The Complaints are a modern rock band led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Petrella, with bassist Chris Cruz, and drummer Anthony Marotti. The band is based out of Providence RI and primarily tour the east coast.
2012 is lining up to be another great year for the band. After much commercial success of their 3rd full length album (Sunday Morning Radio), they are slated to release multiple singles in 2012. The first single is called Trade Up. This song already seems to be taking over the universe. Trade Up is a sexy, funky, rock gem, delivered as only The Complaints can. They are currently also writing material for various soundtracks and continue to perform over 200 shows a year. 2012 has some International stops lined up as well, stay tuned!
The Complaints have recently shared the stage with Sugar Ray, Young the Giant, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Train, Nickleback, Guster, Candlebox, The Tubes, 10,000 Maniacs, Dave Davies of The Kinks and many other national acts.
The Complaints have won awards numerous awards for their songwriting and performances, including Album of the year in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll for their debut CD Fear. Songs from all (3) of their albums have been featured on the MTV and have been in heavy rotation on college and AAA radio stations across the country. They have recently also won best male vocalist and band of the year awards in New England's Motif Magazine (2011).
This band exhibit's the truest sense of the word Indie artist. They continue to be one of the most successful independent artists in existence.