Ancient Astronaut: progressive/experimental and pop rock, and includes instrumental interludes of ambient and post rock sounds: https://www.facebook.com/AncientAstronautBand.
Nice Monster: Melodic Math Rock. https://nicemonster.wordpress.com/
He wants more cowbell for God’s sake! (Courtesy of Willie the Great).
A couple of live tracks for your consideration.
First, from Nice Monster’s set, “What Would Huell Howser Do?”
Second, from Be Brave Bold Robot’s set, “A Letter to Violet Edison”
The Secret Lives of Squirrels’ CD release features a rare Sacramento live performance for the melodic math rock band, NICE MONSTER. THE SECRET LIVES OF SQUIRRELS provides the big backbeats, intoxicating riffs, and fist-pumping guitar you require on a Saturday night. Also playing is Sea of Sound, a band inspired by Radiohead, Keane, and The Killers.
For more information and live tracks…
NICE MONSTER: https://nicemonster.wordpress.com/
THE SECRET LIVES OF SQUIRRELS: https://www.facebook.com/squirrelrock
SEA OF SOUND: http://www.reverbnation.com/seaofsoundband.
What is the media saying about Nice Monster…?
EUGENE WEEKLY (OR): “Nice Monster and their dense and noisy take on folk is more like a tree falling down than an iceberg idling by.”……………….
SACRAMENTO BEE (CA): “a hybrid of folk and indie rock with exquisite harmonies and cool instrumentation.”………………….
SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW (CA): “reinventing local acoustic music while simultaneously staying close to its roots: a subtle melding of Rob Crow’s Pinback, Thingy and Heavy Vegetable with the quiet, shifting harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme’ and a dash of acoustic math rock (think June of ’44 or the changing time signatures of Yes or Emerson Lake & Palmer).”…………………..
SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW (CA): “Nice Monster, work[s] the crease between Jimmy Webb and Pat Metheny. Its…material deliver[s] a Great Plains impressionism with the instrumental luminosity you hear in the better jam bands.”………………………
Live mp3 from the show for the song, “Big Drummers” can be found here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw6WS8RMgVqzdlFRVTlaaTB1T0U
What Would Huell Howser Do? https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw6WS8RMgVqzb0N1NkJ1WjdlWVU
The Calvinist Approach… https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw6WS8RMgVqzZXZ5Y1R4YXg0ZjA
Thanks to everyone for a great night at Bows and Arrows! Devin and Carly were Great!! Everybody working at Bows was so nice, and all the folks that were able come out were just lovely! I’m trying to post some songs, but having errors with WordPress… coming later…