Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, start the new week with a new band.....
Well, maybe not the newest band, but new enough and new to you, my band, The Involuntarys.
Check us out here: http://www.theinvoluntarys.com
We're also on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Involuntarys/98380295618
There is a little player at the bottom of the window once you enter the site, this will shuffle through our newer album, which we recorded in July, I believe. Our stuff is also available on iTunes if that's your thing. The Site is in need of some updating, I grant you, but the player that lets you hear the songs is worth the visit.
We have two full-lengths. I joined just after they finished the first one. The first one is a very "Dropkick Murphy's" type street punk sound. Very basic and driving.
With this latest release, our members have switched around a bit. When I joined, I was rhythm guitar, beefing a 3-piece up into a 4-piece allowing the original guitarist to play more solos and provide a fuller sound. Now he has moved several states away, so I became lead and we've taken on a new rhythm guitar player. He's good with backing vocals and can write songs cleverly; definitely a good fit. With these transitions, our sound evolved. Our songs are quite varied these days. None are interchangeable, I think, but there's still a strong sense of unity to the record. I'm really proud of it and think you'll like it, even if punk isn't your bag, I'd wager there's a song for you.
The overall sound is very punk, but the style from song to song differs, there's a reggae inspired song, a few that are only a minute or so long and super-fast, some longer 2-3 min ones that are "NOFX-y" if you will, a couple are more "rock" oriented... it's a decent disk people. So, I hope you enjoy what you hear. My favorites are "Born to Die" "Daniel Plainview buys a Field" and "Airbrushed Under the Rug"