Interview With:: New Politics
Last week our writer and photographer, Eric Riley, had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the guys from New Politics before their show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (you can check out Eric’s photos from the show here)!
See what the guys had to say about playing Firefly, signing to DCD2, and if fans can expect to hear new music soon! Check out the interview below!
Review:: Pineapple Grenade | Ballyhoo!
Pineapple Grenade is the latest album from Ballyhoo!, a four piece punk rock reggae band from Aberdeen, Maryland. Since I’m the guy that likes to make lots of comparisons to other artists, I’ll go ahead and do that here. The first two bands that immediately popped in my head were Sublime and Green Day, which funny enough they list as influences on their Facebook page. In addition to that, you’ll likely make connections to early 2000’s Drive-Thru Records staples Home Grown and Rx Bandits, as well as more recent bands like All Time Low. Those are some that popped in my head at least.
“No Good”, a song produced by Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome sounds like it could be on Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane album. That is not meant as a disparaging comment. You can always tell a band is strong when they can throw a song on an album that is different from what the rest of the album sounds like, but still fits in.
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