Spotlight on Approaching Troy

Approaching Troy is a five-piece alternative band from Long Island.  Formed in in 2013, Approaching Troy emerged from frontman Jake Salazar’s initial solo project; the band quickly developed into a cohesive and ambitious quintet, intent on making their mark on the rich musical history of Long Island.

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Approaching Troy finds inspiration for their sound from native Long Island bands such as Glassjaw and Taking Back Sunday.  With these bands serving as a guiding force, Approaching Troy additionally blends elements of the early 2000s alternative scene with melodic punk overtones and finely executed dual vocal interplay to create their own distinct sound.

Approaching Troy’s unique music is no doubt the reason behind their success; their debut single, “Star-Crossed Lovers”, in addition to their increasing local fan base quickly began to put the band on the radar for several opportunities.  Approaching Troy swiftly began nailing a series of energetic and engaging live shows which enabled them to mature as performers.  Soon, the band was given opportunities to open for high-profile bands like The Ataris, Hawthorne Heights, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus to name a few.

With 2015 in full swing, Approaching Troy is no doubt making this their year.  They already embarked on their inaugural North-East tour, demonstrating their ability to draw a crowd and leave a mark on every city they approached.  In addition to the band’s successful tour and increased fanbase, Approaching Troy released their new EP Dear Sadie which is already turning heads across the Northeast.

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Hopefully Approaching Troy will turn their North-East tour into a nationwide tour so Ohioans like myself can experience their high-energy shows, but until then you can join me in listening to their music here!



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