Archive for the ‘The Spill Canvas’ Category

In the opening track of their new album No Really, I?m Fine, The Spill Canvas?s Nick Thomas sings, ?I?m not concerned with pleasing all those little pricks and their little scenes?. Well, he may be pleasantly surprised, because No Really, I?m Fine is well crafted and destined to please most who listen. With most alternative bands that come out today, generally those classified as emo and punk, they play the same song over and over again. The Spill Canvas is smarter than that and far too talented to let themselves do that.

The first single, ?All Over You? begins with a riff like Kelly Clarkson?s ?Since U Been Gone?, but as the song picks up, the tempo does so as well. It?s a suitable first single with major potential to break into the Top 40. ?Saved?, a song originally recorded for the Superman Returns Soundtrack, was re-recorded with Andrew McMahon of Jack?s Mannequin and Something Corporate on keys. ?Saved? is a catchy power ballad, but it sounds pretty typical from today?s alternative bands.

?Connect The Dots? is a low tempo song about getting some lovin?. It is a song that sticks out because of its drum machine beat and slow and low feel. Closing out the album is ?Lullaby?. Nick Thomas plays an acoustic guitar backed by strings to sing an honest and heartfelt song about singing the one he loves to sleep. The harmonies are perfect and the orchestration adds a lot.

All in all, nothing new from The Spill Canvas, but that is far from a bad thing considering their previous work. Nick Thomas began The Spill Canvas by himself, and with a full band and a great catalog of songs behind them, the sky is the limit. However, the sad part is they also have the potential to be overlooked.

{Reviewed by: Matt Chesley}

It’s been way to long since I did a listening party and I’ve finally took the time to build a list and put it all here for you, so turn up those PC speakers and invite new sound to your ears!

Emery – I’m Only A Man, their latest release, full album stream

The Spill Canvas – No Really, I’m Fine, their latest release, full album stream

The Used – Tunnel, a b-side to their latest release Lies For The Liars


TRUSTCompany – Something Perfect
, an old demo in leau of their recent reunion

Sullivan – Florida Queen, a recent release of their latest album Cover Your Eyes

As Tall As Lions – Underbelly, a b-side

Say Anthing – Shiksa, a new track of their upcoming album, In Defense Of The Genre

It has been a busy summer for Meg & Dia! The band has been playing to huge crowds as one of the main stage performers on Warped Tour 07. With an army of new fans supporting them, it looks like the young band will be making the inside of a tour bus their home for the rest of the year. After the Warped Tour concludes in late August, they?ll be joining up with The Almost for a string of dates in early September. October will find them supporting Sire Records recording artist The Spill Canvas with Idiot Pilot on select dates. Meg & Dia recently released their Lex Halaby (Bad Religion, Hoobastank) directed video for the single ?Roses.?

Something Real is out now on Warner Bros Records

w/ The Almost & Josh Moore
Aug 31-Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Sept 2-Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
Sept 3-Portland, ME @ The Station
Sept 4-Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Caf?
Sept 5-Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at the TLA
Sept 6-Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Sept 7-Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sept 8-Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Sept 9-Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & Idiot Pilot
Oct 18-Vancouver, BC @ Croation Cultural Centre
Oct 20-Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
Oct 21-Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
Oct 22-Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
Oct 23-Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & New Atlantic
Oct 24-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & Treaty of Paris
Oct 27-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct 28-Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 1-London, ON @ Call The Office
Nov 3-Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
Nov 6-Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Nov 7-Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Nov 9-New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Nov 10-Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Nov 11-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Nov 12-Cincinatti, OH @ Mad Hatter
Nov 13-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 15-St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Nov 16-Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
Nov 17-Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & New Atlantic
Nov 18-New Orleans, LA @ The Parrish
Nov 20-Austin, TX @ Emo?s Alternative Lounging
Nov 21-Dallas, TX @ The Door
Nov 23-Little Rock, AR @ Juanita?s
Nov 24-Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
Nov 29-Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Check out their video for Roses by clicking on of the links below:
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Madina Lake

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Punk
Sounds like: Taking Back Sunday, Boys Night Out, Muse
Current Album: From Them, Through Us, To You
Myspace: myspace.com/madinalake
Official Site: madinalake.com

I’m not sure where I first heard of Madina Lake, but they quickly impressed me. Their sound is motivating and moving. It’s the type of music that makes you feel productive. Make sure to check out tracks Now Or Never, and One Last Kiss. Madina Lake is scheduled to tour on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution Tour this summer. Make sure to check them out!

by: BlessTheFall

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Saosin You’re Not Alone

Thirty years ago today Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor, a co-star of his live act suffered a fatal bite from a rat it was being fed for breakfast. Cooper held auditions for a replacement and a snake named ‘Angel’ got the gig. Now that’s pretty crazy.

