Santa Cruz

7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #163255 by fizzy
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You must have heard of this band, I think their debut album was pretty good. I don't like the follow up though but still an outstanding talent this band.


"So you ask me how it feels to be a stick in the wheel
I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"
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7 years 3 weeks ago #163257 by caesar
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They are great! I love the second album two,they are young and energic and one of the best band on the metal scene with Crashdiet. I already told to Peter that would be awesome a tour of Crashdiet as headliner and Santa Cruz as opening band. I'm going to see them in march in Italy :)

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163258 by peterlondon
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I've only heard good things about this band, have to check them out :)

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163260 by caesar
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yeah let us know what you think about :)

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163261 by nopeimnotalice
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Listening to them right now. They are actually great. My favourite is We are the ones to fall

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163262 by caesar
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check the whole second album,Let them burn and Vagabonds are very heavy!

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163263 by Sheila
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I really like them! Right now I like the first album best, but I guess its just a matter of how much I've listened to them. Some albums needs some spins before I really like them. I'm actually planning on seeing Reckless Love and Santa Cruz in february! When I first heard the tour was announced, I was like "yay, cool tour. not a chance in the world theyre playing Norway" haha. But they are! :D

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163264 by caesar
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I'm going to see them in march,same tour. Do u know if it is a co-headliner tour?

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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #163265 by Sheila
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I went to check, but it looks like it's just Reckless Love, at least in Norway D: with some stupid local band as support. so bummed right now. I knew it was too good to be true. I missed SC the last time I had the opportunity to see them as well, at Rockingham.

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163266 by fizzy
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caesar wrote: Do u know if it is a co-headliner tour?


hopefully... I wanted to see them in London at the end of March, not so keen on seeing too much of Olli though

Instead check this song out, what a hook the chorus has, it's unbelievably good!


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I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"

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7 years 3 weeks ago #163268 by caesar
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fizzy wrote:

caesar wrote: Do u know if it is a co-headliner tour?


hopefully... I wanted to see them in London at the end of March, not so keen on seeing too much of Olli though

Instead check this song out, what a hook the chorus has, it's unbelievably good!

Yeah but this is my favourite

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7 years 2 weeks ago #163273 by friedoctopus
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It saddens me a little that I've never heard of this band until today! I'm so out of the loop, haha. They remind me a lot of Dirty Penny, who amusingly enough were from Santa Cruz, CA.

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7 years 3 days ago #163425 by judastheinnocent
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I missed Santa Cruz co-touring with Moustache in Sweden earlier this year, and now they aren't coming here again for their new tour. Typical. -_- If I wouldn't have moved from Finland... But they seem to be pretty popular so I guess I'll have the chances to see them live at some point in the near future!

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #163517 by nage
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I. Fuckin. Love. This. Band.

What are your favourite tracks?
After seeing them live (HEAVYYYYY and AWESOOOOME), I fell in love with a bit different set:
- My Remedy
- Velvet Rope
- Let Them Burn
- Relentless Renegades (they didn't play this one though)
- (66)6 Feet Under
- Bonafide Heroes
- Aiming High
- We Are the Ones to Fall
- Bye Bye Babylon
- High on You

Oh screw it, I love all the songs.

I hope they release more 'SHRED TILL YOU DROP' videos!!

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6 years 9 months ago #163519 by mrs v. viper
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This is one of these cases where I don't want to listen to it because I'm just so put off by the hype :/

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6 years 9 months ago #163520 by nage
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That's a shame, Ana.

A friend told me about them years ago and I totally forgot until this year. I don't know if you'd get into them that much just from the records. But on top of the good music, they have awesome videos that do their music justice. I would love to work on something crazy like that. There's a 'making of' video on YouTube for Wasted and Wounded.

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6 years 9 months ago #163522 by fizzy
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Also, you may not like it but you certainly won't be disappointed as they are quality musicians

"So you ask me how it feels to be a stick in the wheel
I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
wouldn't even cross my mind"

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #163524 by mrs v. viper
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I guess I'll cave in eventually. And then probably get annoyed at myself for being late to the party :p

I'm going through this phase where I listen to dark themed hipster blues. go figure.

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6 years 9 months ago #163531 by nage
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The guitar-work, aaaaah!!!

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6 years 9 months ago #163540 by glam_junkie
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friedoctopus wrote: It saddens me a little that I've never heard of this band until today! I'm so out of the loop, haha. They remind me a lot of Dirty Penny, who amusingly enough were from Santa Cruz, CA.


wow.... interesting comparison.
very, very, VERY different types of bands. Both great in their own way but I'd almost say they are at the opposite extremes of the "sleaze" sound.

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6 years 9 months ago #163545 by friedoctopus
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glam_junkie wrote: very, very, VERY different types of bands.

Hm...well, maybe it's just me, as I am admittedly somewhat lost and confused in this genre anymore. But when I listened to the first song posted in this topic I immediately heard Dirty Penny's "Midnight Ride" mixed with "Runnin' Wild" mixed with one other song that I can't quite place, with a slightly more versatile sounding voice plus a Finnish accent.

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6 years 9 months ago #163546 by fizzy
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friedoctopus wrote: I immediately heard Dirty Penny's "Midnight Ride" mixed with "Runnin' Wild" mixed with one other song that I can't quite place,...


Yea similar riffs but still musically quite different I think. Dirty Penny had good songs but they looked like the typical American high school footballer types of guys, which I always found very off-putting.

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I tell you honey it feels alright
to be another clog in the wrecking machine
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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #163547 by friedoctopus
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Fair enough. It was not so much their look but their attitude that seemed a little off to me. They gave off the feeling of "we're doing this because we think it's cool to have a band and be rock stars" as opposed to "we're doing this because our music is our passion and we love what we create." That makes a huge difference in the quality of a band, something distinct but intangible that isn't always obvious on the surface.

"Though strange lay the waters from which they emerged, they glanced upon the world as their own; yet deep in their hearts they knew all the time that this was not really their home." -Watain, 'They Rode On,' 2013
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6 years 8 months ago - 6 years 8 months ago #163571 by nage
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