Ninjaspy are a group of brothers from Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. Ninjaspy's debut album, Pi Nature, is thirteen tracks of aggressive rock and hardcore, with occasional ska and reggae elements. With this type of fusion, these songs often carry a layer of mysticism and funk, with a bit of experimental phrases, especially on tracks such as Pure Sketch and Evolution of the Skid. But Ninjaspy doesn't sound like a ska band playing hardcore music, but instead more like the other way around. And it sounds very good. The song that appears on this episode is titled, Circle Pity, off of Pi Nature.
2. Eken Is Dead
Based in Los Angeles, California, this four piece formed in late 2007 and since then has crafted a sound of aggressive metal and alternative with influences of funk and rock. Eken is Dead has played a large number of shows this year, including one recently with hard-rock act, Helmet. The band will play its last show of the year on December 18, along with Pulley! Along with an EP, The Dead Ascend, Eken is Dead also released a full length in 2008 titled, Amendment, on Blacksound Records. The song featured on this podcast is titled, Condition, off of the album, Amendment.
3. Prize Country
The track, What We're Made Of, opened up the very first episode of this podcast. That track came off the band's last release, With Love...The track on this episode comes off a self-release split with Traindoge. The track is called, Slick Your Hair Back.
4. Abandon the Raft
Coming from San Diego, California, Abandon the Raft is a mixture of hard-rock and alternative music. More than that, Abandon the Raft's music also streams of ambiance, often with slow, but very dark and powerful melodies. This is best heard on the band's first album, Concept Paradox, released in late 2009. Just recently, Abandon the Raft released a new EP titled, House of Gold. The four-song EP mirrors the band's original sound, but with newly added electronic undertones. The title track showcases a pop-rock side to Abandon the Raft. The song that appears on this episode is titled, Pendulum, off of the album, Concept Paradox.
This five piece is originally from the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, but now currently reside in Orange County, California. The members of Pacifica are Kika Diama (vocals), Jay Donato (guitar), Ikaika Trujillo (bass, vocals), John Mata (guitar), and Ricky Jumper (drums). The band has several releases in its discography, including the 2008 EP, Transient Colors, and the more recent, The Process of Illumination. Pacifica released the four song EP earlier this year and made it available as a free download on their website. The featured track on this episode is titled, We Consider Everything, off of The Process of Illumination.