July 4th. It's kind of a big deal here in the United States. Something about freedom and independence...I don't know, this anti NSA spy blocker I'm running is fucking with my GOOGLE powers.
I'm working tonight, so no celebrating/blowing shit up for me. It's cool though, I'm celebrating in my own way right now: sharing Fourth of July's awesome music with ya'll.
Fourth of July's new album Empty Moon is in the running for my favorite album of the year. It's that good. It's one of the most raw and impassioned records I've heard in some time. The jams from the video above demonstrate the band's pop rock sensibilities but it's the slow jams on Empty Moon that showcase their real talents. Song's like "The Cost" and "Before Our Hearts Explode," with their forlorn lyrics and folk/country leanings, they conjure images of cowboys riding across the open plains at dusk. It's like iconic Americana pumping through the stereo.
Check the band's Facebook, and listen to the demos from their new album Empty Moon HERE. If you can get your hands on the actual album, I highly recommend it.