Speakend Playlist (2/17/11 – 2/21)

Final Results:

  1. “Wreckless” by Finale Hill – 16
  2. “Mileage” by Root Glen – 12
  3. “In Disguise” by Matt Huston – 9
  4. “My Baby Don’t Lie” by Nicole Atkins – 1
  5. “Don’t Match” by The Obvious – 0

“In Disguise” by Matt Huston

Huston’s diverse song writing ability, which ranges from the catchiest of singalong Pop-Rock tunes to the chilliest of Radiohead-esque numbers, leaves something for everyone to enjoy.  Huston’s accoustic fret work is accompanied by a wailing vocal style bred from spinning the records of The White Stripes, Muse, and the aforementioned Radiohead.  Huston recently released a collection of Demos he’s worked on over time, from which this next track is from.  Check out his music page here.

“Mileage” by Root Glen

Root Glen hovers around the border of groove-heavy jam band and melodic, funkified, Rock N’ Roll.  The guitar work of founding member Ross Griswold is prickly and soothing like acupuncture, and the vocals Dave Moroney are straight out of the ’90s Alternative-Rock universe.  This next cut is from the band’s 2010 EP Petrified Whale.  You can check that release out here while you wait for the outfit’s upcoming record, a six-song EP.

“My Baby Don’t Lie” by Nicole Atkins

It’s been a successful 2011 for the Asbury Park Blues Rocker who released her sophomore full-length album Monde Amore earlier this month, was confirmed to play Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in June this past Tuesday, and performed on Conan O’Brien’s show last night.  Atkins can be added to the list of prime time artists to come from the boardwalk.

“Don’t Match” by The Obvious

This Asbury Park four-piece has been compared to Nirvana, while front-woman Surojanie Sugrim has been said to garner a stylistic likeness to the late Kurt Cobain…but that’s not true of anyone or any band, so let’s get it straight…The Obvious is a hard rocking act who’s members play with a blood drenched reckless abandon and show no regard for their own well being, and that attitude comes through on their recorded work, which you can check out here.

“Wreckless” by Finale Hill

This collection of young guns from Millstone play a soulful brand of Hard-Rock that caught the ear of Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets, who added the budding rock stars to its inaugural Asbury Rocks! party at The Wonder Bar last month.  I expect big things to come.  You can grab Finale Hill’s EP The Basement Sessions Vol. 2, released earlier this month right here.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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3 Responses to Speakend Playlist (2/17/11 – 2/21)

  1. andres says:

    Thanks for putting mileage up! Love – Andres (bassist)

  2. Angie Sugrim says:

    Thanks for featuring us! And please forgive the Nirvana comparisons–we apparently can’t help it! 😉 XOXO Ang, The Obvious

  3. rote7123 says:

    Hey Angie,

    I meant nothing harmful by the Nirvana comment. I suppose I could have explained myself better. After an Almost There show at the Wonder Bar a few weeks back, Zach told me “We [New Jersey musicians/bands] should not aspire or settle for being the next Led Zeppelin. Why can’t we make our own name and our own music that stands by itself?”

    He said it better than I did. I saw that you might have something cooking with Chemtrail for their album release party at The Lanes. I hope to see The Obvious perform that night.

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