Local Band Network Member Since: August 15, 2004
Last Update: August 15, 2004
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During the past 10 years, popular music has passed through genre after genre becoming something of a shape-shifting monster spitting out what is pure while keeping in what is talent less. We've come from humble anarchistic "grunge" movements which disappeared with a single significant death and then switched into "the boy band craze." One can't even fathom how such a drastic change could ever take place, but hey...this is America and the "MTV Generation".
Now in the 2000's, popular rock music has lost its edge and defiant place in history allowing a dried-out and watered-down "politically correct" genre MTV has come to call "hardcore". It is up to the underground artists to bring back the "balls to the wall" attitude and all out ass-kicking that the music industry deserves. "A New Way Down" is one of those bands bringing back the brute force attitude while staying true to soulful lyrics and deep melodic tones and serves as a beacon for what seems to be dying in this world: attitude with purpose.
With a few phone calls and some luck on the internet, "A New Way Down" formed in late 2003 and immediately began working on material. Within weeks the band had a complete set list comprised with tunes even your local butcher would enjoy. Such tunes included: "Sixes", "Tell Me", "Try to sleep", and "A Long Way". Once the band began playing shows, a small but loyal fan base grew and we knew this was something the people wanted to hear, but mostly, our music was what we wanted to play.
Everything began to fall into place...then we hit a speed bump. Due to inner tensions, we lost our bass player and were left looking for a replacement knowing full well that the band would have to take a breather to regain its strength. During that time, the band, now only down to four people, began working on even more material. Currently loaded with over 15 songs for its first album, "A New Way Down" is back with a new member and the same ass-kicking attitude. Chock-full of sweeping melodies, soulful vocals and heart pounding rhythms, "A New Way Down" is back and better then ever, and believe me...you can take that to the bank.
A Solid 5pc. Unit made up of: Jerry Michael-Guitars Dave Boff-Bass Chris Crawford-Guitars Ceci Shaw-Percussion Brian H-Voice
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