Hey hey hey Colorado music lovers, what better way to spend a chilly December night then at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs with one of Canada’s most beloved and popular indie rock bands? That’s right, Tokyo Police Club is blazing through your great state on December 13th and, in our everlasting effort to please you, the Sovereign Sound has scored a pair of tickets to give to one lucky reader for FREE. That’s right, you can get a hot pair of complimentary tickets in your anxious little hands simply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us why YOU deserve to win.
Interview With Denver’s Newly Revamped The Battleship Agenda & A Free Download of Their New Single “Houses”
Earlier this year, the people of Denver were hit with the bad news that one of their staple local bands, the Battleship Agenda, was taking an idefinite hiatus. The pop-punk rock band had been making waves on the local scene, playing shows across Colorado and placing high in radio sponsored competitions like 93.3‘s Big Gig and Hometown for the Holidays. But when 2010 arrived, vocalist Kat Barnes quit, followed by bassist Kellen Niemeier. The band chose bass player Casey Ottmann to fill both of the vacant shoes. Playing bass and taking over vocals, along with Nick Ferro, Ottmann joined just in time to be a part of the The Battleship Agenda performance on the Ernie Ball Stage at Van’s Warped Tour. So close to being complete again, the band suffered another loss when original member Tyler Call called it quits. Enter Keoni Akina, a long time friend of the band to take Call’s place, and The Battleship Agenda is back in full swing and ready to spout it’s musical prowess across Denver and beyond. The band was kind enough to answer a few questions for Sovereign Sound:
You may remember back in August there was a Sovereign Sound post about how two indie bands from Colorado managed to completely devour the snobby LA music scene with killer performances at Cinespace. Well one of those bands, elctro alt rock powerhouses The Epilogues, has just released their first music video for their single “Hunting Season”- and you won’t believe your squinty music-loving eyes. The video, directed by Colorado resident Dylan Novak, bears a look of professionalism well beyond that of a first-time, low-budget, musical project. The young Novak’s undeniable talent radiates throughout the three and a half minute mini-film, as does the band’s made-for-fame theatrics. Each member looks perfectly natural in front of the lens, especially frontman Chris Heckman with his passionate gestures and sultry facial expressions. The outdoor setting for the video perfectly compliments the serenly beautiful and spooky song. Check out this masterpiece and dare to tell me you disagree.