Who: J and the 9s are one of my favorite bands. They are a glam punk band originally from NYC, currently based in LA.
What: They have released three new singles in the last few months. Check out all of their music at the links below. Share with your friends and maybe some strangers. (Then they won’t be strangers, right?)
Why: J and the 9s have an RV with a stage on top. They love animals, babies and rock n’ roll.
Why: In the words of EDM artist Son of Michel: “I’m an edm artist and music producer who loves blending genres and making sounds that will hopefully catch the attention of more ears as I continue to create. I felt this song x10 and felt I could give it some Son of Michel dub to match that Dig Two Graves energy. On god. Hell Yeah brother. Gucci smoochy.”
Card Reader of Long Island have a new album available in all of the usual places. Hopefully, they will become a “familiar voice” to everyone. So far I enjoy their music more than I expected. It was a pleasant surprise.
Check out their video for “Familiar Voices” so you can also have something pleasant in your day . . . in a totally rockin’ way of course.
“Where Have All My Friends Gone” by BOYO- aka Robert Tilden- is different than most of the music that I listen to. It seems like he is doing things differently than before. The musician had a health scare in 2017, which led to a long road to recovery. So here he is after a few years with a new album.
“The experience shaped my perspective but it inherently shaped the album as well,” Tilden says. “I use music to work through my problems and things I don’t understand, so this record has been a one-sided therapy session in a way. It doesn’t have to be this brooding, dark thing; it can be more connective.”
It reminds me of some shoegaze music but not anything specific. My favorite songs on the album are “Southern Gothic” and “Forget It.” BOYO is experimenting with his sound. It’s cool though. I’m always interested in hearing a person’s story through music or writing.
I’d like to listen to this album at a hipster coffee shop somewhere. I don’t have any friends either. Maybe there will be future friends at the coffee shop. We could bond over how creepy the cover of this album. It’s the stuff of my nightmares but I cannot look away.
Anyway, check out BOYO’s links if you get a chance.
Meet Me At The Altar’s EP, Bigger Than Me, has all of the energy that most of us wish we had.
Their style is pop punk. I think they would still be a good band if they went a little more punk or even if they were more pop. They could be successful in whatever genre they choose.
The band name reminds me of that 90s song, “Let’s Get Married.” I wonder if Meet Me At The Altar would ever do a remake. It would probably be cool.
All of the band members are from different states. It’s a miracle that they even met. They are making the long distance band relationship work.
If I listened to this album while working on re-doing the floors, would I make more progress? Totally possible. DIY projects require a lot of energy. Meet Me At The Altar could be the band that gets me through the next few weeks.
Who is in the band?
Edith Johnson – Vocalist – GA Téa Campbell – Guitarist – FL Ada Juarez – Drummer – NJ Kaylie Sang – Touring Guitarist El Xiques – Touring Bassist