February 26, 2010

The Jealous Sound: Kill them with Kindness (2003)

And now I present some more indie emo for your listening pleasure. Another find from a search about a month or so ago. The band was formed in Los Angelos and is a part of a long-running line of emo bands that are actually decent that need to release more albums especially since they appear to be kind of meandering around the concept of actually creating anything while occasionally posting in various areas about an upcoming LP. None the less I decided to look in to their one album they have, which I will now share with you.

Kill them with Kindness at first struck me as a little generic and I almost tossed it aside, but I have to say even music like that can quickly grab your attention. In my case this was especially true with Hope For Us, which I believe was the first song I heard (and also the first track on this album). There's a certain sound they remind me of and if I ever remember what it is, I'll tell you.

Sample Video: The Fold Out

February 8, 2010

Forty Foot Echo (2003)

Forty Foot Echo is a personal favorite of mine from a few years ago. Once again, this is a find via Pandora.com. By now it's probably obvious that I love the site. Unfortunately if you live outside of the USA, it's not available.

Multiply hooked me, Drift reeled me in, and Beside Me is definitely my favorite track off of the record. Unfortunately the band broke up after some complications with the record company, though Murray Yates (vocals) reformed it with a completely new line up and they released their follow-up album Aftershock. I think this is one of the few bands I've come across that their music still sounds great despite drastic changes.

Also, they're Canadian. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Sample Video: Brand New Day