Palisades are a six-piece post-hardcore/pop-rock band from Iselin, New Jersey. They are signed to Rise Records and are quickly climbing the ladder to success. The band is made up of lead singer Louis Miceli, Matt Marshall on guitar, Xavier Adames on guitar/vocals, Earl Halasan on guitar/programming, Brandon Reese on bass and Aaron Rosa on the drums. You may have formerly known this band as Marilyn is Dead but if not, keep reading this feature to see why you should check out this new band.
Palisades have further advanced and redefined their sound since they were known as Marilyn is Dead. Palisades are able to draw attention to their music with their rich sound, combining post-hardcore and pop-punk influences to their music. The songs on their album consist of aggressive and catchy choruses with melodic screaming. What makes their sound unique and differentiates them from other bands is that their songs include more modern breakdowns, and instead of being solely pop-punk or exclusively hardcore, they are able to throw in a mixture of both and make it work. Their EP, ‘I’m Not Dying Today’ was recently released on February 7, 2012 and is available for download on iTunes. If you are looking for new music with a new, distinct sound, I highly suggest purchasing this EP. I find it to be an awesome debut-there is smoothness and fluidity in every song and I feel many people can find meaning to relate to their music. My personal favorite is ‘Wolves,’ the second track on the EP. What I like about it is that it’s a pop-punk song but has a stronger feeling to it with its mixture of post-hardcore, and the lyrics flow very adequately in the song. If you’re unsure about purchasing, you can also view their YouTube page athttp://www.youtube.com/user/WeArePalisades.
Palisades have also currently just headed out on ‘The Revived Tour’ beginning in Poughkeepsie, NY and will continue until April 15, 2012 ending in Toledo, OH. There are plenty more tour dates and you can check them out on the band’s Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/WeArePalisades. If Palisades are playing anywhere near you, check them out to see a good show!
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