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1. The Objex
The Objex are a four-piece punk band based in Las Vegas, Nevada. They currently have two albums out which include Attack of The Objex (2007) and Reservations for Debauchery (2011), an EP, Bound and Gagged (2006), and a spot on a number of compilations. Their latest effort, Reservations for Debauchery, features nine tracks of punk and rock mayhem, delivered with an aggressive attitude and a multitude themes (a lot of it sexual). It's an album full of awesome punk and rock, great hooks and loads of energy. But the first track, Fingered, acts more like a disclaimer (or warning, however you look at it). The following track is the true opening song, R.S.V.P, that comes in with a tasty guitar riff followed by a strong entrance with the rest of the band. The band produced a music video for this song (check it out HERE) which features one take (no cuts) of the band playing at an underground party and various activities going on all around. A second music video was also produced for the song, Lethal Lips (check it out HERE), the closing song on the album. This video is a little more graphic than the previous one (take caution!). The Objex song on this episode is titled, Retribution, off of, Reservations For Debauchery.
2. Abandin All Hope
Abandin All Hope are a four-piece punk-pop band from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. They formed in February 2003 and since then released three albums with new songs in the works. These albums include the 24-song album, My Friends Are Dead, in which the songs were later re-recorded and released in 2007. The other two albums are An Excuse to Ramble (2007) and Victims of a Mockery (2008). The band's Facebook has shown little activity, but the last post shows a video clip of a new song. Abandin All Hope's song on this episode is titled, Bad Influence, off of, An Excuse to Ramble.
3. Victory and Associates
Victory and Associates are a rock band from the Oakland and San Francisco areas in California. The band has several releases of singles, splits and more recently, a full-length album titled, These Things Are Facts (2011). It's a very rock driven album full of varied styles, arranged in an art-rock type fashion. Really tight guitar work in the songs and quite a handful of some awesome solos (Tune Down the Guitars ('11)). A lot of key tracks on the album (You Can't Eat Prestige, You Can't Stop the Signal, Mistake Museum) sound a bit off from the rest of the songs. Their weird melodies and chord arrangement make them some of the better songs on the record though. The fuzzy basslines on, Brothers Doing if for Themselves, is really nice and one of the more prettier songs on the album (check out the song, Home is Where You Hang Your Hope, too). Really fine album and definitely road-trip friendly (check out more tunes on their Bandcamp HERE). Victory and Associates' song on this episode is titled, Funundrum, off of, These Things Are Facts.
4. Everything On Red
Everything On Red are a three-piece rock-pop band from Manchester. The band came out with their debut, Rotator, in November of 2009. A music video was produced for the song, Hearts (check it out HERE). And more recently, Everything On Red released a mini-album titled, Songs For Sirens, came out in 2011 through Lockjaw Records. Their Songs For Sirens release features six-songs of synth-laced rock backed by some sweet pop melodies. The vocal harmonies are plentiful, layered on top of some catchy power-pop guitar work, and a healthy dose of keys. What a really nice sound from their side of the world. Everything On Red's song on this episode is titled, Wishful Thinking, off of, Songs For Sirens.
5. The Bloodtypes
The Bloodtypes are a four-piece punk band from Portland, Oregon. They play punk with a progressive style, lots of power chords and thick basslines alongside some tight drumming and sharp vocals. They have a few songs up for download on their Reverbnation page HERE. Late last year, they had a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an initial run of CD's for their upcoming album. The project was successful and the band has been busy with putting it together since then. The featured song on this episode is a rough demo of the track, Be a Man, from their upcoming record. It's a really tight track, straight-forward punk rock from Portland with synthesizers filling in the background from time to time. Looking forward to listening to the final product when it comes out.