We got a surprise early release from Alt Press today with the debut of "I Lied" by Mikey Way's new project Electric Century.
"I Lied" is an earnest electronic pop song with a dark undercurrent that, if transcribed into a visual aesthetic, would lie somewhere between Tron and a dark room filled with balloons and twinkle lights.
In an exclusive interview with MTV, Mikey revealed that Electric Century has been a long time in the making- almost two decades. Adding another merit to his record of creating memorable band names, Mikey developed the idea for the band in 7th grade, and had been sending snippets of music to Dave Debiak for years before the band officially came to fruition.
You can listen to "I Lied" on the AP website now, and the song will be released on iTunes on February 26th.
Electric Century features Mikey Way, Dave Debiak, and Justin Siegel, and their debut album, produced by D James Goodwin will be released later this year.
While scanning the Warped Tour Battle of The Bands website this summer, I was considerably taken with the music scene developing in North Carolina. My previous experiences with North Carolina had been limited to sand dunes and ducks, so this new chance to explore the state through its up-and-coming musicians was a welcome one.
One of the most noteworthy trends coming out of North Carolina is the mixing of ambient and post-hardcore, which creates an atmospheric, blizzard- like tunnel of sound. The emo/pop punk scene is strong too, as evidenced by a slew of features in Alt Press magazine covering bands like The Hotelier and Messenger Down.
Below, find some of the top tracks from North Carolina natives: