We've all spent the last three years or so watching these guys grow into an incredible band. It's equally exciting to see them as they take it a little more seriously and spend more time touring and getting their stuff out there. It's Michigan melodic punk at it's best, and couldn't come from a better group of guys.
I know someone else just included this as well in their Music Monday, but if you didn't download it then, download it now. It really is that good! Light, poppy, and perfect. Britty's voice get's me every time.
I don't think i've ever been blown away faster by 8 songs in my life. Ghost Heart came rolling out of nowhere suddenly, and just exploded on the town. They draw heavy on influnces like Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective without coming off as any kind of cliche' sound alike. Everyone in the band drums, plays guitar, and sings, even simultaneously at times. What really wraps you in though is the vocals and lyrics.
For a few years now, we've been graced by the wonderful talents of our dear friends Lights At Sea. It's ambient post-rock in the vein of Explosions in the Sky, and Mogwai done with perfection. Even to this day every time I get to watch them live they can still take my breath away. If I had any down feelings on them it'd be that I really wish they would tour more, but being a family man (Which they are as well) myself, I know how it goes.
Yeah it's still not really titled, BUT, it is actually finished after 415 days. Literally. It's hard to explain what happened with Wormburner and what's going to happen. Album is done and will be put out and we've had talks of a release show and maybe playing. So much possibility. While we are still working on final mixes, I've gone ahead and uploaded our second round of mixes for everyone to check out.
I feel most people know Shores pretty well by now, "Coup de Grace" was a great debut LP but their second album "To Volstead" is incredible. A little louder and a flash of more pop but the hook for me is the lyrics. All ways around I think their second album is set to really explode for them. I love the first one, but honestly, haven't listened to it since Brian game me a copy of the second record.
Is there anything that we missed this week? Let us know in the comments. Next Monday's post will be by Keith Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate) and Count Your Lucky Stars Records.