Song of the Week#7-Dynamiter by Maycomb (Based on a Book Edition)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Day except each week there will be a different ‘edition’ and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is:Based on a Book! This song is loosely based of off the classic novel, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Now, I haven’t read the novel but it’s on my TBR list so hopefully I can get to it soon!

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Maycomb is a melody driven pop-punk band, hailing from the West Midlands. Armed with a diverse, intricate, harmony focused sound, they’ve spent the past few years touring the UK, building a widespread and loyal fan base. After sharing stages with the likes of Saves The Day, The Wonder Years, and The Starting Line, the band are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album, I Opened My Heart To Caustic Things, on I Am Mighty Records at the tail end of 2012.

I reviewed this album a few months ago and although I didn’t really care for the album, I really like this music video!  “Loosely based on “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand, ‘Dynamiter’ is about keeping your integrity and staying true to yourself, especially when presented with the option of taking the easy way out and caving in to other people’s expectations. The video is a continuation of these themes, along with the idea of destroying something fundamentally flawed in order to start anew; the books that are discovered and eventually burned representing miss-steps, failures, and the naivety of past decisions.”-The band, Maycomb

My favourite part is:

Go back to the start; it’s like you’re trying too hard
And when did you get so cynical?
Those things you build with your heart;
When we tear them apart, it’s really nothing personal
But we’ll make a target out of you if your guard is down

Bend and break and dilute my best intentions
I’ve got nothing to prove; I’ve learnt that lesson

 

You can watch Dynamiter here.

Bandpage is here.

Song of the Week#1-Say Hello by Alexander (The Bonus Edition)

song of the weekA few months ago, I just randomly stopped posting “Song of the Day” mostly because it became difficult to find good, free music for every even day. So, instead of doing a daily meme for songs, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly meme that’s for the most part the same except each week there will be a different ‘edition’ and not every other week will have a free download. But to start off this new Song Of The Week, do have a free download for you guys!

Alexander (Uk) - Say Hello Single ArtworkHailing from Newcastle, Indie Rock 4 piece ‘Alexander’ are releasing their debut album ‘Say Hello’ in early 2013 on I Am Mighty Records. The band have been creating a buzz across the UK already. The first single ‘You Lost Youself’ taken from the record is out now, with a beautiful acoustic version of the song as a B-side. Taking influence from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Futures and Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Alexander’ are bringing a punchy and appealing sound to the indie UK music scene.

A few months ago, I reviewed this album and I really liked it. Alexander has finally gotten a music video out for their song, Say Hello and the music video is awesome. 

“The song is about getting away from something that is really dragging you down, finding something fresh and just feeling great, even if it’s just for a week. The video is about being open and just smiling at people saying hello, it’s a message for people to just let everything go and be happy and open. The star signs which are featured on the bottom of each sign, are a symbol of who we are and it’s metaphor to show we are opening up to people”-From the band.

My favourite part is:

I never thought that for a moment that I could believe
There is a better way out for me
Yet the best thing about this
Is that there’s nothing to breathe down my neck
While I’m trying trying, to figure my head out

 

You can watch the music video for Say Hello here.

Lyrics are here.

THE BONUS STUFF

Lower Lands has a new EP out that’s free! If you’re a fan of Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, and We Are The Ocean then you will like this EP! I like this EP especially Wasted Youth.

You can get a FREE and LEGAL download here.