Friday, September 13, 2013
In hindsight, maybe there was a need to be in a specific mindset that would allow these ears to listen without the many daily distractions that have the mind and ears running in varied directions.
When listening to All Sensory Void one can't help but be swept away by the laid back tones and sweeping harmonies. Overall 'Psychadelic Sid and the Recklessly Abandoned' has a warm and comforting feel that never comes off as dull or flighty. Eric brings a lot of the songwriting quality that made The Nico Blues so enjoyable. James Damion
All Sensory Void Bandcamp
'Just Like My Friends'.
The bands sound draws influence from early Blink 182,
Green Day and even
Saves the Day.
Two Strike Mark manage to deliver a record that blends a sense of warmth and vulnerability with angst perfectly. Produced by former Front Bottoms touring musiician Drew Villafuerte. The aforementioned bands footprints are especially evident on 'Good Times, Great Times, Florida' and 'Pigeonhole Principle'. 'Just Like My Friends' just might be the best surprise I've had this year.
Bandcamp Get it Here
'My Fear is to be Forgotten', West New York's Ola Madrid announced they were breaking up. It's as if some A&R genius came up with the most twisted and sinister plans ever.
"They won't know what hit 'em." "We'll make millions."
Ola Madrid perfectly mix different styles and sounds that in essence allow the band to stand out without relying to heavily on genre specifications. Call it what you want. The dual vocals of guitarist/singer
Dylan Young and
Oscar Bamaca guitar/screams make for a brilliant mix.While the bands songs are both authentic and memorable.
Whether it be progressive, post, past, alternative or anything else they've come up with these days. Ola Madrid's music speaks for itself and 'My Fear is to be Forgotten' shows such.
Time will tell if this is indeed a break up or just a much needed break. Regardless of what the future holds for Ola Madrid the band has left a nice footprint on New Jersey's musical landscape. One that should assure they will not soon be forgotten. James Damion
Ola Madrid Bandcamp