The Traditional Debuts New Song
by Jeff Czum - posted 1:00 pm, November 7, 2014
You know when you come across a band that just stands out from all the other ‘cookie-cutter bullshit’ artists that flood the airways of almost every FM radio station? It feels pretty refreshing, right? Well one of the hardest working bands to emerge out of Buffalo is just that. The Traditional is on a steady rise to deliver (what I would say) is a much needed approach to indie/rock/emo music as a whole. The band just streamed a new song “My Brother is the Sea” on Absolutepunk.net in anticipation for their new album How to Live Without Blood, which drops on January 13th (Anchor Eighty Four Records). “My Brother Is The Sea, is a song about how I felt about myself after my father passed away, and how I found comfort in the fact that my brother had his whole life ahead of him to grow and be better than I was/am,” explains vocalist/bassist Anthony Musior. “He deserves the world, and it’s right there for the taking.” The howling punctuation of brutally honest lyrics in addition to the band’s powerful musicianship blur into a satisfying whole. Often being compared to bands like The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and Real Friends, I’d say The Traditional falls closer to the early days of emo music when Taking Back Sunday and Brand New flooded the Livejournals and away messages of every teenage girl in North America. It’s going to be a big year for these guys and I’m looking forward to see what they have in store for us. Check them out first hand this Thursday, November 13th at the Studio at Waiting Room as they’ll be supporting The Swellers.
– Jeff Czum