Daily Archives: March 27, 2012
After deciding to form a music blog one year ago today on the way back from spring vacation, it’s incredible to think about how far we’ve come and the fact that we still exist as a blog today. We’ve heard amazing music, done interviews and meticulously melded mixtapes in the year since we formed and hopefully there’s much more to come. For this special little post, we just wanted to say thanks to our readers for sticking with us. We know that there are ocasional missed posts and no downloadable songs (yet) and that it takes up time to check us out every day. And for your diligence, we couldn’t be more grateful. It is your love for music that fuels this site and makes the search for new cool music to show you even more fun. And, in return for your loyalty, we hope to bring some new things to the blog. First, we’re expecting some new writers to begin this spring/early summer who will bring you even more great music from even more styles. Second, we noticed that many people come to our site thinking that we have tour dates for the music we blog about (having the word Tour in the name can create some confusion) and now we will. With this new year comes our attempt to give tour dates for many of the bands we feature so that you not only get to hear their music on their computer but you get to experience it in a town near you. Aside from that, we just wanted to say thank you again and that we hope you will continue reading and sharing our blog with your friends.
Final Note: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the blog, don’t hesistate to contact us at email@example.com. And, if you think you’ve got what it takes, we’re also looking for a few more writers and would love to get some fresh music lovers posting on Tour De Vaap.
Thanks for reading,
-The Collective Tour
The Heavy Guilt isn’t an easily categorized band. Their songs range from folk to rock to dream pop and beyond, often combining many sounds and styles in a way that makes them hard to describe. But that doesn’t mean I won’t give it a shot…Something like Cat Stevens, State Radio and Pear Jam morphed into an indie folk-rock outfit (sorry, that’s the best I can do). Lack of genre doesn’t prevent this band from sounding catchy and tight-knit and it makes their second album, In The Blood, an exciting journey. The songs can take you anywhere from a dirt road in the West to a dark city street. From a bright day to a dark night. And the band members certainly do their part to create such a unique sound, especially lead singer Erik Canzona. While the album shifts in sound from song to song, Canzona remains a constant. The rock that solidifies The Heavy Guilt. No matter the style, his powerful voice stands strong as he makes his way through rocker like, “The Cost” as well as folkier ballads like “Wyoming.” Check out the genre-spanning appeal below and pick up In The Blood.
The Heavy Guilt – The Cost
3/30 Soda Bar
4/1 The Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
4/7 CityBeat Festival of Beer The Lafayette Hotel
4/29 ArtWalk in Little Italy