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I Am Alaska








Hometown: Doylestown, PA (USA)

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Philadelphia, where the weak are killed and eaten, but also home to I Am Alaska, the newest band signed to Attic Records and step son of No Sleep Records. Bringing a five–piece ensemble to the stage, I Am Alaska serves to sucker–punch listeners and audience members with a non–stop barrage of ground–breaking sounds and a fantastic live show.Formed out of the ruins of Crossing at Red Lights and Phineas, I Am Alaska formed in December 2007 with a shared mentality of trying to reform the current music industry. Vocalist Rob Hackert says: We wanted to do something totally different... away from the traditional... that attracted listeners for a variety of reasons, in a number of new ways. What you get from this goal is their EP A Day In A Life, a smoothly blended record in the vein of Circa Survive and At The Drive In that merges progressive writing styles with relentless passion, all while subtly introducing non–traditional writing styles. Straying from the typical verse–chorus–verse format of songwriting, I Am Alaska brings to the table a reformed writing style, relying on catchy, complex guitar parts and unique drum beats to hold your attention, while weaving through intricate lyrical plots and stong vocal expression.

Combining forces with Vince Ratti of Zolof and the Rock and Roll Destroyer to record the album, A Day In A Life captures the beginning of this incredibly talented band, leaving their raw sound blended perfectly with smooth melodies and intense lyrics. Based off of the idea of portraying multiple characters, each through one song a piece, I Am Alaskas debut EP is full of introspection into the interrelatedness of all human beings, no matter how different. Sharing common problems, mentalities, and experiences, the eloquent lyrics serve to drive home an intensely emotion experience to the listener.

I Am Alaska is just beginning but you can be assured that this is just the beginning. Already playing heavily across the East Coast, I Am Alaska is sharing the stage with bands like Envy on the Coast, I Am Alaska is anxious to get out on the road and show the world what they've got to offer. Offering not only a great show and strong philosophical sentiment with their songs, I Am Alaska throws a fresh, unique taste of progressive music styled in a completely new way to their audience and leaves them anticipating what theyll come out with next!


Reviews

I Am Alaska A Day in a Life

I Am Alaska

A Day in a Life (2008)

No Sleep / Attic

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