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The Rare Occasions

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The Rare Occasions, an indelible mark on the indie rock landscape, fuse explosive garage rock anthems with irresistibly catchy vocal harmonies. Based in Los Angeles but originally from New England, the band catapulted to fame with their seamless blend of vibrant energy and melodious overtones. Fronted by Brian McLaughlin and backed by the rhythmic prowess of Luke Imbusch on drums and Jeremy Cohen on bass, the trio not only plays music but creates an experience—that resonates with a broad audience, firmly planting their footprints in the modern music scene.

Forming their musical brotherhood in Boston during their college years, The Rare Occasions quickly moved from playing local gigs to capturing national attention. Their shared history and chemistry are palpable, both in their live performances and recordings, which are characterized by a robust and dynamic sound. Their journey from college circuits to major stages epitomizes the quintessential rise of a band committed to their craft while staying true to their roots.

The turning point for the band came with the release of their viral track "Notion" in 2016. The song, initially part of their earlier repertoire, witnessed an unprecedented revival when it caught the wind on TikTok, propelling the band to new heights. As of 2021, “Notion” has become their most-streamed track on Spotify, boasting over 574.2 million streams, contributing massively to their total of more than 694.3 million streams. This track not only topped Spotify’s viral charts in the U.S. but also echoed across the alternative charts on Billboard and top singles charts in the UK, Ireland, and Canada, achieving Platinum status by 2023.

Continuing their momentum, The Rare Occasions released their album "Big Whoop" in 2021 as a trio. The album was met with critical acclaim, receiving significant press coverage and airplay that further solidified their presence in the indie rock domain. Following the success of “Big Whoop,” the band unveiled their EP "Attaboy" in November 2022. Featuring tracks like “Seasick” and “Not Afraid,” the EP showcases hard-hitting riffs, danceable grooves, and compelling melodies that have caught the attention of renowned radio DJs, including those at SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.

The Rare Occasions understand the pulse of their audience, as evident from their packed nationwide tours following the release of "Attaboy." Their performances are more than just concerts; they are a high-energy exchange between the band and the audience, creating a memorable experience for all attendees. With their recent shift towards producing new music, the band promises to continue evolving their sound while retaining the infectious energy that fans have come to love.

In an era where music often transcends traditional genres, The Rare Occasions have carved a niche that is both innovative and reflective of their musical influences. With each release, they redefine the boundaries of indie rock, making it accessible yet profoundly unique—a testament to their dedication and passion for music. Their journey, marked by significant milestones and a growing fan base, reflects the enduring appeal of authentic, heartfelt music production.

