Fly Upright Kite is an indie rock band based out of their Boston, Massachusetts area. With a sound that is influenced by bands like Copeland, Coldplay, and Jimmy Eat World, they consistently wow crowds with their energetic live shows.
myspace.com/lorien Lórien happened by accident. They are a hodgepodge of friends, musicians and strangers that quickly found the closest family in each other. It didn’t take long for ideas and musings to mold themselves into the dark, quirky and undeniably catchy sound that is Lórien today.
Monument Monument began in 2004 strictly as a two piece studio project. Due to plenty of positive feedback, the two piece soon became a full band and have been creating a buzz ever since. Monument Monument self released the "Call off the Roses" EP in june of 2006 and embarked on several extensive self booked US tours to help promote the record.
Former singer of 'Away From Here' and 'The Holly Springs Disaster', Michael Froh had gotten bored with the limits of all natural sounds, and obvious choice instruments, and began to explore the world of electronic music.
Drawing from the common failures of many relationships, Saint Paul based Robbie and Hiromi Matsumoto began writing tongue-in-cheek pop songs soon after they started dating in 2000 and decided to name their efforts after their shared favorite color red, or in Japanese, "Akai".
Singing in quite a unique story-telling style - ironicly reminding me of the vocal delivery of Say Anything's Max Bemis - tracks like 'The White Flag, The Blue Sky' sound like Dashboard jamming with Coheed and Cambria - it's a little off-centre, yet still catchy enough to maintain your attention.
Once upon a time, rocknroll was limitless, passionate, and beautiful. It wasn't distracted with the battles of style vs. substance or form vs. function. It was honest, and borne of dreams, passion, and hard work.
If you asked him, Phil would tell you that he’s “a kid from Jersey I guess”. That’s exactly the approach he takes with his music and songwriting. He likes to write about the circus that is, everyday life. “I like to write about things people can relate to, but from a different perspective than they’re used to…at least I hope it comes across that way.