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CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast

We were just featured in the CD Baby Music Discovery Podcast where they played "Give / Take", compare us to "Goldfrapp meets T. Rex" [a comparison we're totally OK with] and compliment our purple album artwork - give it a listen!

Campus Circle - Music Notes


Half Notes

You’ll be hearing music from L.A.-based band Some Hear Explosions in the upcoming films The Lake Effect and Pound of Flesh; see them perform music from their recently- released It’s Our Time Now when they play the Roxy Oct. 30.

"Some Hear Explosions is sexy alterna-rock." - Interview

Bay recently sat down with ZoiksOnline for an interview:

Not every female fronted band sounds like Paramore, just ask Bay Dariz of Some Hear Explosions (S.H.E.). Some Hear Explosions is an independent alternative rock band. The band’s new album is entitled “It’s Our Time Now.” Recently I got a chance to chat with guitarist Bay Dariz about the new album.

Q - How would you describe your sound?

A - We’ve been telling people that we’re an “alternative rock band,” which is a label that people haven’t used a lot lately. I’ve also been known to say that we “wouldn’t sound out of place on tour with bands like The Killers or Garbage.” People see a girl in the band and assume we’re some Paramore-style band, but we’re not. We’re sexy alterna-rock.

Q - Describe your song writing process.

A - I record short demo versions of 4 or 5 song ideas at a time and give them to our singer Ambre Leigh. She listens to them and hopefully she likes some of them enough to write lyrics. Then she and I will record a complete rough demo of each song and take it to rehearsal where our drummer Joe Herrera and bass player Alex Gallner breathe real life into them.

Q - What’s your favorite song to play live?

A - We would all likely answer this question differently, but my favorite song to play lately is “It’s Our Time Now” because we get the crowd to sing along with the chorus. There’s really nothing like it. We’ve ended most of our shows with that song so it’s a little bittersweet because I always wish we could just keep playing.

Q - Why the title “It’s Our Time Now?”

A - “It’s Our Time Now” isn’t just the title of our album, but also of the first song Ambre and I ever wrote together. The lyrics are about making your dreams a reality, and that’s what we’ve been doing in this band since day one.

Q - After four shows together you got matching “S.H.E.” tattoos. What brought that on and were there any reservations?

A - Ambre and I were both visiting our hometown of Milwaukee for Christmas and after a half-dozen whiskey shots decided we should get matching “S.H.E.” tattoos. Don’t most great ideas happen after a half-dozen whiskey shots? Anyway, we waited until we got back to LA and neither of us backed out of it. I always think of the last lines from the famous Robert Frost poem, “But I have promises to keep / and miles to go before I sleep.” We’re both very proud of what we’ve already accomplished with this band, but we certainly have “miles to go before we sleep.” This tattoo is a daily reminder of the promise we made to ourselves and to each other to see this through to the end.

Q - Are there any touring plans in the works?

A - We’re just now finishing an amazing coast-to-coast tour with Lights Over Paris and Hollywood Heartthrob. We have five more shows this month but we never want it to end. I know I can speak for everyone when I say it was one of the greatest experiences of our lives. We’re definitely planning to tour a lot more next year.

Q - What can fans expect from your live show? Any embarrassing on stage moments?

A - People always tell us that we sound better live than on our record, which is the way it’s supposed to be, isn’t it? Our live show is loud and energetic and Ambre goes completely nutso onstage. She’s always jumping around and there have been many near misses where I’ve almost clocked her in the head with my guitar. Ambre always jumps into the crowd during the set and has certainly injured herself doing so, but she’s not really embarrassed when it happens because that’s just rock n’ roll. That said, our lives offstage are pretty much a series of embarrassing moments.

Q - Who are some of your early influences?

