The Greeting Committee

 

The Greeting Committee is an indie-pop quartet from Kansas City, Missouri. They got their start as they were entering their twenties, but their infectious melodies and tactful songwriting will make you think they have been writing hits for years. With lead singer Addie Sartino at the helm, The Greeting Committee‘s songs are defined by their “delicate, yet powerful” vocals.

There can be very special things about each individual, but it’s also important how everyone kind of gets together and kind of bonds with the music too. Put in the work and stay humble.

Pierce Turcotte, McClain Johnson

After a breakout in 2018 with their full-length release, This Is ItThe Greeting Committee has followed up strong this year with their four-song EP, I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry. On this EP, they have taken their sound and flipped some elements on its head, giving them a familiar but fresh sound. If you want to catch The Greeting Committee live, be sure to head over to their official website and keep an eye out for tour dates near you.

The Greeting Committee roll with Ernie Ball Super Slinkys and use Regular Slinky Bass strings for the low end.

Get stoked with the top tracks from The Greeting Committee below.

Turnover

 

From the coast of Virginia, Turnover is a modern dream-pop group bringing the salt-soaked sounds of the east coast to life. Their sound incorporates elements of shoegaze with their unmistakable guitar riffs dripping in reverb. Their sound has steadily evolved over time, bringing them a long way from their debut album, Magnolia.

I think the vibe is a lot different. It used to just be less about the performance as far as the musical quality went and more about the energy when we were a younger band — which is important, and I think it’s gotten us to where we are. I think it’s a unique thing about Turnover that we have changed so much as a band, and I think a lot of people still remember that energy and can still feel it in some of the songs.

Austin Getz, WTBU

Their latest album, 2019’s Altogether, features a perfected version of that dreamy sound. To see Turnover perform their latest bangers live, head over to their official website for more information.

Turnover gets psychedelic with Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys, Medium Light Nickel with Wound Gs, and Power Slinky Bass strings.

Listen to the latest from Turnover below.

Handguns

 

Want to go fast? Listen to Handguns. Their blistering pop-punk originates from Pennsylvania, but has made its way into the ears of many. After a falling out in the band resulting in a split, Handguns is back. Reuniting in 2017, Handguns have taken the past few years to hone their sound, and they have finally released new music — three new tracks, to be specific — with their 2019 EP, Hot Local Singles.

‘If it’s not you guys, it’s no one,’ Langley remembers Eby saying. ‘We all looked at each other like it wasn’t even a question. It was, like, ‘Yeah. Let’s do it.’

Jake Langley, Alt Press

Handguns have plans to release more music with their current lineup in the near future. If you want to know the latest scoop on the band, be sure to keep a lookout on their official site.

Handguns are keeping the legacy alive with Ernie Ball Power Slinkys.

There are Hot Local Singles by Handguns below.

Framing Hanley

 

With complex, dangling guitar riffs contrasting with explosions of dirty vocals and riffage, Framing Hanley has some of the best dichotomy in alternative rock. Their gargantuan hits like “Lollipop” and “Puzzle Pieces” were simply iconic in the genre in the late 2000s.

The most important thing I’ve learned over the last decade is a better way to quantify or define, even, what “success” is.  I’ve done a lot of cool things, experienced a lot of amazing things, but the fact that I was a part of creating music that people actually gave a shit about. Some even telling me that “such and such” song by us is a song they choose to listen to to get them through a rough time — which is BEYOND humbling to hear, because I remember the feeling of making a connection with a song like that — that is better than any definition of ‘success.’

Kenneth Nixon, My Global Mind

After releasing only one album this decade back in 2014, Framing Hanley has returned to the scene with a bang with their 2019 single, “Throwing Knives.” The track is packed full of everything we have grown to love about Framing Hanley — passionate vocals, bursting guitars, and intense moments that break away into intimate ones. If you want to know where Framing Hanley is headed next, check out their official website to keep up to date.

Framing Hanley uses Ernie Ball Power Slinky, Not Even Slinky, and Hybrid Slinky bass.

Hear the best of Framing Hanley below.

Skeletal Remains

 

Alright, Ernie Ball fans. Let’s take a second to appreciate Skeletal Remains and allow them to shred our faces off. They explicitly define themselves as death metal. Their goal is to deliver crushing tracks, and their hit single “Seismic Abyss” does exactly that.

The album is basically the next step up for us! It’s a bit more technical compared to our first two albums and we have also used seven string guitars for some songs to add a heavier edge at times, but overall it has the same sound and feeling of our previous releases: old school death metal from the late ’80s and early ’90s with a little bit of our own taste added to it!

Skeletal Remains Official Bio

Skeletal Remains has everything you need from a death metal group. Their intensity and passion are second-to-none, and you can hear that be released in every aspect of their sound, from their brutal drums and guitar to their savage vocals. If you want to study the “Ripperology” of Skeletal Remains, be sure to check out their official website for more information.

Skeletal Remains deliver a heavy blow with their Ernie Ball Paradigm Skinny Top Heavy Bottom on their 6-string and 7-string guitars. On bass, they are rocking Power Slinky 5-String Bass strings.

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