2013 was a year filled with great music, but also one filled with an unfortunate amount of breakups. PropertyOfZack team members wanted to honor many of the fallen bands we love with a new Discussion called Memorial Service - Bands Who Broke Up In 2013. Check out our fallen favorites below and feel free to reblog with some of your most missed bands as well!
Friday Discussion: Bands Who Broke Up Too Soon
The Chariot have decided to call it quits. The band will be going on a final tour in October with Glass Cloud, Rebuker, Birds In Row, and To The Wind. Watch an epic breakup video announcement from the band below after the jump.
POZ Warped Live: The Chariot - “The Audience,” “Forget,” “Love”
In this week’s feature, Bryan discusses his love for Empire Of The Sun. Bryan discusses how his original incluces were bands like blink-182, but he was slowly led to find bands and artists in other genres that opened up his musical mind. Empire Of The Sun have influenced Bryan greatly in terms of songwriting and creativity. Listen to songs by Empire Of The Sun on Rdio here and check out what Bryan had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Bryan Taylor of Slowriter:
There’s a lot of artists that have had a big influence on me. The first that comes to mind is Blink 182. I went to see them at The Masquerade with my Mom during the Enema Of The State era. I learned every song on guitar and started a Blink 182 cover band. I wanted to do everything like them. I wanted to sing about the same topics, play the same chords, and dress like them. They were a huge influence to my roots, but not so much for the music I’m currently making.
I used to be very close-minded about music. I stuck to the few artists I loved and didn’t have any interest in finding more. There was some point in time where it clicked in my head that I needed to be more open-minded. Different genres of music started to become more appealing and I wasn’t so quick to judge. I would like to attribute that in part to Empire Of The Sun.
I remember the first time I saw the name Empire Of The Sun. It was on Kanye West’s Blog. He posted a video of their Eclipse Broadcast. During the solar eclipse one year they put out this video of them performing a couple of songs. It was honestly the weirdest music/video I had ever seen, but it was still appealing. If you look it up on youtube you’ll see what I mean, though I’m not sure I really enjoyed it at first. I started watching their other videos and fell in love. It felt like the sound I had been looking for. It was way different than anything I was listening to at the time, so it felt kind of refreshing. I downloaded their album Walking On A Dream and jammed that album over and over for weeks. I tried to show everyone their music videos and turn them into fans.
Soundwave has confirmed that Killswitch Engage, The Chariot, Sharks, and O’Brother, among others, have been added to Soundwave 2013. Check out the full third lineup announcement below by clicking “Read More.”
Experimental. Defined as, “involving a radically new and innovative style,” or “based on untested ideas or techniques.”
Experimental does not even come remotely close to describing the seemingly ethereal listening experience that is The Chariot's fifth full-length album, One Wing.
Since the band’s conception in 2003, they have released an EP, 4 full-lengths, endured extensive touring, and gone through a handful of untimely lineup changes. However, regardless of these tumultuous experiences, musical genius and frontman Josh Scogin and company have crafted one of the most unparalleled albums of 2012.
In short, One Wing is an intricate yet ruinous onslaught of mind bending musical composition. It ranges from the unexpected Western-influenced interlude in “First,” to the haunting, yet somewhat calming, “Speak.” That’s not to mention the countless times you think to yourself while listening to One Wing:”Wait. What just happened?”
Early-era Chariot fans need not fret, regardless of the band continuing to push the barriers of any genre they delve into, they still manage to hold true to their Southern hardcore roots. Tracks such as “Not,” and “And,” feature guitarists Brandon Henderson and Stephen Harrison seamlessly executing the band’s signature Southern influenced riffage. Drummer David Kennedy effortlessly sets the records relentless pace and never misses a beat while he’s behind the drum kit.