Quit Hits: The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Quick Hits: Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap The song, which I came across upon viewing the trailer for the upcoming motion picture 500 Days of Summer (also highly recommended), is a beautiful foray of guitar delay ambience and rapid percussion. Slightly outside of my usual listening habits, the track is mixed to perfection, brimming with urgency and emotion. It’s no wonder that the...
On the Horizon: The Seams
On March 3, White Plains, New York based indie/pop/rock outfit The Seams will release their debut EP mixed by Mike Watts. The EP will feature 6 new tracks and will be available exclusively through iTunes and Amazon MP3. For those of you not in the know, the duo features Jonathan Lullo of modest Down To Earth Approach fame as the primary songwriter and vocalist. Soft spoken and sincere, the...
Jimmy Eat World Clarity X 10 Tour
Last night, at the first ever show played at the House of Blues in Boston (which is fucking beautiful by the way) I had the absolute priviledge of catching Jimmy Eat World for their SOLD OUT 10 city stint in celebration of the ten year anniversary of one of the most significant releases ever to come out of the scene - Clarity. In addition to the immensely satisfying feeling of nostalgia...
Daily doses of nostalgia: Number One Fan
It’s quite tragic to see a band that showcases a great deal of promise in their debut record completely fall off by the waist-side. Even more so tragic when the demise isn’t really a demise at all - just a complete change in sound. Regardless, I think it’s safe to say that had the guys of Number One Gun decided to continue under the same name and supplying fans with a perfect...
For your listening pleasure
Annie Use Your Telescope - Jack’s Mannequin With a music video on mainstream music television, sold out shows, and a considerable following, I’m actually relatively surprised how much Jack’s hasn’t caught on. I know that many fans were disapointed with the long awaited The Glass Passenger, but I was most certainly not one of them. I found Andrew’s second record...
Quick Hits : Mute Math - Clockwork (EP...
Big ifs on the horizon
Ryan Key (Yellowcard) and Sean O’Donnell (Reeve Oliver) recently made the announcement of their new project - Big If (not to be confused with “The” Big If). As pleasantly showcased in the above vid, the songwriting pair is still hard at work writing and recording for what sounds like, or should be, a great debut. For those still wallowing in the wake of Yellowcard’s...
In the music industry, relying on the intangibility of an up and coming band’s potential can prove an extremely risky endeavor. While there are surely a great deal of bands that arguably reach “their” initial promise, the vast majority of them get lost in a sea of insurmountable expectation. And yet, in preoccupying themselves with what a band could accomplish in the future,...
We will find our place past the would-have-beens, no more hanging from on our...– Pompeii