Hanging out with the Roy Sludge at Radio seemed like a nice way to end a vacation.*
* It was.
For anyone keeping track at home, Daykamp Music TV now features more than 300 videos from over 150 bands. Videos like the new trippy beach clip from Art Decade and this summertime feel-gooder from Fat Creeps. Speaking of summer, we’ve got “Summer” by Buffalo Tom in there, too! Maybe surfing is your thing. Or ridin’ your bike. Or skateboarding. Whether you’re into bikinis or gorilla suits, there’s a video for everyone on Daykamp Music TV. So, find a nice air conditioned place to chill and check out some music.
Ryan Jackson Troika made Make Music Harvard Square sound like a classic Woodstock jam. Impressive stuff.
The Jersey Switch
Reverse are a force of nature that appreciates both the calm and the storm on The Jersey Switch. While other bands may let their fury go unchecked, Reverse unleash a controlled maelstrom that draws the listener in. Just check out “Permission”; plodding verses lead to a chorus of guitars that explode and drums that pound you into submission. Or witness the loud/quiet/loud of “Ugliest”. Or “Bright” and “Ridiculous,” with guitars that buzz and sing in supersaturated glory. Feedback and noise abound but never threaten to take over the songs. Ian Kennedy’s vocals are often soaring and distorted. Mike Piehl relentlessly smashes away behind the drum kit. The man has power and groove. There is no escape. Reverse owns you now.
Reverse proved they are one of the best bands around with The Jersey Switch. They proved it again (and topped themselves) on 2009’s Monkey Mind. And we haven’t even talked about what a monster live band they are…
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