Honolulu-based rock/punk trio FallsStart have announced they will be releasing their 2nd CD on August 10, 2012, a 6 track EP appropriately titled “Our Summer”. Taking inspiration from both modern punk, alternative and classic rock, the release contains a fusion of genres, even featuring violin on a few tracks.
“We have influences from everywhere – The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Skynyrd, up to the new stuff like Yellowcard, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, and Paramore. We take all of these influences and mesh them together the best we can,” says Davey Leatherwood, FallsStart’s singer, guitarist and violinist, who first met guitarist Adrian Cottmeyer in 2006 while stationed in South Korea on active duty for the United States Air Force. The band uniquely find time for their music and friendships in between service in the United States Military. Cottmeyer is still active duty.
Following the success of their debut CD “Casus Incipient”, FallsStart are planning a tour across the Eastern States to celebrate the release. Check out the band’s new music video for “Requiem” here.
The remaining band members from Tennessee pop/rock band Paramore have released their newly hit single “In the mourning” by the title, this song is exactly that – Something to mourn. Last year at the end of the year former Guitarist and drummer Josh Farro and Zac Farro departed after posting a blog for fans, explaining why they left. Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis spoke to MTV news on the loss and have said they weren’t surprised by the departure and have known for a long time that the brothers weren’t happy being in the band anymore. “It hurt me.” Quoted by the flamed-haired singer about the blog. “But I’m really gonna miss Zac a whole lot.” She added. Paramore fans know only too well that Hayley and Josh dated for three-years before they hit the big time with two of their biggest hits to date “Misery Business” in 2007 and “Decode” from Twilight in 2008. It is assumed the lyrics from “In the mourning” is about the pain and loss the now-paramore have experienced, especially Hayley “…and it takes all my strength not to dig you up from the ground in which you lay. The biggest part of me, you were the greatest thing and now you’re just a memory to let go of.” With the millions of fans who have waited for this day to hear the official studio version of this song, the verdict: You either love it or you hate it.
For everyone that thought Paramore reached their peak of success in 2010 and with the release of Brand New Eyes and when Hayley Williams appeared on “Airplanes” with B.o.B., think again. Paramore’s “Monster” has came out rocking the music world as it excites fans with melodic rhythms that can be compared to RIOT!.
This is a big step forward for the band after hiccups in December 2010 which led to Josh and Zac Farro, both founding members, leaving the band. Not only is it their first single since then, but it looks to be successful in the near future.
Hayley’s voice is joined by heavy guitars all through “Monster” which gives it its high profile soundtrack.
I’m pretty sure that Paramore will be introduced to new fans when this single is release on the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack and album.
After the worry of the band breaking up forever in December 2010, hopes have finally picked up for the band. Paramore have posted a 30 second song clip of their new track which is to be titled Monster. It is currently set up to be featured on the future Transformers Dark of The Moon soundtrack.
Catch your own sneak preview below:
Track List for the new soundtrack
1. Linkin Park – Iridescent
2. Paramore – Monster
3. My Chemical Romance – The Only Hope For Me Is You
4. Taking Back Sunday – Faith (When I Let You Down)
5. Staind – The Bottom
6. Art Of Dying – Get Thru This
7. Goo Goo Dolls – All That you Are
8. Theory Of A Deadman – Head Above Water
9. Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire
10. Skillet – Alive & Awake (The Quickening)
11. Mastodon – Just Got Paid
I have listened to Riot!, Paramore’s second studio album a few times through and every time, I got more impressed than the last time. I have to make it clear though that Riot! certainly wasn’t the album that defined Paramore and it would be the one to remember, Brand New Eyes was. All Riot! will do is serve as a foundation from which the kids can continue to learn, educate themselves, grow and improve.
The first thing that I noticed, and you will notice, is that Hayley Williams certainly has a great attitude and a wide vocal range. Young Hayley has the attitude of Avril Lavine but Williams’ voice is way better. Hayley was only in her teenage years back then but she shown a high level of maturity in her voice that served the band well. Hayley co-wrote the tracks with Josh Farro, one of the bands guitarists, and they have focused the lyrics on minor relationship problems.
Now then, the highlight of the album for me was was the piano-based track “We Are Broken”. This helps Hayley’s vocal range stand out along with other tracks such as “Fences”. What I noticed with “Fences” is that it sounds a lot like it was stole from Panic! At The Disco.
I just need to make it clear that Riot! isn’t for everyone. However, the album shows a high level of maturity and I saw “crushcrushcrush” on the video game Guitar Hero DS, not that that really matters.
1. For a Pessimist I’m Pretty Optimistic
2. That’s What You Get
4. Misery Business
5. When It Rains
6. Let The Flames Begin
9. We Are Broken
11. Born For This
It has been made clear that Paramore have been through the wars in recent years and their third studio album had to be the decider. Could they create success with Brand New Eyes. Luckily for Hayley and co. this album succeeded their previous albums.
As “Careful” and “Ignorance” open the album, it shows Paramore using their bold, solid tracks to set off a frantic pace right from the word go. Some critics think that the band don’t always use original sounds and often think bad of Paramore but there’s nothing to think bad of here. “Brick By Boring Brick” is a lot like Paramore’s previous work. However, it has a lot of catchy lyrics and toe tappings beats that stick in your head all day.
Something I realised in “Looking Up” was that the lyrics “I can’t believe we almost hung it up, when we’re just getting started!” relinquish past struggles of the band in favour of optimism. The fragility of Hayley Williams’ vocals are revealed in the closing tracks “Misguided Ghosts” and “All I Wanted”.
Paramore are still a young band but due to their break up in late 2010 they will not be producing no more brilliant music. Brand New Eyes has certainly been a success for Paramore and 2010 was their most successful year.
3. Playing God
4. Brick By Boring Brick
5. Turn It Off
6. The Only Exception
7. Feeling Sorry
8. Looking Up
9. Where The Lines Overlap
10. Misguided Ghosts
11. All I Wanted
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