Indie rock group Cende craft a stirring brand of power pop. Guitarist Dave Medina, Porches drummer Cameron Wisch, and LVL UP drummer Greg Rutkin were all recent graduates of Purchase College when they first moved into Brooklyn music venue and housing unit David Blaine's The Steakhouse.
The trio began playing together in 2013 after discovering a shared appreciation for garage punk outfit the Marked Men. Bassist Bernard Casserly (Normal Person) soon rounded out the lineup. With Medina and Wisch acting as main songwriters, the quartet self-released its first EP, Cende, in early 2016. Featuring production by Ronnie Stone and guest vocals by Frankie Cosmos, Cende's full-length debut, #1 Hit Single, arrived in May of 2017 on Double Double Whammy. They toured the U.S. and Canada with (Sandy) Alex G and Japanese Breakfast in support of its release. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi