They are actually playing a show tonight too. It's their record release show. Details here. Pick up the record here.
Survival Guide are currently a two-piece made up of Jaycen McKissick and Emily Whitehurst, both formerly of The Action Design. The band announced its formation sometime in April 2011. They recently released a 7” record titled, Hot Lather Machine, through Side With Us Records. The record features two songs, The Walls and Symptoms. The pop gem that is, The Walls, is a fantastic track with ambient guitars and wonderfully placed synth-work. It keeps with a consistent electronic bass in the background with some cool keyboard parts in the the foreground. On Symptoms, the track continues on with the EPs spacey themed format, but is more of an acoustic driven song and also features some pretty string arrangements as well. The EP also features a bonus digital only song titled, Escape Velocity, but in order to know what it sounds like, pick up the record. Survival Guide is a great collaborative effort between McKissick and Whitehurst. Very Good Stuff.