Wednesday, February 6, 2008

UNJUST (unsigned, unpublished, no management) -- Bay Area rockers Unjust have been around for almost a decade and we've been following their slooooooooooow but steady progress for a few years now. Their last album, 2003's Glow, garnered some solid specialty radio airplay across the U.S. on commercial Alternative stations (in fact hometown Alt-outlet Live 105 has been and continues to be a strong supporter), and was released on ultra-indie Koolarrow Records (owned by Faith No More bassist Billy Gould). The album featured hooky melodic Alt-rock -- think of them as the best songs the Deftones never wrote.

Their new offering, To Lose A Name, picks up where they left off with Glow, but with 'kicked-up' guitar riffs, super-big production and angst-riddled vocals. This one was built for folks who wish My Chemical Romance wore less makeup, Muse was less British, Dredg had some hits and Mike Patton hadn't fallen completely off his rocker. Peep the song "It's Not Enough." Ready-made for KROQ, ready-made for BBC One. Quick, get Kevin Weatherly and Zane Lowe on the horn!