Our Artist of the Week this week is Dash|Ten and today, they’ve introduced us to just some of the music that they listen to on tour, in the studio and even at home. Read on for a full look at Dash|Ten’s musical taste!
Song: “Born Young and Free”
Explanation: #WarpedFamily from the 2014 Tour, love these guys! Mix a little math rock with catchy choruses and a female vocalist who can scream a bit… this song gets us ready for anything. And the bridge will rawk your FACE off.
Pierce the Veil
Ridiculously catchy. These guys are so nice, and the fact that they make awesome music is just another thing in their favor as humans on this planet!
“3rd Stone From The Sun”
Puts you in a spaceship hurling through space, laid back grooves and rad guitar licks, 50% of Steve’s licks are in this tune!
With its steel drum loops and tympani rolls, this tune is Corrin’s go-to woman power tune. It ain’t subtle. “Bow down to the goddess.”
We were stoked when this band came out with a new album this month. This song is just a perfect chill tune. Looking out the tour bus window at night while listening to it = magic.
The songs on their latest album are SO good, even though most people just know “The Reason” from 2003. The intricate guitar parts with trippy effects sprinkle through the track like little stars – it makes this a perfect road song.
Probably one of the best recorded drum tracks ever. Nir Z really demonstrates how to play drums for the song, and not for himself.
A return of 90s awesomeness. We can’t wait for the rest of this album to come out next month. The guitars on this song are just so raunchy and Shirley Manson is SUCH a badass.
“Block Out the World”
It’s not often we find another power trio with a bassist for a vocalist. Hello Echo is really well-produced, and this song speaks to what we do so often – “block out the radio, block out the TV show, block out these visions that trouble me so” with headphones on.
“Where Will We Go”
Fun jam, love the vocal harmonies, so simple but in just the right spot.
“Mixtape 13 (Continuous Mix)”
Our pre-show go-to! Corrin uses his music to zone out before she writes because he has such incredible composition and cool progressions. This track is 71 minutes of some of his best, all mixed into each other. If you only ever buy one track from him off iTunes, it should be this one so you get an epic sampling.
Prog-Jam-Rock CAN melt your face off. Listen for the Nine Inch Nail-ish riffs.
This pop/rock band was already the real hawtness in the Baltimore scene when Corrin started as a solo artist in 2009. Their songwriting was so great, with captivating and clever lyrics. This song is just one example of their great dynamic contrasts.