An alternative rock group from Ohio, WALK THE MOON consists of Nicholas Petricca, Sean Waugaman, Kevin Ray, and Eli Maiman. The band formed in 2008 and released their first album, i want! i want!, in 2010, receiving a lot of airplay and praise for their song, "Anna Sun" (a pop rock anthem which reminds listeners to hold onto their youth). The band has since re-released "Anna Sun" on their latest album, Walk the Moon (June 2012), which features other great songs like "Jenny", "Next In Line", "Tightrope", and "Fixin'".
The band has promoted their music on Carson Daly, David Letterman, and Conan, as well as touring with Fun, Grouplove, Panic! At the Disco, and Neon Trees. Their first headlining tour is still ongoing; they have toured the US and Europe, and are currently back to touring in the US before heading to Europe, again, in February.
While the band's onstage charisma and relentless enthusiasm (face paint is handed out at the concerts and fans are encouraged to take some and dance/sing along) have certainly helped them to garner a fan base, "Anna Sun", and its endearingly energetic music video, has played a large role in the band's current success. Even if you are not a fan of the song or the band (yet), you should be after watching this video.
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