With CD sales dropping like they're hot (another 13%!!!) I have decided not to fight the trend. Music consumers are finding songs to write home about on the wonderful musical 7-11 (as I like to call it....cause well, its got just about everything...), ITUNES.
Instead of telling you go to out to your car, get in the car, start it up and then drive to the closest record shop, I'll stick to a more modern- "go to itunes."
Here are come albums/records/media files you need to have. Like, ten minutes ago...
IVORYLINE- THERE CAME A LION
With true musical talent getting lost and blinded by the drive to produce something that will just sell it’s a rarity that we find bands and artists that put their true values and taste before pondering the success factor. Often I have found that the most successful albums happen when artists put everything aside and write and produce what they want…that seems to be what Ivoryline did. Their sound is captivating and leaves an impression. I say with confidence that this band...this album is what music needs today. Its ambient and melodic yet just a hop over the fence to a more heavy alternative field of complete ROCK. Buy it.
GWEN STACY- THE LIFE I KNOW
Psht, really. These are some of the nicest guys I have ever met, and they certainly know how to rock. While they are just getting their foot in the door of success after listening to their new album ‘The Life I know’ I can hear and see inevitable hordes of fans flocking to them. Gwen Stacy is far from just a studio band, they put on a live performance that I would be so bold as to compare to As I Lay Dying’s performance…I know…I’m bold. Watch out for them, and go buy their new album.
A.K.A.S (ARE EVERYWHERE)- EVERYBODY MAKE SOME NOISE!
Psht, should I say more?
OCEANA- THE TIDE
A new twist on a sound that has been bangin’ out some ‘top of the charts’ bands…. These young dudes took an innovative approach to giving alternative/rock fans exactly what they want.
EVERY AVENUE- SHH. JUST GO WITH IT
Catchy, catchy tunes. This album could bring this band to the next level. While they have a more light hearted approach to the pop-punk genre, they are definitely satisfying to your undying need for some ear-candy…and some eye candy…
You also should make sure that you have:
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's new album....oh hello, its hella good.
Haste the Day
By Amanda who will be leaving for Bahston soon.