This week my interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail made it on the front cover of this week’s issue of The Aquarian Weekly. Jersey friends and followers pick up a copy and give it a read.
Featured in this week’s issue of The Aquarian Weekly is my interview with Alex Henry on Basement. We talked briefly about the band’s upcoming reunion tour dates, the spotaneous writing process and release of their latest EP, Further Sky, Reading & Leeds and many more. I am beyond excited to finally see them in NYC in a few weeks. It’s going to be a completely surreal show.
You can my article here.
Listen to Further Sky here.
Since I’ve been getting back into the swing of writing again, I am going to be doing posting up some work daily (or every other day or so). Starting off the weekend, I finished up a review last night on Semiotics debut EP, Simple Requests for the site Fastest Kid in School.
Based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, this upcoming act at times mirrors the agnsty college rock vibes of Weezer’s Blue Album, while wearing their hearts on their sleeves with a nostalgically-driven pop punk sound in vein of Brand New’s Your Favorite Weapon. Coming to a basement show near you. (FFO: Modern Baseball, Weezer and Brand New).
You can check out my review here.
You can also groove out to their tunes on bandcamp and check them out on Facebook as well.
(Photo taken by myself at the Meatlocker in Montclair, New Jersey on March 16, 2014).
THE LUNGS - PUDDLESPLASHER
The Lungs - Burgundy/Puddlesplasher
This is my friend’s new band The Lungs. A few of the members were also in the band Late Night Beers. If you are into very reverb and fuzzed out shoegaze influenced emo along the lines of Pity Sex and Forming then these guys will be your new favorite band.
Bump this and spread the good word to your friends. They have an EP coming out this weekend.
….We are desperate kids doing extraordinary things and we are just like you.
Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate
Late Night Beers - Waking.
I have a few friends in this band and these guys are really great. This is only demo versions and the re-mastered tracks for their upcoming Ep, Waking, will be on their way shortly so all you guys should definitely get stoked on this. Be on the look out for these dudes in the summer.
(For fans of: American Football, Pedro the Lion, Prawn, etc.)
One flawless album from start to finish.
Recently Acquired Vinyl pt. I
Dikembe - Broader Shoulders LP
Incredible 90’s albums that are helping me pulling through with studying for finals and stuff.
A lot of people were actually into Single Mothers and I wasn’t expecting that at all. Second time seeing them since last summer and they were radical. Totally one of the most underrated and most interesting live bands out there to check out!.
Pianos Become the Teeth was absolutely perfect. I am really happy I finally got see them live.
Tigers Jaw was super fun, plus they played “Never Saw it Coming” (No pun intended: I didn’t see that coming; never would have I expected to ever hear that song live! XD)
Talked to Ben from Tigers Jaw and Ned Russin for a little bit before Single Mothers’ set (I seem to run into him a lot lately). Really cool dudes.
Staged dived when Tigers Jaw played “I Saw Water.”
In between sets, they gave Nirvana a lot of air play over the speakers which made me smile.
Title Fight opened with “Head on a Ceiling Fan” leading into “Numb, but I Still Feel It.”
It made me happy they played almost all of Floral Green throughout their set.
Dana from United Youth came on stage with Title Fight and sang “Symmetry” with them (Was really hoping for a surprise Dead End Path set at some point in the night since Uriah was there hanging out…oh well, that is one other band that I really want to see live very soon).
My cab ride back to Penn Station was a lot cheaper than I expected it was going to be, which totally ruled.
On another note: More venues should have coat-check booths. That totally saved me from leaving the show drenched in sweat if I had to deal with keeping my hoodie on.
Yup tonight ruled. I love going to shows in the city,