10 Things In Music More Exciting Than Miley Cyrus
The fact is that for some reason people can't seem to get enough of this girl shaking her ass on TV. That's fine and all, but it's a shame for all the true artists out there who are pouring their hearts into real, creative projects. Some truly exciting things are happening in music right now that sadly will go underreported in the wake of Mileygate.
So while everyone else is catching up on the starlet's latest alleged drug trip or what part of her body she showed the world this week -- Monday the Miley-obsessed media was dominated by a pre-VMA interview Cyrus gave the Sunday Mirror, where she called herself "messed up" -- let's explore some of those real projects, shall we?
10. Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance has traversed a lot in just seven years as a band. They've gone through three lead singers in that span, and cycled through every other member of the band at least once, aside from stalwart guitarist Will Swan.
This time it's Swan, screamer Jon Mess, a whole new rhythm section, and new lead singer Tillian Pearson. Will this lineup work for them better than others? That remains to be seen, but it will surely be interesting to see what Swan and Mess gain from the wealth of new talent, and especially from singer Pearson who has huge shoes to fill.
9. Touche Amore
One of the best young post-hardcore bands in the game today, Touche Amore has yet to put out a less than stellar release under their name. September 24 marks the release of their newest record, Is Survived By, and it looks like it's going to be a showstopper just like all their others.
8. Dream Theater
I'll admit it: I'm no fan of Dream Theater's prog-metal stylings. It strikes me as, well, pretentious. Nevertheless, I did enjoy their first couple of albums before I feel like they got way, way too into themselves. However, I am looking forward to their self-titled release this month.
The major selling point here is that it's the first album with new blood in the band since the '90s. With new drummer Mike Mangini fully integrated into Dream Theater's songwriting process, perhaps the fresh injection of ideas will bring them back home to a winner.
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