Sasquatch is a rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They tend to sip on influences from 70’s metal, rock, and psychedelia. Their songwriting approach is clear-cut; keep the focus on the hook. The band was born in Philadelphia in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles in 2001 after Keith Gibbs (guitar, vox) joined up with Detroit natives Rick Ferrante (drums) and Clayton Charles (bass). Upon Clayton’s departure in 2007, the guys recruited Chicagoan Jason Casanova (Behold! The Monolith, Tummler) to join the fold. In 2017, Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Craig Riggs (Roadsaw, Kind, Antler) stepped in full-time behind the kit while balancing roasting coffee beans and watching the Red Sox.
The band’s music has been featured on a variety of movies, television shows, and video games including the reissue of Clerks, FX’s original hit series Sons of Anarchy, A&E’s Dog The Bounty Hunter, Jersey Girl, CW’s The Supernatural, and MTV’s Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union, and Rob and Big, NHL 2005, American Chopper, and Monster Garage. After shaking some walls with not one, but two, closely packed studio albums (the self-titled debut and “II”) in 2004 and ’06, the power trio went subterranean until 2010 before resurfacing with a new lineup and propulsive third opus, “III”, followed up by the straight-ahead rocker, “IV”, in 2013.
The band released their fifth full-length album, Maneuvers, on June 20th, 2017 featuring the work of new basher, Craig Riggs, behind the kit. This is the band’s most concise work to-date. Extended jams were stripped down to the meat and taters keeping the feel short and sweet. Andrew Schneider also (NYC) returned once again behind the boards (he also provided the mixes on “II”). What fans hear is arguably the band’s most mature and inspired song-set released, chunked with both heartwarmingly familiar moments – but all of it heavy on the heavy, as they say…always. Unprecedented attention was also devoted to spinning new yarns out of those evergreen rock and roll stories about love lost, hate found, relationships built and lives trashed, homes wrecked, etc.
Look for the band to be gearing up for its sixth full-length release in Spring 2022 along with extensive North American, Australian, and European dates to follow. All’s fair in Love and Doom.