who are we?


Carrying Torches was born just south of Chicago where suburban life meets farm country. The roots were seeded when singer/guitarist Justin Daniel of Dischord combined musical efforts with Jon Paul Gray from former pop punk group, Pilgrims. Mike Bass, punk metal bassist from The Unlawful joined the duo along with lead guitarist, Alex Jaskula. Later, Misty Okroi, formerly associated with Lighttribe was brought in on synthesizer. Carrying Torches released their six song EP "Ace of Wands" on May 19, 2017. "Sinking" was released as a single along with music video on May 1, 2017 followed by "Wishing Well" on May 29, 2017. The band is a unique blend of pop rock, alternative, electronica, indie and heartland rock.