Sunday, November 6, 2016
Song Of The Week: 11/6/16
Song: "Hail To The Hearts"
Album: "Sixer" EP
Place Of Origin: Phoenix, Arizona
Years Active: 2009-present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"Hail To The Hearts" appears to be a modern day punk version of the song "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Some of the same themes are present, most notably, how the rich skate by with an oblivious eye to war and government lies while the less fortunate and poor are often on the front lines. It's a scathing commentary on the American dream, which again, seems to only be true for those who are more fortunate. The wealthy enact war. The wealthy profit off of war. The casualties are usually always the poor and less fortunate.
MOOVALYA DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2012 - Moovalya (Dagger Sight Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF MOOVALYA:
Moovalya formed as a band back in 2009, hailing from Arizona. While the band only has one full length studio album, 2012's self titled, they also have dropped four EP's, 2010's "First Degree", 2011's "Wasteland", 2014's "Sixer" and 2016's "Kings". Currently, the band's focus is on supporting their latest EP, "Kings". Moovalya is a melodic hardcore punk band. Social and political issues are often at the forefront of the band's lyrics. As for style, if you are a fan of bands such as Deviates, Pennywise, Strike Anywhere, Great Collapse or Only Crime, then you would most likely enjoy the sounds of Moovalya. This is a solid band no doubt. Hopefully, they have more staying power than a band like Deviates who was a stellar band that broke up way too soon. I know in this day and age, it's very hard for aspiring bands to make it because the industry is so different than how it used to be. Hopefully, Moovalya breaks the trend and is here for a while because they are a great, intense band. If you are a fan of melodic hardcore punk, go and support these guys when they play a venue near you!!
TEN MOOVALYA SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. To The Throne
2. Hail To The Hearts
3. Fuct Up
5. When I Say
8. 18 Wheels
9. Time To Go