Music Video: “Day Job” by Mason-Jar
Recommended if you like: Blink-182, MxPx New Found Glory
Formed by former members of Cute is What We Aim For—drummer Tom Falcone and guitarist/vocalist Fred Cimato—and Steve Gardner, formerly of Crush the Everlasting, is pop-punk band Mason-Jar. Their first single, “Day Job” comes with a Blink-182-inspired lead guitar riff and straight on pop-punk stylings. The video features the members of the band playing the track, the band in full pop-punk mode—sporting Fender guitars, dickies slacks, Puma shoes, and arm tattoos.
Single: Nine Layers Deep by Funeral
Recommended if you like Kylesa, Torche, Mastodon
The latest track from Buffalo band Nine Layers Deep is Funeral, a dark, sludgy stoner rock anthem. The heavy slow moving track has lead singer Alaysa Dale delivering gnarly reverberated vocals over thick, twisted guitar riffs and pounding drums. Look for a full length album from the band in the near future.