Second String Hero, formerly Spiderfighter, is from Marion, Ohio. With influences like Hum, the Cure, and Sunny Day Real Estate, these guys merge powerful guitars with heartfelt songwriting. They have a unique sound that just makes you sing along everytime. With bouncy base lines and killer vocals and lyrics, their four songs on this release are just phenomenal. They are the best kind of pop-punk out there with a new, fresh voice that is seperated from all that whiney stuff!
The second half of the CD is a steller four songs by a brand new band from North Canton, Ohio called Middle Name Danger. They feature a similiar, but different, style with a little stronger emo and melodic element. They feature ex-members of Midway and other notorious Ohio punk bands; the lineup of musicians is amazing. "Birthplace of Rock" is a quality release that upholds Ohio's very long standing reputation for the incessant production of amazing bands. These two bands are ready to rock for you oh-so-hard, and all you need to do is buy this CD for the cheap price it is!
Check out www.righteyerecords.com or www.secondstringhero.com for more info!