Inside with “Pillar of Autumn”

As I said before “Pillar of Autumn” is a unbelievable band, this guys are kicken ass all over Detroit. They’ve taken off with some out standing songs like “Asthma” which took #1 Detroit City.com Also make sure to check out “Miles Away” and “Carpe Diem” on myspace. We had the chance to talk these guys and learn a little more about them and there history. Check it out.

“Pillar of Autumn” is an awesome name, does is stand for anything?

The name came from the name of a spaceship in the video game Halo. We decided to use the name because of the influence the game has had on the creative process of the band. When we find ourselves stuck in a song, playing each other in first person shooters is something that helps us clear our heads. Except for when Rob cheats. He always knows where to hide and find the good weapons. Alright, maybe he’s just really good… but we’ll still call it cheating.

Spencer: “Rob Wishes he was as good at me at Halo.”

Rob (replying to Spencer): “Spencer wishes he was as good as me at anything.”

Know how your working on a six song ep, when can we look forward to its release?

We are currently in pre-production and are finalizing dates to get back in the studio to record the final tracks. So we’re shooting for late summer but we haven’t settled on the year yet.

You guys come up with some amazing lyrics, what’s the writing process like?

Our writing process is quite crazy. We usually begin by jamming out melodies or rhythms that the band members have written that have caught our attention. Rob brings most of the musical elements to the table in the beginning, then we try to take the mess of parts and make it better. We repeat that until we find something that inspires us. Once we find that inspiration the song takes off. If we get lost, we look to each other to help out. Every member in the band can play all of the instruments we play enough to help with any part; it’s a team effort to the fullest. Then when Frankie says it sucks, we try it all over again.
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Meet Good Luck Varsity

Adam already told you all about Good Luck Varsity. Now I’m here to get up close and personal with them. Enjoy the interview and be sure to check out Good Luck Varsity!

First off i just want to say thanks for doing the interview and best of luck with everything in the future.

Thank you for asking us! I think your website is a really awesome idea!

How’d you all meet?

The origin of Good Luck Varsity is a really long and twisting story but I’ll try to keep it short. Essentially my brother Evan and I both played in a band called The Rising Tide. When all was said and done at the end of TRT we we’re actually pretty relieved to be done with it because it had strayed so far from what we really wanted to be doing. At first we recorded a couple demos in our basement and put them online and then we eventually recorded our EP Head High Heavy Hearted. We used the EP to get potential band mates interested in joining us and put an application up online. Richie and Tim we’re already our good friends and they we’re an easy choice.
Drew and Dan both responded to our search online and after hearing both of them play we canceled all of our other auditions because we knew that this was going to be our line up

Jordan, those are some rad YouTube videos! Anything out there that people MUST see if they haven’t yet?

Haha thank you! I guess besides music editing and directing videos has always been something I’ve loved to do.
Everybody should definitely check out “No, Frankenstein” I did the editing on that video and actually won an award for it

7 Members, wow, thats pretty amazing. What’s your writing process like?

Well we actually only play with 6 members live. Our good friend Jeriah is filling in on Guitar and vocals while Tim is away taking care of some things.

We’ve just recently started to write new music for a new EP that we’re planning to record and release sometime this year. Generally somebody brings the shell of a song to practice and we all work together to fill it out.We just recorded our first real song as a full band on Sunday and we’ll be posting it sometime soon Continue reading

“Pillar of Autumn” stands above the crowd

Pillar of Autumn

When most people think of Michigan they think of a broke, lazy, and very cold state. What they don’t see is the enormous amount of talent in the mist. We know of a group that stands above the crowd. A band like this is a true diamond in the ruff. You’d expect to see these guys in New York, or maybe California. We found them in good old Detroit, Michigan. The band “Pillar of Autumn” has some serious kick ass songs and got more on the way. Make sure you listen to “Carpe Diem”. Click Here to check them out.

