Hometown // Joppa
Current members // Josiah Orsie, lead singer, rhythm guitar and keyboards; Luke Orsie, lead guitar; Micah Orsie, bass; Dave Hadley, drummer
Founded in // 2005
Style // rock
Influenced by // Jeff Buckley, Muse, Radiohead
Notable // The band recorded four songs for its new EP in Nashville, Tenn., with producer Joe West. West has worked with Shakira, Emmylou Harris and Warren Zevon, among others. The EP, A Place to Hide, is inspired by faith, Orsie said.
Quotable // "My main influence is my beliefs, my faith," Josiah Orsie said. "It's kind of a place to go when everything is crashing down around you. The thing you have faith in -- your friends, your family, your God -- that's your place to hide."
Hear Tears of Mars at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Fletchers, 701 S. Bond St. Admission is $10, which also includes a copy of the EP. Blind Rhetoric opens. For more information, call 410-558-1889 or go to fletchersbar.com. The band: myspace.com/tearsofmars.[SAM SESSACopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun