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Insomniac Jams’ Bands of the Month for March and April/May
Like every radio DJ, I listen to a lot of music. Some of the bands I listen to are more popular than others. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how amazing a band is, only to find out when I rave about them to my friends that uh… no one has any idea who the hell they are.
So I came up with a solution. Every month, Insomniac Jams is going to spotlight a band that I think is exceptionally awesome and deserves a little extra love. I will play one or two tracks from that band on every episode of IJ for the whole month, along with sharing any fascinating tidbits about the band that I find on the Internet and things like that. Because I missed a couple shows in April and May and we had Radiothon, I spotlighted the same band for those two months. Here is a brief recap of the first two bands I spotlighted on my show.
Insomniac Jams Band of the Month for March ’13: Old Flings
Old Flings is a punk trio hailing from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. They released their first full-length album last summer titled Spite. You might dig them if you like Small Brown Bike or Alkaline Trio.
They get badass points because… Their website (oldflings.tumblr.com) features a page called “Old Fling Project.” Because a lot of their songs deal with past relationships, fans can submit pictures, poems, songs, whatever of/about previous flings they have had to share with everyone.
Check out their music video for “Grip,” my favorite song off of Spite.
Insomniac Jams Band of the Month for April/May ’13: UUVVWWZ
I first discovered this band (pronounced “Double U Double V Double W Z”) in 2009 when they released their self-titled album on Saddle Creek records. Flash forward four years and they have a new album called The Trusted Language, and still no one knows who they are! Fronted by the eccentric female vocalist Teal Gardner, UUVVWWZ describe themselves as an “avant-blues quartet” who strive to “braid music theory with experimental poetry.”
They get badass points because… If being from Nebraska isn’t badass enough, just watch this video for their latest single “Open Sign.” You’ll thank me later.
Now that May is coming to a close, what band should I spotlight for the month of June? I am always open to suggestions. Leave a comment, or tweet me @insomniacjams.