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New Music: The Things They Carried

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Videos with tags , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by Randy

Long Island’s The Things They Carried, or 3TC as they are affectionately called by their hometown fans, is a band on a mission. After recording their first EP “Attention Crisis” in spring of 2009, the band hit the road with a vengeance touring the east coast for just over a year. By summer of 2010 3TC knew it was time to head into the studio again and make a record. “We wanted to create something that all of us were equally excited about. We wanted every song to be as good as the next, no fillers!” singer/songwriter Steve Schwartz explains. The band headed to Shoreline, Washington just outside of Seattle to work with famed producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Pierce The Veil, Isles and Glaciers, Fall of Troy). With Casey on board the band knew that this record would be exactly everything they wanted and everything that there fans would hopefully want.

Released on Dec.17th 2010. The album titled “There’s Something I Can’t Tell Anyone” talks about many issues that people can relate to whether it be a relationship gone sour, feeling like you don’t belong, a secret that you’re afraid to share with anyone, or self image issues. “I like to write about issues that people don’t really talk about and keep locked inside” explains Steve Schwartz. 3TC

has definitively created a sound they can call their own, while including aspects that fans love to hear. The band’s ability to switch from intense screaming and heavy breakdowns to epic sing along choruses will keeping you asking, “What’s Next?” Live, 3TC, leaves it all on the stage. “Without an amazing live show to back up a record, you can’t really move forward” says drummer Andy Illiano.

With a 2011 tour in the works The Things They Carried are focused on making their mark and continuing to write music that they are proud of and hopefully inspires others. The bands philosophy is best summarized by frontman Steve Schwartz: “Music, we believe is about taking risks, putting yourself out there, and hopefully people grab on to it.”

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thethingstheycarriedband

Myspace: www.myspace.com/thethingstheycarriedband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tttcband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/tttcband1 

 

The Rock Tribune artist watch: RAINS

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News with tags , , , on October 31, 2011 by Randy

Hailing from a small town in northern Indiana, Jeff Rains understands the meaning of hard work, struggles, and life’s challenges. The talented artist is driven, serious, and committed to his beautiful young family and his career. Featuring his brother Joe on drums, Joe Pitter on bass, and Jason Anderson on guitar, Rains commands the stage with a powerful sound and raw emotion that draws the audience in from the first phrase. Rains is a band for the people, and it’s about time. People need a band to get behind and a band to believe in; they need a band that can make them proud. Nothing trendy – something real. Stories, the debut album from Rains, offers a window into the heart and soul of “the American Dream.” The poignant lyrics reveal that Jeff Rains is wise beyond his years, a keen observer of life and human behavior. The first single, “Liar”, was a Top 15 hit on SiriusXM Octane, and the second single, “Look In My Eyes”, will be hitting radio in mid-September.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rainsmusic

Myspace: www.myspace.com/rainsband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rainsband

Official: www.rainsmusic.com 

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