Both have female lead singers, and both belong to the alt-punk genre.
For those interested in buying the albums, I’ve included some Amazon links at the bottom of this post.
I picked up the “Hold on Tight” album by Hey Monday at a Target under the emerging artists section. With my handy iPhone, I previewed some of their songs, and decided on the purchase.
Here’s a few songs I particularly like, with the songs contrasting from heavy rock to acoustic.
At first I was put off by the “rock ballad” sound of the song, but the chorus caught me, especially the vocal solo towards the end of the song.
Who can resist a love song? I picked this song because it shows the great range of the singer.
Anybody who has played Rock Band 2 has probably heard of Paramore.
Their song “That’s What You Get” might as well be a classic, and I even heard it on the radio in Austin, TX.
Here are a few of their non-mainstream songs that I quite like from the Riot! CD.
Misery Business – Acoustic
The acoustic version of “Misery Business” is a nice bragging song about a girl who got the guy in the end.
The CD version is a little more polished.
This is what I perceive as a spiritual song (I hold the hope that Paramore is a Christian band — see We Are Broken).
Links to the Bands’ CDs
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