Fort Lauderdale – Nov 22, 2013 – For those that grew up in the South Florida music scene know that it is definitely an uphill climb. From few venue options, limited tour support slot opportunities, to the treck to tour outside of Florida it can be a battle for some bands. South Florida natives, Rescue Kid know full well the struggle they are in for. Forming just a year ago, Rescue Kid want nothing more than to bring back the scene that got them started in music.
It all started when, Armando Soler, Eddie Castinera, and Nicky Cedeno enlisted Ex Hey-Monday guitarist, Mike Gentile for a gig with their old band. After the announcement that Hey-Monday had split, Gentile found himself writing and trying to keep up with the South Florida music scene. After filling in on a few shows, Gentile and Castinera decided to form a side project together. After months of writing together they enlisted, Soler, Cedeno and Gentile’s brother to later form, Rescue Kid.
Coming from different musical backgrounds, Rescue Kid wanted to take those influences and create something instantly relatable, something that captivates the listener, and still holds true to the music they grew up listening to in South Florida. Gentile explains further, “We all grew up listening to everything from pop-punk, pop, R&B, to hip-hop. All of these styles blend together in a dynamic that revolves around melody.”
Rescue Kid released their first single “Make You Mine” in early 2013 and later went on to release their first EP Ignite in the Spring. Exploring those tunes again, Rescue Kid are re-releasing their first EP, now titled Re-Ignite due out January 28, 2014, featuring the 5 tracks, 3 new acoustic tracks, 1 brand new track, and countless guest vocals from some of today’s biggest acts. (Guest vocals to be announced soon).
To compliment this release announcement, Rescue Kid have paired up with Artist Direct to release their first music video for single “Make You Mine.”
Gentile tells the story behind “Make You Mine”
“Make You Mine was part of a batch of demo’s that I brought to the table when we began writing for Ignite. All of the guys were really into the structure and musical vibe of the song, so it was one of the first songs we finished musically for the EP. Lyrically and Melodically, Armando wasn’t really feeling make you mine at first. he couldn’t come up with anything he liked, and thought the song was a little too pop. Armando works best in the studio while recording, so he had put off writing to MYM for mainly that reason. Fast forward to recording ignite. It was our last day in the studio, the rest of the guys had left. it was just armando and myself with our producer brooks. Armando had been recording vocals for 3 days straight, and his voice was shot. We realized we hadn’t written or recorded any lyrics or melodies for MYM and had to get it all done that night… with armando’s voice gone. Armando and I panicked; Brooks our producer suggested Whiskey to sooth armando’s vocal cords. As we started drinking the ideas just started flowing, and Armando was able to sing all of the vocals that night. The group vocals and random conversation during the bridge were done at like 2 am, as an after thought while listening back to the rough mix of the song. If you listen to the song, Armando’s voice sounds a little different on that song, because of the condition his vocals were in while recording it. MYM ended up being one of our favorites on Ignite.”
The band are releasing a 3-part series which is an introduction to how the band formed:
1st part – Intro to how the band members started playing music:

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