Hollow Days


UNDER THE COUNTER's latest single off their recently released album "DON'T LOOK BACK" is a pretty good example of what can sometimes happen when a band gets signed onto a major label. The band signed to Universal Japan last year and it immediately had an effect on their sound. As you might notice if you compare this song with previous UTC singles like "Misora" or "No Therapy", you can immediately tell that the sound has drifted to a more touchy-feely pop ballad sound that depends way too much on keyboards and acoustic guitars for a band that used to be a straight-out alternative rock band. Now, the newest album isn't all that bad. They do have some solid songs like "Kimi, Shinkyuu Fur Coat Nakare" and "Leave me alone!!" But, I can't say I approve of the way Universal is handling the band.

Well, as for me, school has started. My schedule seems incredibly lax so far. I'm sure that'll change in a few weeks. But, for now, it's actually kind of boring. Of course, there are a couple other things I need to get done like moving forward on getting credit for my study abroad classes. Slacking on that like usual though. Hoping to get some progress on that today, but we'll have to see how that goes.

Another thing that I want to get progress on is starting a band back up. For those who didn't know, I was in a band called Super Going! during my junior year. It was pretty fun and we got to perform a bunch of times. I kind of miss that, so I'm kind of hoping to start that back up again. Again, we'll have to see how that goes.


1 comment:

  1. I look forward to hearing what you'll be playing and what the name of the new band will be.