Saturday, September 29, 2012

More new music-Stars in Stereo and The Algorithm

It's Saturday, Friends.  Time to treat you with some new music we found on the web.

The first item is from a band called Stars in Stereo.  They have a female lead singer who sounds a lot like Demi Lovato, but less poppy.  The music is sort of a melodic rock/metal hybrid that really works.  The song is really hooky and catchy.  It will appear on the band's self-titled EP due out this fall.  This song came with an official music video, but the embedding was disabled so I had to post one without the video.  The Broken is mostly about domestic violence and how frightening it can make the streets for the victim.  Now, when most bands 'speak out' with their music, it comes across as a 'holier than thou' attitude.  I dislike political lyrics, but let's face it.  Domestic violence isn't cool.  Years ago Adema did a song about domestic violence and it was terrible.  I like The Broken much better.  Here is the non-video version:

The second item is a real trip.  The Algorithm creates electronic music that sounds like rock.  This video appears to be footage of a live show.  The band seems to consist of a dude playing with a switchboard and another banging away at the drums (although some of the drum lines are obviously programmed).  I actually found this track to be pretty cheesy, but addictive in some shameful way.  Watching the guy rocking out with a switchboard is awkward.  You just have to see it.  This track fits very much into the realm of techno.  Check out Polymorphic Code below.

As always, thanks for reading!

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