For starters, I'm going to see All Time Low this coming weekend. A great way to bid adieu to August, right? As if things couldn't get better in my concert-going sector of life, Between the Trees is coming back to town on the 10th. Having seen them multiple times over the past three years, it's safe to say that they are one of the most dedicated and talented bands around. They'll be promoting and playing new songs off of their new album, Spain, which just recently dropped. The single "We Can Try" has been featured on MTV.com. It's so strange watching a band in a crowd of twenty and then seeing them on, debatably, the most influencial music channel of our time. Be sure to find out more about BTT at: http://www.betweenthetrees.net/
Futhermore in music news, Flying Machines' self-titled album drops September 22! For all of my faithful readers, you're all very aware of the fact that I completely dig this band. They are phenomenal, without a doubt, and have nothing but great success awaiting them, if you ask me. The upcoming release is available for pre-order through Best Buy at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9496654&st=flying+machines&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=2018603. I'm so incredibly excited for this album. It's something I'll be able to jam to all fall long and never get tired of; something that is extremely rare to come by these days.
Last but not least, a movie of epic proportions that needs to hit the silver screen faster! Youth In Revolt, starring the meek and mild Michael Cera. Honestly, who doesn't like the kid? The entire concept of the movie is genious, yet hilarious all the same. Between love and rejection, the creation of a devious alter-ego, and becoming the target of a full-blown manhunt, Cera will certainly reveal to us his clandestine, rebellious side this fall!
- Lindsay :)
Naples, Florida was beautiful! Aside from the 12 hour drive and excessive amount of sunbathing senior citizens hogging the sand, I had a great time with my family. I came home with a tan and new seashells, who could possibly ask for more?
So, overall, I'm completely satisfied with my summer. Sure, I didn't quite reach a few of the goals I had set for myself, such as learning how to play guitar and reading a book a week, but I made memories and friends that I'll always remember. I feel like I can go to college in the fall feeling accomplished and a better person. Who could possibly be unhappy with that feeling, c'mon!
Hailing from New York, New York, the quartet consisting of guitarist Wlaysewski, front man/vocalist and pianist William R. George, bassist Evan Joyce, and drummer Ken Weisbach formed in February of 2006. Fate stepped in when William R. George was trying out to play bass for a band Wlaysewski was in. "When I heard his voice I KNEW that there was a new band that needed forming, with him on lead vocals...and Flying Machines was formed," said Wlaysewki.
Like any successful and imaginative band, Flying Machines makes sure to draw influences from several different genres of music, new and old alike. Classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and Black Sabbath are a few of the band's main sources of inspiration, which Wlaysewki describes as "dirty, heavy, and visceral." They also rely on more upbeat, melodic artists such as Billy Joel and Keane to perfect their unique breed of indie rock. Enjoying a wide variety of music suits the band, and according to Wlaysewki, "when we tour around I burn CD's and they are super eclectic to make everyone in the van happy!"
Over the last three years, Flying Machines have made many major accomplishments, such as getting signed to the Meteor17/EMI label and having Spencer Proffer as their manager. "Spencer is tireless and amazing at his job, has gotten a lot of opportunities in our corner,and has put us in front of a lot of people," said Wlaysewki.
At the pace Flying Machines is currently rising, the sky's the limit. The dedicated musicians of the band have goals and dreams for the future, which they hope to fulfill over the next couple of years. Wlaysewki gave insight into those aspirations saying, "In five years I hope we are on our 3rd CD, touring, and living off of music exclusively! This is what I want to do for the rest of my life; live the dream of being in a great band!"