Saturday, May 23, 2009

A West Way Home

A West Way Home it's not really a band, it's a solo project of Seann Bowe, from Paramore's homeland, Franklin, Tennesse; navigating though the seas of Indie and acoustic; also a couple of his songs have some electronic/ambient taste.
I have to recognize his effort, he recorded and produced all by himself, yet, the good intentions are not all that counts when it comes to music. His song "For My Own Good" reminds me a lot of the first time I heard Stereo Skyline!, unfortunately, in a bad way, it sounds more like a copy than a band in the same style.
His relaxed, acoustic songs are a bit better, at least they sound more original, but, without all the electronic play he made, his voice doesn't sound well, I mean, he's probably a good singer, but he just don't know it yet. He needs to work on his vocals because he screams every once in a while, also, he doesn't hit the right note sometimes.
Despite all this, you might like his music, it's kind of moody, and it's not that bad. After all, if you like it or not it's your decision.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Running With Giants

Running With Giants it's a pop punk band from Maryland.
A girl on the vocals. I was expecting them to sound like Paramore. Not at all. Finally! I don't know why, but most of the beginner bands with a female lead singer that I've heard sound at least a little like Hayley William's band.
Running With Giants are actually pretty good, with a lot of distortion on their guitars and awesome drums, their music sound kind of hard, more punk than pop, but the vocals makes it lighter and more pleasant to our ears, I really like that. In general, I love when the music's trashy, punky and the voice is sweet, and this band is a good example of it.
The conclusion here is: Maybe they're not the most awesome, shocking, innovative band, but I WIDELY recommend them.
Also, they're touring with a couple of already-reviewed (and loved)bands: Crush, the Everlasting and Colin Healy and the Jetskis, so, catch them if you can, check their Myspace profile for dates:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's riddiculous

I was trying a new way to find bands, I clicked on the Myspace music section and I checked the bands from the first column, the "unlabeled" bands; you have to select a genre, so I chose indie, and in the column appeared bands such as Sugarcult, Clap your Hands,Say Yeah, and some other bands that are famous already, so my point here is: How the hell do they think unlabeled bands are gonna be noticed if the bands that are already famous are filling the places where they should be? I think it is really unfair for the bands, the fans and for the people who are loooking for something new, like me; and all this means I will have to get back to my old method to find bands: I'll let them find me first. The friend requests are the only safe way to know real, not-famous, upcoming bands, and that's so sad. Myspace should do something.

Crush,The Everlasting

Crush,The Everlasting it's a rock pop band from Buffalo, New York
I was listening to The Maine, so it got me in the mood for bands like this one.
Crush,The Everlasting it's one of those bands that really should be on Hopeless or Fearless records, because they have everything to belong and fit in there, I'm not comparing them to anybody in specific, but they soooo have the style, if you don't believe me, you should listen to their songs, specially "Movement" I really liked that one, but all their songs are pretyy nice, and I'm talking about everything because I didn't find anything I can call a fail or a mistake, musically.
So, here, listen: