Pantherburn plays aggressive, all-original Indie-Rock. Fans have compared them to the Talking Heads, to Television, TV on the Radio and early Phoenix. It’s a five member band, with lead vocals by Phillip St.Ours, Aaron Farrington on bass, Jeff Stockberger on drums, Wyn Owens playing the electric banjo and Mark Simpson doing multi –instrumental fills. They cite influences like Neil Young, Frank Black and Kurt Cobain.
The band formed a few years back, taking their name from a river town on the delta in Mississippi. The idea then was the same as now, to play progressive, original rock with that jagged edge of raw feeling. The songs are all original. The performances are blasting with energy.
Pantherburn has been playing shows in central Virginia – focused on their native Charlottesville and the surrounding cities of Richmond and Harrisonburg from small venues to the festival stage. They have completed work on their first full length album which is set for release March 10, 2012. This debut album, “Dark&Troubled” features ten original tracks, released on the County Wide Record Label.