After a crazy, hectic, eventful day I came back to my apartment and decided to do some new music searching. Luckily, this music search brought me to one of my favorite new duo, the Birds of Chicago. Yeah, the name might not sound that appealing (especially since the Hitchcock movie “the Birds” left me with a terrifying mark of the two legged creatures) however, their smooth vocals and background instruments made my mind venture off into relaxation mode where I was pondering through thoughts of love and companionship. Ok, enough of my revelation and back to the music….. The Birds of Chicago , J.T. Nero and Allison Russell, were at SXSW this year, however I did not hear of them until just recently. Their song “I Have Heard Words” spiritually connected to me and I could relate to the lyrics being sung. Russells vocals are phenomenal and put me at ease, For some reason while listening to this song I can just imagine myself sipping an Arnold Palmer on a country side somewhere in South Carolina enjoying the simplicities of life. Their North American Roots/ American folk music will definitely be something added to my upcoming July 4th playlist!
I remember first seeing this band firsthand at the RED Media offices in NYC. They were very interesting and looked very hipster at first sight so I knew I was gonna be hearing some type of indie music. As a big fan of indie music I was very excited to listen to them! It came to my surprise that they are not just like the stereotypical indie band, they actually have much experience with instruments. One of the band members even brought in a huge bass to add to the music and environment while playing! Not only was I impressed, but it also made the performance more enjoyable to listen to and watch!
“We Don’t Need Our Heads” was definitely the song that stuck out to me! Not only are the lyrics captivating and inspirational, but the vocals in it soothe me. It reminds me of some classic rock with a current indie twist.
I am looking forward to hearing more from this great band in the future to come!
A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Brooklyn Based Artists preforming with their numerous instruments at RED Media in October 2012 .
If you’re feeling in a bit of a hardcore mood, this song will definitely make you want to rock out! I always feel that rock music is always too hardcore for me, but this song killed it with its slow intro that slowly fades into All That Remains signature beat!
This new British-Canadian Hard Rock/Metal group kind of reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold, that’s why I love them! I’m personally not that into such hardcore metal music, however Liam Cormier’s voice has led me to start listening to this band more and more! This band does not include newbies to the biz: lead vocalist Liam Cormier was formerly in Cancer Bats, Matt Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine is in charge of back up vocals as well as guitar with fellow Mike Kingswood from Glamour and the Kill. Joe Copcutt, formerly in Rise to Remain, is the bassist. Jason Bowld, of Pitchshifter, plays the drums. Their debut album “Vultures” was just released earlier this month. After all the great talent listed, combining them all together makes for one great rock album! Check out one of their most popular singles below: