There aren't many local releases this week, but the ones mentioned here should go to the top of your must-listen list. We'll start with the online release,s and the first album up is the debut release from The Sticky Lips
. This is a cool three-piece band from Ephraim, comprised of James Arrowood, Caleb Johnson and Chance “Poch” Christensen. The group play a form of alternative music that incorporates blues, reggae and stoner rock that occasionally sounds like a jam session. Their debut release, The Sticky EP
, was released a few days ago. You can purchase it for whatever you'd like to pay on Bandcamp
Moving on to punk rock, next up is the debut release from Dummy Up
. This is a Logan group who play loud, play dirty and play fast. You'll find a lot of influence from NOFX, The Offspring and Screeching Weasel in their music, and if you're a punk fan of any kind, then at least one of those influence should make you smile. Their first album, That's Our Choice
, came out a couple weeks ago on Bandcamp
as a free download. Do yourself a favor and snag a copy today.
Last up is this week's lone album release show, for the much anticipated full-length album from Fictionist
. Trying to package what the band's two years contract with Atlantic Records into a single paragraph without interviews wouldn't do the story justice. If you'd like to read more about their experience, City Weekly
Music Editor Kolbie Stonehocker chatted with the band a couple weeks ago
. This self-titled full-length album is their first new release since their self-titled EP was released in October 2011, and includes all-new material from the past year's worth of work. It already came out on iTunes
last week, but Fictionist's release show tonight at Velour is your chance to snag a physical copy along. The band will be performing an extra-long set with California band Swimm opening the show, the tickets are only $10 and doors open at 8 p.m.
Love music, head out, buy local.