Sunday, March 15, 2009

No Good Music Goes Unlistened (Volume 5): Static Cycle

We've visited all corners of the country...from Florida to New Hampshire and from Washington to California. This next band is American, but doesn't come from the contiguous 48.

Static Cycle is:
Jared Navarre (Vocals/Guitar)
Josh Witham (Guitar)
Travis Allen (Guitar/Backup Vocals)
Johnny Rheaume (Bass)
Dennis Smith (Drums/Backup Vocals)

They come from Anchorage, Alaska and they're the only band I'll feature that has actually played in nearby Wasilla, Alaska where 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and family reside. They can see Palins from their house!

Their music is pretty strongly influenced by Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle. Their music is heavy, but has a pop sensibility that separates them from both bands and that's straight talk.

Their debut album When We Meet Again was released last year and earned a buzz on music blogs like this one, but they've been trying to take the album on the road. 

After their show in Alaska last night, they will head out to the Northeastern United States to tour and hopefully get a record deal.

Unlike Joe the Plumber, Chris the Blogger has voted on a sure shot ballot. Static Cycle for '09!

You can download two tracks from their debut album here.

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