Thursday, December 25, 2008

Free Music ; Part 1

>>I'm checking to see if I've got any messages er whatever on MySpace (as always), and I see a bulletin from Sederra titled "A Gift From Sederra To You". So I'm thinking: awesome, it's probably some free downloads. I was right :] Just click download on the widget below, assuming it shows up the way I want it to, and you're set. Just so you know, a bunch of bands are doing stuff like this on MySpace. Well, not all of them went all out & got a widget, but they have free downloads on their page. City Like Drive has this 'split album' sort of thing going on. It's like a 2-part CD called The Sun & The Moon. Here's the link to the blog post where Scott (CLD) describes this project. Or click here for The Sun, or here for The Moon. [The songs pretty much all have a rough sound, in case you were wondering]
Check those out, but first enjoy Sederra.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Name Dropping 101 ; Part 17

>>I found a way to download several All Time Low songs in their acoustic forms. I love my life. If you've never heard them acoustically, you're missing out. They have such an amazing sound, and I'm IN LOVE with Alex's voice. Now, I acknowledge the fact that I say I'm 'in love' with several voices, but Alex's is different. Honestly, if you've ever heard an All Time Low song, you'll understand. I tend to exaggerate, or not have another way to phrase my thoughts, so it probably seems like I'm just as fond of every band I talk about, which is far from the truth. 

>>Since I've clearly still got All Time Low on my mind, you'll be pleased to know that my boys have been named Alternative Press's Band of the Year for 2008. Congrats loves. You've more than earned it.

All Time Low are voted AP's "Band Of The Year" ( exclusive) from Alternative Press on Vimeo.

>>You know how I've been wanting Do You Feel, aka the latest CD from The Rocket Summer? Well, rather than waiting for Christmas, I got it for myself, and I'm addicted. There are some CDs where you like most of the songs, but then there are some you kind of wish you'd never heard.. and if you actually still buy CDs like I do, you'll know what I'm talking about. This one, however, is one of those CDs where every time a new track starts, you fall in love with the artist all over again. Similar effects have been experienced with Underdog Alma Mater - Forever The Sickest Kids, So Wrong, It's Right - All Time Low, Greetings From... EP & Summer 07 EP from A Rocket To The Moon, and more that I don't feel like naming at the moment. So check out those CDs, because they're amazing.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Purevolume's Top 21 Unsigned Artists of 2008

>> PureVolume released their list of 2008's Top Unsigned Artists. The list includes Brighten, The Hoodies, Conditions, The Downtown Fiction, NeverShoutNever, and more.  All songs on this list are available for free download right here

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Seen It Live: 12/18/08

That concert was hands down the most EPIC concert & night of my life.
There truly aren't words to do it justice.
Ahh hell, I'll try anyway.

>>They played IN THIS ORDER:
Sparks The Rescue, The Friday Night Boys, Hey Monday, The Audition, ALL TIME LOW

>>I didn't know Sparks The Rescue, and I never got the chance to look them up before the concert. So I was expecting some 'okay' band that was playing simply to make the concert longer or something. Turns out, they're reeaallllyy good. I haven't figured out which song they're playing in the video I uploaded, so if you get to it before I do let me know. Actually, I don't remember which songs they played .. because I don't know them too well still. I do know they played "I Swear That She's The One", and that I'm in love with "Shipwreck", OH & they started off the concert with "My Heart Radio". Seriously, go listen to that song, & you'll immediately see how they guaranteed the night was going to be absolutely incredible just by starting with that first line. Also, I'm pretty sure they played "Hello Mexico", since they were saying how jealous they were of those who've been to Mexico .. yeah it made sense then,I promise :] They were a lot of fun. Go look them up & watch the video I so conveniently put up.

>>The Friday Night Boys came next. I'd heard "Celebrity Life" & "Chasing A Rock Star" before, but I wasn't really that familiar with the band at the time. Just so you know, those songs plus "That's What She Said" are on their MySpace page. They were so much fun. & Just so you can dream of some day being me, I met Andrew, aka the lead singer. Check this:

Yeah, that's legit. He told me to buy their EP (Called "That's What She Said"; available on iTunes for $3.99!), and let me tell you, it was probably one of the best decisions I've made lately (concerning music, anyway). It's great, and I only stopped listening to it so that I could hear The Audition, but we'll get to that later. I'm loving "High School" by The Friday Night Boys right now, just to put it out there :] Seriously though, I'm in love with Andrew's voice. There's just something about it, I don't really know how to explain it, but it just draws me in every time. Ahh just go listen to them & see for yourself!

>>Hey Monday

>>I was really, really, REALLY looking forward to seeing The Audition, and I was anything but dissappointed. I got mad chills from the performance, no joke. My favorite songs by them, in order, are "Hell To Sell" , Make It Rain", & "Warm Me Up"; all of which were played amazingly. I'm pretty sure I got all three on video, too. SCORE.


