Friday, December 3, 2010
The same inspired and limitless feeling that I get from watching the Buried Life also struck me today while jamming on LastFM. Greener by All The Day Holiday is a soaring anthem that invokes the bittersweet notion that no matter who you are or where you are in your life, you have the chance to seize life and live it to the fullest.
For More Songs and Info Click Here: http://www.last.fm/music/All+The+Day+Holiday
And if you love this song, get the album HERE
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Some of the highlights come from the great lyric and melody writing. From the first full song We Clean Up So Well comes some great musical moments.
Just stay with the V.I.P's
It's all in the photography,
and the parties.
Now that you're here,
I guess we made it.
I saw the fear, it covered your faces.
Another highlight for me comes from track 4 I've Never Seen A Witch.
All hail the queen still
I've never seen a witch this mean
This really isn't a review, this is one music lover telling you to listen to this EP right now, you won't be disappointed.
To hear some trax check out: www.myspace.com/lydia
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Following in the footsteps of pop-punk greats, Life On Hold sports some great songwriting and an exciting, engaging live show. The my favorite part of Life On Hold's The Run-Around EP and their live show is that every member has major vocal skills. Everyone involved has awesome pipes, and they consistently make use of them. Even with so much talent, all of the members of Life On Hold are totally down to earth, nice people. With their strong musical skills and sunny dispositions in both their music and their personalities, Life On Hold deserves success.
For more info check out: http://www.myspace.com/lifeonholdmusic
And to buy The Run-Around EP: Click Here
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Returning to “Contact”, Breathing Sparks display their incredible progress. Humbly beginning as two friends tinkering with their first MIDI keyboards and Garageband, Keenan Jolliff and Kiran Surdhar have become electronic artists that truly compete with established professionals.
Throughout the album, the ambitious songwriting never lets up. Creativity permeates every layer and fold of the artistic songs. Breathingsparks does an incredible job giving each track its own life. They have gracefully avoided the “same synth sounds” rut that many electronic artists get caught in. Every song on this album has its own clear identity. “When All Seems Lost” ranges from dance club beats, to chiptunes, to instrumental poetry slams, to poppy emo electronica.
The songs, especially “Melody” and the title track “When All Seems Lost”, beautifully walk the line between Daft Punk and Blink 182. Melodies will have you instantly singing along, but lyrics will keep you chewing on songs for weeks.
To check out "Melody" and It's "Gonna Rain All Night": Click Here!
Produced by Nick Esposito of The Title and Alpha Studios, “When All Seems Lost” sounds huge. With groove to spare, Nick is a MacGyver of synth sounds. He could take a 70's roller disco and remix it into an Aphid Twin track. Needless to say, Nick is an incredibly talented producer and songwriter who clearly has bright future both with his band and producing career.
Impressively talented for their age, Keenan Jolliff, Kiran Surdhar, and Nick Esposito have created one of the best electronic releases of the year. A multicolored light show crushed into a tasty bite-sized ten song album, “When All Seems Lost” is a success and sure become a staple in the genre.
To Pre-Order this kickin new collection of jimmy jams check out:
Breathing Sparks at Big Cartel
For more info on the band check out:
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
For more info check out: http://www.myspace.com/states
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Be Brave is a headbanging good time. Each song is carefully constructed and jam packed full of soaring vocals and twisting guitar leads. Jimmy Pianka artfully and poetically bends words to his will. Every song on the CD allows the listener to connect on a simple emotional level, but it’s clear that behind the scenes there’s more content and story to these lyrics.
The guitar work of Jeffrey Brooks and Nate Kerbin is familiar yet uniquely new. The two axe swingers switch between lead and rhythm with class, creativity, technical skill, and dissonances that would make Dexter Morgan smile his menacing mischievous smile.
Be Brave is a shining new album from the growing Boston music scene that proves opening for TREOS is only the beginning for this great new band.
Also, “The Wolf Pack” would be an awesome name for the fan club. Just sayin.
Buy their shirts:
For more info check out: http://www.myspace.com/arrowtothesunband
and to buy sweet shirts check out: http://www.districtlines.com/arrow-to-the-sun
Sunday, September 12, 2010
While I wish Anberlin had created a masterpiece worthy of competition with Britney Spears' third studio album, it didn't have a "Toxic" feel to me. Regardless, as one of my favorite bands, I really hope they are successful enough with this release to record a new album that leans more towards New Surrender and Never Take Friendship Personal than the "Dream Within A Dream Tour".
As a side note:
"Woahs" have become a dangerous tool in a songwriters bag of tricks. Through the development of our genre, "Woahs" have become a cheap tactic in a formulaic songwriting pattern to add some free, and most of the time heartless, catchyness. Please! replace those "Woahs" with lyrics unless you can nail an absolute perfect moment.
For more info check out: http://www.anberlin.com/
Sunday, February 7, 2010
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