In the masses of pop-punk bands, Richmond, Virginia’s Battleghost surfaces with a promising future. With two EPs and the full length album under their belts, a third EP is just around the corner. Set for May 11, Don’t Be A Hero showcases Battleghost’s best work yet.
Saying that Catherine Powell is a hard worker is definitely an understatement. She's the mastermind behind one of the most diverse webzines around, Naked, which features everything from Nickelodeon stars to post hardcore bands. That being said, Catherine is definitely a key face behind the thriving music scene that we have today.
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Tomorrows Bad Seeds is a five piece ska-rock band from the bay area. The group formed in 2004 in Hermosa Beach, California and have often been referred to as the “Leaders of the New School.” The band has caught success with their win on MTVU’s Freshman Video Pick of the Week and with a performance on Craig Ferguson last year. The band is also finishing up their summer long journey on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. I had the utmost pleasure to listen and review some of their songs, keep reading to check out what I had to say about the band’s recent EP.
The first song I listened to was, “Warrior Poet” off of their first album “Early Prayers.” The song tells the story of a great warrior over a nice and easy rock reggae beat. The mixture of the two sounds is something I’ve never heard before and I found it to be extremely interesting and found that it made front man Moises Juarez’ voice stand out.
The next song I listened to was “Reflect.” The opening has a futuristic feel and the beat reminds me bands like Sublime and No Doubt. The chorus is what really stuck out to me. “What makes you think, you’re so damn powerful?” that line just seems stand out from the rest and it shows that the chorus can be empowering yet catchy. The song has to be my favorite out of all the tracks that I listened to.
“Ballerina Girl” was next up and it gave me that sort of Santana feel. I personally am a fan of any acoustic music and I found this to be a depictive love song and power ballad. If any performance artists are reading this, I highly suggest you choose this track for your next routines.
Next up was “Past Time” and to me this song should be listened to by anyone who is ever feeling down in some sort of way. It tells the story about all those feelings we all feel and learning how to look to something greater. Like Juarez says, “The choice is yours to survive.”
“The shape of Things” was a song of heartbreak the feelings of failure. It starts out with a piano opening and transitions smoothly into the guitar and percussions. To any broken hearted lovers out there, this song is for you.
The last song I listened to was from their latest release “The Great Escape.” The song (“The Great Escape”) is another song of empowerment and deciding to be your own person. The track also features a gang vocaled hook and as an avid music listener, gang vocals are always a plus in my book. I found the song to be a hit and have future plans to purchase the album.
Overall, I recommend Tomorrows Bad Seeds to any fans of Sublime and No Doubt and to anyone catching the last dates of warped, check them out and if your date already passed, go catch them on “The Great Escape” tour this September.