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This week, our podcast features The Aimless Never Miss, a quartet whose sound is a catchy and anthemic strain of indie rock, balancing atmoshperic layers with the energy and precision of traditional guitar-driven rock and roll. Since moving to the Bay Area from Sonoma County, the group has wasted no time establishing a name for themselves–releasing two EPs (The Bright Side and Oh, if they could fly) on local label Tricycle Records and developing a live show that has caused a number of critics–ourselves included–to take notice. With plans for new tours and new recordings in the works, these guys and gal are a group to watch.

Although the band began as a recording project for singer-guitarist Jonny Latimer, it’s a little difficult to conceive of The Aimless Never Miss as anything other than the confident rocking troupe they have become, a transition presumably facilitated by the fact that several of the band’s members have been or continue to also write songs for their own solo projects as well. The band’s balance of dramatic and melodic elements succeeds through strong musicianship without sacrificing Latimer’s observant lyrical voice. In the live setting, the emotional intensity is further ratcheted up as the band plays alongside video pieces cultivated by honorary fifth member and multimedia artist Luke Judd.

We sat down with the group in our studio several weeks ago to discuss all of this. Along with the title tracks from their two EPs, we’ve also got two brand new exclusive demos from their latest recording sessions. You have a couple chances to see The Aimless Never Miss in the near future:

Wednesday, April 9th
12 Galaxies
with Love is Chemicals and Geographer
9pm, $8 (Buy tickets here!)

Thursday, May 1st
The Eagle Tavern
with D Numbers
9pm, $tba

You can find out more about TANM at their MySpace page and web site. You can purchase both of the band’s EPs from Tricycle Records as well as on iTunes.

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