|The Birthday Massacre
||[Dec. 23rd, 2004|01:07 pm]
The Birthday Massacre, they're from Toronto, and they've operated independently (all material self-released) until recently. Now they're signed to a new label called Repo Records in Germany, and they're also on the cover of December's Zillo Magazine, who describes them as "the newcomer sensation of the year".I have a new favorite band and thought I'd share this with y'all, or at least those of you who haven't already heard of them. They're called |
I completely agree. They're freaking amazing. I've seen many attempts to describe them by comparison to other bands, but I'd say they're like a cross between Evanescence and Curve. Lush female vocals, danceable rhythms, ethereal and heavy guitars, and excellent production and songwriting on both of their releases. In particular, their song "Video Kid" is one of the catchiest things I've heard in a long time.
Apparently people have been trying to introduce me to this band for a while. Someone gave me a copy of their first CD, Nothing And Nowhere, at Death Guild a few months ago, but it slipped into my black hole of unreviewed demos and was forgotten. At least one other random person has pointed me to their web site, but I'd stupidly failed to follow up. Thankfully now I've learned everything there is to know about this band, and I've ordered a legitimate copy of their re-released debut directly from their web site. This CD is also available from Music Non Stop, and their newest EP is available from Metropolis Mail-Order. Do yourself a favor and check 'em out.
Apparently they may be touring out here in the new year, so watch out for that too, as their shows are supposed to be excellent as well.