Alt-pop/dream-rockers Frantic Romantic released their newest single “Rocketship” with an awesome music video reminiscent of the 80’s movie Earth Girls Are Easy. The video, directed by Nic Domaguing, stars local model/actress Victoria Barajas in your typical aliens meets earth girl fashion, with gold jumpsuits and a funny dinner scene that will make you smile. Stream the single on Spotify and don’t forget to follow/subscribe/like the band on their social media channels!
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San Jose acoustic-pop trio JWB released their first single “Start Today”! The song is a beautifully composed tune in tribute to Harvey Wichman, who’s beautiful poem “Dreamer” inspired the song. It’s a lovely melody with a positive message that gets stuck in your head. I’ve been meeting with the band regularly to give them advice on releasing music and social media best practices and they’re doing a great job telling their amazing story. I’m highly impressed with them and expect big things to happen for them if they continue to work hard at it.
You can listen to the song on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes.
My good friend and talented singer/songwriter LEVI J released his new single “My City” today and it’s amazing! I instantly bonded with Levi when I met him back in November 2017. He came to one of my house shows ready to network with everyone there with such confidence, eager to impress me, which he obviously did. He played me his songs the following day and I really dug his style. It’s great to see him write even better songs now and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for him and the talented musicians playing with him. I’m also honored to be one of the voices in the group “hey” you can hear halfway into the song. Check out “My City” on all outlets! Levi also released video for the new song filmed in downtown San Jose with live footage from Art Boutiki show a few months back. And yes, that’s my in the audience singing along to one of his songs.
San Jose dreampop quintet Frantic Romantic are rereleasing The Victoria Trap album which was previously available under their old band name Skyway View. The Victoria Trap features some of the band’s best singles including “Made of Glass,” “Crimson Petal,” and “Never Let Me Go.” The band is premiering one single every week day from February 14 to February 28 on their YouTube, starting with “Wilted Heart,” which appropriately surfaced online on Valentine’s Day. The full album will be out February 28th on Spotify and all major outlets.
Frantic Romantic also announced their first Santa Cruz show on Saturday March 2nd at Blue Lagoon with Threat To Self and Birdo.
Amping up for a wild Friday? So is this werewolf. Watch his night out on the town in Frantic Romantic’s latest music video “Un Lobo Entre Nosotros.”
The video follows a lonely wolf creeping the city streets and causing some trouble, as well as the band and friends dressed in various animal heads jammin’ out to the song. Not only does watching the video make you wish you’d been at the video filming in your own animal spirit mask, but it also conveys that there’s a little wolf in all of us.
Stay tuned for another awesome video coming this Spring with the release of their full new album!
Check out the podcast, listen to the new single “At Night,” and get a better idea of what the band is all about and what influences them!
San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their newest single “Celestina” today with an awesome animated video created by lead singer Mr. Kerosene!
Middle Tennessee Music premiered the video with a raving review stating:
“California based rockers Frantic Romantic emanate the essence (and a charming nostalgia) for the magical process of music discovery during an era now simply referred to as the ’90s. They are that band you stumbled upon in a shitty dive bar one random night with whom you uncontrollably fell in love with. Their songs were included on those mixtapes you carefully curated and handed to your girlfriend(s). They are the band you tried to emulate with your middle school buddies during talent shows. They are rock and roll from a gradually distancing era of music history that many of us hold near and dear to our hearts.“
In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, San Jose dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their second single and music video today with an awesome premiere in No Depression magazine! Writer Mary Roberts states:
“With Alt-Pop hooks, the group easily wins over your heart and your ears which does the soul good. Vibrant melodies take over the track as it captures the nature of the band and also the video. Bound to win you over, Frantic Romantic quickly proves they have staying power in the modern era.“
The band was lucky enough to get another write-up via Music Existence, who’s writer Stephen Vicino wrote:
”The video not only shows the essence of the group in song, but also as a visual masterpiece. Their sonically alluring sound blends perfectly with a strong melodic flow that resonates throughout. The video perfectly captures the essence of the song with solid instrumentation and intriguing vocals which helps to convey the story of the piece.”
San Jose’s new dream-pop rockers Frantic Romantic released their first single “At Night” today with an awesome music video! Thanks to PureGrainAudio for debuting the band’s moody song about solitude, as well as the incredible artwork of their upcoming album.
Lead singer Mr. Kerosene talks about the making of the video in the article, stating:
”We really wanted to play into the title and the mood of the song, which is basically bleak solitude. The whole band is separated, playing this song in their version of the same room.”
For all the fans of Skyway View, the band has reemerged on the Bay Area scene today as Frantic Romantic after teasing the new project on social media for the last few weeks. Reminiscent of 80’s new wave sound and 90’s pop culture, the band’s signature dream-pop sound is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Follow the band on Spotify or SoundCloud to stay tuned for the releases.
Indie rockers Life Size Models announced their new "Home Made" EP and E-Fundraiser Kickoff Show on September 8th at Art Boutiki! The show also features performances by The Y Axes, Zelma Stone, and The Jolly Llamas, plus there will be exclusive deals on exclusive merchandise while supplies last. Plus you can win tickets to the show through Do The Bay right now, so don't miss this opportunity!
San Jose alternative rockers Skyway View got prehistorically violent in their new music video for "Never Let Me Go!" If you're a fan of Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, and dinosaurs, then you are going to love this vide that must have been a blast to film! Thanks to the Silicon Valley Metro for the press on the video premiere show.
Big thanks to local newspaper Metro for showing some love for the new EP:
"Till I Fall capture that anger with their punchy sound. There’s the galloping Blink-182 drumming, the cranked guitars and the overlapping, nasal melodies, which mirror a head swimming with so many thoughts, it’s impossible to grasp at any single one."
Live105 radio just announced that Citabria will be playing the Soundcheck local band stage at BFD on Sat June 10th at Shoreline Amphitheatre! These San Jose electro-rockers will be playing along side Death By Firework, Hot Flash Heat Wave, The New Up, Birthday, Cemetery Sun, Nine Pound Shadow, Picture Atlantic, and Silent Pilot.
For more info & full festival line-up, see below!
San Jose's favorite alternative rockers Skyway View released their official music video for "Made of Glass" just in time for Christmas! The video really shows off the stage personality of the band with live footage from their show earlier this month at Art Boutiki, as well as solo footage from frontman Mr. Kerosene on the streets.
Barb Rocks welcomes indie rockers Life Size Models to my booking roster! Having met the band at a Balanced Breakfast meeting last year, I instantly recognized the raw talent and charm of this young quartet that remind listeners of The Strokes. The band has already garnered attention from CMJ and is in regular rotation at local college radio stations.