What *new* music have you heard that you fell in love with? and why?
Why you should read this
With an overload of new bands popping up all around the world how do you find the right one for you? I listen to my friends. I take a few minutes every month to ask my friends if they've heard of any good new bands and base wether or not I go listen to the music on how much our musical opinion is similar. But what do you do when none of your friends listen to the same music. Or what if you want something that your friends have never heard of. That's what I'm here for.
Who are these good lookin men?
Prepare for your ears to bow down to these demi-gods.
Fresh New music pick #1 Jet Lag Gemini
Have you ever asked yourself, what happened to the art of the guitar solo? Here is the answer to your question. Vlad Gheorghiu. He's Romanian, so don't feel bad if you can't pronounce it. He and his brother Matei (the bassist for JLG) immigrated to New Jersey from Romania and Misha Safonov (the singer/guitarist for JLG) immigrated from Russia. Drummer, Dan DiLiberto, is the only natural born American. Yes, they're nationality is different, but what makes me want to listen to them? Simply listen to the solo on "Fit to be Tied", it is sure to make you smile, at least a little bit. These boys started their band in 2004, and are begining to blossom. I saw them at Warped Tour in SLC this last year and the small crowd they drew started to grow as they began to blast forth with Misha's voice, Dan's drum's, Vlad's solo's and Matei's bass. They say good things come in small packages, that statment is sure true for singer/songwriter Misha. He has the instrumental intuition of an experienced producer, and his voice can send chills down a snowman's proverbial spine. He also has classical music training which is self evident in their songs "Picture Frames". One listen to these boys and you're hooked for life. Whenever I need a pick me up I turn on Jet Lag Gemini and I'm already happy. Their first full length CD "Fire the Cannons" came out January 22, 2008, but it's well worth the listen. If you get a chance to see them live, take the oppurtunity, there is nothing quite like a Jet Lag Gemini show.
Run This City- Jet Lag Gemini
What you is for sure what you get
Fresh new music pick #2 Everybody Else
So I don't know if your mother does this to you, but whenever we go somewhere that will take more than 10 minutes, she asks if I brought music to listen to in her car. Now I come from a conservative, religious family, my music taste lends towards the liberal, non religious type. So what kind of music do I bring? What will she not cringe at? What won't she scold me for?
Here is a band that no matter who they are, no matter what type of music they're into, if they have ears they will like this band. Carrick, Austin and Mikey are sure to charm the pants off anyone with their vocal harmonies, easy croons and toe tapping guitar parts. I like to explain them this way. They have rock and roll roots, toss in a little eighties pop, a good heap of Jazz, some American bandstand and a dash of Elvis. You're sure to find your grandma, you're nephew, you're mother, you're uncle, your best friend and your professor all swaying along to them.
Carrick's voice grates perfectly against itself, with Austin's melodies to glide smoothly against them and Mikey's drums and keys to accompany. that's right folks, drums AND keys. They're not huge yet, but they're getting some good exposure on their tour opening for Hansen, yeah....who knew. But either way they are worth the listen, trust me you'll LOVE it.
Meat Market-Everybody Else
One man, one sound
Fresh new music pick #3 Chase Coy
Now that we've had our pump up band, our summer driving band, what is our rainy afternoon band?
Chase Coy. Can one man really own a genre? I think so, look at Conor Oberst, he OWNS the folk/indie scene. Chase Coy owns the lying in bed,rain on the roof top, lonely, sad genre...I know that's not a real genre, but honestly when i wake up in the morning and I get the feeling it's going to be a lie in bed for a half hour or so day I find my ipod and turn on Chase. He's just so relaxing. He's not sad though. Don't think that simply because he's the perfect background for a melancholy day that he is depressing. No, he is not. He just simply soothes you into feeling like everything will be ok the way it is. He has such a sweet innocent voice with lyrics that are written about specific times which allow for more emotion for him. And the simple acoustic gutiar (which has been a little played out as of late, but is refreshing on this album) is relaxing and calming.
Basically what I'm saying is, don't dismiss this guy because there are more out there like him, he's got more to say and more to do. He's got a great voice and a great view point. Check him out.