Crashing – Pushover
“A song about being too nice to the point of detriment.. wanting to make everybody happy and like you to the point where your own sanity starts to go crazy.” Made up of Connor McGill, Steve Bruno, James McGill, and Michael Puccio, the pop-punk band from suburban Philadelphia writes songs about ‘healing and how much it sucks’. They’re right. Sometimes, you can feel more alive when there’s pain perpetually in your mind and body. The impending calmness of healing and restitution, is mostly delivered in sanitary accomplishments. Is that living? Real living?? Who knows. At least we can sing and romp about it. Like that philosopher of Crashing once famously said: “Well ya bois are gonna stop by Llanerch diner after we play the G Spot on Saturday night…” What else do you need, eh? See them next @ Fenn’s Upstairs, West Chester Pennsylvania on January 4th. ‘Pushover’ is off of their latest EP ‘Hang Tight’. We recommend you do.
Guido Antonucci x JP Mareco – Ambidiestro
What a trip. Colorful hues, embed our senses as the soft bass reminds us of the times…then the lyrics of past and present, linger with individual ambitions and demands. The mix of genres, amber technicalities, and sumptuous vibes, make this fabulous single, thrust and thrive. A tantalizingly evoking journey, ‘Ambidiestro’ delivers with gumption and sexiness that is both absolute and none-linear. An impressionistic viability, that imbues the skies in gelatin visions, while tackling the most local of feelings and emotions, the best it could. Beautiful.
Alkanes – Death or Glory
The single comes as a follow up to the ‘Sixes & Sevens’ and is coupled with a silly but energetic new video, as witnessed here. ‘Death Or Glory’ lyrically comes from an emotional place, a sudden realization that a long term relationship isn’t quite as it appears to be and something has to change. Despite the back story, the band wanted to produce a video that had no connection to the story. A chance to loosen up and have fun with some friends, at local Inverness venue, The Tooth & Claw. Alkanes are a 2 piece Alternative Rock band hailing from the North of Scotland. Made up of duo Dale Sutherland and Connor Meeks, the broadness of their work is evident in the fulness of their offering in spirit and candor. The music video and the single match fabulously in the context given, as their effervescence in hard indie-rock comes alive with underrated anxiety and gleeful rambunctiousness.
Jeff Sanna – At Winter’s End (Feat. Chris Clancy)
‘At Winter’s End’ is the title song from the debut EP (out now) by Canadian composer/songwriter Jeff Sanna. The single was written over a three-year period in his home studio in Ontario, Canada. Stated Jeff: “Each song represents a tireless amount of work, and would not have been completed if not for the effort put forth by all those involved.” This single is powerful, powerfully sung, and goads excellence in the return to a decade of nu-metal grandeur that we all miss at degrees. The song ties up perfectly as the deceivingly decadent guitar solo drops with devastating effect and classic metal beauty. Chris Clancy’s vocals perfectly envelopes the composition and the lyrics to give you that right amount of shiver and pleasure you get during the chorus. The EP ‘ features many talented guest stars including Jon Howard (Threat Signal/ Imonolith), Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within), Tim MacMillar (Protest the Hero), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Alex Baillie (Cognizance), Kieran Johnston (Perpetua), and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall). If you were and still out into the genre that Linkin Park helped propagate, you’ll dig Jeff’s works.
Mykimono – MotherTongue (language has a fault of its own)
Italy based band Mykimono is a life long project of a band, of men, of music. Solitary in their reductive sounds, the paced shoegaze ambience tatter your knowledge for the now and the far-between. Questions of beliefs, contrasting of relevance, linger in the minds of ‘MotherTongue’ and the sounds of its warnings. Mykimono is Roberto Chiodi (guitar), Marco Maddalena (guitar / vocals), Andrea Papa (bass), and Alessandro Ximenes (drums).