With the release of the “Show the World, You Are Kind” EP, Almost Famous Friends brings a new feel to a clashing of genres. Lush with addicting progressions, an edgy but soulful style approach, and persistent pop undertones, the record boasts the aesthetic of Acoustic Punk anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the album never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
The first single, “Light of Day”, is an instant classic. Complete with a combination of acoustic and electric instrumentation, loads of vocal hooks and harmonies, and an honest, straight forward lyrical approach, the song seems to breathe and build as it plays on.
“’Light of Day’, the second track off the EP, is a sappy, hopeful song about being interested in someone that you think you don’t have any of being with. The name mostly stems from the lyric, ‘Girl, I hope that it’s ok, spill these words I wanna say on a notebook page that will never see the light of day’. It is a prime example of the emotional lyrics and catchy melodies that Almost Famous Friends bring into every song” explains vocalist Tristan Wilson of the bands single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding for where Almost Famous Friends is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
“The sound of this EP was a step in a completely new direction, mostly for the sake of doing something fun and new. The future sound of ‘full band’ Almost Famous Friends will continue to develop the dark emotional rock/punk vocals that fans expect from our music“says the band of the EP and songwriting approach.
Hailing from Austin TX, Almost Famous Friends was created by songwriter Tristan Wilson in early 2014. The emotionally fueled pop-punk sound is influenced by acts like The Story So Far, Brand New, Real Friends, and Citizen. The self-proclaimed 'Chronic Sad Boys' of Austin have been hitting it hard since they began together. The lineup Aris Manasco (drums), Hunter Sharpe (guitar), and Marlon Sexton (bass) each bring unique influence and style to the music and performance. The band members are as deeply introspective and emotional in their music as they are explosive and dynamic on stage. They take pride in providing something for fans of aesthetic musicality and hard hitting live performances.
“Show the World, You Are Kind” is now available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the boys already have shows lined up throughout Austin in support of their release.
To learn and hear more of Almost Famous Friends, please visit: http://almostfamousfriends.com/