Artist: Stay Loud
Album: The Basement – EP
Released: May 13, 2017
Genre: Pop Punk/Alternative
Perhaps it’s fitting that we, being Lehigh Valley Underground, are about to review an EP called “The Basement” by Northeast PA pop punks Stay Loud. After all, the #GoUnderground hashtag might suggest to some that we’ve dwelled in plenty of basements in our day.
Destined to escape their basement, however, is this four-piece alt-rock powerhouse, who stays true to their name with a high-energy, emotionally-charged effort.
Our friends at The Originals Music Series are mixing things up this evening inside of Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity, bringing two bands to the stage who are Originals first-timers.
Artist: Magnificent Birds of Prey
Song: Start Over
Released: Aug. 1, 2016
Genre: Alternative Rock
Philly’s Magnificent Birds of Prey soar on a mid-tempo ode to new beginnings with “Start Over,” using tight four-part vocal harmonies and percussion that is off-and-running from the jump to create a tender, yet powerful anthem.
Highlighted by the versatile Lyle Kelch Jr.’s vocal performance – which starts light and sweet, and builds up over four minutes to a commanding, gravely climax – “Start Over” gives us permission to wipe away the fear associated with leaving our pain behind, and encourages us to re-create our pathway to becoming who we need to be.
Check out the four-piece’s latest effort on their SoundCloud page!