The Commuters


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The Commuters make the kind of thoughtful rock music that resonates with all the right emotions and takes serious cues from heartfelt confessionals. Their new single, “Rescue,” is a prime example, utilizing soaring guitar work and deeply felt vocals to create a piece of music that’s as vulnerable as it is blunt.” –

“With their debut album “Rescue,” the band is well on the way to positioning itself on the forefront of today’s rock scene. “Rescue” is a collection of 11 anthemic rock songs that are sure to place the band among others like The Fray and Coldplay.” – Washington Square News

“The album rocked. An easy listening album with actual lyrics, music and the ability to evoke emotions. It really took me back to the days when you’d play an album as the soundtrack to your life.” – Brandon’s Box

“The Commuters have captivated the essence of personal experience. With a band from New York, I expected the sounds of the city. However, what I heard, were the tales of those individuals who bustle through crowds, quietly searching their minds, reflecting on the relationships of the people around them… I have to say that I have become rather attached to this band, if only because vocalist Zeeshan Zadi’s voice reminds me of Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, but also because I recognize myself in these songs.” – Golden Mixtape blog

“As The Commuters’ opening song, “As I Make My Way” plays out, iTunes counting out our time together, I feel overwhelmed with images of a life I haven’t yet lived. Nightlights and performances fill my mind, urging me to get up and out, living each moment to its fullest-it is these exact feelings that The Commuters’ debut album, Rescue evoke.” – Infectious Magazine

“Simply damn good music… There is no surer way to know that the music you are listening to is good than to have someone say to you “What are you listening to?” Their voice usually has that lilting edge to it that is equal parts joy and excitement. The excitement is from finding something worth a real listening; not just for background noise, but to actually sit down and let it flow over you.” – Pop Culture Ate My Monkey Blog

“After hearing (“As I Make My Way”), I knew I had to share it. Not only does it have a really good melody and just sounds great…but I love the lyrics.  When a single song can connect upon your first listen, chances are there’s more good stuff where it came from.” – A Million Watts of Sound Blog

“There are not too many bands I come across that I can listen to one of their songs and know I will love the rest, but these guys did it for me.” – Losing My Political Mind Blog

“The Commuters have delivered Rescue, a friendly rock album that would work best as anthems on a large stage.…standouts such as the affirmative ‘We Are Breathing’, sombre ‘Fallen From Grace’ and catchy title track ensure that they are a band who deserves success.” – Wicked Mike Blog

“Jostling beside their fantastic lead single ‘As I Make My Way’, the eleven track release has a subtle mix of emotional issues and human faith… Terrific album: 8/10” – Mojophenia

“Top-tier alterna-rock, fitting right in place next to big arena rock torchbearers of 2012… Lyrics highlight disconnect, love lost, and failure, all accentuated by a flawless vocal performance from Zaidi… What makes the “The Commuters” more interesting than bigger acts in the same vein, is their sincerity. “The Commuters” are honest to their own sound and are never anything less than completely and entirely true to who they are.” – The Noise Beneath The Apple



MTVU, September 23, 2011: The Commuters “As I Make My Way” video added to MTVU

MTV, September 19, 2011: “ Feature”

Channel One News Artist of The Week, week of December 12, 2011.  Channel One: “Hear It NOW — The Commuters”

Fearless Music TV:  Airs on Fox TV NYC 12:30AM Saturday nights.  Also syndicated in over 200 cities in the US, 30 countries worldwide and 350 college TV Stations.  We taped 8 songs, which air once a week over 8 weeks.  Recorded, first air date TBD

Powerplay (Comcast, Cablevision and UATV, and military bases across the country).  Recorded, air dates TBD

(2) MAJOR ONLINE FEATURES:, December 12, 2012: “Zeeshan Zaidi: America Owed Me Nothing, Gave Me Everything., March 28, 2012: “The Comuters’ “Rescue” — Song of the Day”

Guitar World Magazine (, March 6, 2012: “The Commuters Giving Away Free Download of ‘As I Make My Way'”

AOL Album Listening Party, April 16, 2012. “The Commuters: Rescue”

MSN “Listening Booth” Listening Party, April 16, 2012. “The Commuters: Rescue”


