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Monday: Soft Deadlines – Time to Shine
Delving into the world of moody, guitar-driven dance rock, Soft Deadlines have emerged from the Phoenix garage punk scene as force to be reckoned with. Soft Deadlines is Oliver Lemke (vocals/guitar/bass), Chad Cussen (guitar/bass), and Parker Douglas (drums). A mix between Gang of Four, Television and Bloc Party, Soft Deadlines balances the fine line between catchy, dancey hooks and pensive post-punk.
Filled with slick, infectious riffs, Go Dark, the full-length follow-up to 2014’s Critic and their 2013 EP Nice Try, details how every fix only creates new problems. “Everyone is looking for a way out of something,” explains Frontman Oliver Lemke. “Maybe it’s a state of anxiety and paranoia, or a relationship, or the loneliness and guilt that follow ending a relationship. But it’s always something.”
The title Go Dark refers to a Cold War espionage term about disappearing from the radar. “You can read the title a number of different ways, but all of them are sinister,” Lemke says. “Critic is a guitar pop record with a few jagged edges. This time around we wanted to do something darker and more propulsive, drawing a bit on the Factory Records philosophy that punk music and club music could be one and the same.”
Recorded at Stem Recording in Paradise Valley and The Red Room in Phoenix, Go Dark also explores themes such as partying to dull the pain, as well as the wealth of disinformation plaguing mainstream media and the internet. Oh, and also kittens! Check out Soft Deadlines at Crescent Ballroom, Thursday November 29th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Time to Shine” below and if you love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Tuesday: Weird Radicals – Super Stoker
Weird Radicals are a rock band from Phoenix, AZ. They carry the torch of Rock Music into the 21st century through our obsession with both classic pop (ie. Beatles, Kinks, Hollies, Everly Brothers) as well as alternative rock (ie. Weezer, Pavement, Pixies, the Breeders). Andrew Cameron Cline is the singer and songwriter and played all the instruments on our singles in 2016, Nick Florence is the engineer/producer as well as the lead guitarist. See Weird Radicals live at Crescent Ballroom, Thursday November 29th and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud. Check out their song “Super Stoker” below. If you love it, vote to hear em again for Song of the Week, at the bottom of the page.
Wednesday: Love Like Fiction – Bilingual? Baby, I’m Bipolar
A pop-punk band based in Phoenix, Arizona and comprised of Nick Barker on Lead Vocals, Frankie Stapley on Guitar and Vocals, Marin Bridges on Guitar, Paul Ritchie on Bass and Tara Goltz on Drums. Love Like Fiction is the brainchild of Tara Goltz and Marin Bridges who brought the band together in July of 2018 by recruiting Nick, Frankie and Paul. This came after a few years of trying out different members and attempting to bring Love Like Fiction to life. Drawing inspiration from bands like Panic! At the Disco, Brand New, New Found Glory and Mayday Parade, Love Like Fiction’s sound is upbeat and poppy with a melancholic undertone. See Love Like Fiction at The Trunk Space, Thursday December 13th, then give em a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Biligual? Baby, I’m Bipolar” below and if you dig it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Thursday: Terra Fractal – Distance To Roam
Terra Fractal is a 5 piece psych rock band out of Tempe, Az. They blend progressive rock with pop and mainstream songwriting sensibilities that catches your ear, which then sends you on a journey through the cosmos before bringing it on home with their poetic lyrics and tasty grooves. They just launched their new album “Does Your Mind Travel” with the song “Distance To Roam” below. Give it a listen! If ya love it, vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page then give em a follow on Facebook, Bandcamp and Instagram.