HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW COVER SONG AND VIDEO,
“SURFACE PRESSURE” FROM THE OSCAR-WINNING ENCANTO,
DEBUTS AT #1 ON THREE BILLBOARD CHARTS;
VIDEO RACKS UP OVER 500,000 VIEWS IN DAYS
It’s available on all digital outlets and can be seen on the band’s official YouTube
Michigan rockers NO RESOLVE–Oscar Pegorraro (singer), Matty Shea (guitars), Jason Hatmaker (guitars), and Dennis Patterson (bass)—have skyrocketed to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts once again with their highly anticipated single, “Surface Pressure” from the Oscar-winning film Encanto. After wracking up over 107,000 views of the preview video posted upon the band’s first announcement on March 22 and over 30,000 pre-saves before its release and over 522,000 views since its release on April 1, the song now debuts at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Digital Sales,” “Alternative Digital Song Sales,” and “Rock Digital Songs Sales” charts.
NO RESOLVE transformed their lives and completely reinvented themselves during the past two years. Since November 2020, after releasing their own songs for years prior, they’ve been releasing Rock covers of classic Pop songs by Adele, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and others, all while Pegorraro works as a UPS driver during the day.
“The music industry has changed completely,” observes NO RESOLVE frontman Oscar Pegorraro, “and the power is now in the viral creator’s hands, rather than the record label. Look at us–we’re an independent band who have over one million monthly listeners on Spotify, are regularly charting on Billboard, and every new song release of ours goes to the top of the iTunes charts. We’ve already gone the traditional music route of putting out a full-length album and two EPs of original material, but now we’re going viral on every streaming platform out there.”
In November 2020 when the world was still in lockdown, the band decided to change things up a bit and record a cover of Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain,” which was played in heavy rotation on SiriusXM’s Octane channel, and has since garnered over 4.3 million views since its release on YouTube. The rest is history.
Over the next months, the band went on to turn Pop hits into Rock hits by Morgan Wallen (“Broadway Girls,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” chart), Adele (“Easy On Me,” which reached #2 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” chart), Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Kid LAROI/Justin Bieber, and songs from The Greatest Showman and Moana soundtracks. In October 2021, their joint cover of Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls” with labelmates State of Mine went to #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Hard Rock Songs,” “Rock Digital Song Sales” and “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” charts, and it even got a thumbs up from Garth himself during one of his quarantine Q&As. As a result of all of the cover song love, NO RESOLVE has over 92 million streams and over 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Check out the band’s previous releases, with even more songs that can be seen here:
Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls” (with State of Mine)
(over 7 million views)
Morgan Wallen’s “Broadway Girls”
(over 281k views)
Adele’s “Easy On Me”
(over 3.2 million views)
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits”
(over 843k views)
Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together”
(over 499k views)
Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go”
(over 1.9 million views)
As 2022 continues to take shape, NO RESOLVE are gearing up for their first full-scale headlining tour, one that’s aptly been dubbed the “Take Cover Tour,” with many of its dates already having sold out in advance. Check them out at any of the following tour stops, with more to be announced in the coming weeks:
Sat 4/16 Minot, ND The Original Bar
Sun 4/17 Des Moines, IA Leftys
Thu 4/21 Sioux Falls, SD Bigs Bar
Fri 4/22 Omaha, NE Wired (SOLD-OUT)
Sat 4/23 Janesville, WI The Back Bar (SOLD-OUT)
Sun 4/24 Lombard, IL Brauer House
Wed 4/27 Bucyrus, OH Dillingers Entertainment Center (SOLD-OUT)
Thu 4/28 South Bend, IN Cheers (SOLD-OUT)
Fri 4/29 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (SOLD-OUT)
Sat 4/30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (SOLD-OUT)
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