Formed in Falls Church, Virginia in 2021, 5th of Four
has quickly built a loyal following with their combination of heavy guitar riffs, jazzy melodies, and catchy lyrics. From power chord driven post-hardcore pop-rock to acoustic-based power-ballads, there’s something for everyone in every show. Rapidly becoming one of Reverb Nation’s Top 10 Artists in Alexandria/Falls Church and Top 25 Artists in the DC area, and being named Runner-Up in Washington City Paper’s Top Original Bands List, they make sure you get your money’s worth every time they set foot on stage.
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based in Washington, D.C. has garnered a reputation for lyrically rich, musically layered, song-driven studio albums. The band has brought their image-filled songs and evocative melodies to audiences all over the US. Sirius XM and AAA stations like New York’s WFUV and Charlotte’s WNCW have championed the band and live radio performances have included WFUV’s “Words and Music” and public radio’s Mountain Stage. The band has shared stages with artists like Shawn Colvin, Tim Finn, Al Stewart, The Carpenter Ants, Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Steve Forbert and many more.
GREY SWIFT is a post-punk band from the Washington DC area. Their array of originals blends together influences such as Mission of Burma, Yo La Tengo and R.E.M. with psychedelic elements. Their songs explore a variety of musical and lyrical moods — changing suddenly between rock grooves, jangly guitar duets and angular stops. Active since the Spring of 2022, they have already released two studio EPs (both available on bandcamp), and played several local gigs.