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New Noise: Strange Birds

30 Jul

By Allison Flaker

Strange Birds is a transcendental dream; a fluttery and feathery journey through a whimsical forest. Their melancholy self-titled EP is clean, airy and offers the simplest instrumentation, stripped of elaborate orchestration. Their lovely and intimate music is to be paired with a sun-lit afternoon at the beach soaking up California’s golden coast with some Thoreau in hand.

This folk duo from Irvine made up of Aidin Sadeghi and Bret Leinen know how to induce just the right amount of tranquility without rocking you gently into a coma. As many other great musicians do, these two met each other through the local music scene in Orange County. It didn’t take long for them to begin collaborating together and release an EP. The result was something pure, organic and the evidence of a fruitful friendship. The album, which was posted on their bandcamap site in March, has since received more than 600 downloads. The two haven’t spent much of their time performing but that seems to be changing. With only a few recent appearances, the guys have two upcoming shows at Detroit Bar, which will hopefully lead to more.

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New Noise: Letters to the Editor

12 Jul

By Jason Morash

Throughout the mythological spectacle that is called rock history, success comes from the families––especially siblings. Great bands such as Van Halen, AC/DC, and Heart have relied on the strength of fraternity/sorority to help them gain the status of superstardom. With this in mind, a fresh new band has better odds of making it by having a pair of siblings.

Letters to the Editor has two.

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New Noise: ElectronicMeat

7 Jul

By Luke Messimer

A friend of mine once told me that it’s not the name of the band that makes the music, it’s the music that makes the name. This was said after discussing how it seems that a lot of bands with awful names have great music and a lot of bands with great names have awful music. Fullerton’s ElectronicMeat, for me, is a band with a great name and great music. Who wouldn’t want to listen to ElectronicMeat? What is ElectronicMeat? “The idea of ElectronicMeat revolves around helping people. All we want to do is satisfy our’s and your soul, nothing more,” says keyboardist and co-lead singer Tysen Cahill. If that quote isn’t enough for you to jump on this band, I don’t know what is. Continue reading

New Noise: Preacher’s Sons

30 Jun

By Ashley Eliot

Forming just last fall, Fullerton folk rock band Preacher’s Sons is Oklahoma-raised brothers Brandon and Jeremy Pfaff. And yes, they are really the sons of a preacher and a “caring and humble” one says Brandon, lead vocalist and guitarist.

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