There's a whole group of bands that were on the radio when I was in high school, and they have a really distinctive sound, and I want a name for this sound. My filing requires it! Man, iTunes and last.fm perhaps do not combine well with compulsive tendencies.
But, but, there's a real grouping here, I swear! I mostly think of it as "things that sound like EVE 6
," because EVE 6
is my favorite out of the type. And it has all the qualities I'm thinking of. The heavy guitars, the energy, the tendency to be upbeat without being silly. Inside Out
was the first song where I really heard this sound and went, "hey, whoa," although I think On The Roof Again
displays it better. There are a whole bunch of others, though. Vertical Horizon
's second two albums sound like this, but not their first two at all, acoustic guitars and whimpering about how your girlfriend was taken away by the angels is not what we're talking about. Sunshine
is completely the right thing, though. …