Energetic New Music from Steel Phantoms

steelSummertime is perfect for turning the knob up to eleven and letting yourself free from the mundane activities, though I guess some of us do have to sit in offices…sorry BGray. This new tune from Steel Phantoms is perfect for rocking out; the guitars come in and heavy and fast from the get-go, allowing you feel the energetic push the band’s proposing.  If you’re sitting in your chair tapping your toes, as you should be, then you can find a copy of the band’s new self-titled EP coming your way on July 16th.  Let’s celebrate and rock it out today!

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Download: Steel Phantoms – Matt LeBlanc [MP3]

Steel Phantoms Kicks Out the Indie Jams

steelphantomsI’m thoroughly impressed by the work of the duo, Steel Phantoms.  When I first heard this track, I thought the group might approach the sound of Dodos, but they totally turned it up a notch, adding a more raucous element with the pounding of the drum section.  Sure, they mellow out momentarily in parts, but the whole of the track is much more forceful.  The band has a new self-titled EP that’s heading your way on July 16th, and it’s figuring to have a heavy spot in your summertime rotation, combining sprawling indie rock with energetic anthems.

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Download: Steel Phantoms – Curtain Call [MP3]

Show Review: Islands @ The Parish (7/6)

Many people were over at La Zona Rosa last night grooving to Edward Sharpe, and I get the attraction–there are some good tunes there.  But, for me, it came down to choosing the guy from the Unicorns, not the guy from IMA ROBOT (Edward).  On top of that, I have to admit that its hard to dislike anything Islands do.  Follow the jump for the full review and fancy photos.

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Islands @ The Parish (7/6)

Date Tuesday, July 6th
Location Parish
Doors 800p
Tickets $10 HERE

When haven’t we been fans of Islands?  Since the split of his old band, we’ve loved everything Nic Diamonds has done, and Islands is no exception.  They’ll be making their way through town, and as things have been slow as of late, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to catch a great band in our fair city.  You’ll also get a chance to watch Steel Phantoms and Active Child, the opening bands, who have also been building a name for themselves.  So why not go check out this great show? Excatly, you have no reason, so we’ll see you there.

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Download: Islands – Vapours [MP3]