|ISSUE 10.3||Fall/Winter 2000|
- ryan langhurst (Mar 20, 2001)
- Esmith (Mar 11, 2001)
The song is very reminiscent of Mighty Joe Moon-era Grant Lee Buffalo with a laid-back shuffling drum beat and great interaction between the musical melody and vocal lines. Futher, the guitar work of Jason Gonzales and the background vocals provided by Jon Chinn—who also produced—are terrific on the song.
Elsewhere on the album, Hester and company mix a sound of the Why Store and Gus, especially on songs such as "Song and Dance" and "Temporary." The last song, "Into Flames," also vocally conjurs up Frente’s version of "Bizarre Love Triangle."
The lyrics on the album are the standard singer/songwriter fare—love and loss. On "The Reason" Hester sings “The reason I believe you/it’s easy to deceive me,” and on "Into Flames," he sings “Everytime that I walk by your house/I remember when you threw me out.”
Hester seems to hold back a little on the vocals. The vocals sometimes seem a little hidden in the mix and the lyrics can lead one to wonder about the rest of the story. The album seems to lack a cohesiveness overall and could have stood a little more time in the writing process as well as in the studio.
Plan B Records, P.O. Box 1623, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-1623.
- Chad Painter (Feb 19, 2001)
On Tuesday, February 20th, turn on your radio and get the REAL scoop on the important stuff!
Columbus Ohio's Twin Cam are going to perform a live, acoustic set in the studios of Otterbein College radio, WOBN 101.5 FM "The Rock", on February 20th at 10:30pm EST.
Power pop punk rockers Mike Sammons, Mark Borror and Chad Scholtisek (TWIN CAM) will be on hand to take your calls and provide a little late evening acoustic rock to heat up a cold winter's night. Learn about the band and their plans for 2001 (did someone say new music and a compilation disc?). Call in with questions, (why did ya name the CD Columbus Day?), enjoy their replies (cuz, uh, we're from Columbus?), and be the first on your block to hum some new tunes!
For those not familiar, WOBN is the student run radio station of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. Showcasing an alternative format, The Local Buzz Show (10 to midnight on Tuesdays), features the best from the local Columbus music scene, with in-depth interviews and live performances. WOBN can be heard throughout the greater Columbus/Westerville listening area.
If you're out of range, never fear! The Internet is here!
You can LISTEN ONLINE by logging onto http://www.wobn.net, on Tuesday February 20th, and groove the night away!
Log on to the Twin Cam bandsite at http://www.twincamband.com for more news, updates on upcoming appearances and information on how to get your hands on Twin Cam's debut CD, COLUMBUS DAY.
COLUMBUS DAY is the disc that New York City-based music zine NYROCK.com reviewed as == "a respectable collection of punk-influenced power pop songs in the vein of Blink 182, Foo Fighters, and Green Day with enough hooks to keep you interested."
TWIN CAM.......More Than Just A Band...Its An Adventure!
*Internet radio feed, courtesy of Live365.com ###
- Your Friends at Impact Music Publicity (Feb 17, 2001)
- Colin (Jan 30, 2001)
- Colin Odden (Jan 30, 2001)
. The official press release went like this:
"After more than two productive years together, keyboardist Matt Ebright and Season's End have parted ways......"
Then, before you could digest what that news might mean for a band known for its dynamic and prominent interplay of guitar and keyboards, another release was issued:
"Making his Columbus Ohio debut, British guitarist Andre Simpson assumes permanent second guitar duties for the 5-year old band......"
As an independent music writer, I was instantly intrigued. Modern rock band, Season's End was not just bringing in a new member, but a new sound with an emphasis on power guitar. And, the new member wasn't just another guitar player, but, a guitarist and songwriter from Great Britain who would share those duties with Alex West, the man who had been the primary guitarist and songwriter for Season's End since its inception.
I had to talk to Alex West and Andre Simpson and find out: What's the deal??
Q: How were you affected by the loss of the keyboards that had been so much a part of the Season's End sound?
West: It fazed us a little. But, we've always considered an extra guitar and this was the perfect opportunity to do it. The instant I heard Andre play, I knew we had the answer to make us an even better band than before. We're going to be one of the few American/English hybrid bands since Fleetwood Mac that will be successful AND write great, lasting songs.
Q: How exactly did this union between Birmingham England and Columbus Ohio come about?
Simpson: A year and a half ago, I got sacked from a well paying computer programming job in England cuz I stayed up recording over night for a month with my band, highly amusing. After living in Mississippi for a year, I came here. I saw an ad on the web, talked to Alex and I realised there was something I could bring to his music and he to mine.
Q: Like what exactly?
Simpson: Alex has a natural talent with chords and song structures, I have an ear for a tune, especially a chorus. Combined, our skills have great potential.
West: I'm a melodic guitarist,good with solos and strong as a rhythm player. Andre is more ballsy, more of a lead player. Our styles work well together.
Q: Is Andre on his way to becoming a true Midwesterner?
West: He's blending in well, though I don't want Andre to become a "true mid-westerner", whatever that means. It's the little differences between us that make us interesting.
Simpson: I am happy to be playing with such talented musicians. And I feel that we've achieved a full rich sound working together.
Q: There's talk of label interest in England and rumors of a European tour. It seems like Season's End has plans to take over the world musically.
West: With our new muscular sound, we aim to effect the music world, definitely. But, we're not out to change the whole world, just the world within those who listen to us."
Season's End will be gigging around Ohio showing off their new lineup and winning new converts. Go to their website and keep updated on the changes to come! http://www.seasonsend.net
Jan. 22, 2001 Interview by Diana Zimm [email protected]
- Diana Zimm (Jan 22, 2001)
- Gretchen Bauer (Dec 17, 2000)
Fulbone - Review.
On Thur. 12/7/00, some members of Open Source Radio went down to Ruby Tuesday's to see some of the local bands that we play on our station perform live. Fulbone promotes itself as A Rock Band, and that is EXACTLY what they did. Each of their songs are driven with a powerful drum/ bass combination that makes your body move with the rhythm. Not to be outdone, the lead and rhythm guitars pound out riffs that are still going thru my head. The vocals were a mix of rock and rap that just kicked ass. Fulbone will have an album out early 2001 called "HALT". I highly recommend if you get the chance to see Fulbone perform, take it, you won't be sorry.
- Kerowax Records (Dec 12, 2000)