In Los Angeles it's hard to cypher through the talented and the unfortunately talentless. Everyone claims to have the skills to make it to the big time, but let's be honest, in this day and age everyone thinks they can DJ. This is not the case for LA's newest young talent Agendas, who is a producer/ singer/ drummer/ guitarist/etc. The artist, formerly known as Jake Weary, has proven through his eclectic and exciting sound that he is a truly talented musician. Hailing from Montclair, New Jersey, Agendas has been working hard to produce top notch tunes. He released his self titled EP in April 2011. Yes, he is from New Jersey but before your mind wanders to the Jersey Shore buffoons, think twice, you won't be seeing a bundle of Bros obnoxiously fist pumping on the dance floor. This artist keeps his beats classy.
Whenever a member of a successful rock band attempts the treacherous terrain that is a full-length solo album, there’s the inevitable question of “Why?” Personal problems, inter-band competition, or perhaps the need to go in a different musical direction are always touted as possible explanations.
Unusually, the Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers doesn’t stray too far from the band’s glossy new wave blueprint. His first solo record Flamingo is Killers-lite; the new material has a little less bombast and a little more country rock sound, accompanied by a heavy dose of schmaltz. Let the inevitable Bruce Springsteen comparisons abound.