Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let's Make A Mess Artist Profile - This Providence

Disclaimer: I'll admit I do not know this band nearly as much as any other band I have profiled on the site, but I will do my best on this one.

This Providence is a four piece band from Seattle, Washington. They independently released their first full length album in 2004. They signed with Fueled by Ramen in 2006 and released another full length that year. In Fall 2008, they released an EP as a preview for their new upcoming album. On March 17th, 2009, they released their third full length album, Who Are You Now? This Providence is more alternative than many of the other bands I profile, but they have an edge to them that makes them popular. My friend says that they are "The Kooks gone Emo meets Pop Punk". I'll take her word for it. Usually I don't like songs similar to A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, but something about it attracts me to it. The verses don't seem to flow the way I usually like, but it just becomes so catchy that not liking it is impossible. Also, it seems many of their songs are entirely different styles. Waste Myself is a love song that is probably my favorite by them. The cute lyrics and catchy rhyming easily draws in listeners. They also show they can do slow acoustic songs. Sand In Your Shoes is another love song written in 6/8 time. It is entirely acoustic and the lead singer shows amazing vocal range during the bridge. He goes higher up on the scale than I have heard him go in any other song. Also, the whole song flows beautifully. Their single from the album, Letdown, is more of a catchy alternative song. The "du du du doo" hook during the verses got me humming it all lunch one day. This Providence definitely seems like an outlier among the Let's Make A Mess bands. However, sometimes differences are needed. This Providence are extremely talented musicians and can definitely go places. I'm just not sure how they will do this though. You can listen to them on myspace HERE.

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