City Rain introduces new guitarist; Optimist EP, followup full-length out later this year

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Photo by Ryan Treitel
Photo by Ryan Treitel

Philly electronic pop project City Rain continues to evolve. After several months of alternating betweem solo performances by DJ and singer Ben Runyan with duo shows featuring old guitarist Jarrett Zerrer, the band today confirmed the split of the founding duo and introduced new guitarist Scott Cumpstone.

“Scott has been helping me write the [forthcoming] Optimist record,” Runyan wrote on Facebook. “As well as its subsequent cousin that will be coming out later this year.”

The Optimist will be out May 14th, and Runyan writes a music video is nearing completion for an early May release. While the single proper has not yet been released, City Rain is holding a remix contest for the song. You can listen to and download the stem files below.

  • Someguy

    Spell check Jarrett Zeerer > Zerrer and Runyuan>>Runyan

    • John Vettese

      Thanks Someguy! Spellings corrected.