Random bands have started to follow me on twitter and tumblr, and it does amazing things for my ego. In this segment, we talk about the bands that have followed me this week.
Clay Gober of Polyphia
I don't listen to a lot of instrumental music. To be fair, I listen to exactly no instrumental music. But that's going to change as of right now. Polyphia's album "Inspire" is 22 minutes of sheer power and atmosphere. There's big dollops (dollops doesn't feel like the right word for this... too whipped cream-y... maybe smatterings?) of metal, punk, and prog rock influence in their music, which is especially evident in the fact that every song is a massive display of pure technical skill. But there's a feeling to back up the skill, and take it beyond technically good to just being generally good. This music doesn't need vocals because it creates a world without the help of words, something that isn't always appreciated in music.
Verdict: Very very good go download now
Yo I think they unfollowed me within like 24 hours of following me. Rude.
Anyway, I like that lead singer Savannah Van doesn't sound exactly like every pop punk girl singer out there. Because as a female, I tire of having to deal with how my gender ends up characterized in the scene. Anyway, They've got a good sound, a little huskier than I was expecting. The band bio on twitter says they like to dance, but I don't know how I'd dance to this. And I'm still deciding whether or not the music I listened to is just another dose of been there done that pop punk or if it's something more. I do this a lot. It can be hard to deal with that question when you're not authorized to make sweeping declarations. Visit their site and help me decide.
Verdict: Good music, not sure if I'm into it yet.