Thursday, 24 March 2011
Our friends from Science Fair are releasing a split with Captain of Compliments with friends from Kat Kat Records. They have 2 songs each Science Fair starting with a Trunks & Tales cover of The Importance Of Not Being Too Earnest before going into a new song with lyrics like "Listening to my the new Hightide Hotel, when did my favorite bands start selling pre-sale tickets" while they, themselves show their Hightide Hotel influences in this split. The cover was definitely a surprise throw-back to a song I haven't listened to in a while. I believe the lyrics of Previously on LOST is also referring to the pre-sale of Street Smart Cyclist while Hightide released their newest album in the weeks around then. Captain of Compliments definitely have to be from New Jersey which I can only guess because they seem to pull their influence deep within the swamps of Taking Back Sunday, Crucial Dudes, and Gaslight Anthem. They were a surprise, especially since I was drawn to this split through Science Fair.
The cassette is available for pre-order for only 4$ off DIY label Kat Kat Records. I suggest you support them. Science Fair is also playing my show in Kutztown, PA with The World Is, Mallard, Watchword, and Evan.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
The EP that everybody's talking about right now. New Brunswick punk that gets kind of screamy at times. Melodic punk-core scramz rock salt. I don't really have to make up a genre for these guys, you can just listen/download for whatever you like at the link below and figure it out for yourself. It's real fresh and I'm pretty sure this is going to be their last release.
Tinyfolk was a project that happened 2005-2011. Below you’ll find every song ever released.
1. Little Mice and Other Things That Go Skitter Skitter (2006)
2. Valley Forge split with Manipulator Alligator (2008)
3. Jack’s Broth (2008)
4. Steel Magnolias (2008)
5. The Things We Cherish are Small Indeed (2008)
6. Known New China (2010)
7. Oxbow Woods split with Wisdom Tooth (2010)
8. Incredible Snow (2011)
“B-sides” Albums & EPs:
1. Catfood Shotgun Goddamn (2008)
2. Look to the Sky EP (2008)
3. Remarkable Renewal of Your Body Hen (2009)
4. I Think I Am Becoming a Unicorn (2009)
5. One Day, These Children Will Be as Strong and Beautiful as Ourselves (2010)
6. Moth Hunting (2011)
1. Secret Folk collaboration with Secret Owl Society (2007)
2. A Football Fields - Battery Home EP collaboration with Mike Downey (2008)
3. Until the Very Last Moment score for Stephen Ray Morris short film (2009)
4. Dark Sun collaboration with James Eric/Garden on a Trampoline (2009)
Park Jefferson is the aftermath of Nick Stutsman(ex Merchant Ships) trying to start a band called Cougar Season which never got legs. Thankfully, Park Jefferson has survived to 3 releases so far including an ep, an acoustic ep, and a split with Bicycle Sunday. They sound more like Midwest Pen Pals than Merchant Ships with Nick singing instead of Jack. I sort of feel an east coast sound as well. I don't know why this wasn't up earlier, but I keep not posting my friend's stuff which should be the obvious first choice.
Download everything for whatever you'd like here!
Saturday, 12 March 2011
The afternoon started at 4:30 when R2B2 took the stage. They are an experimental/folk/soul 2 piece from Denton. The singer, Ryan Becker, also plays guitar while Grady Sandlin is the man behind the drums. They sounded great during instrumental parts. It felt like two dudes just jamming and making great music. Ryan's unique vocal style really adds to the overall experience, and when he's just rocking out on guitar its obvious that he loves what he does. Goon, one of the songs from their new album, was one of my favorites. It uses their classic vocals paired with Grady's drumming style to create something that's really unique and sounds great.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Well, dudes and dudettes. Its time. Starting today, our coverage the 35 Conferete has begun. If you don't know what it is, it's an amazing music festival held in downtown Denton, TX. Think of it as a more laid back little brother to SXSW. He doesn't snort coke and play the electric guitar, but man does he love a nice joint and playing the cello.
There are a ton of awesome bands and artists performing. Fishboy, !!!, Portugal The Man, RTB2, Dr.Dog, Westboro Butchers, the list just goes on and even includes headliner Big Boi from Outkast. Seriously, check it out here. Its the first time Songs From The Road is covering anything like this, and we hope to be able to bring you more in the future. Expect more festival coverage over the summer.
I'll be writing a mini review about each concert I attend, and doing an overall review at the end of each day. We also have a photographer wandering about taking pictures, so look forward to those too. Oh, and I'm going to try to interview some bands and people. We will be having our first EXCLUSIVE interviews and hopefully some big names will want to talk to us.
If you are in the Denton, TX area, go check it out. Individual venues are selling tickets and wristbands are still on sale.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
The Far Away Boys are a pop-punk band from Central Jersey with a very 90s sound. It kind of sounds like 10th grade to me, but not mainstream. It's good standard pop-punk that sounds like New Jersey complete with sing-alongs and "na na na na nas". This is their debut EP Kyleigh's Flaw. I like the name because, being from New Jersey, I know Kyleigh's Law was dumb.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Tune in RIGHT NOW as Generic Insight Radio interviews CT based The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (Ex-My Heart to Joy) at 5pm PT/8pm ET! Ask them stuff and things
www.yowie.com/show/280 5pm PT/8pm ET