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Look What I Did
Enter LOOK WHAT I DID, punk-spirited music nerds with no concern for the whims of the status quo and their oversimplified trends. A lone voice for wanton, lawless creativity in a sea of self-conscious immitative conformist bands using punk, hardcore, and metal culture more as a
lifestyle marketing tool than an ethos and an ideal.
Unconcerned with the consequences, they struck back at both the world around them and counterculture itself with their 2005 Combat/Koch release "minuteman for the moment". Brian Virtue, most well known for his work on records such as Janes Addiction and the Deftones, prioritized art over finances to help build this meticulously complex,
jarring, erratic-yet-intricate record.The band built the groundwork for their young, die-hard following
through a harsh tour schedule; living out of their van for much of 2005. At first they were forced to terrorize coffee shops, biker bars, or whatever would keep them moving across the map until they developed a following worthy of contributing to larger tours. Whether spending time on the road touring incessently with like-minded intellectually challenging bands like Animosity, Ion Dissonance, the Human Abstract,
Lye By Mistake, Foxy Shazam, Folly, Dog Fashion Disco, or Tub Ring, or shocking or stirring controversy with poppier tours like Drop Dead Gorgeous, Karate High School, or the VANS Warped Tour the band has remained tour-relevant yet always controversial in its seven full trips around the Eisenhower interstate system building its die-hard cult
Forming in 2001 in Nashville, TN before relocating to the San
\Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, the band self released a full length album "my first time", which sold 2000 copies before going out of print while actively working the L.A. area scene. The SFV scene centered around the CobaltCafe was home to the local scene that LWID, the Faceless, and the Human Abstract cut their teeth on.(which made for some
now-lengendary local shows in 2004)
After a year holed up in Nashville, TN recently, honing their sound with the addition of two new members, Ty Coughlin of Plattsburgh, NY(on bass, trained by Shawn Malone of Cynic) and Jake Omen(on drums) of Louisville, KY, the band is back with an explosive new progression of their sound. Vocalist Barry Donegan decided to focus his lyrical assault on more directly expressing his political theory educational background and libertarian beliefs(while remaining true to the satirical wit the band is known for), while channelling the bands punk-rock energy to drive home the odd chords, melodies and overall prog-rock inspired mindfuckery you expect from a Look What I Did song. The signature Chris Bradley prog-chords and huge harmonies are fully
represented, along with the Guided By Voices/Failure inspired guitar voicing provided by "Skeet" Childress.
The band will remain on tour indefinately and are currently plotting a way to get these new songs to those in the know!
Stay true to creative music, you are needed now more than ever! Tell your friends that there's more out there than singing about hot chicks, dead chicks, or saying "bree" over and over again. Support creativity and a future for art, punk rock, hardcore, and metal!
“Coming off a year of reconstruction, Omega Swan is in full force. With the recent addition of monstrous drummer Aaron Westine to founding members Marcus Garceau and Will Burgess, Omega has come to life with a fresh, fully realized sound reminiscent of the glory days of rock and roll.
Staying true to the party-rock, garage anthem vibe Omega became known for, the band has recently branched out into a cinematic, song centered realm focused on messages of love, hate, isolation, and the struggle of following impossible dreams. A true rock powerhouse, the trio has been causing chaos and melting faces through Nashville’s piping hot underground music scene, filling basements and warehouses with wailing guitar solos and upbeat, mosh inducing riffery.
With an arsenal full of brand new, hard-hitting artillery alluding to classic sounds of David Bowie and AC/DC, Omega is now in the studio preparing to release a barrage of new music. “Hate Love”, the first single released by the band in 2015, is a prime example of where Omega Swan’s sound and style is heading. More Rock & Roll is just on the horizon. Until then, you can hear and witness the evolution of Omega Swan live and in concert, where it’s bound to be a full on rock and roll party.”
Arkansas Elvis is an alternative/ rock band based in Nashville, TN. The Band was formed in the summer of 2011 by Michael Farnam and Mike Barbour as both were in search of fresh projects. Both lifelong musicians, the two had hopes of creating a progressive sound that emotionally told a story both musically as well as melodically, while still capturing the appeal of your everyday listener. The two began writing and in the midst of relentless work and recording, they met guitarist Adam Martinelli and bassist Alex Burghart who had ventured to Nashville to further pursue their musical endeavors. With the lineup complete, the four set out to fulfill the sound and finalize the recordings that would become their debut full length album Yvette. With their album release in the fall of 2013, Arkansas Elvis has set out to bring their hard hitting, energetic performance and sound to the masses.
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