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11:39 AM on 09/24/12 
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Some of you guys might kinda remember my band Looking For Alaska from the release we put out last year (There is Hope). Since then a lot of shit has gone down within our band, we lost our singer and things got kinda weird for a while. However we decided to go on regardless, now I do most of the singing and we are about to release a new EP called "Sing Your Heart Out" on sep 29th. Things really have been better than ever within the band. I'm posting it up on here before it is released though because this place has just always been my favorite website and I do value what people here think of my music a lot. I hope you guys dig what you hear, it's a little different than our old stuff but this is the most proud I've been of anything we've released thus far. Please let me know what you think, any criticism is welcome.

http://www.mediafire.com/?6ewsvbq3g5jo1j6


riyl: poppier balance & composure, circa survive, transit, jimmy eat world


edit: also cool back story on the artwork. It's all composed of old pictures taken of our other guitarist's grandpa Jim Cannon who was in the army for a while and also used to write songs with Elvis. His most well known song was called "sing your heart out country boy" so we used that as the title of this ep just kind of as a way to show some respect to him. He's an incredible man and he is so supportive of us. But yeah anyways hope you dig the songs!
01:30 PM on 09/24/12 
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The melodies are real nice man. Everything seems well produced and recorded. The variations/progressions within the songs keep it from becoming redundant. It all brings a nostalgic effect, as this is something I would have listened to back in high school. Well done on the vocals as well. I'll have to give it another listen for the lyrics, but keep it up.
01:40 PM on 09/24/12 
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The melodies are real nice man. Everything seems well produced and recorded. The variations/progressions within the songs keep it from becoming redundant. It all brings a nostalgic effect, as this is something I would have listened to back in high school. Well done on the vocals as well. I'll have to give it another listen for the lyrics, but keep it up.

Thanks so much! That all means a whole lot, I'm glad you seem to enjoy it. I'll throw up a link in the original post with all the lyrics in a bit.
01:48 PM on 09/24/12 
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Downloading, will listen now.
01:54 PM on 09/24/12 
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I'm impressed with your vocals; how were you not always the lead singer? This is solid. Nice work. I bet there are a lot of APers who would really get into this.
01:56 PM on 09/24/12 
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I'm impressed with your vocals; how were you not always the lead singer? This is solid. Nice work. I bet there are a lot of APers who would really get into this.

I think I just didn't think I was good enough to sing for a band until I basically had to, haha. But I'm really glad you think so, thank you so much. Yeah I hope the rest of AP likes it as well!
02:10 PM on 09/24/12 
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I really don't like your name..at all. But the music is pretty good.
02:14 PM on 09/24/12 
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I really don't like your name..at all. But the music is pretty good.

It's from a book if that makes it any better, not trying to be a part of the whole million bands that have Alaska in their names. But I know what you mean, honestly I don't really like it either but we've had it for 3 years so.. haha. Glad you like music though.
02:20 PM on 09/24/12 
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It's from a book if that makes it any better, not trying to be a part of the whole million bands that have Alaska in their names. But I know what you mean, honestly I don't really like it either but we've had it for 3 years so.. haha. Glad you like music though.
I hear you. It's just so common, and the odd/cool thing about a lot of bands with Alaska in their name is that thy tend to do interesting stuff. Eye Aslaka was pretty original, as well i Am Alaska, and you guys are good.
02:23 PM on 09/24/12 
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I hear you. It's just so common, and the odd/cool thing about a lot of bands with Alaska in their name is that thy tend to do interesting stuff. Eye Aslaka was pretty original, as well i Am Alaska, and you guys are good.

Nah I mean I totally agree. It's so overused and we really aren't helping, haha. But I do agree! Both of those bands are solid. Thanks!
12:54 PM on 09/25/12 
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here's a cool promo vid for the new EP we made!

05:54 PM on 09/25/12 
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It's from a book if that makes it any better, not trying to be a part of the whole million bands that have Alaska in their names. But I know what you mean, honestly I don't really like it either but we've had it for 3 years so.. haha. Glad you like music though.

I like your band name.

I'll tell you about the music after I download it.
07:00 PM on 09/25/12 
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I like your band name.

I'll tell you about the music after I download it.

Haha, thanks. I'd love to hear what you think!
07:58 PM on 09/25/12 
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You've got some good stuff here dude. Keep it up.
08:03 PM on 09/25/12 
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Huh... My sister goes to school/lives in Memphis. I'll ask her if she knows you guys. Otherwise, I'll definitely check it out.



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