MP3 Oh Crap! Ninjas - ROCK: Modern Rock
Post 90''s alternative flavored pop rock to new heights.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Every year they come. They come to Los Angeles and another song, another record - another band is born. And sometimes, throughout all the timely songs, dustbin records, and forgotten groups, comes a band that is neither defined by its roots nor confined by the goings-on of their peers. It is their time. And they are called Oh Crap! Ninjas.
Combining the radio-friendliness of Switchfoot, the soulfulness of The Fray, and the energy and drive of Foo Fighters, Oh Crap! Ninjas delivers a memorable mixture of progressive and alternative-flavored Pop Rock. Sometimes filled with bright textures, other times sparse and moody, the music of Oh Crap! Ninjas is always melodic and lyrically poignant.
David Gielan, vocals and guitar, Oh Crap! Ninjas'' principle songwriter and founder, paid his musical dues early, touring the U.S. with Garage Rock favorite Gizmo at the tender age of 14 and sharing bills with Indie Rock darlings Trans Am (Thrill Jockey) and Vertical Horizon (RCA). Gielan, equally skilled at singing, guitar, violin, piano, drums, and producing, furthered his playing and burgeoning songwriting at Berklee College of Music, whose attendees include Grammy-winning and multi-platinum artists Paula Cole and John Mayer. David, who has gone on to develop a noteworthy solo career, which includes a nomination from the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2005 for "Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year", writes songs that seem to come from a dark place, yet are melodically-driven, a contrasting formula which makes Oh Crap! Ninjas'' sound, all its own.
Oh Crap! Ninjas'' sonic strength comes from the Bass playing and producing of Frogs (Ryan McCormack). Frogs, a Berklee College Of Music graduate, has made his livelihood from music, touring the states year-round with groups such as The Neon Calm, Lucy Lawless, and David Hasselhoff. Frogs'' masterful locomotion and use of a commanding technical style allow a platform for Jesse Beckman (Lead Guitar) to shine. Each of these musicians are accomplished in their own right and have all recorded with some of the nation''s top acts.
Oh Crap! Ninjas'' self titled debut effort, is a full fledged DIY production. Producing the entire album themselves, Oh Crap! Ninjas stayed true to their musical vision in a resounding and formidable way leaving the listener anxious for more, staying out of the confines of industry standards, creating a sound that can stand against any of today’s top selling albums. After receiving a 2006 nomination from the Los Angeles Music Awards (“Rock Album of the Year”) for their work on a previous album “In High Def”, “Oh Crap! Ninjas” continues the movement, creating substantial buzz in all mediums, including television, radio, and the web. Whether it be airplay of their breakout single, Fallen, on iTunes and college radio stations across the country, being interviewed and performing as a featured artist on the morning talk show Brunch (Q-Television), or the 15,000 hits a month on their website https://www.tradebit.com, Oh Crap! Ninjas is on their way to the top.
Reviewing a show at the Knitting Factory, https://www.tradebit.com''s Amanda Turner Manning wrote, "I will be looking out for Oh Crap! Ninjas'' next gig and future success. Picking up the electric guitar, and leading his band, David Gielan performs like a true front-man should, capturing our attention with the depth of his vocal inflections and huge range, not to mention great looks!" Miguel Davis, of the Los Angeles based touring and promotions company The Circuits, said, "Oh Crap! Ninjas'' music is well-composed and David’s vocals are astonishing. If we offered record deals, Oh Crap! Ninjas would be the first to receive one. Oh Crap! Ninjas is definitely the new artist to look for in 2007."
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