Cal in Red
Grand Rapids, MI
Cal in Red is an indie pop/rock project started by brothers Connor and Kendall Wright (Grand Rapids, MI). The band is named after their youngest brother Cal, who at one point had a particular fascination with red t-shirts. The band formed in the summer of 2019. The music was hazy and summery, jangly and guitar driven. The yearning, hopeful tones of these early sessions morphed into an indie-pop scape on their 2021 debut EP "Cellular" (B3SCI Records). After touring in spring of 2022 (which included a stop at Treefort Music Fest), the brothers spent the better part of the year playing shows around Grand Rapids and recording their second EP. This 6 song sophomore effort titled "On the Dance Floor" is due out early 2023 on B3SCI Records. It explores anxiety, camaraderie, the aspirations of the young band as they sonically open the door a bit wider. Cal in Red have found success being added to notable playlists including New Music Friday (Spotify), Today's Indie Rock, (Spotify), All New Indie (Spotify) and New in Alternative (Apple Music), among others. The duo have further been added to rotation on SiriusXMU and NPR's KCRW. Recently their song Zebra was featured on an episode of "Skymed," now on Paramount Plus.