Not So Metal: Thank You Scientist

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Fair warning: this band is NOT metal. But I think they’re definitely metal friendly. They’re also really amazing.

I just got wind through Facebook that one of my favoritest bands, New Jersey’s own Thank You Scientist, got signed. Their sole album, Maps of Non-Existent Places, has been remixed and remastered and will be released this coming September 30th. You can pre-order the vinyl here, and from what I understand, you can pre-order the CD soon, too.

So, why do I love these guys so damn much? Because they fuse pop, rock, prog, jazz, metal(ish), funk and big band-type stuff, and it works incredibly well. Have you ever heard something close to a breakdown played with sax, trumpet, violin and fretless guitar? I didn’t think so. It’s in the song “In the Company of Worms.” But it isn’t on Youtube, so here’s a different one:

They’re all extremely good musicians, and that shows. Guitarist Tom Monda is ridiculous, and I read somewhere that they can play like 20 different instruments collectively. I hope you dig them. If not, try this song. It rips.

Check out their site, like them on Facebook, buy their stuff and catch them on tour supporting Coheed & Cambria:

SEP 05 – MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM – RIVERSIDE, CA
SEP 06 – THE WILTERN – LOS ANGELES, CA
SEP 07 – FOX THEATER – OAKLAND, CA
SEP 09 – PARAMOUNT THEATER – SEATTLE, WA
SEP 10 – ROSELAND THEATER – PORTLAND, OR
SEP 12 – THE COMPLEX – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
SEP 13 – FILLMORE AUDITORIUM – DENVER, CO
SEP 15 – SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM – DALLAS, TX
SEP 16 – STUBBS WALLER CREEK – AUSTIN, TX
SEP 17 – HOUSE OF BLUES – HOUSTON, TX
SEP 19 – HOUSE OF BLUES – LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL
SEP 20 – HOUSE OF BLUES – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
SEP 21 – THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE – CHARLOTTE, NC
SEP 23 – THE FILLMORE – SILVER SPRING, MD
SEP 24 – TOWER THEATRE – UPPER DARBY, PA
SEP 25 – WELLMONT THEATRE – MONTCLAIR, NJ
SEP 27 – HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NY
SEP 28 – HOUSE OF BLUES – BOSTON, MA
SEP 30 – THE FILLMORE DETROIT – DETROIT, MI
OCT 01  – KOOL HAUS – TORONTO, ON TICKETS
OCT 02 – HOUSE OF BLUES – CLEVELAND, OH
OCT 04 – SKYWAY THEATRE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCT 05 – HOUSE OF BLUES – CHICAGO, IL
OCT 06 – MERCURY BALLROOM – LOUISVILLE, KY
OCT 07 – TABERNACLE – ATLANTA, GA

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