Revive the Rose shoot and score with their new hockey-tribute video and single Bar Down — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“Toronto Maple Leafs DJ Cale Granton entered the track into heavy rotation during home games,” says lead singer Andy Colonico of the Niagara rockers. “From there, it became a 2019-2020 official warmup song for the team. Then one thing led to another and, after informing EA Sports about this, we’re now in a video game. Bar Down will be featured in the EA Sports NHL 21 video game as a warmup song.
“We love the atmosphere this song has created, bringing so many friends and family together and crankin’ it up at the cottage,” Colonico continues. “It’s kind of our way of praising our small-town lifestyle… We always attend our pals’ hockey games and they always attend our shows; it’s just our way of life. We really loved the term Bar Down because our hockey pals just have the most insane lingo. Rock ’n’ roll has always complemented the sport well. That, and beer. So now we’re known as the band from Niagara with the hockey song.”
The video for the song — which comes from their self-titled 2019 debut album — upped the band’s ice cred even more thanks to some insider access to the Niagara IceDogs and their arena. “My cousin Mike Krasnay worked for a film production company that shot the IceDogs games,” Colonico says. “He had access to the arena and the team’s management were all-in for the idea; they even showed the video at every hometown game!”
Known for honest, straightforward, and salt-of-the-earth songwriting that reflects themes of life, love, learning, and moving forward, Revive the Rose — which also includes guitarists Peter Antoniou and Matt Cookson, with Steve Stercho on bass — have opened for Monster Truck, The Trews, Danko Jones, The Glorious Sons, The Standstills, illScarlett, The Lazys, The Mahones and more.