Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Storm On The Horizon

Today I decided to group 2 bands together merely by name alone. They don't share a lot in common musically other than a dark tone to their music. First up is I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness from Austin, TX. Now don't let the name fool you into thinking this is emo or anything. They owe more to The Cure and other brooding 80's bands then to say My Chemical Romance. They have only released 1 album Fear Is On Our Side and 1 EP I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness. Slip on in the darkness is fine:

"The Owl"

"According To Plan"

"Last Ride Together"

Next is Darker My Love from Los Angeles, CA. They were formed by Tim Presley (vocals/guitar) who does most of the bands imagery as he is a visual artist and Andy Granelli (drums) both formerly of the band The Nerve Agents. They have 3 albums to date including Darker My Love, 2 and their newest release Alive As You Are. Their first 2 albums definitely had a moodier vibe with their 2nd starting to come out of the shadows a bit more but their latest is a bit of a different sound for them. Very mellow and leaning more towards the acoustic than the sonic blasts. Get a feel:

"Helium Heels"

"Summer Is Here"

"Two Ways Out"

"Talking Words"

2 great bands that each deliver something new and exciting with each release. I Love You...are in the studio working on their follow up so I'm eager to see what their second album holds. Something for the dark side in all of us...

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