Getting Loud: Interesting new music acts



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Getting loud is not as simple as we think it is; it’s more than just cranking the amp up to 11 and breaking decibel records. There needs to be meaning and purpose, from something as simple as getting you to dance, or something as intense as getting you stoked to hit the ramp.

Many acts, particularly in the indie scene, strive hard to heighten the impact of their sound to the audience— they aim to “get loud” without making noise. In this case,harmony is necessary, and not just in a musical sense.

This is precisely the concept of “loudness” that Converse encourages, as exemplified by the bands it supports. Recently, the iconic sneaker brand found three exciting acts that shared this viewpoint: Paranoid City and Stereodeal.

Paranoid City

Paranoid City takes the synth and melds it with anything and everything. Songs like “Hello Strange” and the anthemic “Here We Are/Here We Go” show the interplay of influences, ranging from pop punk to electro dance.

Frontman Dax Balmeo provides the vocals and the guitar; Japo Araneta and Rommel Celespara are … (Read More)