Sirenstories, April 23, 2013: “The Commuters – As I Make My Way”

iSucceed Blog, Feb 8, 2013: “Success Stories: interview with Zeeshan Zaidi, lead vocalist of the Commuters”

A Music Blog Yea?, August 19, 2012  “Let Me Introduce You To The Commuters”

Runnin With It, July 25, 2012: “The Commuters – As I Make My Way”

Higher Plain Music, July 23, 2012: “Live Vault – The Commuters”

The Noise Beneath The Apple, July 13, 2012: “The Commuters| NYC Based Indie Band in Review”

Mojophenia, June 14, 2012: “The Commuters, Rescue Available On A Free Album Download”

Wicked Mike, May 6, 2012: “The Commuters – Rescue (Review and Download)” (leading Canadian DJ and Music Critic), April 26, 2012: “The Commuters: Not Your Ordinary Band

The April 25, 2012: “Backstage with NYC rock band The Commuters

Buzzine: April 24, 2012: “Speed Date: Beginning a Musical Journey With Dedication and Promise”

East April 23, 2012: “Interview: Talking with The Commuters

Digital Tour Bus: April 16, 2012: Touring Tips

Unsigned & Unleashed: April, 2012: “U&U Interview: The Commuters”

Bass Musician: March 28, 2012: “The Commuters Release Exclusive Download of Rescue on with Bassist Ben Zwerin”

AltSounds: March 18, 2012: “File-O-Facts: Zeeshan Zaidi of The Commuters;” March 10, 2012: “The Commuters to Release Debut Album, Rescue, on April 17th”

Independent Music Showcase, January 5, 2012:  “Best of 2011”

Pop Culture Ate My Monkey, August 16, 2011: The Commuters: Rescue The Best Band You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

A Million Watts of Sound, November 1, 2011: “The Commuters – As I Make My Way”

Baxojayz, October 14, 2011: “Baxojayz Centricity”

FM102x Song of the Day (“Fallen From Grace”), September 19, 2011

New Music USA feature, October 29, 2011: “New Music: Alternative — The Commuters

Voices To Hear Blog, October 20, 2011: “Simply Six: Zeeshan Zaidi from The Commuters

Losing My Political Mind, September 26, 2011: “Tunes You Must Hear”


Mevio Music Videos: The Commuters “As I Make My Way”

Ixomsoft TV, October 10, 2011: “As I Make My Way – The Commuters”


Gioia Magazine (Italian Fashion magazine published in Rome): (upcoming)

Aquarian Magazine, April 10, 2012: The Aquarian Weekly Online Version


Artists On Demand, February 12, 2013: Zeeshan Zaidi from The Commuters LIVE on Artists On Demand

City89FM, April 25, 2012: Zeeshan Zaidi from The Commuters on the Drive Thru with Wes Malik (terrestrial broadcast in 4 cities)

Fearless Radio, April 10, 2012: Zeeshan Zaidi from The Commuters on Fearless Radio

New Music Inferno, April 11, 2012: New Music Inferno With The Commuters

John Talk Radio, November 6, 2011: Zeeshan Zaidi from The The Commuters on John Talk Radio

BlazinRy Radio, October 7, 2011: “Ethan Hanson, Zeeshan Zaidi from The Commuters”


Shartnet Radio: “We Are Breathing” voted Most Popular Song, February 18, 2013: The Shart Chart

Is This Thing On Podcast, August 7, 2012: Is This Thing On: Episode 138

Audio Gumshoe, August 5, 2012: “The Commuters – Audio Gumshoe 159”

Erk FM: International, April 18, 2012: Erk FM: International 233; December 7, 2011: Erk FM: International 197

Indie 104.1, January 21, 2012: Indie 104.1 Radio

Juuno’s Corner (“As I Make My Way,” “Fallen From Grace,” “You’ll Stay Right Here”), November 16, 2011: “Juuno’s Corner Podcast”

Captain SIB, (“As I Make My Way”) October 29, 2011: “Captain SIB Podcast”

The JogTunes (“Fallen From Grace”), October 28, 2011: “The JogTunesIndie Podcast #74 – Rock: Light and Heavy”

