Italian alternative rockers Piqued Jacks had a very exciting year in 2014. They toured throughout Texas, performing fifty shows at forty different venues, including a performance at the SXSW Festival. They also released a "double-single" which caught the ear of CMJ Network, which featured their music on their website homepage for two weeks. This year, Piqued Jacks are releasing their debut full-length album "Climb Like Ivy Does." The new eight song release begins with the thunderous symphonic rhythm of "Reign In Clouds" as their sound could easily catch the mainstream attention it deserves. Their passion for performing pours out during the screaming chorus of "Romantic Soldier," while "Moooody" has a hypnotic beat that grabs your attention and never lets go. Piqued Jacks rock hard on the "Gift Handed Down For Generations," before closing with the slow build-up of the atmospheric "Beehive." To find out more about Piqued Jacks, please visit piquedjacks.com.
Next, from Oklahoma City comes the latest release from the electronic rock band Jumpship Astronaut entitled "Humans." The six-song EP beings with the collaboration of dance beats and big arena sound of "Alive" as they follow the blueprint laid down by Coldplay. Their sound becomes more dance/pop oriented during "Change" and they begin to quicken the pace on the electronic feel of "Fascination." They finish with the steady pop/rock rhythm of "Our Best Days" as the music moves you along to the close of the album. To find out more about Jumpship Astronauts and their latest release "Humans," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/JumpshipAstronaut.