Barely Blind released a new song called “Nature Of The Beast” which you can pick up on [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nature-of-the-beast/id407706312?uo=4″ title=”Barely Blind – Nature of the Beast” text=”iTunes”]. The band also has a video for the song that you can check out below. [Read more…]
Barely Blind’s The Way We Operate is full of pop punk goodness that instantly hits your ears with “Life On Wilson Street” and continues through on “The Way Out.” Dueling vocals, bouncy bass and all the catchy pop-punk guitar riffs your ears desire are included in this package. The Way We Operate was produced by Punchline’s Steve Soboslai, which couldn’t have been a better fit for this album.
Recommended if you like: Pop-Punk, Punchline, Home Grown.
1. Life On Wilson Street
4. Crowded Room
5. 97′ Called
6. The Way We Operate
Scary Kids Scaring Kids – Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Barely Blind – The Way We Operate
Atreyu – Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Emanuel – Black Earth Tiger
Horse The Band – A Natural Death
Plain White T’s – Every Second Counts CD/DVD
Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies (Special Edition) CD/DVD
Good Charlotte – Staying Alive DVD
I’ve been listening to way too much lately. Stuff sticking out on the un-signed front comes from The Real You(think Acceptance meets Ivory) and The Thief. And if you’re into electronic-ish stuff, Murfreesboro, TN’s Mr. Satisfaction has totally been rocking my world. Best party music ever. Awesome live show, too. New Archie Star and All Time Low songs are up and amazing, too.
Pop punk, pop rock… whatever you want to call has been a big part of my life ever since Blink 182 broke it to me a decade ago. This year has been filled with a lot of pop rock releases and there is still more to come. This week is the release of Barley Blind‘s new EP, The Way We Operate. This is a great EP for fans of the genre.
How many of you were disappointed with Cartel‘s sophomore album? I found it rather a disappointment with only a few catchy songs like “Lose It”, “The Fortunate”, and “Tonight.” Other then that the album seriously put me to sleep, something I didn’t expect from a band who’s EP and first album I loved and promoted to everyone. There has been several bands in the past that I believe that this site has helped break to the mainstream and that has been Cartel and Boys Like Girls. With Cartel’s self-titled album coming in as a disappointment for me, I’m still not sure weather to blame “The Bubble” or just call it off as a sophomore slump. In the wake of this Cartel void there is a need of a great new band that we can promote here at DFO that hasn’t yet hit the radars of anyone else. Today I would like to tell you about We The Kings. The band hails from Florida and they bring a sound that I can literally say consists of a van crash between Cartel and Boys Like Girls. Crazy right? Well it happened and We The Kings will be on everyones radar in the near future but I wanted you all to know about them now before your friends do. If you have ever wondered what we really do here at Driven Far Off this is what we do, we tell you about upcoming bands before anyone else. Enjoy!
It’s been incredibly long since I’ve shown face here, let alone had time to show face here, but before I head back to Washington, here’s a quick pop-rock rec for everyone.Ã‚ From the great country that brought you Sick Puppies, Parkway Drive, and The Veronicas(!) as well as Vegemite comes Aussie’s new rock sensation The Mission In Motion.Ã‚ Their EP The Window debuted about 5 months ago, but its tracks have had a considerable staying power on my playlist over the past few weeks. With great riffs, high energy deliveries, fetching lyrics, and a breed of polished cohesiveness that’s rare in a young band, The Mission In Motion are certainly living up to their moniker.Ã‚ Check out “The Window” and “Don’t You Just Love Theater” to hear TMIM at their best.
The band is currently recording their TDR debut, The Way We Operate, with producer Steve Soboslai (Punchline). Read, listen, & watch updates in the studio all week by visiting their blog here! Check them out on their mini-tour starting next week.
06-24-07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
06-26-07 Howell, MI @ Bowl-E-Drome
06-27-07 Willow Springs, IL @ The Green Door
06-29-07 Springdale, AR @ The Pontiac
06-30-07 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
07-13-07 Humble, TX @ Fuel
07-14-07 Beaumont, TX @ Antone’s
07-17-07 Houston, TX @ Walters
07-21-07 Baytown, TX @ Community Center
08-31-07 Port Neches, TX @ The Doorway
09-01-07 Baytown, TX @ The Fallout