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Over the course of two full-lengths and a cut up and a 3rd albums, the native rock band Forgotten Souls of Antiquity established itself as torchbearers of SoCal punk and straight-up psychobilly.
The band did a reunion final 12 months, however doesn’t play collectively ceaselessly anymore.
“We nonetheless jam, however we’ll transfer in several instructions,” says band chief BillMike. “We had been collectively for about ten years.”
Within the absence of any touring or recording with Forgotten Souls of Antiquity, BillMike has recorded a solo album, Fashionable Sounds in Pop Music.
Album opener “Miles Away” options gritty guitars and hoarse vocals as BillMike balances his pop and punk sensibilities. The hard-rocking “Flooring of Glass” remembers Bob Mould’s finest solo efforts, and BillMike effortlessly switches gears for the stripped-down ballad “The Stone,” a track that begins slowly however step by step builds into one thing majestic.
BillMike recorded the album whereas beneath quarantine.
“I’ve a house studio, so I’ve form of been in a self-imposed exile for a couple of years,” says BillMike. “I hammered it out in a few weeks again in April. It took two weeks to file and one other two weeks to do the blending. It’s simply me enjoying all of the devices. I’m the one one guilty for something. The songs on this one are a bit of poppier. I don’t write a number of stuff in that vein. I figured I’d file all of them that had that point. I assumed a few them sounded a bit of like [the now defunct local act] Quazi Modo. I used to be an enormous fan of that group, and some of the tunes on the album sound like them. I’m alright with that.”
The album formally comes out on Saturday, however it’s presently streaming on Bandcamp.
BillMike says he hopes the songs from his solo album will discover their approach into units when he begins to play dwell once more.
“At any time when all this craziness subsides, myself and the Forgotten Souls guys will play some reveals, both in Cleveland or regionally,” he says. “I haven’t carried out an excessive amount of touring just lately, however I’ll completely embrace a few of these songs.”
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