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Scranton singer loses wedding ring, but Montage Waterpark saves the day

Scranton singer loses wedding ring, but Montage Waterpark saves the day
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On Mondays, who doesn’t want to hear a positive story to pick them up? A few weeks ago, the founders of Summersteps Records, Eric Schlittler and Cassie Rose Kobeski, brightened our day with a little anecdote that we felt was worth sharing, especially since people seem quick to criticize Montage lately.

The married couple was having fun at Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on a hot day when… well, we’ll let Eric recall it in his own words…

My wife and I were enjoying a date night at Montage’s water park. While in the wave pool, my wedding ring slipped off. One of lifeguards stopped the waves and helped us search, but it was literally like finding a needle in a haystack.

Heartbroken, we left early and made plans to replace the ring. About 11:30 p.m., Montage called us to say they found had found it! I’m still in shock, but my wife and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s a short and sweet tale, but it probably felt like weeks to them before Montage found his ring. Kudos to the Montage employees for not giving up!

Schlittler has had plenty to celebrate lately, particularly as the singer and guitarist for Kid Icarus. The Scranton indie rock band, who are currently on hiatus, noted the 10-year anniversary of their first album with a full band, “The Metal West,” back in April. When it came out, Spin magazine wrote, “By himself, Schlittler sounds a bit like Elliott Smith, but when his friends show up (Justin Marchegiani, Ted Baird, and Thad Moyer on lead guitar, bass, and drums respectively) they’re Pavement on psychedelics.”

And four years ago yesterday, Kid Icarus released their last full-length album, “American Ghosts.” Wilfully Obscure said of the record, “Kid Icarus are mongers, if you will, of noise and melody, but add to this already potent cocktail a walloping dose of heady, billowy sonic expansiveness to push this affair over the top, particularly on ‘Bicycle Spokes II’ and ‘Hang Gliders.’ It’s been noted that Kid Icarus owe more than a wink and a nod to ’90s indie rock in general, and stretching even a little further back, many a band on the Homestead Records roster. That said, they exude so much of what cult groups like Nice Strong Arm and Death of Samantha seemed to be painstakingly striving for, but on American Ghosts these guys see to it that vision is realized, albeit on their own slightly esoteric terms.”