Oftentimes in the music world, thing can move slowly for bands. Other times, the pace of the industry moves so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Either way, when you’re good, you’re good, and eventually someone takes notice. So whether it takes you a decade to get a record deal, or you’re Rocky Loves Emily and you drop your label debut EP less than two years after forming, hard work pays off. The pop rocking, punk infused, country lace band from Detroit, Michigan released their debut EP on Tooth and Nail Records just last week. The insanely catchy American Dream is available exclusively on iTunes and in Hot Topic stores nationwide and we here at Sovereign Sound highly recommend that you snag yourself a copy ASAP.
In the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes making of the music video for their first single “Clueless”. The finished version should be up online any day now, but you can satisfy your Rocky Loves Emily craving a bit by watching this on repeat until then.
Alternative Press Presents Another Awesome Tour: “The Christmas Pageant Tour” Featuring Family Force Five and Forever The Sickest Kids
The popular publication that brings you all the latest and best in alternative, punk, and indie rock, Alternative Press Magazine, is sponsoring yet another one of its amazing tours. This time it’s a brief holiday extravaganza starting on December 1st and rocking on through to December 19th. “The Christmas Pageant” tour will feature crunk rockers Family Force Five alongside hilarious pop-punkers Forever The Sickest Kids. Special guests Secondhand Serenade and Shorelines End will also make appearances on the festive tour.
For all you long-time ska/punk loving children of the early 90’s have we got some fun for you. In early November, two of ska and punk’s most important and relevant bands will be playing four shows together on the west coast. That’s right, Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger are joining forces for four nights of all out musical debauchery. The fun begins on November 3rd at the House of Blues in San Diego, then carries on November 4th in Los Angeles, November 6th in San Louis Obispo, and finally on November 7th in Las Vegas.
(photo by Patrick Bussmann)
Hailing from Lucerne, Switzerland, indie garage outfit The Dandies, is rocking and rolling its way onto the international music scene. The band; Adrian Weber (vocals/rythym guitar), brother Eric Weber (lead guitar/vocals), and Fabian Voirol (drums); blends quintessential aspects of indie, garage, and punk to produce electrifyingly rock songs. Having crushed their recent appearance at SXSW and recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith, The Dandies show no signs of stopping before they achieve world domination. We tracked down Adrian and forced him to answer a few of our questions on writing songs, life on the road, and what’s up next for his kickass band. Read the Interview for your own good.