A lot has been happening these past several days in the heavy music scene, so instead of doing a hundred individual posts we’re just going to sum up some of the highlights from this week. Let us know what you’re most stoked on or what caught you most by surprise!
Miss the emo/alternative era at all? That amazing time when My Chemical Romance, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Used, Senses Fail, and Taking Back Sunday were always your go-to bands on your iPod Mini? (Yes, we still remember our first beloved iPod Mini. Mine was green.) Well, have no fear. Though that era of music may have fallen to the background of today’s music scene, there are still several bands out there keeping the sound alive in new and innovative ways.
Let’s take a trip to Europe for a moment–Sweden, to be more accurate. Over there you’ll get a chance to see the work of Her Bright Skies. This Swedish five piece is the definition of old school alternative rock with a fun, modern flare. Her Bright Skies upholds an attitude and aesthetic that hasn’t surfaced in the music world since AFI’s 2007 masterpiece, DecemberUnderground. Their work is catchy, melodic, hard-hitting, and, most importantly, it showcases a high quality of writing and recording that is so rare in the substream music world. With everything from headbanging jams like “Lovekills” with a super sexy guitar riff and whispery vocal pairing to amped up Usher cover tracks (“DJ Got Us Falling In Love”), you’re going to have a great time listening to Her Bright Skies all day long.
Don’t believe us? Then just take a look at the haunting video for “Ghosts of the Attic” right here. The alternative, punk and hardcore scenes over in Europe have been inexcusably overlooked in the last few years and the fact that Her Bright Skies hasn’t gotten the full American reception that it deserves is a shame that we wish to help resolve right now. So take a listen to these Swedish rockers and get ready for their upcoming new music being worked on right now!