Posted on June 24, 2008 by popwreckoning
Christofer Drew, the brainchild behind the Joplin, Mo. Cinderella story nevershoutnever! is a prime example of how the internet has become the kind of marketing tool today that MTV was in the 1980′s.
Averaging 20,000 hits a day for streams of music from an EP recorded in his basement, Drew showed the world that with the help of MySpace and great word of mouth, anyone with worthwhile work ethic can start a monumental snowball effect towards success. Drew went from from self recording to headlining midwest tours to having his tracks featured in radio markets like 107.7 The End, based out of Seattle, Wa. Of course, playing dates in support of Meg and Dia and Jamestown Story probably haven’t hurt his numbers either.
nevershoutnever! appear to be aimed in the direction of a bright future. The group plans to launch it’s Yippee EP in July, followed by a tour in support of the release. Fans of The All American Rejects and Dashboard Confessional will love this EP for its poppy structures and reaching vocals, while supporters of the Augustana movement will be able to get behind the cut’s catchy piano work. But you don’t have to take my word for it, as Popwreckoning has been blessed with the ability to launch an exclusive stream of Yippee‘s final track “dare4distance,” for fans of the band and our site to discover. You can find it here:
You can also catch nevershoutnever! on tour:
Jun 28 @ The Foundry / Joplin, MO (acoustic)
Jul 09 @ VIP – Fan Club Show / NYC
Jul 19 @ The 1C / Columbus, NE (w/ Jamestown Story)
Jul 23 @ The Foundry / Joplin, MO (w/ Sky Eats Airplane, Breathe Carolina, A Skylit Drive)
Aug 24 @ The Foundry / Joplin, MO (w/ Meg and Dia)
Aug 30 @ Foundry Fest / Joplin, MO
nevershoutnever!: myspace | merchnow
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Posted on April 29, 2008 by popwreckoning
Recent Doghouse Records signing Mansions will be performing at this weekend’s Bamboozle 2008,not once, not twice, but three times over the course of this weekend’s annual Bamboozle Festival at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
The band is performing in part to celebrate the release of their upcoming self-titled EP on June 17th, and in part to announce the forthcoming full-length release, New Best Friends, later this year.
Set times are as follows:
Saturday, May 3, 2008
12:30-1pm: Bamboozle TV Stage aka “The Bubble”
Full Band performance
5:30-6pm: Wayne’s Golden Ticket VIP Tent
Sunday, May 4, 2008
5:30-6pm: Wayne’s Golden Ticket VIP Tent
Doghouse Records: website | myspace
Bamboozle: website | myspace
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Posted on January 21, 2008 by popwreckoning
There’s nothing wrong with having guilty pleasures. Hell, I have too many to list. However, I will go so far as to admit that I have a pretty strong addiction to really good, well-written power-pop music. Among my iTunes “Most Listened To” list, you can find tracks from Bleed America by Jimmy Eat World, both the Hey! Album and Readysexgo by Marvelous 3, Now You See Inside by SR71, and all three Motion City Soundtrack albums. There is just something really fun about straight forward, three-chord pop riffs with underlining tongue and cheek songwriting and lyrics that only break for guitar solos as thick and heavy as California fog. I can’t lie; it makes me want to do kick flips while jumping off my couch Tom Cruise-style in order to get more height on my rock-star kick.
Isn’t that the sign of a good band? Something addicting enough to make you helpless to the fact that you look like a complete tool? They are the inspiration for our singing while the car next to us dies in laughter and the reason why we fall in the show while executing a kick-ass air guitar solo. They bring out some of our most embarrassing moments while also allowing us the freedom to do as we please. It is because of that, that Jet Lag Gemini can make me want to shake my moneymaker, and care less who is watching me do so.
Riff for riff, Jet Lag Gemini is one of the tightest bands in the business. What’s more, is that this band has reached such talent levels at such a young age; two of the three members can’t drink legally at their shows. Despite their age, their music exceeds the expectations set for most pop-punk and power-pop outfits. On Fire the Cannons the percussion is tight, and surprisingly used in a very unique manner for albums of this type. Dan Diliberto’s drum stylings seem to compliment the composition of the album rather than simply show up as a tool to keep rhythm for the dramatic guitar riffs and vocal patterns. The band’s first single, “Run This City” reminds me of early All American Rejects, with a Warped Tour meets radio-friendly feel. Everyone wins right? But like most radio bands, Jet Lag Gemini doesn’t stop there. Creating a disc full of quality tracks like “Fit to Be Tied” and “Just Say How,” Fire the Cannons is a strong listen beginning to end. And I wouldn’t be shocked if these boys became the next big thing.
Look for Jet Lag Gemini’s, Fire the Cannons January 22nd on Doghouse Records.
Jet Lag Gemini’s Homepage
Jet Lag Gemini’s Myspace
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