Archive for June, 2011

1. The Sinner
2. The Unfaithful
3. The Victim
4. The Abandoned
5. The Deceived
6. The Commanded
7. The Burden (Interlude)
8. The Haunted
9. The Reality
10. The Redeemed

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This band instantly became one of my obsessions. I found them whilst searching for similar music through youtube and such and somehow landed on this gem. When looking back at their older albums, I found that they progressively got more.. “intense”, if you will. Yet, they have not lost their marvelous cleans. I highly suggest this band if looking for something new that also fits snuggly in your comfort zone. That only applies if your comfort zone somehow intertwines with mine… but still. Listen to them and let us know what you think, good, or hateful, it’s all amusing to read.

I suggest you check out their most recent album The Hollow (Released in April 2011), especially the song “The Sinner“.

If you like: Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Miss May I,Devil Wears Prada, Letlive, The Color Morale, Of Mice And Men, Woe Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.

Genre: Rock/Post-hardcore

Albums and Ep’s: Inception (2006–2007)

Sleepwalking (2008–2009)

Between the Lies (2010)

The Hollow (2011)

Record Labels:

Trustkill (2007–2010)
Bullet Tooth (2010)
Rise Records (2011–present)

 

~R

3oh!3: ‘Robot’ first listen

Posted: June 22, 2011 by tweerexy in Misc
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3oh!3 released a teaser for their newest single, ‘Robot.’

The single will be available on iTunes Tuesday, June 28th.

Although the clip is only a few seconds long, it looks as if ‘Robot’ will be a nod back to 3oh!3’s roots on Want.

We can only hope so!

Every Avenue has announced a new album, scheduled for release on August 2nd, 2011.  The album, titled Bad Habits, is sure to deliver.

Like Every Avenue on FaceBook and get access to their single ‘Whatever Happened To You.’

By the looks of it, this record looks like it will not disappoint when it comes to rock and raw lyrics.

01. Tie Me Down

02.  Whatever Happened to You

03.  There Tonight

04.  Fall Apart

05.  No One But You

06.  Only Place I Call Home

07.  Someday, Somehow

08.  Hit Me Where It Hurts The Most

09.  I Can’t Not Love You

10.  Watch the World

Get Dirty Work here or here!

01. Do You Want Me (Dead)?

02.  I Feel Like Dancin’

03.  Forget About It

04.  Guts

05.  Time-bomb

06.  Just The Way I’m Not

07.  Under a Paper Moon

08.  Return the Favor

09.  No Idea

10.  A Daydream Away

11.  That Girl

12.  Heroes

13.  Get Down On Your Knees and Tell Me You Love Me

14.  My Only One

15.  Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass

16.  Bad Enough for You (iTunes)

Stuck on repeat…

If a band could represent summertime, Sparks the Rescue would be the epitome.  Their previous record, Eyes to the Sun, would be the peak—July when summer has already kicked off, and the return to monotony and back-to-school shopping is still beyond the horizon.  Their current album on the other hand, The Worst Thing I’ve Been Cursed With, is August.  While still entertaining, what was jotted on a mental to-do list has been completed, and lemonade and tans have been utilized to the max.

‘I Swear That She’s The One’ off Eyes To The Sun and ‘Thought You Were The One’ off The Worst Thing I’ve Been Cursed With are glaring representations of the blaze and burnout of a summer fling.

WTIBCW (StorkMusic’s shortened acronym for the current album), is an album begging to be played on car stereos with the windows down, accompanied by too-loud sing alongs.  Poppy, sure.  Catchy, undoubtedly.

The album opens with ‘Saturday Skin,’ a perfect, upbeat tune with subtly appalling undertones.  The first run through of the songs begs for a replay— did he just say what I thought he said?  Chased by the equally catchy single of ‘She’s a bitch and I’m a fool,’ it becomes clear the album isn’t meant for young ears.  WTIBCW is like that ‘lamp’ optical illusion ever-present on so many side bar advertisements about credit scores—at first glance, or in this case, listen, it is innocent and chaste.  After a second listen, the impeccably cheerful vocals give way to a far more raunchy underlying tone.

 A number of darker tracks, ‘The Weirdest Way,’ ‘High and Hazy,’ and ‘Worst Thing I’ve Been Cursed With’ sit in a cluster—much like that little patch of time during summer when fun and sun finally start to catch up and become slightly overwhelming.  That little slump is easily recovered from with another ice cream cone, in this case, the chaser duo of ‘Better Side of Me’ and ‘Postcard of a Tidal Wave.’  ‘Better Side of Me’ gives way to a catchy, comical rap feature by ‘I’m Awesome’ singer, Spose.  Both Spose and Sparks the Rescure hail from Maine, lending some explanation to the weird, albeit harmonious collaboration.

‘Postcard of a Tidal Wave’ is one of the catchiest songs of the album, telling the story of a failed relationship in a more lighthearted way, supported with catchy choruses and Maine and Hawaii similies.

The rest of the album finishes off with solid summertime tracks, concluding with ‘Thought You Were the One,’ equally as catchy as its predecessor on Eyes to the Sun, though obviously less optimistic.

And the golden bonus track—a dedication to the most sane man on the planet, Charlie Sheen, will melt your face off.  After you realize that you’ve got tiger’s blood in your veins, of course. ‘Better Side of Me (Charlie Sheen Version)’ is a simple masterpiece—pure genius.  Packed full of references to the warlock, this track is almost worthy of being the sole reason to buy the album. Winning, duh.

~T