Genres

: la indie

Total plays

730.8 million
Updated on 2024-06-25

Monthly listeners

7,103,909

Followers

404,171

Top Cities

  1. Indonesia
    87,844 listeners
  2. United States
    66,688 listeners
  3. Brazil
    67,840 listeners
  4. Australia
    59,131 listeners
  5. Peru
    Lima
    58,090 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Notion
Notion
605,763,918 3:15 2021-12-02
Origami
Origami
35,821,974 2:54 2021-06-04
Aglow
Aglow
14,009,999 2:48 2015-12-04
Backwards
Backwards
11,542,120 2:57 2018-05-25
Notion - Acoustic
Notion - Acoustic
9,914,064 3:16 2022-02-25
You Weren't Meant to See That
You Weren't Meant to See That
8,149,130 2:57 2018-04-17
Futureproof
Futureproof
6,115,707 3:05 2016-08-05
Mercy Mercy
Mercy Mercy
4,571,914 3:41 2018-03-30
Seasick
Seasick
4,103,005 2:31 2022-06-30
Alone
Alone
3,151,817 2:45 2020-09-16
Loans
Loans
2,623,040 3:20 2016-08-05
Start This Over
Start This Over
1,937,132 3:34 2022-11-04
Bug Eyes
Bug Eyes
1,683,238 2:08 2016-08-05
Control
Control
1,605,012 3:23 2019-11-14
Black Balloons
Black Balloons
1,431,938 1:54 2023-10-18
Sparrow
Sparrow
1,411,740 1:26 2021-06-18
Stay
Stay
1,334,603 3:33 2021-03-25
The Shallows
The Shallows
1,217,443 1:55 2018-05-25
Not Afraid
Not Afraid
1,102,798 3:14 2022-09-16
Clover
Clover
900,953 1:09 2018-05-25
Halfheartedly
Halfheartedly
839,206 4:07 2014-05-06
Because You Love Me
Because You Love Me
768,602 2:00 2022-11-04
Physics
Physics
724,405 3:16 2018-05-09
Bolts
Bolts
651,632 2:24 2021-06-18
Shutting You Out
Shutting You Out
524,451 4:08 2018-05-25
La Mort
La Mort
510,312 3:05 2014-05-06
Silhouettes
Silhouettes
486,236 4:43 2013-04-09
Miss Mary Mack
Miss Mary Mack
477,622 3:57 2013-04-09
Scarlet Lies
Scarlet Lies
463,089 3:57 2013-04-09
Set It Right
Set It Right
427,193 2:30 2020-03-10
Battin' Lashes
Battin' Lashes
401,039 4:19 2013-04-09
Call Me When You Get There
Call Me When You Get There
384,963 3:02 2021-05-07
Notion - Cinematic
Notion - Cinematic
369,657 3:23 2022-04-19
Goodnight
Goodnight
360,975 1:14 2014-05-06
For You
For You
355,384 3:57 2018-05-25
Turnaround
Turnaround
344,835 2:59 2022-11-04
Cynical
Cynical
328,433 3:13 2021-06-18
Darling, The Planets
Darling, The Planets
324,188 3:07 2024-04-26
Fell Through
Fell Through
299,919 4:14 2014-05-06
Let My Body Be
Let My Body Be
299,003 4:07 2019-11-22
Getaway
Getaway
295,646 3:12 2013-04-09
Dysphoric
Dysphoric
271,923 2:53 2014-05-06
An Actuary Retires
An Actuary Retires
271,900 2:14 2015-10-13
The Fold
The Fold
255,623 2:46 2021-06-18
Tether
Tether
243,160 2:41 2018-05-25
Caterpillar!
Caterpillar!
231,963 2:32 2022-11-04
Posts
Posts
227,455 3:08 2018-05-25
The American Way
The American Way
221,020 1:46 2021-06-18
Sides
Sides
200,147 3:31 2019-11-22
Bootlickin Betty
Bootlickin Betty
188,432 2:44 2019-11-22
Do Not Do Drugs
Do Not Do Drugs
170,580 0:51 2021-06-18
If You Want It
If You Want It
168,978 2:24 2019-11-22
Armatage Shanks
Armatage Shanks
146,479 2:16 2020-03-06
Toad Boy
Toad Boy
84,966 3:34 2019-11-22
The Choices of John Still
The Choices of John Still
8,631 3:47 2018-09-07
Letters from Emily
Letters from Emily
7,374 3:57 2018-09-07
Emmylynn
Emmylynn
7,209 3:54 2018-09-07
Scream Louder
Scream Louder
5,993 3:11 2018-09-07
Kashi the Deathless
Kashi the Deathless
5,752 3:39 2018-09-07
For the Weaver
For the Weaver
4,752 3:42 2018-09-07

New releases

Darling, The Planets
Darling, The Planets
2024-04-26
[The Rare Occasions]
Black Balloons
Black Balloons
2023-10-18
[The Rare Occasions]
Attaboy
Attaboy
2022-11-04
[The Rare Occasions]
Not Afraid
Not Afraid
2022-09-16
[The Rare Occasions]
Seasick
Seasick
2022-06-30
[The Rare Occasions]
Notion (Cinematic)
Notion (Cinematic)
2022-04-19
[Elektra (NEK)]
Notion (Acoustic)
Notion (Acoustic)
2022-02-25
[Elektra (NEK)]
Notion
Notion
2021-12-02
[Elektra (NEK)]
Big Whoop
Big Whoop
2021-06-18
[The Rare Occasions]
Origami
Origami
2021-06-04
[The Rare Occasions]
Call Me When You Get There
Call Me When You Get There
2021-05-07
[The Rare Occasions]
Stay
Stay
2021-03-25
[The Rare Occasions]
Alone
Alone
2020-09-16
[The Rare Occasions]
Set It Right
Set It Right
2020-03-10
[The Rare Occasions]
Control
Control
2019-11-14
[The Rare Occasions]
Into The Shallows
Into The Shallows
2018-05-25
[The Rare Occasions]
Physics
Physics
2018-05-09
[The Rare Occasions]
You Weren't Meant to See That
You Weren't Meant to See That
2018-04-17
[The Rare Occasions]
Mercy Mercy
Mercy Mercy
2018-03-30
[The Rare Occasions]
Futureproof
Futureproof
2016-08-05
[The Rare Occasions]
Aglow
Aglow
2015-12-04
[The Rare Occasions]
An Actuary Retires
An Actuary Retires
2015-10-13
[The Rare Occasions]
Feelers
Feelers
2014-05-06
[The Rare Occasions]
Applefork
Applefork
2013-04-09
[The Rare Occasions]