Local Music Roundup (3/24/11)

Green Paper Preps Second Full Length Release

“Well, you can tell them we’re well on our way to getting Water done,” responded Tomm Hart, lead vocalist of the New Jersey Popedelic-Rock act Green Paper when asked about the current happenings of the group.

Water is the follow up to Green Paper’s debut record, Fire, which came out merely weeks ago, and is the second in a series of five albums named after the Chinese Wu Xing, fire, water, metal, water, and wood…a fact misinterpreted in SIMGE’s feature on the band done back in February.

For Fire, the band may, or may not, have recorded on the campus of Drexel University with producers Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, however, according to Hart, the situation will most likely change this time around.

“We want to do a lot more experimentation,” Hart admitted.  “Fire was business and we were tired of the grind and process by the end.  We want to do this one on our own time.  That’s not to say the record won’t be done with them [Bernard and Baglivo], but definitely in a different place or places.”

Before our conversation ended Hart offered a tip.  For those who want a sneak preview of some of the tracks that will be on Water check out Green Paper’s alternate Myspace music page.

(The profile used to be Hart’s personal music account when he was a solo act under the name Reinforcement)

NOTE: It is unknown which tracks on this Myspace profile will make it on to Water. Also, these are not the finished recordings.  They re simply demos that were made in Hart’s basement a few years ago before Green Paper was formed.

Listen to and purchase a digital copy of Fire here.

The Paper Suns Release Another New Song

The Bluesified Psych-Rock outfit from Clarksburg, The Paper Suns, promised us another new song, the third single since its inception a few weeks ago, and delivered on Tuesday with “Dakota,” a hazy tune that jangles all the way home.  Check out all three of the band’s releases below.


“A Conversation Piece (Part One)”


Dave Roberts Puts Out A New Track, Preps New Mix-tape

Long Branch emcee Dave Roberts dropped a new track this week named “Aston Martin Freestlye.”  This new set of rhymes came two-weeks after Robert’s release of “Live 4 The Moment,” both of which will be featured on his third upcoming mix-tape, Walking On The Sun, which will appropriately drop on on April 20th (a.k.a 4/20).  The mix-tape will be available for free download on Dave Roberts’ music page.

“Aston Martin Freestlye”

“Live 4 The Moment”

A Clever Con Readies Controversial Protest Song

Yesterday, on the band’s Facebook page, the Monroe Township Pop-Punk outfit A Clever Con announced that it has a “new song coming out about the US perpetual war machine and the Military Industrial Complex.”

“Is anyone else here pissed that we’re going to war, again, without Congressional approval?” questioned the post.  “Please, let’s hear your thoughts…We want to hear your thoughts on this,” the band pleaded with its fans.

And, maybe unexpectedly, a small sampling of the band’s fans were none too pleased with the idea.  Read the exchange here, and while you’re there, listen to the group’s music because it is quite good.

Two Big Announcements From The Call Out

Middletown Pop-Punks The Call Out made tow big announcements this week via Facebook, first, that the band is heading back into the studio, and second, that it’s looking for a new guitarist.

“We are looking for a new guitar player!” read the post “If you are interested in trying out please email us at TheCallOut@hotmail.com. You must be between the ages of 17-23 and be willing to travel, and you must supply the proper equipment.”

The Call Out is set to go into the studio the first week of April.

Jerzy Jung Song Featured On MTV’s Teen Mom 2

On Tuesday evening, Jerzy Jung “Black Dress, White Dress,” the lead track off her 2010 EP Hello Desire, was featured on the hit MTV show Teen Mom 2.

The track comes in a 2:25 on the episode.  Check it out here. And grab a free download of an acoustic version of the song below.

Root Glen In The Studio

East Brunswick Bluesy Alt Rockers, Root Glen, will enter the studio this weekend to record the band’s debut EP, which the group expects to drop in May.

The EP will include a re-recorded version of the band’s “Mileage,” the lead track off Root Glen’s 2010 demo, Petrified Whale, as well as a series of other songs.  Get a taste of “Mileage” below.

The Gay Blades Prep Vinyl Releases

According to a post made on the band’s Facebook page, The Gay Blades plan to make its debut record, Ghosts, and its 2010 sophomore release, Savages, which came in at #4 on SIMGE’s Top Albums Of The Year List, available to all us vinyl hounds out there.

“Looks like Ghosts will be coming out on vinyl this summer!” read the post. “Savages coming on vinyl this fall!”

Check out the interview conducted with Clark Westfield at Asbury Lanes last summer here.

Chemtrail’s Record Release Show Lineup Is Set

Asbury Park’s premiere Instrumental-Rock outfit, Chemtrail, has finalized the lineup for its record release party on April 6th at Asbury Lanes and it will include Asbury Punks, The Obvious, and Jersey Indie Rockers, Old Nick.

Late Edition…..

Almost There Covers Blink-182 In New Vid

Today, Almost There released the third installment of the band’s weekly cover song video series.  This week Zach Sicherman and Eddie Soles tackle Blink-182’s “Going Away To College.”  How did they know that’s my favorite Blink song.  Thanks fellas.

Check out Almost There this Saturday at The Saint.

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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2 Responses to Local Music Roundup (3/24/11)

  1. Week of March 28 to April 3rd @ The Brighton Bar

    –Friday, April 1st, Cryptkeeper Five/Crazy & The Brain

    –Saturday, April 2nd, Lost Patrol/Sink Tapes/Shadowplay

  2. Jerzy says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! :o)

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