A - Once I started playing music I went back and listened to the greats. My biggest influences are David Bowie and Queen, two artists who were constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of what could be considered “rock music.” With this band, I’m also heavily influenced by The Cure, with their use of rhythms and melodic bass lines. Of course, like most beginning guitar players the first songs I learned to play were Green Day and Weezer songs.

Q - Thanks for taking the time. Is there anything you’d like to add?

A - I would like to thank everyone for supporting independent bands like ourselves! Everyone we’ve met so far on the road or who has written us online has been incredibly supportive and it means the world to us.

Read more:

Ambre interviewed on "One Minute How-to" podcast

Ambre only has one minute to give advice to other girl rockers on the road - the pressure is on!

Download SHE on Fearless Radio podcast

We had the very enjoyable experience of being interviewed for an hour on Fearless Radio while we were in Chicago. We talked, laughed about all of our inside jokes, and even played acoustic live on the air! Listen to all of the shenanigans here:

Video Blog Ep. 5 – Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT

SHE in SLC OMG! and PC for LOP. ya dig?

Our own show with Hollywood Heartthrob in the quaint backyard of awesomeness that was Kilby Court was more refreshing than cucumber water... and that's quite refreshing, guys.

Video Blog Ep. 4 – The Venue in Boise, ID

At long last, the Boise, Ohio, I mean Oh-Hi-Daho video.  You'll see.  AG had a few drinky drinks.  Good work!

But seriously, you potatoheads were too much dang fun!

Aquarian Weekly

Bang for your buck

by Kari Vander Weit

Some Hear Explosions is an uber-confident foursome from California with a female lead vocalist. Inspired by the likes of No Doubt, the young group brings a provocative edge to modern rock with a splash of grunge. If you're looking for something new, give them a try at The National Underground on Sept 25th. 7pm. For More info go to

Video Blog Ep. 3 – El Corazon in Seattle, WA

Seattle gave us grunge fever and left people questioning whether Ambre was a singer or a stripper due to the convenient pole in the middle of the stage.  Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!

Dang, Denver

before anything, i must say- i'm extremely disappointed with alex gallner for not giving me my due credit on frank's amazing corn rows in the photo in his last entry.  that was a half hour of my life and an epic win when he wailed with them on stage.  also, we're currently driving through crazy pouring rain in nebraska so if we die, someone please salvage this machine and post this as my last words. back to denver.  dang, denver.  i had no idea you're so down with getting weird.  the show was great but alex already  touched on that so let me give you a little insight on the afterparty.  WARNING: THE REST OF THIS ENTRY MAY INCLUDE CONTENT INAPPROPRIATE FOR LITTLE BABY BEARS :) we ventured to a little establishment called "the shag lounge" with some of bay's old friends and the hollywood handjobs, excuse me, heartthrobs (some queer explosions are going to miss them something fierce for the next 10 days).  the atmosphere was slightly confusing- a bunch of hipsters in a seemingly hip-hop bar- but rad.  there was a little dance battle circle going down the entire time that i definitely took advantage of after a few cocktails.  sadly, no one brought in the flip cam to capture me partaking in a new style of dance that i'm calling "aerobic crumping," but i did capture this tyte critter getting down with the floor at the end of the night with my phone: after  the beverages stopped flowing we waited outside for a little and had the pleasure of witnessing this interesting young lady seemingly flirting (but mostly trying to score some C 17 H 21 NO 4) with the heartthrob, benjamin thurston.  she'd apparently spent the better part of the evening hopping from male to male in her search to continue abusing illegal substances.  i couldn't resist... finally, teddy (HH drummer) tried to alert her to her wardrobe malfunction: i promise we're not malicious human beings but this gal was just obscene and would not leave!  i wish i could've captured her more accurately, perhaps a snippet of her pole dancing would've painted a clearer picture (then again, who am i to dog pole dancing after our seattle show with that rude pole in the middle of the stage?)  after an open invitation to join her was declined, she informed us she would be retiring to her bed around the corner, presumably outside.  DANG, DENVER! <3 a l