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 touring with some of music’s biggest names – The 1975, Bleachers, Imagine Dragons, Misterwives, PVRIS, and Young Rising Sons to name a few. 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."
After years of steadily releasing work in the way of singles and B-sides, CRUISR will be releasing an album in 2019 and returning to the road.
Their newest single ‘Opening Up’ was released February 15, 2019.
CRUISR is Andy States (vocals / guitar), Jonathan Van Dine (drums), Bruno Catrambone (guitar)