States and Park, resulting in a self-titled EP. Subsequently, States began forming a live version of CRUISR, bringing on board drummer Jon Van Dine, bassist Kyle Cook, and guitarist Bruno Catrambone. In 2014, CRUISR released their sophomore EP, All Over, on Vagrant Records
. Over the next few years, the band stayed busy playing dates with Bleachers
, Imagine Dragons
, and Young Rising Sons
. More singles followed in 2015 including "Go for It" and "Throw Shade." Also around this time, Cook left the band to focus on other pursuits. In 2018, CRUISR supported Matt & Kim
on tour and delivered the single "Mind Eraser." ~ Matt Collar