Musically I am stuck in the 90’s, and with my wife home on maternity leave, she is quick to send me text messages from the first floor of our home (I work on the 3rd floor) mocking me out with comments like “1998 all day”. Like Metallica once said, “Sad but true”. My roots have always been punk rock, and for that genre, I find that there aren’t too many new bands worth listening to. The “Heartsounds” are an exception to that opinion. This band is awesome, straight up. I blogged way back about their album “Drifter”, which was my intro album to this band; blogging about how great I thought the album was. Members of this band, (formally the band “Light this City”) started Heartsounds to pursue their love for punk music. “Light this City” was more new metal, a genre that isn’t easy to separate yourself from other bands (a polite way of saying that it all sounds the same and is mostly shit), however, even “Light this City” has flashes of makes Heartsounds a great band. The guitar work is incredibly solid, reminding me of bands like “No Use for a Name” with the composition complexity of “Lagwagon”. If you were a fan of early 90’s punk music, this band is phenomenal. Their new album is looking to be no different. They have leaked 3 songs (that I know of) off their upcoming October 15th album, “Internal Eyes”, and each one is more awesome than the next. These days, I rarely sit around anticipating the release date of a new record, but this one I eagerly await.
Here are the 2 songs off “Internal Eyes” that they have released to wet the pallet:
If you enjoy listening to music from the glory days and can’t really crank it up anymore because of an infant, your infant might as well listen with you while it wears this: