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The Receiving End Of Sirens recently posted an explanation to the title of their new album, The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi:

The title, The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi stems from a book written by a late 16th century astronomical theorist by the name of Johannes Kepler and the publication just fascinated the band. Kepler?s theory suggested that each of the 9 planets in our solar system produced tones as they orbited the sun. Throughout the orbit, Venus would stay a consistent note that was considered the 6th in relation to the rest of the planets. As Earth would shift its tonality, it would create the effect of the notes moving from the major 6th to the minor 6th and back and forth. This is where the ?Mi Fa Mi? comes into action, symbolizing the corresponding syllables when singing a scale in relation to the notes of the earth {Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do}. Kepler further concurred that the Earth ?singing? Mi Fa Mi could truly stand for Misery, Famine, Misery and ultimately, that is the song the Earth and Venus continued to sing. Misery, referring to an empty place and Famine, referring to the appetite or thirst for things.

Here’s the press release for The Receiving End Of Sirens new album The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi:

The Receiving End of Sirens is gearing up to release their second studio album, The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi, out August 7th on Triple Crown Records. Produced by Matt Squire (Panic at the Disco, Boys Like Girls, Hit The Lights), this album is the band’s most altruistic, enthralling and skillful work to date.

The initiative behind this record has allowed TREOS (Alex Bars-vox/gutiar, Brendan Brown-vox/bass, Andrew Cook-drums, Nate Patterson-guitar/keys, Brian Southall- guitar) the lucidity to create more sophisticated sounds. The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi, is an artfully driven aural experience – built up of synergetic instrumental measures and intense lyrics that flow brilliantly transcending one song to the next. ?I think the songs on this album are a lot more selfless,? Brown explains when asked how he considers the album a progression from the band?s debut. ?Instead of projecting what we wanted onto a song we just let it sort of play itself out, so I think there?s a lot more space and groove,? he continues. ?The idea was that the song was already out there in outer space; it was just our job to put the pieces together.?

?Smoke and Mirrors? vital melodies, massive guitar riffs, and commanding drums is the highlight track on the album. ?A Realization of the Ear? and ?Swallow People Whole? fully realize the electronic elements that have always been inherent in the band?s sound to add a new dimension to their seasoned brand of critically acclaimed music; the nearly seven-minute long opus ?The Heir Of Empty Breath? is equal parts climactic and cathartic and shows the band stretching out both sonically and spiritually. ?This time around, we were more comfortable with ourselves as people, and as a band. We had a few years to figure it out, and when it came time to write this record, we felt prepared and confident in what we were doing, and we hope that shows,? says drummer, Cook.

The title, The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi stems from a book written by a late 16th century astronomical theorist by the name of Johannes Kepler and the publication just fascinated the band. Kepler?s theory suggested that each of the 9 planets in our solar system produced tones as they orbited the sun. Throughout the orbit, Venus would stay a consistent note that was considered the 6th in relation to the rest of the planets. As Earth would shift its tonality, it would create the effect of the notes moving from the major 6th to the minor 6th and back and forth. This is where the ?Mi Fa Mi? comes into action, symbolizing the corresponding syllables when singing a scale in relation to the notes of the earth {Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do}. Kepler further concurred that the Earth ?singing? Mi Fa Mi could truly stand for Misery, Famine, Misery and ultimately, that is the song the Earth and Venus continued to sing. Misery, referring to an empty place and Famine, referring to the appetite or thirst for things.

The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi, is proof that The Receiving End of Sirens have immensely matured as composers, musicians and lyricists in the two years since their last album. Having been well-received on tours alongside everyone from Thrice and Circa Survive to Paramore and Senses Fail, The Receiving End of Sirens are not your typical flash in a pan band, they are career artists. ?At this point, I feel like every person who buys our record is a lifelong fan of the band,? Brown summarizes. ?That may not be the easiest way to do things, but it?s the only way we know.? The band plans to headline with support from Emanuel, Envy On The Coast, Hopesfall, and Strangler on various dates. (August – September)

The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
1. Swallow People Whole
2. Disappear (Oubliette)
3. The Crop and the Pest
4. The Salesman, The Husband, The Lover
5. Smoke and Mirrors
6. A Realization of the Ear
7. Saturnus
8. Wanderers
9. Stay Small
10. Music of the Spheres
11. The Heir of Empty Breathe
12. Pale Blue Dot

