PAST GET TO KNOW BANDS:
GET TO KNOW: THE TRIMS
Genre: Indie Rock
Hometown: San Jose, CA
"The Trims describe themselves as an Indie/Dance/Post-Punk band. They have a strong sound reminiscent of early U2, and the brit pop of the 80′s-90's, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division and The Doors. Blend that style with over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims
Their song "Out of Control" was just featured on MTV’s The Real World and they are listed on MTV's artist pages at http://www.mtv.com/artists/the-trims/
They are currently on regular rotation at CBS Radio Live 105.3 KITS in San Francisco.
In 2013 they played the Shoreline Amphitheater for the Live 105.3's BFD , America’s Cup Pavilion , City National Civic Auditorium as well as many club venues. The band is creating quite a buzz in the Bay Area and are notorious for their high energy live shows.”
GET TO KNOW: 3PM
Genre: Pop Punk/ Pop Rock
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Good Charlotte and All Time Low aren't the only bands that are representing their hometown of Baltimore,MD because 3PM is ready to step up to plate and make their city proud by creating the same buzz that these bands have made. This trio of friends consists of Brennan Stark (vocals/ bassist), Scott Montgomery (guitarist), and Brandon Millman (drummer). The groups first album 'Change in Plans' was released in early 2013 and have recently released their 2nd album 'Slow Me Down' on August 15 while working with well-known producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail, and The Dangerous Summer).
3PM have been staying busy playing a couple of shows to promote the release of their new album as well as opening up for All Time Low and playing at this years Vans Warped Tour.
Let us know what you think of these guys.
You can check out 3PM at the follow places below:
Friday, September 5th- Towson University
Wednesday, September 17- Adams Morgan Underground Music Festival
Saturday, September 27- Clarendon Day (Arlington, 3019 11th Street North, Arlington, Virginia)
GET TO KNOW: K. FLAY
K.Flay and a friend were discussing modern rap music. Believing that most hip-hop hits on the radio were simplistic, misogynistic, and formulaic, she proclaimed that even she could do a song like that. To demonstrate, K.Flay spent that night writing a song called Blingity Blang Blang, which she described as "a low-budget rap parody that contained far too many obscenities. Realizing that she actually enjoyed it, she wrote two more songs before the end of the year.
The summer after her freshman year at Stanford was a period of experimentation. She continued to write more songs and discovered how to record them as musical tracks on her laptop computer.
During her sophomore year, she began performing for live audiences, and in her junior year she released her debut album, Suburban Rap Queen, which has earned her quite a local buzz and a myriad of fans, thanks in part to her internet web page and MySpace profile.
Read more about K.Flay here
GET TO KNOW: STRAY FROM THE PATH
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Label: Sumerian Records
The band was formed in Long Island, NY in 2001. Its original members were Thomas Williams, John Kane, Justin Manas, Ed Edge and Frank Correira. In October 2003, they went into the studio with Joe Cincotta and Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation to record their debut full length, Audio Prozac. In 2005 original singer Ed Edge left the band and was replaced by Andrew Dijorio (Drew York). After touring the country DIY, SFTP entered God City Studios and recorded "Villains" with Converge Guitarist, Kurt Ballou. Upon completion of the record, the songs spread to California, which lead to a contract with Sumerian Records. After recorded independently at God City, Villains was properly released on May 13th of 2008. The band has recently released their album Anonymous back in September and has received great reviews.
GET TO KNOW: DANGERS
DANGERS consists of Justin, Al, Tim, and Anthony from California. DANGERS has released one demo tape, one self-titled vinyl EP, and two vinyl LPs/CDs, one entitled Anger and the other entitled Messy, Isn’t It?. Their latest record was released on the Vitriol Records imprint, which is owned and operated by their guitarist, Justin. Financial aid is also proffered by the lads over at Penguin Suit Records. In their spare time, they like to read books, go to school, survey land, organize test preparation services, and aid special education children.
Buy their latest album ANGER here---> www.wearedangers.com
BAND OF THE WEEK: DAFT PUNK
All the way from the city of love; Paris, France. Our Band of The Week or in this case Duo of the Week are the legendary Daft Punk.
This is a very special month for the electronic duo since releasing their last album in 2005 Human After All, they have released their new album Random Access Memories on May 21st. Their first single 'Get Lucky' has been receiving great reviews and has been on the Billboard Charts top 20 for 4 weeks.
Here is the track listing of their album Random Access Memories:
1. Give Life Back to Music
2. The Game of Love
3. Giorgio by Moroder
5. Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas)
6. Lose Yourself to Dance (feat. Pharrell Williams)
7. Touch (feat. Paul Williams)
8. Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
11. Fragments of Time (feat. Todd Edwards)
12. Doin' It Right (feat. Panda Bear)
Buy the album here ----> https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/random-access-memories/id617154241
BAND OF THE WEEK: THE STORY SO FAR
Genre: Pop-Punk, Punk
Hailing from Walnut Creek, CA these talented five guys go by the name of The Story So Far. Formed in 2007 TSSF have released 2 studio albums and 2 EP's off of Pure Noise Records.
The band have recently released their second album 'What You Don't See" and have announced that they will be releasing a split 7th with Stick To Your Guns which will be available June 18th.
You can check out The Story So Far at this years 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
The Story So Far is: Parker Cannon (vocals), Kevin Geyer (guitar/vocals), Kelen Capener (bass), Ryan Torf (drums) and William Levy (guitar)
Get familiar with the band:
Purchase their new album "What You Don't See" by clicking the link below:
Check out the bands video for their song "Empty Spaces" down below.
BAND OF THE WEEK: THE SUMMER SET
Genre: Pop rock, Pop-punk, rock, acoustic
This Awesome band from Scottsdale, Arizona have been busy busy with touring with such bands as We Are The In Crowd, Go Radio, and All Time Low to name a few. The band have also released their new album 'Legendary' off of Fearless Records. When talking about the new album member John Gomez says:
"We are trying to start a movement of embracing individuality and positive thought"
To purchase their album 'Legendary' click the link below:
Check out their lyric video below for 'Lighting In A Bottle' off of their album Legendary.
BAND OF THE WEEK: FOR TODAY February 17, 2013
Genre: American Christian Metalcore, Christian Metal
This brutal five man band with a burning passion for Jesus out of Sioux City, Iowa formed out of a garage back in 2005. Razor & Tie Records, For Today is heavy music with a christian message that currently consists band members Mattie Montgomery [lead vocals], Ryan Leitru [lead guitar, vocals], Brandon Leitru [bass], Sam Penner [rhythm guitar], and David Puckett [drums, percussion]. This incredible Metalcore band strongly believes if you’re willing to disregard the negativity, forget the doubters, and go against the odds, you can accomplish anything.
For Today currently has four albums out 2012's "Immortal", 2010's "Breaker", 2009's "Portraits" and 2008's "Ekklesia". They headlined the Fight the Silence Tour based on their new album in March 2012 and toured alongside A Skylit Drive, Stick to Your Guns, MyChildren MyBride, and Make Me Famous.The latest album, "Immortal" dropped on May 29, 2012.
You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy a For Today show or buy an album so do not hesitate to explore their journey:
Check out "Fearless" the first single off of their album "Immortal".
BAND OF THE WEEK: MINDFLOW
February 8, 2013
Mindflow is a progressive metal band from Brazil that was formed in 2003, and they released their first album, Just the Two of Us… Me and Them, the following year. This album turned out to become a great success and has been the record company’s bestseller for more than two years, and still is. The band is currently on the TAKE ACTION TOUR with The Used/ We Came As Romans/ Crown the Empire.
Check them out…