New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
New Jersey hard rock/electronic band Anthems For Autumn that hails from the Point Pleasant area of the state releases a brand new digital single on Bongo Boy Records from their upcoming album today. Anthems For Autumn was formed in December of 2014, when members of two different local bands decided to get together and start a new project. Things moved along very quickly from that point and within 6 months, Anthems For Autumn was going into the studio to record their first three song demo. All their hard work paid off in April of 2016, when they played their first show opening for Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, Gus G, at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch New Jersey.
In 2017 the band signed with Bongo Boy Records for their new music releases coming in 2018.
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SINGLE/ MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
By The Grouch | The Rockies
My friends at Bongo Boy records sent me an MP3 and asked me if I would give a listen to and share my thoughts about the new single and accompanying video entitled "Feel Me" by An-thems for Autumn who come out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Naturally, I was curious when I read that the band bills themselves as "Hard rock with an electronic edge" as that does sound a bit like an oxymoron, such as "Thrash chamber music". So, it was with great curiosity that I cued up their song.
After having listened to the song and watching the video all I can say is "This band should be playing stadiums!" Okay, now in all honesty, I am a guy and as such, no matter how hard I try there is a bit of a pig in me. The first thing I did notice is that their singer is absolutely stun-ning!
Then I heard what, to me anyway, sounded a bit like the Doobie Brothers. I thought "Okay, I guess this is what they mean by an electronic edge if guitar effects are considered electronic."
Then the vocals started and while I did not become totally unaware of how beautiful their sing-er is, I will say that she sounds as good as she looks. My first thought was this is a kind of Janis Joplin sings China Grove groove. That's cool, I dig the Doobie Brothers
and Janis rocked.
At the 43 second mark everything changed - the listener is hit by a MASSIVE BLAST of sound and the guitar opens up with blistering bolts of lightning while her voice takes on an "I could rip your throat out" tone. Make no mistake, she still sounds just as soulful and is wickedly in tune, but the attitude is just overwhelming. In order to get the full effect, I highly recommend that you watch the video. Good God that guitar is blistering. Their drummer is spot on while their bass player grooves. Imagine Guns N Roses back when they really were at their best, ex-cept with a female singer.
The bottom line is this band has it all. They have the musical ability and creative energy to write good music, as well as the charisma needed to become superstars. Some singers just have a charismatic appeal Axl did before he got fat and old, Bowie did even after he was old. David
Lee Roth, while actually not a very good singer, was a great rock star due to his attitude and charisma. I honestly put Anthems for Autumn in the same league as Guns N Roses, David
Bowie and Van Halen
circa 1984. When you combine this attitude with this amount of charisma and sheer ability to rock, you have a stadium filling band!