Idiosyncratic Transmissions (“Bombs Away”), October 8, 2011: “Idiosyncratic Transmission Episode 7”

Much To Do About Nothing (“As I Make My Way”), September 15, 2011: “MTDAN Podcast #59”

Paul’s Indie Music Sampler (“Fallen From Grace”), September 9, 2011: “Indie Music Sampler #253”

The Bull Pit Podcast (“As I Make My Way”), September 7, 2011: “Bull Pit Podcast #119”

(8)  RADIO:

“As I Make My Way” has charted at the following stations: KCSS [Turlock, CA] @ #7, RLC [Piscataway, NJ] @ #13, WLJS [Jacksonville, AL] @ #11, WMHD [Terre Haute, IN] @ #23, WONY [Oneonta, NY] @ #30, WAKE [Winston-Salem, NC] @ #21, WRDP [Chicago, IL] @ #12 & WMUR [Milwaukee, WI] #2

Extensive play at the following stations: WMBR [Cambridge, MA], WRUW [Cleveland, OH], WMNF [Tampa, FL], WNYU [New York, NY],  WAWL [Chattanooga, TN], WRPI [Troy, NY], KCSU [Fort Collins, CO], WRUV [Burlington, VT], KUCR [Riverside, CA], KFAI [Minneapolis, MN], KWVA [Eugene, OR], WTUL [Nashville, TN], WVFS [Tallahassee, FL], WWVU [Morgantown, VW], WBWC in Berea, OH, WBOR [Brunswick, ME], WHUS [Storrs, CT], KUOM [Minneapolis, MN], WCHC [Worcester, MA], WCNI [New London, CT], WRKC [Wilkes-Barre, PA], WBRS [Waltham, MA], & WCWM [Williamsburg, WA].

International radio play: Cambridge 105 (Cambridge, UK)


Radio Crystal Blue, November, 2011: Radio Crystal Blue; Phoenix Radio, November 5, 2011: Phoenix Radio; Best Unheard Music Radio, November 1, 2011: Best Unheard Music Radio; IM Radio, October 31, 2011: IM Radio; My Band Radio, October, 2011: My Band Radio;, October, 2011: Radio; I-SIS Radio (“Fallen From Grace”), October 18, 2011: The I-SIS Radio Show; Radio 5150, October 18, 2011: Radio 5150; Music Think Tank radio (“As I Make My Way”), September 27, 2011: Music Think Tank Radio; Word Outreach Radio (“Fallen From Grace”), October 24, 2011: Word Outreach Radio;


“As I Make My Way” is playing in the following retail chains: Starbucks, Gap, Hot Topic, Limited, Anthroplogie, Old Navy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Steve Madden, Costco’s, Sam’s Clubs, BJs, ShopRite, Pathmark, Albertson’s, Shaws, Fresh Market, Acme, American Eagle, Tilly’s, JimmyZ, BP Nordstrom, Post Properties, Harley Davidson Canada, Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Foot Action, Metro PCS, and FYE.

“As I Make My Way” is also playing in the following fast food chains: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr, Denny’s, and Hardee’s.


A3 Network (South Florida)

Bump Dat (San Francisco/Las Vegas: KTUD Ch 25/14, KRON Ch 4/LTVN Ch 35)  – Debut #14 Rock Chart 10/10

Bad Taste Music TV  (Rhode Island: Cox Cable/Ch 13, Verizon Cable/Ch 32) in Providence, N.Providence, Warwick, W. Warwick, Coventry, & East Greenwich

Hit Records Entertainment. Add, Airdate Info: Manhattan:TWC Channel 67; Bronx:Bronxnet Cable Channel 68; Brooklyn:TWC Channel 34/Sat @10:30pm, RCN Channel 82, Cablevision Channel 67, Verizon Channel 42; Connecticut: Comcast Cable Channel 14.

Rock & Roll Circus (PCTV Channel 21 in Pittsburgh)

The Music Scene (Comcast Ch 6 UT/ID/WY)

Video Hits Rock Show (Time Warner in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Niagara)

Video Jam (Mass, CT, NH, N.Dakota, IA)


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