For more information, please check out www.theearthsingsmifami.com or www.myspace.com/thereceivingendofsirens and stay tuned for tour dates!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Eyes Set To Kill

Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Genre: Screamo, Rock, Acoustic
Sounds like: Meg & Dia, A Skylit Drive
Current Album: When Silence Is Broken The Night Is Torn
Myspace: myspace.com/eyessettokilll
Official Site:

It’s rare that I come by a band that immediately catches my attention. Eyes Set To Kill has done that for me. They’ve crossed so many popular music styles today that makes it their own. Gut tearing screams woven delicately with an angel’s voice couldn’t have sounded any better. Eyes Set To Kill has it. I recently found out that their lead vocalist, Lindsay, has left the band on personal matters. The band has started a search process for a new vocalist. I’m not sure how this is going to effect the quickly developing band. We can only wait and see. Either way they’re all talented musicians and I can’t wait to see where they could go. Check out tracks Darling and Liar In The Glass.

by: Hawthorne Heights

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Valencia The Space Between

In 1977 today, the BBC announced a ban on the new Sex Pistols single ‘God Save The Queen’ saying its, “in gross bad taste”. And the IBA issued a warning to all radio stations saying the playing the single would be in breach of Section 4:1:A of the Broadcasting act. The single reached No.2 on the UK chart. A year before the Sex Pistols ban, The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground.

My fingertips tap polyrhythms like nervous fragments from a nervous mouth

lyrics from The Rival Cycle by The Receiving End Of Sirens
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

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Recently posted on their tour journal, Alchemy Index, Thrice has the following to share:

We?re back at home, after a really fun little run on the east coast. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows, and those of you that braved the insane crowds at Bamboozle. It was good for us to get out of this little cave of a studio and share some new songs with you guys and play live in the states for the first time in like?a year? (wow) Big thanks to Moneen, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Norma Jean as well. It was kind of a bummer that it was such a short tour?all the bands and crew were really good dudes.

There was a little confusion surrounding our acoustic set in the bubble at Bamboozle on Saturday that I wanted to clear up real quick. Apparently they handed out ?exclusive? passes to 1000 people, because the Fire Marshall had set a very strict maximum capacity for the inside of that steamy bubble. The security guards at the door didn?t really handle the situation as well as we?d have hoped and were saying some pretty shitty things to people (and about the band) trying to figure out why they couldn?t just walk in and watch Dustin and Teppei play. I know this, because apparently Ed and I didn?t have the proper credentials to get in either, so we had to stand at the gate and watch this whole mess go down. It was beyond frustrating, and i just wanted to apologize to anyone who may have gotten the wrong information, or had a guy in a yellow shirt yell at them or tell them to beat it. It was out of our hands, and although we wish there was a way for more of you to get in and see the show, there really wasn?t anything we could do, because of the strict capacity limit. So please accept our apology for the way the whole thing was handled. It won?t happen again.

Despite the mess I just described above, and some technical difficulties during our set on Sunday, Bamboozle was a lot of fun. We had so many friends playing, and it was great too see old touring buddies, and possible future touring buddies, again. We had a little demo showdown in Saves the Day?s bus on Saturday night?two songs of theirs, two of ours, rinse and repeat. Good times. They?re heading into the studio soon, and I?m telling you?that record is gonna be great. I also had the pleasure of hearing some mixes of the new TREOS stuff, and it?s awesome as well.

So what?s next for us? We?re kinda getting into the final stretch of this project, and might have a couple more songs to track, some vocals, and assorted overdubs, and then it?s time to mix. We?ll keep you guys up to date with posts and pics on this here blog, and yes?after however many months we?ve been talking about getting you some video, we?re gonna get you some video. For real, this time. Instead of trying to shoot it ourselves, we?re having someone come in and stick a camera in our faces. So, yeah?it?s coming.
And that?s it. It?s been a long process and a huge project, and we appreciate your patience. It will be worth the wait. I promise.
be good,
-riley

The Receiving End Of Sirens completed their upcoming album The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi. They expect a summer release date. Further details are soon to come.