Following the lead of MiS’s most prolific contributor, I’ve been sifting through my music files from 2007 in preparation for my year-end album reviews.
There’s no denying the role played by bands from the Middle Tennessee area on this blog. Self, The Features, and The Nobility have been featured here within the last year. Here are two more bands to add to the list.
How I Became the Bomb formed in 2005 and released an EP themselves in the Spring of 2006. Let’s Go! is packed with 7 energetic pop songs backed by tons of synths/keys, chaotic guitars, and a driving beat. The lyrics are particularly witty as the album takes on a theme of missed connections, secret admiration , dating monotony, and early relationship woes.
“Secret Identity” begins with a chugging synth and snare beat before a rollicking piano riff jumps on board in the middle of the first verse.
The band is currently sending a free MP3 of a song not included on the Let’s Go! EP to those who sign up to their mailing list. Hit it up.
De Novo Dahl has been around since the beginning of the decade and have cultivated quite a following within the Nashville area. Their whimiscal songs and quirky stage presence has given them a reputation for being an act not to be missed when on tour. The band recently signed with Roadrunner Records and plan to release their second studio album early next year.
“Shout” is three minutes of playful exuberance with a sing-along chorus that is nearly impossible to shake from your head.