Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Blogs
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Crossover Prog by The Catfish Man
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Crossover Prog by The Catfish Man

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Roland113 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: March 30 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 3826
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Crossover Prog by The Catfish Man
    Posted: July 14 2015 at 20:26
So, I've been tossing an idea around for a bit now and decided that it's time to bring it to fruition.

I get to listen to a lot of new bands for addition to the Crossover Prog genre (Neo too, but that will be another blog).  In the act of previewing all of these bands, I get to hear a lot of great ones.  In fairness, I get to hear some less than great ones as well.  

This blog is going to focus on the ones that I really like.  It's all my personal preference but it's a chance to highlight the ones that I wanted to give a little extra attention to.  I'll try to include links to their music where I can.  Feel free to comment, though I urge you to keep the comments polite and constructive.  There's a good chance that the bands themselves may be perusing our pages.

I've got about a six month back log so I'll start with the oldest.  Enjoy!
-------someone please tell him to delete this line, he looks like a noob-------

I don't have an unnatural obsession with Disney Princesses, I have a seven year old daughter and coping mechanisms.
Back to Top
Roland113 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: March 30 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 3826
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2015 at 20:41
1974

Boston based 1974 has been playing live shows since 2007 and has built a steady following on their way to winning multiple awards in their local music scene.  They have released two EP's and two full length albums, all of which are available on Bandcamp:

http://1974.bandcamp.com/merch

I recommend the two full length releases, "1974 & The Battle for the Lazer Fortress" and "1974 & The Death of the Herald", as a starting point.  Like Coheed and Cambria, the band tends to focus on a single science fiction story spanning both of their CD's, though musically, they are not nearly as heavy as the Cambrians.  

Musically, you can hear echos of Kansas and The Beatles, though with an unashamedly modern sound.  Their music is intricate and at times, vaguely pompous.

Enjoy!
-------someone please tell him to delete this line, he looks like a noob-------

I don't have an unnatural obsession with Disney Princesses, I have a seven year old daughter and coping mechanisms.
Back to Top
micky View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 02 2005
Location: .
Status: Offline
Points: 40589
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2015 at 15:46
great idea Tom!!! Looking forward to what you choose to spotlight. Clap
proud card carrying and gun toting member of the Alt-Left
Back to Top
Roland113 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: March 30 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 3826
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2015 at 20:42
Thanks Micky, I think it will be fun.  There are a lot of new bands out there, if I can bring a little attention to some of them then I'm pretty happy.
-------someone please tell him to delete this line, he looks like a noob-------

I don't have an unnatural obsession with Disney Princesses, I have a seven year old daughter and coping mechanisms.
Back to Top
micky View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 02 2005
Location: .
Status: Offline
Points: 40589
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2015 at 20:47
Clap
proud card carrying and gun toting member of the Alt-Left
Back to Top
Matti View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 15 2005
Location: Finland
Status: Offline
Points: 850
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2015 at 09:06
That's nice, Tom! Thumbs Up

(Funnily I misread your FB announcement "The first band is Boston based 1974" at first and thought of the band BOSTON that could have started in 1974 (seems it was 1975 - close!). Ha ha! Embarrassed The Third Stage album does have some slight prog tendencies but probably that band won't have any business here.)
Back to Top
Roland113 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: March 30 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 3826
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roland113 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2015 at 09:46
Thanks Matti,

That's kind of funny, while these guys do have occasional AOR tendencies (I don't think that's a bad thing mind you) they're a far cry from the band, Boston. 
-------someone please tell him to delete this line, he looks like a noob-------

I don't have an unnatural obsession with Disney Princesses, I have a seven year old daughter and coping mechanisms.
Back to Top
Roj View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Neo Prog Team

Joined: July 02 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 3102
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2015 at 07:48
Hey Tom Clap.

Add these guys to my seemingly endless "must hear" list.
Back to Top
Roj View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Neo Prog Team

Joined: July 02 2008
Location: Manchester, UK
Status: Offline
Points: 3102
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2015 at 02:46
Just listening to The Death of the Herald as I type.  Nice, very nice.  They seem to be able to fit so much into just a short song, and that's a great quality.

Being on Bandcamp is a big plus too Wink.  Thanks for the recommendation Tom Thumbs Up.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.