He Walks Alone was produced in 2009 and finished in 2010. It marks the band’s second full length release — the first in eight years, and their first one since high school, more notably. It is a concept album to boot. The concept is the story of a young guitarist who is trying to find his way in life and faces a lot of struggles in his quest for identity.
It falls roughly into the punk/alternative genre. The closest example I can come up with for a similar artist is Rise Against. Like that band, they feature fast-yet-catchy guitar riffs, emotional lyrics, and chorus-style vocals.
To date, in my opinion, Brand New has not put out a single bad record. However, when I heard that Daisy, their fourth full-length release, had landed, I was a bit reticent to listen at first. You see, ever since their sophomore release, Deja Entendu, Brand New has become increasingly complex, and that complexity requires you to approach their records like you were reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Detroit Chic braves a night of brutal metal, beautiful girls, and bully cops.
Having long heard positive things about the (almost) all girl metal act Mary Shaw, I was excited to do some coverage for Detroit Chic of the band, at last. Mary Shaw was playing at the Modern Exchange in Southgate, a venue which by day is a clothing shop in the front, and also sells local artists cds. Located just off exit 40 of I-75, the Modern Exchange is a hotbed for local talent. Behind the small shop, it holds the venue — a massive standing room and a large stage. The place is decorated with local art giving it a stylish feel.
Two Fridays back Detroit Chic landed at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to experience a little slice of ska and a minor helping of punk. Through a glorious night which featured the likes of Cheap Like Girls, Spick of It All, The Red Shift, and Mustard Plug (all local), Detroit Chic writers Jason Mick and Anna Kotov were battered bruised, but had a great time. The bands put on a power packed performance that did not disappoint…
Band: Streetlight ManifestoAlbum Title: Somewhere In the BetweenRelease Date: November 13, 2007Grade: Must have!