Get the full story with “Seven Story Fall”

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We recently had the chance to chat with the guys from “Seven Story Fall” might I say this band has some serious talent. The lyrics they come up with are absolute amazing their completely original. You wont find songs like this anywhere, unless they came from “Seven Story Fall” This band has been though some tough times but no matter what happens they keep moving forward. Make sure to check them out at on myspace.

The name “Seven Story Fall” is a great name how’d you come up with it?
*umm when we first started it was just Hunter and Jacob and then we found a bassist which came up with the name I don’t know how but we usually just say its from when Hunter was on vacation and a kid fell from the 7th story it sounds more interesting haha.

So many kick ass shows to look forward to, which one are you most excited for and why?

*we are looking forward to the chiodos/from first to last show, were so excited to play in front of a huge crowd like what they bring in, its going to be a lot of fun and should help our career a lot

You seem to have gone threw so many members in a short time, Hunter what’s it like hanging in there through all the tough times?
*yes we’ve had over 5 different guitar players 6 drummers and 4 bassist and when we first started we had another singer for like a week haha, its really hard there’s been times I wanted to quit because it was really taking a toll on me, I was getting upset and frustrated and id let it out on people close to me on accident but I thought I still have so much time and I know I can do it so I stuck with it, but it is the hardest thing I’ve done so far
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Put Your Band in the Spotlight!!!

Band in the Spotlight

Are you currently in a band? Maybe you happen to know of a really good band? Wanna help get your band the attention it deserves? Nows the time, we love music and love to promote it. So if you got a great band, or got a new hit song and want to spread the word, or just want to try and reach out to more potential fans, we can help you. SerTop is always looking for new kick ass talent we love getting up to date info on the hottest bands around. Keep in mind we don’t just work on a local level we look for talent scattered around the globe so you will get recognized by fans hundreds of thousands of miles away. So if you think you can handle being in the spotlight drop us a line and contact SerTop.

Introducing….SORRY-OK-YES

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SORRY-OK-YES  hails from Italy and is about to go take on the world with there kick ass music, but before they do we had a chance to chat with them. Enjoy!

How’d you guys meet and how long have you been together?

Well, me (Davide Materazzi, lead singer and guitar) and Thomas (drums) first met because we had a common friend while playing a football match. I think we were 16 or 17. So we formed a punk/blues duo with rockabilly ingfluences. That was cool. Then we met Marco (bass) in September 2006 and we started this project. I think is going pretty good. But we always knew that we had great potential. It’s just a matter of perseverance and knowledge.

Are you excited to tour in the States?

Of course. It has always been our dream. ALWAYS. Last summer we played a dozen of shows in London. Then we played again in London in October 2007. And we’re playing in the UK about once every two months. The same will happen with the U.S. : if we’ll play 16 dates this year, next year they’ll be 40.
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Turn things up with “The Dry Leaf Project”

Dry Leaf Project

This group of guys knows how to turn things up. They come straight to you from Westland, Michigan. Where they get the party started. If you haven’t had a chance to see them live nows the time. We recently had the chance to ask them a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

First we gotta know, where did you come up with the name “Dry Leaf Project”

-The Dry Leaf Project means absolutely nothing, which people seem to find hilarious. It was just an inside joke that the original band members came up with one day. Our old drummer, Josh, was thinking of band names and he’s like “ I only think up crappy emo names like ‘the dry leaf project’” and we all laughed and thought that name sucked. And then about a year later when the band started, we just used that. Funny story.

I have to say the song “Squeaky Clean Slate” is absolutely amazing, what does it stand for?

-Squeaky Clean Slate is just a song about change. It’s about making a stepping-stone in your life, and starting a new beginning.

What’s it like having a band with only 2 main members?

-Having 2 members is fun, because we’ve been best friends and next-door neighbors for fifteen years. It’s weird though. When people think of The Dry Leaf Project they think of Matt, and me but we really have four members that play with us live. Continue reading