You Sing, I Write: Band of the Week: This Century

Monday, September 28, 2009

Band of the Week: This Century

With their pop-punk choruses and fitting musical accompaniment, This Century is a band to keep on your radar. Having played for three weeks as part of the Vans Warped Tour, not to mention previous tours with Hellogoodbye, Secondhand Serenade and Lydia, This Century is well on their way.

In fact, the indie band has sold over 10,000 tracks since January 2009 without any label support. Additionally, This Century has also been featured on PureVolume's front page twice and held the No. 1 unsigned CD on, among many other accomplishments. Not always an easy feat for an unsigned band.

Tracks like "Battling a Heavy Heart" and "No Way Out" have a familiar sound, at times bringing to mind bands like the Plain White T's. With their catchy lyrics ("'Cause I'm a lover/Not a fighter") and arena friendly singalongs (take their endless whoa-oh's throughout "No Way Out") it is no wonder how this band has been impressing audiences throughout their countless national tours.

Piano infused tracks like "Hard To Get" portray an older side of the band while frontman Joel Kanitz's vocals are warm and endearing. An accurate description, their music has been referred to as "dreamlike and melodic, at times fast-paced and captivating." Once you take a listen, I think you'll think the same.

For more on This Century be sure to visit them on MySpace and catch them currently on tour.

Recommended: For fans of Plain White T's, Parachute and to reminisce some of your favorite Warped Tour memories.

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