Monday, November 20, 2017

The Fangs Giveaway

    The winner is....Heather. I know it's such a surprise. I will get your prize to you. I hope you like it. 

I haven't done a music blog post for way, way too long considering how much I love to go to local music shows. I've seen these 4 guys twice recently and they are talented and lots of fun. The Fangs are an indie band with catchy, original music that has a solid beat and memorable lyrics. I really like their original songs, but they are excellent (really, excellent) at covers too. 
    You can find them on FacebookSpotifyInstagram and all over. I found them at Velour and then at the BYU Art After Dark at the MOA.  

Sadly, I have a crappy camera on my phone. 

Artists spend so long learning and honing their instrumental and vocal craft, writing songs, practicing, spending money on instruments and equipment and studio time, and then they have to play for free so often to get their name out there. I try to do my little part to support local bands, so I bought a whole 2 copies of their EP called Anthem. (I did say "little part".) I know most people don't listen to CDs anymore, so go buy their music on iTunes if you prefer. Or book them for a super fun party that everyone will love! 

Back to the CDs... One of the CDs I bought is for me and I've already listened to it over and over. The other copy is to give away to one of you! I'll tell you how to enter below. 

The Fangs are working on new music and said they'd be releasing some videos soon and an LP (if I remember right, or maybe another EP) in February. At their shows, they sang some of their newer songs that aren't on the Anthem EP. They are exceptional and I can't wait to be able to hear those again and again too. Please don't judge them and their talent by my videos with bad audio and visual. 

Here's what they say about themselves:

Emmett Florence - Lead Vocals
Jake Joyner - Lead Guitar
Noah Siddoway - Bass Guitar
Brad Bennett - Drums

The Fangs are an indie rock band from Provo, UT, exploring influences from new wave, theatric rock, and electronic music. The Fangs aim to write and record music that is upbeat, soulful, and imaginative. Over the past year, the band has experimented with different performance aliases (including Kindred Dead and Thrillionaire) before settling on their current name, look, and sound. The Fangs regularly augment their shows with additional musicians, samples, and backing tracks for a massive live sound.

After seeing his sister and cousin help found Imagine Dragons, Florence was inspired to begin writing and performing his own songs with whatever bands he could piece together in the vibrant Provo music scene. Florence draws inspiration from contemporary alt rock acts including The Killers, Coldplay, and Fun., as well as rock legends like The Beatles and Queen.

Emmett's hair comes down

To enter to win the CD Anthem, visit The Fangs on a social media platform and then come back and leave a comment on this blog post. Tell me where you visited them and whatever random thought you had about the awesome group. I'll chose a winner on Monday, November 27 at 8:00 pm MST.

1 comment:

  1. You are so cute and tiny looking in that photo with the band. LOL. They have a cool sound. That last clip reminded me of The Killers a bit. Thanks for sharing new (to me) music! I visited their FB page.


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