Recently I was able to connect with the lead vocalist/guitarist of Sublime With Rome, Rome Ramirez, to discuss the band’s latest EP called Tangerine Skies. In this interview, I asked Rome about how he and his bandmates turned the pandemic-era demos into the final cuts for Tangerine Skies, how the band chemistry has been since they acquired a new drummer, and the process for crafting their setlists when they’re on tour. Sublime With Rome will be on tour starting next month.Read More “Sublime With Rome”
Today I’m thrilled to bring everyone the latest single and video from NYC-based artist, BenBen (the solo name of Ben Wigler), called “Endless Summer.” On this vibrant summer song, albeit released during winter, BenBen channels his love of radio-ready rock into a crowd-pleasing package. BenBen shared:
This is, in many ways, the very earliest song in the BenBen stable. My best friend, James Byron Schoen (who I still make music with in the storied progressive metal band Edensong), and I first played around with the melody for the chorus when we were six years old! This song, which features the stunning vocals and violin of Camellia Hartman (ConorOberst/Skullkrusher) is about youth, about being a more mature guy and trying (failing?) to imagine what it’s like to be young, about obsession with getting first moments right and the fear and elation of being a shy person who is finally seen for who they are. It’s a playful, loving homage to the kinds of “songs of the summer” that blast on the radio (not many of them feature the West African Kora) and infect you with their incessant hooks and uncomplicated energy.
Get ready to fall in love with your next favorite artist.Read More “BenBen – “Endless Summer” (Video Premiere)”