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December 25, 2010 Posted by Bay in Blog

Happy Holidays and a warm goodbye to 2010

Heya - Bay here. As I write this, Ambre is in Milwaukee with her family, Alex is in Florida with his, and Joe is entertaining many, many visiting relatives. I'm in LA writing new songs, and I'm very excited about it! I'm about to take a break and head over to my friend Geoff's house for a traditional British Christmas dinner, which apparently includes drinking and the viewing of James Bond movies. I'm cool with that :)

Obviously, 2010 was an incredible year for us! We released our first album and had our first national tour. We totally absorbed Joe into the band [he joined at the tail end of 2009] and found our fourth member/personality with Alex. The best part of it, for me at least, was meeting all of you on the road! Being able to share our music with you [and often times a bite to eat or a drink] was truly unforgettable.

Of course, we're planning on making 2011 even better.

So please, stay tuned and tell all of your friends about us! We want to meet all of them in 2011.

Love,
Bay

Westwood One 2010 Artist look backs

2010 IN REVIEW artist look backs

Escape The Fate singer Craig Mabbitt:

I’ll always remember 2010 for:

Escape The Fate getting signed to Interscope Records

When I look back on 2010, the things that will stick out will be:

Releasing our self-titled album on November 2nd, moving to LA, buying a Dodge Challenger and the movie The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.

My “rock star moment” of the year was:

I'd have to say it was our show on October 1st in NYC at Roseland Ballroom when I jumped off a balcony into the crowd.

  • Escape The Fate released their self-titled album earlier this year, featuring the single “Issues.”
     

Dredg guitarist Mark Engles

I’ll always remember 2010 for:

Finished our new record with Dan the Automator and toured with our friends Circa Survive.

When I look back on 2010, the things that will stick out will be:

Well I live in San Francisco and have been a Giants fan my whole life…World Champions.  And I personally went to Vietnam for the first time...incredible.

My “rock star moment” of the year was:

I can't think of one, because I'm not a rockstar or care about rockstars.

  • Dredg finished promoting their “The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion” album, and recently concluded work on a still untitled disc that’s expected in March.
     

 

Echogram singer Kilian Pettit

I’ll always remember 2010 for:

Finishing our debut album and becoming an uncle!

When I look back on 2010, the things that will stick out will be:

The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the death of Leslie Nielsen and Ricky Gervais
hosting The Golden Globes; I couldn't believe what they allowed him to say live
on air!

My “rock star moment” of the year was:

Playing Crazy Girls in Hollywood!!

  • Echogram arrived earlier this year with their single, “Walk In The Sun.”

 

Some Hear Explosions’ Bay Dariz

I’ll always remember 2010 for:

We went on our first national tour and got to see the whole country. We met so many amazing people along the way and the whole tour was truly unforgettable. We also shot a music video for our song “Beep” where we were running around the wilderness with a group of our best friends drinking beer and shooting water guns at each other. Priceless memories.

When I look back on 2010, the things that will stick out will be:

The series finale of Lost was certainly an event for me.  The show debuted right as I moved to LA and it really felt like the end of an era.  I’m not ashamed to admit it made me cry.  Twice.  Darren Aronofsky’s brilliant new film Black Swan is easily my favorite film of the year.  It’s beautiful and haunting and absolutely riveting.

My “rock star moment” of the year was:

We stayed in a suite on the top floor of this amazing hotel in New York called the Eventi. We had just wrapped up the first leg of our tour with Lights Over Parisand this was cause for much celebration. We drank almost everything in our mini-bar, went to a club where a girl was standing on the next table playing violin along with the DJ, and everyone in our group was giving each other simulated lap dances. Afterwards we took a cab all the way down to the East Village so I could get late night pizza at Ray’s on St. Mark’s, the best pizza joint in America.

  • Some Hear Explosions are promoting their latest effort, “It’s Our Time Now.”

Video Blog Ep. 13 – The National Underground in New York, NY

SHE bids adieu to their friends Lights Over Paris and Hollywood Heartthrob in New York, leaving a trail of empty mini-bar bottles and a few broken hearts at a nightclub with a petite violinist with hair as tall as herself. They catch cabs (poorly), fake orgasms in Katz's Deli, play an intimate set underground at the National Underground, and Alex loses his mind (hysterically) in Times Square and debuts "the private tour blog." Winner.

Video Blog Ep. 12 – The Basement in Columbus, OH

SHE butt(head)s their way into Ohio where a plane awards Alex with his first speeding ticket, Darlz "drinks himself gay" on stage with LOP, an accident keeps them within the state lines for 2.5 extra hours, and they play for some of the coolest kids ever in the Basement. Featuring a full performance of their "Mysterons" cover.

The Sunset Strip pick of the week - SHE!



Some Hear Explosions!? One of The Sunset Strip’s best and brightest takes the stage at the Viper Room on Tuesday, Dec. 7 along with Hollywood Heartthrob, EchoGram and Shawn Chrystopher. School yourself on some great local up and comers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com

Read the full article at www.thesunsetstrip.com - click here...

Video Blog Ep. 11 - Mac's Bar in Lansing, MI

SHE travels to Michigan where they crash with a ninja actor, explore detroit's masonic temple, throw breakfast burritos at bees, don't bathe, play an intimate show at Mac's Bar, finally bathe, visit a thundercat at his awesome video game job, and embarrass two of their youngest, cutest fans.