Formed in 2008, Gabriel The Marine is a violin-infused indie rock/pop quintet from Long Island, NY with a sound all their own. After two critically acclaimed self-released EPs, the band released a new EP in the Fall of 2012 on Sun Pedal and will follow up with their debut full length studio album in 2013. They are currently at work on music with accomplished producer Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Jack's Mannequin, Incubus). The new studio album will be supported by extensive touring that will stretch well into 2013. Gabriel The Marine has played the Bamboozle festival twice and have toured with such artists and bands as John Nolan, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Jacks Mannequin, Mae, Anberlin, and the Dear Hunter.
The group has received high praise from Spin Magazine as a band to watch adding "this quintet stands out. They eschew bratty pop-punk and cheesy emo-pop for a violin-laced sound that wraps around a conceptual, continuous narrative of a character called Gabriel. Think the Decemberists meet Jimmy Eat World." AbsolutePunk raved "Post-emo orchestral rock that's rife with tenderness, passion and grit. Phenomenal. Gabriel The Marine is most assuredly a band to watch out for in the years to come."
Gabriel The Marine is Michael Desmond on Vocals/Guitar, Dylan Ebrahimian on Violin/Piano/Vocals, Dominick D'Agostino on Guitar, Thomas Costa on Bass and Thomas Davis on Drums. The band is managed by Strong Management.
Gabriel The Marine is the latest addition to independent label Sun Pedal Recordings. The label was formed by Tommy LaCombe, Owner of Tragic Hero Records to expand his music offerings into the singer songwriter and alternative rock and indie music genres. Tragic Hero Records is responsible for launching the careers of such alternative mainstays as Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Letlive. and Confide; while providing a label home for such fan favorite acts as: He Is Legend, The Morning Of, and Greeley Estates. Sun Pedal Recordings recently issued its first release, Listening, from singer songwriter Ben Taylor.