Detroit Suburb-based band Monument, Monument kicked up the dust of playing some music together after a few years of a hiatus, and didn't expect to come through the clouds with an album - but after realizing how much their music impacted them, and when they began to write new lyrics, it was clear that something great was about to form.Read More
You may not know her by name, but you've probably heard her voice. After multiple vocal tracks, through bands Take The Ark and Hearing Shapes, and more, now Kristin LeAnne' embarks on her solo reign as a vocalist, starting with a new YouTube channel, full of covers, originals, and fun to be had.Read More
When you're on the road with a 4 piece indie rock band from Missouri, sometimes things can get a little contemplative. Luckily, when you're also on a sold-out date with Never Shout Never, people find a lot of reasons to want to get to know your band. This is the case with Me Like Bees.
In the downtime before the show at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI, I had a chance to have a chat with the front man of Me Like Bees, Luke Sheafer, to find out a little bit more of what makes the band a unique experience, and how certain bands can help shape your interest in music, and how sometimes music videos aren't fun when you didn't pick the ideas.
When I first took a listen to Me Like Bees, I was able to pinpoint right away that Modest Mouse had to be an influential artist on their docket. Luke said that the "rough vocals, the gritty but kind of dance-y" sound of The Moon & Antarctica is one of his favorites. You can hear the fun indie vibe, especially in their song "Tundraland."
The funny part about the video for "Tundraland" however, is that Luke did not have fun making the video, and admitted it wasn't his concept. "It wasn't my idea to get dressed up as a dog to run around," and noted that it was really hot during the time that they filmed. I guess I wouldn't want to be covered head to toe running from my guitarist either, so I don't blame him!
The Throwback Tour with Never Shout Never has been a great opportunity, because opens the band up to a new fan base, and it's not their first rodeo when it comes to touring with NSN. Luke isn't a huge fan for festivals, as he's played Warped Tour, and it's sort of exhausting. However, he did seem intrigued in potentially playing a MO Pop Music Festival Gig in the future (hit-'em-up Mo Pop!).
The band currently has a 4-song EP out called There Will Be Time and has already had a full length album under their belt called The Ides, but Luke says they might stick to EP's for the time being. He also shared that that there will be a cross-promotional EP with another band, but he couldn't share what band they were doing it with - so be sure to keep tabs on them through Facebook to see who they link up with next!
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
If you're looking for something unique and new, you've got to check out Tunde Olaniran.
For those of you who dig artists like Childish Gambino (Because The Internet days), Chance The Rapper, and a little dash of Jason Derulo chorus style, this is for you. Some artists don't like to be compared to others, but in this particular case, this comparison is more of an explaination of people who like artists with more open minded, non-traditional version of Rap/R&B with a dash of pop.
The favorite track so far happens to be "Namesake," which you can jam out to from the album 'Transgressor' below:
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By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
Every week, we're hoping to introduce you to a new artist, whether it be a band, a pop star, a rapper, you name it! Be sure to keep tabs every week to find out about a new jam that deserves to be recognized! To nominate a song for Music Discovery, shoot an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line via social!
Our favorite Makeup Artist, Makeup By Jamie's Jamie Gasper is currently out being a bad ass in Los Angeles, and she happened to come across an awesome Pop-Punk band in her travels that we're absolutely addicted to called The Gatsby Affair. Instead of just bringing you 1 track, we bring you the entire collection off their Bandcamp!
Be sure to keep track of them on social media here:
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
Every week, we're hoping to introduce you to a new artist, whether it be a band, a pop star, a rapper, you name it! Be sure to keep tabs every week to find out about a new jam that deserves to be recognized!
This week's Music Discovery is a Metalcore band out of North Dakota called Glass Houses. Check out their video for the song "Apparitions" below, and don't forget to like them on Facebook and pick up their album on iTunes. They will be playing The Ritz in Warren tonight, so get your tickets here.