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1. Burning Agrestic
Burning Agrestic are a six-piece progressive rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their songs carry a strong reggae influence, often blending it in with some experimental vibes of funk and rock. But this is of course listening to the three available tracks they have up on their Facebook and Reverbnation pages. They also have their demo up at nameyourprice on Bandcamp. Right now they are also recording for a full length album to be released sometime next year. They have a show coming up on Saturday, December 10, in Henderson, Nevada at the Gold Mine Tavern. Check out details here. Their song on this episode is titled, Change Your Ways, off of their demo.
Challenger! are a three-piece punk band from Madrid, Spain. Their music is a mixture of some lo-fi punk rock and some distorted indie pop. Their latest album, Umlesion, features 10 tracks of indie rock tunes (be sure to check out the tune, Heart Attack, off of that album on Episode 27). The album, Umelsion, was released in 2010 through BCore Disc label. Just recently, Challenger!, uploaded more music onto their Bandcamp from their other releases (self-titled and Dilitid). On the release, Dilitid, they do a fantastic cover of the song, Police On My Back, originally by The Equals. Their song on this episode is titled, Rusty Moore, off of their self-titled release.
3. Silian Rail
Silian Rail are an instrumental duo (Robin and Eric) based in Oakland, California. Their songs are full of tasty melodies, often laced with some roller-coaster dynamics. The guitars (Robin) are often dissonant, but in that smooth sounding way with the drums (Eric) balancing the act through some intense rhythmic beats. The duo had a kickstarter project going on not too long ago for a new album and EP. The project was successful and recording soon followed. Since then, recording has finished for the new record and previews should be available soon. Check out updates on their Facebook. Music from previous releases are also streaming on their Bandcamp. Their song on this episode is from a split with the band By Sunlight. The song, Faith NC, actually comes as a digital download along with their 7”. The record was released through Side With Us Records.
4. The Big Friendly Corporation
The Big Friendly Corporation are a five-piece indie-pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band definitely has the pop-rock formula down, with some catchy tunes saturated with luscious jingles and dark, sort of black humored lyrics. They have several albums out, with a soon to be released new full length. The new song, Tonight, from the upcoming album, Nocturne, is currently streaming on the band’s Bandcamp along with a few albums and a recording of a live set. The band also plays a monthly acoustic set every second Saturday at the Beat on Fremont (for you local listeners). Their song on this episode is titled, Aim for the Head, from their 2010 release, …And So It Goes.
5. Indian School
Indian School (formerly the punk band, Audio Karate) are a five-piece from Rosemead, California. The band plays a sweet blend of pop and rock, with some heavy keys and the occasional sounds of some synthesizer in the mix. Indian School currently has five tunes up on their SoundCloud with another one being recorded. The new EP, The Cruelest Kind, will be out sometime next year on digital format as well as physical with copies of it in the UK through Walnut Tree Records. Their song on this episode first came out as a digital split with Science Fiction Theater and was released through Ewok Teeth Records. The song is titled, Elvis, and will be released on the new EP, The Cruelest Kind.