Posted // 2011-09-30 -
For today's local releases, we do a little catching up: one that came out Tuesday, a release show tonight and one next week. The first band we're going to talk about are so new, they don't even have a Facebook page yet. Baby Ghosts are a pop garage-rock band out of Utah County who have been active in the all-ages venues and are building a nice following in SLC. That's about all we know about them, other than their Bandcamp page
and their music make them sound like a band that should be in Scott Pilgrim's universe. While you're browsing their music, you can purchase their debut EP of demos and early tracks, Baby Tape
. It's a “name your own price” purchase; do the kids a favor and give them $5.
Next up is the debut full-length album from Sonic Prophecy
. The DIY epic-metal band out of SLC (seen above) made their mark on the music scene back in 2009 with their EP, aptly titled 2009
. The band focuses on melodic power ballads with a twist of metal trickery, harkening back to the '70s. It's as if Scorpions and Yes had a kid and gave it a copy of Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy
. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on who you are, but that's what you're going to get -- guitar-fueled journey rock! This week, the band released their full-length album A Divine Act Of War
and iTunes, with a physical release to come. You can check out a few tracks on their Facebook page
Moving onto release shows, tonight marks the next big release from the band Spell Talk
. The hardest-working band in Utah (playing nearly every outdoor festival this state has to offer) spent the better part of the year regrouping with a lineup change (guitarist Elle Rasmussen took over for Dylan Roe) and recording an entire album's worth of material. City Weekly
writer Jordan Wallis wrote the band up as well as the new album Touch It
in this week's issue
, go check it out. After reading that, you can catch the band's release show tonight at The Urban Lounge along with Dark Seas
and Max Pain & The Groovies
, show starts at 10 p.m. for just $5.
And finally looking ahead to next week, we'll see the release of Mark Dago
's second solo album. Last year, the Numbs co-founder broke out on his own with his impressive debut full-length album entitled SelfHighFive
. Since then, he's been itching to do a follow-up, and he couldn't have picked a better hook to hang his hat on than with his sophomore release, Kill Screen
. The album is comprised of songs and rhymes set to sampled music from '80s video games. You've got a nice array of classics including "Mega Man 2," "Mike Tyson's Punch Out" and even "The Legend Of Zelda". The album officially drops this Tuesday, Oct. 4; for online download and physical copies, you'll probably be able to find them best at Uprok. This is a must-have for nostalgic gamers and hip-hop fans alike!
Head out, love music, buy local.