Band Name: Save The Clocktower

Year Formed: 2009

Genre 1: Alternative

Genre 2: Pop

Band Members:

Greg Newton
Sean Paras
Jimmy Shenk
Umbrella Washington

Save The Clocktower is an indie-pop band from Chicago, formed in 2009 by life long friends Greg Newton, Sean Paras, and Jimmy Shenk. While the group holds its roots in the City of Broad Shoulders, they continually draw inspiration from Greg’s electronic music work from his college years in Boulder, Colorado, Sean’s film work and intensive study of psychoanalysis at University of Illinois, and Jimmy’s education of eclecticism and mastering revels at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

In 2011, they released their first full-length album, Carousel, earning them the reputation as, “one of those acts you should be telling your friends about” (Dead Journalist). In 2013, the band summoned the power of James “Umbrella” Washington, a long-lost (but never forgotten) friend from their high school days, to bring in his meditative mastery of the low-end four string to keep up with their ever-expanding vision. The band’s music has been featured on NPR’s World Cafe, MTV, E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and Victoria’s Secret retail stores across the US.

Save The Clocktower is the music you’ve been hearing in the back of your head for years but is only now coming into consciousness. Please enjoy responsibly.


Carousel (2011)
Through The Glass (2012)

Venues Performed at:

House Of Blues
Double Door
Lincoln Hall
Empty Bottle
Beat Kitchen
Mayne Stage
Cubby Bear
7th Street Entry
UW Madison Student Union
North Coast Music Festival




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