My mouth will overflow with your evil soul and I’ll be convulsing for days in this hole bubbling at the lips that you used to love to kiss

lyrics from Your Evil Soul by The Spill Canvas
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

What is a Daily Dose?

Here’s a bunch of new songs to check out by a multitude of artists:

The Hush Sound – Honey performed live. Click here to watch it on YouTube.

Sum 41 – Underclass Hero, a new song of their upcoming album can be heard on their myspace.

Amber Pacific – Truth In Sincerity, check out a sampling of every song off their new album here.

Yesterday’s Rising – Explosions, a new song of their upcoming album can be heard on their myspace.

The Spill Canvas – To Live Without It, a new song of their new EP can be heard on their myspace.

Korn – I Will Protect You, a new song of their upcoming release can be heard on their myspace.

Circa Survive – In The Morning And Amazing, download this new song of their upcoming album temporarily right here.

Goldfinger- Free Kevin Kojnaas, here is a new song you can find on their myspace.

That’s all I have right now, for free hearing that is, but for if you want to buy a couple tracks here’s a few that have been digitally released.

The Used – Liar, Liar (Burn In Hell), you can download this new track off of their new upcoming album on iTunes here.

Green Day – Working Class Hero, download this track to promote Amnesty International here.

Ok, I’m done now, enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

ARTIST OF THE DAY
Lorene Drive

Hometown: Victorville, CA
Genre: Rock, Post Hardcore, Punk
Sounds like: Senses Fail, The Audition, Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Current Album: Romantic Wealth
Myspace: myspace.com/lorenedrive
Official Site: lorenedrive.com

Lorene Drive has been around for a while and I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about them. They debut album Romantic Wealth is full of energy and rock. Songs such as A Song In The Key Of Sex and Lip Service will definitely get you moving. They’ve been touring, but recently mentioned that they’ve recorded 3 new songs of an upcoming album they look to release later this year.

by: Red

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Senses Fail Calling All Cars

Nearly 10 years ago today it was reported that a boat carrying Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood burst into flames just days before the Brazilian leg of the band’s Bridges to Babylon tour. Wood is aboard a small pleasure craft exploring islands south of Rio de Janeiro when one of the boat’s engines catches fire. Nearby journalists rescue the 11 passengers.

She loves salting my wounds
Yes, she enjoys nothing more

lyrics from Polygraph, Right Now by The Spill Canvas
Today’s Daily Dose was created by: Anthony Montalbano 2007

What is a Daily Dose?

Here’s the tracklisting to the newest compilation in the “Punk Goes” series. This album is to hit stores on May 8th.

1. Jack’s Mannequin – Bruised
2. The Audition – Don’t Be So Hard
3. +44 – Baby Come On
4. Daphne Loves Derby – Sun
5. Say Anything – Woe
6. Alesana – Apology
7. All Time Low – Jasey Rae
8. Silverstein – Red Light Pledge
9. The All-American Rejects – Night Drive
10. Mayday Parade – Three Cheers For Five Years
11. The Spill Canvas – Staplegunned
12. Relient K – Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been
13. Anti-Flag – Welcome To 1984
14. Sherwood – The Only Song
15. Set Your Goals – Echoes


Click here to preorder the album

This week the Fearless Records announced that +44 and All Time Low will be contributing tracks to Punk Goes Acoustic 2. In just over a month this highly anticipated compilation will hit stores.

+44 and All Time Low are joining the following already announced artists on the comp.

The All-American Rejects
Anti-Flag
Say Anything
Silverstein
Mayday Parade
The Spill Canvas
Relient K
Sherwood
Set Your Goals
Jack’s Mannequin
theAudition

The album drops on May 8th