We caught up with Mindy White of States at the end of the band’s tour with The Rocket Summer & The Scene Aesthetic. A lot has changed since the last time we had talked to States in 2011, so Mindy filled us in on their signing to Tooth & Nail Records, their new re-release, food, & even a Twitter question that was sent to our @UnsignedNews Twitter!
BEARCAT have announced that their debut EP will be released on June 5th. The band is currently on tour with Never Shout Never, and will be kicking off a new tour with Craig Owens on May 17th. To see the EP tracklisting, take a look below, & to see the pre-order bundles, head here .
Glory Days is a band of New Jersey natives who have a sound reminiscent of Parachute & Kings Of Leon. They’ve only been a band for a little over a year, but they have already reached a huge following of 10,000+ likes on Facebook & 23,000+ followers on Twitter. Their upcoming EP, Broke In New York, looks as if it will only amplify their following with their catchy pop-rock tunes.
The EP starts out with a track titled “Nolita,” which begins it all on an acoustic but powerful note. “Nolita” starts with acoustic strumming guitar, and as the song progresses to the chorus, the drums are added on and then the bass which give it a great escalating sound. Vocalist Andy Togren almost adds a southern jazz twang to the vocals, which makes for an interesting mix with the instruments. ”Miracle” is the next track, which has more of a true pop sound than “Nolita.” The track isn’t as exciting as the rest of the EP, as it sounds like an average pop song you could hear anywhere. The chorus is what saves this song for me, with Togren’s emotionally connected belting which pulled me into the song a bit more. The third track is “Find Me There,” and this track is one of my favorites. The song is a ballad with strong lyrics, and the track that sounds the most put together. All of the instruments blend well, and the vocals are clean with the perfect amount of belting in the chorus. You can easily see what other artists Glory Days pull influence from with “Find Me There,” and it is overall the most well rounded song on the EP. ”Warrior” comes back with that southern twang that Togren seems to give some of the songs with his vocal style, and this adds a lot to the track stylistically. Lyrically, “Warrior” is probably my favorite from the EP. The track tells a story, & the chorus is repetitive & catchy like a good pop-rock song should be. The final track is “Lost In My Soul,” and this one slows it down with strumming bass & a bit of piano. Something I really appreciate about this band is you can really hear bassist, Julian Dimagiba, through out the EP. A lot of the time bands let their bassist get lost in between the loud guitars and drums, but Glory Days let their bassist shine quite a bit in each track.
Overall, I think Broke In New York is a pretty solid, 5-track EP. There is definitely room for growth for Glory Days lyrically & in the aspect of consistency between the tracks, but they do have something solid going on for being a year old band. I’m excited to see what another year as a band will bring, and things look like they will only keep looking up for Glory Days.
To see a recent interview we did with Glory Days, click here.
In addition to the release of their new album Vulnerable, The Used have announced a headlining tour that begins this May. You can check out the dates below:
The Used Headlining Tour Dates:
5/12/12- Buffalo, NY Town Hall 5/13/12- Albany, NY Northern Lights 5/15/12- Philadelphia, PA TLA 5/16/12- Huntington, NY Paramount 5/18/12- Providence, RI Lupo’s 5/19/12- Boston, MA House of Blues 5/21/12- New York City Irving Plaza 5/22/12- Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock 5/23/12- Charlotte, NC Fillmore 5/30/12- Silver Spring, MD Fillmore 5/31/12- Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s 6/1/12- Milwaukee, WI The Rave 6/3/12- Winnipeg Garrick 6/5/12- Edmonton Starlite 6/6/12- Calgary Macewan Ballroom 6/9/12- Vancouver Vogue 6/10/12- Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market 6/11/12- Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
The Used will be streaming a new song everyday, beginning today, leading up to the release of their new record Vulnerable. You can currently listen to “Shine” and “Put Me Out.” Stay tuned for more songs tomorrow!
Don’t forget to enter our exclusive contest for a free vinyl from Asleep…It ends in 2 days!
Haven’t heard of them? Well, They are an indie/experimental rock band from Ohio, and have been compared to the likes of Incubus & Nirvana in the fact that they keep that true, honest sound of rock n’ roll. The vinyl we are giving away is for their new album Unpleasant Companion (which is PINK by the way…how cool?!) and it was engineered/produced by the same man who has worked with Nirvana, Iggy Pop, and the Pixies.
So, If you want to listen to some good ol’ raw rock n’ roll on awesome pink vinyl for free, make sure you click here to enter!
Thanks to our friends at Big Picture Media we were able to get a copy of Asleep’s new album Unpleasant Companion on vinyl—it’s hot pink which makes it even more awesome. Anjel recently got a chance to sit down with the band and interview them so check that out here.