Down in central Jersey in a venue called Gamechanger World we found a pretty unforgettable night. From openers Bad Seed Rising to headliners Memphis May Fire, this date of the March of Madness Tour lived up to it’s name. Check out some absolutely insane shots of all of the bands below! You won’t want to miss ’em.
Breathe Again is Spoken‘s eighth studio album, and it definitely has the polished sound of a band so advanced in their career. This record is radio rock made heavy. It’s got the catchiness of an arena band and the edge of a grungy music hall outfit. Songs like “Hold On” could easily blare through your car speakers when you turn on your favorite hits station, while bangers like “Beyond The Stars” and the title track featuring Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire) touch on the more melodic side of the hard rock underground.
With Breath Again, Spoken offers technical precision in their songwriting and true emotion in Matt Baird’s vocals. However, that same technicality and smoothness is both its greatest asset and arguably its biggest detraction. Depending on who you are, its glossy sound could be a slight deterrent or it could make the album alluringly accessible. Either way, you have to admit to the fact that Breathe Again is a well put together product. That being said, once you listen to a few songs, you pretty much know the direction the rest of the album will take.
On the whole, Breathe Again is a solid record, and one that you’ll want to listen to again, just maybe not one that will move mountains.
Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins announced the band’s headlining spot on the 2015 Take Action Tour yesterday, with bands Crown The Empire, Dance Gavin Dance, and Palisades supporting. A portion of the ticket sales for the Take Action Tour will go to the Living The Dream Foundation, so rock out and be charitable at the same time by following the links below to grab your tickets.
March 10 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
March 11 Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC
March 13 Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
March 14 Polish American Club – Vero Beach, FL
March 15 Sidebar Theater – Tallahassee, FL
March 16 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
March 19 House of RockCorpus – Christi, TX
March 20 NSN Festival – Mission, TX
March 21 South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX
March 22 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
March 24 Jake’s Sports Café – Lubbock, TX
March 25 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
March 27 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
March 28 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 29 Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
March 31 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
April 01 B-Ryder’s – Bakersfield, CA
April 02 Senator Theatre – Chico, CA
April 04 Tempe Beach Park – Tempe, AZ (MMF ONLY)