Monthly Archives: July 2006

Redding

“Just keep holding out, don’t go this way.”

We, myself included, should have been hearing about Redding a long time ago. Taking their cues from ultra-famous bands like U2 and Coldplay, this band from Belleville, IL has big aspirations. I know one thing is for sure – they just might make it. This band is great, they and deserve to making waves outside of just the Midwest. The two sample tracks are from the bands new self-titled EP, which is well worth your time and money. An additional track, “In Montauk” can be downloaded on the band’s myspace site.

Redding – Another Day
Redding – Gleam

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Go Big Casino

“I’m going to end up burning out too soon.”

I’m a big Jimmy Eat World fan. Huge, in fact. That’s why I’m surprised I had never even heard the slightest murmur about Go Big Casino. This is the side project of Jimmy frontman Jim Adkins. In all honesty, I still know next to nothing about this project. Go here to study up, they know a lot more than I do. In my opinion, anything sung by Jim is gold. He’s wonderful. I decided to post up some acoustic JEW tracks as well.

Go Big Casino – So Proud Of You
Go Big Casino – Carry You
Go Big Casino – Ready

Jimmy Eat World – No Sensitivity (acoustic) <– one of my favorite tracks. of all time. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle (acoustic)
Jimmy Eat World – Lucky Denver Mint (acoustic)

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Gary Nock

“Don’t be another to let me down…”

In short, this was essentially a myspace submission. I usually don’t expect much. Now, I’ll eat my words because I was blown away by what I heard this time around. By way of Birmingham, England comes the sweet subtleties of Gary Nock. I read something that described Gary’s talent as being completely effortless. I couldn’t agree more – it all comes so natural. He plays with a finesse that is easily comparable to that of Damien Rice. Oh, don’t let me forget – his voice is absolutely beautiful. Gary got to do some recording at Abbey Road studios, which is pretty rad.

Gary Nock – Troubled Blue Eyes
Gary Nock – Lift Me Up

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Contest!

CONTEST is now CLOSED.
Winners have been contacted. Thanks for entering. You guys are awesome.
I’m sure there will be another one soon.

Enter. for a killer cd. and a t-shirt. just do it. there’s nothing to lose, kids.

Thanks to Cornerstone Promotion, we’ve got two prize packs to giveaway. They include the band’s new disc, about-face, and a Working Title t-shirt. Their shirts are awesome, just so you now. You know the drill, all you have to do is leave a reply to this post with a comment including your email address. Remember, you don’t have to be registered or anything. Anybody can leave a comment to enter.

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Dear and the Headlights

“And each of us were golden…”

I can’t get over this band. They’ve got something that I can never quite call to fore without being totally sure of myself. It’s some kind of raw, untouched appeal that gets me. This band is completely unaffected by today’s popular music, and this makes them all the more enjoyable. Every person I’ve discussed Dear and the Headlights with has pretty much jumped on board almost instantly. That has got to say something. If it were up to me, this band would make it big.

Dear and the Headlights – Sweet Talk
Dear and the Headlights – Daysleeper
Dear and the Headlights – Run In The Front
Dear and the Headlights – Mother, Make Me Golden

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Josh Moore

“Rest your weary eyes, they’re keeping me awake.”

This post is mirrored from my guest post a week or so ago over at MFKWCRG. Josh is wholly deserving of being double posted more so than any other new musician I know right now.

Josh Moore is more rock ‘n’ roll than you think. He is a former member of the band Beloved and a current member of rock outfit Classic Case. His solo stuff is so completely different than any of his other projects. They’re just demos, but they’re incredible. “Rush Down My Spine” is far and away one of the best tracks I’ve heard this year – and I’m not exaggerating. Josh sent me these tracks, but as far as I know he doesn’t plan on officially releasing them. Leave some love if you like the tracks and maybe we’ll get him to change his mind!

Josh Moore – Rush Down My Spine
Josh Moore – Streaked Faces
Josh Moore – After Dark

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Artisan remixed

“Save your breath, I don’t need an answer.”

I love this band. If I had 1) the ability, 2) the time, and 3) the resources, I would release this band’s debut EP in a heartbeat. The fact that someone hasn’t done it already blows my mind. I’ve not much to say, seeing as I’ve already mentioned them not once, but twice before. At this point, I’m about 90% sure I’ll be in London studying for my spring semester. All I can say is that these boys better put on an Artisan show for me! Hear that, Joe? Anyways, we’ve got a remixed version of one of my favorite songs in the world, as well as a newer recorded track and a live version. Hit up the guys if you like what you hear, they’re quite nice.

Artisan – I Hold My Breath (remix)
Artisan – Wind Change
Artisan – Take On Me (live)

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