The Great Heights Band – “rad-pop.”
We’re rolling into another awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!
THE GREAT HEIGHTS BAND’S sophomore effort, “rad-pop.”, is big and bold. The album was just released on CI RECORDS, and brings together a diverse mix of pop, punk, nerd, and indie rock, with nods to a retro aesthetic and good old fashioned rock and roll. After touring for a couple of years on their debut LP, “Song in Eastern Standard Timing (SEIST)”, the band wanted to follow it up with a record that was fun and eclectic, but also stood out on its own. THE GREAT HEIGHTS BAND is on tour now bouncing between the east and west coast, if you can’t catch them as they come through, make your way to CI RECORDS to get your copy of “rad-pop.” today!
BAND NAME: The Great Heights Band (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Bandcamp / SoundCloud / YouTube)
LABEL NAME: CI Records
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When you are a legendary Oi! band that has been around for 20 years, how do you shake things up and stay fresh? You add LARS FREDERIKSEN from RANCID to your lineup! “Althergebracht” (German for “Traditional”) is the latest from the German powerhouse and many believe it is their best record yet! 20+ years into their career and the best has yet to come. Grab an ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ Smoke and ‘Red’ splatter copy from PIRATES PRESS RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Stomper 98
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
SHANE ENHOLM wrote the majority of the songs on this album while doing prison time for robbing banks (25 banks total). In the eighties, SHANE cut his teeth as the guitarist for L.A. Punk band The Flower Leperds, but many think none of his previous work measures up to the quirky, autobiographical brilliance of the song writing on this album. You can get “Divine American Pariah” on OUTRO RECORDS now!
BAND NAME: Shane Enholm
LABEL NAME: Outro Records (Website / Instagram)
THE STONEWALL VESSELS started in late 2011 as an acoustic trio. The band soon developed their sound into a 5 piece full-electric band. The band takes influence from a very diverse group of artists ranging from modern rock bands like Circa Survive to 90s Hip Hop/R&B artists including Biggie Smalls and Erykah Badu. This diverse range of influences gives THE STONEWALL VESSELS a unique yet relatable sound. “Through The Weird & Wild” was written over the span of 4 years. The album captures the emotions of struggle, self reflection and sacrifices made, and is available now!
BAND NAME: The Stonewall Vessels
LOWERCASE NOISES is an ambient/instrumental band that makes music that can serve as background music without getting in your way, but can also provide some nice subtlety and interest with closer listens. Using only a guitar and synthesizer (with one piano part exception on one track) it was kept it as minimal as possible. Available in a unique tri-color combination, you can order it now or hang tight as LOWERCASE NOISES has some tour dates coming soon…
BAND NAME: Lowercase Noises
This is RUSSIAN GIRLFRIENDS third release on ORANGE WHIP RECORDS! This is a limited 7” split with REDBUSH and will be available for digital download on RUSSIAN GIRLFRIENDS bandcamp page. No current tour in the works, but the summer hasn’t even started yet so keep an eye out!
BAND NAME: Russian Girlfriends (Bandcamp / Facebook)
LABEL NAME: Orange Whip Records
Winner of American Idol 2010 / Season 9, LEE DEWYZE has been running strong ever since! He has performed over 400 shows since 2013, including colleges, festivals, and headline shows- his seventh album, “Paranoia” is out now! Debuting at #1 on the iTunes alt chart, you can only get the vinyl or cassette from NO TREND RECORDS! LEE DEWYZE has several shows coming up in May all across the country, don’t miss out!
BAND NAME: Lee DeWyze
LABEL NAME: No Trend (vinyl/cassette) :: Shanachie (CD / digital)
CLAIRE MORALES is a Denton, TX native who has been performing shows since she was 13. After a few releases and a lot of shows, including SXSW, “All That Wanting” her second full-length album releases June 29th with a west coast tour to immediately follow. “All That Wanting” is dreamy, hazy, sometimes scary rock n roll. The album explores desire as a mythic force, capable of inspiring, creating and destroying. Find out more at her website!
BAND NAME: Claire Morales
ELDER BROTHER is a side project of Story So Far. Their second album, ‘Stay Inside’ is out now on PURE NOISE RECORDS, catch them at a few upcoming shows in May and June, or check out their new single, “No Reason”!
BAND NAME: Elder Brother (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
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