Formed in 2005 by Mike Longo (guitar, vocals) and Joe Lambiaso (drums), My Summer quickly established themselves as a staple of New York’s indie rock scene, picking up band members Dave Ferrara (guitar) and Joe Gruber (bass) along the way. Before year’s end, they released their first EP.
The independent band’s first full-length album, City By The Sound, is a record comprised of 11 coming-of-age tracks reminiscent of bands like The Script, Parachute, OAR, and Maroon 5. Their music combines the best of pop-rock with a musical sensibility. Eric, the group’s vocalist and primary songwriter, cites artists like Stevie Wonder and Sara Barielles as his key influences for writing catchy pop songs with intricate melodic foundations.
The Long Island rock band Sainthood Reps have recently signed to Tooth & Nail Records. The band will also be performing at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas at the Tooth & Nail Showcase on March 19 at Bat Bar.
As 2010 drew to a close, the band partnered with Tooth & Nail Records to begin working on their debut full-length, produced by Long Islander Mike Sapone (Brand New, Crime in Stereo, The Xcerts) and slated for release in 2011.
Sainthood Reps began when Francesco Montesanto created and recorded four-demos and played them for his longtime musical companion, guitarist Derrick Sherman. Knowing that he was unrefined, Montesanto hoped to entice Sherman into joining his musical endeavor because of his experience and similar musical interests, and thought he could turn his project into something worth pursuing more seriously.
In the spirit of the holiday season, Long Island band NGHBRS are giving away a free download of “American Junk” off their new EP, Hellomind.
Formed in the summer of 2009, NGHBRS (pronounced Neighbors), made it their mission to create the most unique musical project they possibly could. After months of writing and collaborating, Ian Kenny (vocals/keys), Jordan Schneider (drums), Tommy Fleischmann (guitar), and Eric Vivelo (bass), were confident in their newfound sound.
Indie band The Jett Blackk Heart Attack have released their awesome video for their hit single “Hell Or High Water” off the album Needle To The Groove.
The 2-day nonprofit event will give back to the community that has given so much already. The Holiday Festival will be giving all proceeds toAngel Tree; an organization devoted to children whom are not fortunate enough to celebrate this coming holiday season with a parent or parents due to imprisonment. For more on Angel Tree go to AngelTree.com.
The presale options include the physical CD, the vinyl which includes two bonus tracks, or a package deal which includes a download card with an extra b-side. In addition to those, the first 200 preorders will receive a signed poster. Anyone who preorders the album will also get an exclusive download to “Woolen Blankets,” a new song off Varuna.
Varuna is a musical masterpiece – instrumentally, rhythmically and lyrically. Fans of His Old Branches will embrace this album for its beautiful melodies and cohesive arrangements.
Varuna is a musical masterpiece – instrumentally, rhythmically and lyrically. Fans of His Old Branches will embrace this album for its beautiful melodies and cohesive arrangements. Varuna does stem away from their last EP, with more experimentation musically including interesting new sounds and effects. With its musical variety and impeccable production, Varuna is a contender as one of the best albums of 2010.
“We all worked very hard on making this album exactly what we wanted it to be, and we’re proud of the result,” said Mason Maggio, vocalist and guitarist. “We wanted to make sure we created something that would be consistent but not boring, and we feel that we succeeded in that.”