Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I know that I seem to praise every band for making awesome music but hear me out on this one. I'm going to explain to you the relationship I have with Via Audio.
About four years ago, while searching PureVolume.com for some punk/screamo bands (everyone goes through some kind of phase...), I came across a band that completely blew me away. Of course I didn't tell anyone that I had an indie pop band on repeat but they were the first band that I truly "discovered." After a while, I stopped playing them and sadly, I forgot about them too.
A few days ago, I was browsing my IndieFeed podcasts and stumbled upon them once again. I guess great music never lets you forget. 60,000 plays and 5,000 friends later, Via Audio is seriously making a name for themselves. Signed to SideCho records, they're releasing a full-length album entitled, SaySomething on September 25th.
Made up of Danny Molad (drums), Jessica Martins (vocals/guitar), Tom Deis (guitar), and David Lizmi (bass), Via Audio has been making music since 2003 when they were students at Boston's Berklee College of Music. They started playing local shows and were finally discovered at a Spoon show when Martins walked up to drummer, Jim Eno and handed him a CD. Eno took an interest in the band and together, they started recording in his Austin, TX studio.
Words can't even describe how much I love this band. Their music is completely flawless. With their brilliantly written lyrics, infectious melodies, and memorable style, it's easy to see why these Berklee grads are just so damn good. Martins' voice along with Molad, Deis, and Lizmi's make for the perfect combination.
I love each and every band that I feature on this blog but Via Audio will always be one of my favorites so please, when their album is released September 25, GO BUY IT!
Via Audio - Developing Active People [MP3]
Via Audio - Modern Day Saint [MP3]