*Yet Again, I've lost my ability to focus on the task at hand, probably because I'm still hyped up from the concert, even though it was a solid 2 days ago.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Video Killed The Radio Star: JT on SNL

until I see All Time Low, Hey Monday, & The Audition.
Oh hot damn.

By the way, I'm obsessed with this video.

>>So, I never get any comments on here. No fun, guys. If you're actually reading this you should send me messages and such. Not sure of what you'd say? Let me know what you think about this site. Whether it's good or bad, I'd like get some feedback. Tell me the bands you're really into, or the ones you can't stand. Talk about a concert you've been to recently, or one you want to go to. Honestly, anything is better than nothing. So let me know you're reading this, and that I'm not just wasting my time, deal? :]
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Name Dropping 101 ; Part 15

It's really convenient when they find me.

>>I've fallen reeeaaallllyy behind on going through my friend requests on MySpace, and not to sound like one of 'those kids', but I get a lot everyday. So I figured I'd go through them now, and I might as well write about the good bands I find before I forget. I'll be writing about them the first time I'll be hearing them, so let's see how this goes.

>>Awestruck was the only band online on my first page of requests, so I clicked on them first. I got a little nervous with the first song, "The Katun Can Can", but only because I wasn't sure if there were words. The vocals in any song are very important to me, as are the lyrics. So even if a band has an amazing sound instrumentally, weak vocals can easily ruin them for me. This, however, wasn't the case with Awestruck; they just had the music play for a while before they started with the words. It's a really good song, and I was glad I didn't just change it due to my short attention span. I can easily say "Scargazing" is one of my favorites by them, now that I've played through each of their songs at least once. This one is slightly reminiscent of Armor for Sleep, at least st the chorus. "El Terrible" almost reminds me of Taking Back Sunday, mixed with a hint of Senses Fail? Something good like that. [Speaking of TBS - Senses Fail combo, check out the song "I Know What You Buried Last Summer" by The Legion of Doom. It's "You're So Last Summer" by TBS mixed with "Buried A Lie" by SF. It's incredible, as you can guess.] Anyway, I'm quite glad they found me because I love their stuff. Check them out for yourselves, and let me know what you think of my comparisons.

>>Remember Ellington?  Well, they're promoting an East Coast Tour. I saw that, and I got all excited, thinking if they were playing the east coast, they'd definately play New York somewhere. I thought this simply because I live in America. I go to their page to check their Tour Dates, and- when they said East Coast, they meant the East Coast of Australia. I also got suspicious when I looked at the poster, and the dates were in November & December, and yet it was called the Summer Love Tour. Jokes on me, I guess. If you feel like going to Australia, or know someone there, or live there, or whatever the case may be, here's the poster with all the dates on it. Or, you can just check their MySpace. 
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>>Through a random, non-band add, I found FOHLSTON on their top friends, and they sounded familiar for some reason. So I clicked to see if the music would jog my memory. It's upbeat, and really cute music. I'm loving "Let's Get Out of Here" the most right now. Seriously though, check the lyrics:
Let's get out of here, run away. Live all night and sleep all day. Put it behind (you), those memories are fading...
I don't know what to say, my words slowly slip away. We're falling fast! Don't look back!
We made it!
Like I said before, the lyrics and such are very important to me, and I absolutely love these. Also listen to the songs "Every Story Must End" & "Kite Flyin". *The lyrics are posted on his blog, the post with the title of "LYRICS!!!".

>>I've been listening to Brighten a lot lately, because they're the bomb. I just realized that they've been on that "I Need to Mention You!" band list forever, and that I STILL haven't finished reviewing all of those bands .. but whatever. I'm overly obsessed with "Carolina" & "Easy To Fall In Love", aka my absolute favorite of them all. I seriously love all of their songs; each and every one. With a band, I'll usually like some of the songs, love a few, and some of them are okay. But lately, I've been finding bands like Brighten that I fall absolutely head-over-heels in love with all of their songs. Among these bands are A Rocket To The Moon (Of course), Mercy Mercedes, and The Cab. The song "Treasure Island" is listed last on Brighten's music player, and I think it's the most different compared to the rest. Some of their other songs include "Love On My Mind", "Single Millionares", and "Love Me Honestly". I honestly can't explain how much I love these guys. Maybe it'll help if I mention they're like best friends with my loves in A Rocket To The Moon? They all modeled the Snakes & Suits merch together :D They're so adorable!, but also incredibly talented. I will meet &/or see Brighten live one day... Scratch that; The 'or' need not apply. I'm determined.

This merch guy I met at the A Cursive Memory concert [aka Emilio] has tour dates and such on his MySpace. One of them is Bamboozle on Sunday May 3rd. This is what it says:

May 3 THE BAMBOOZLE East Rutheford, NJ***
So I'm guessing that FNB & ATL are playing on Sunday, even though it hasn't officially been announced yet? I LOVE CHEATING THE SYSTEM :D
Here's the list of artists posted on the Bamboozle site.

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