It's only April so the year is still pretty young, but I'm just massively impressed with the new I See Stars album Digital Renegade. No, the band isn't Glam. They are more in the vein of Asking Alexandria. A mix of metal, electronica and screamo.
I See Stars is a young band and they are on Sumerian Records, just like Asking Alexandria. They formed in 2006 in Michigan, so much Midwestern mad love to them.
Digital Renegade was released March 13, 2012. Digital Renegade has 10 tracks. Every single one of them is awesome. Yes, this means Digital Renegade is one of those rare albums where you can sit, listen all the way through, and not skip. Also, I've found Digital Renegade is a great running companion.
I hope my dear, die hard Glam fans are still reading this... and that you will give I See Stars a chance. If you want to preview some tracks, my favorites from Digital Renegade are the title track, "Endless Sky," "NZT48" and "Gnars Attacks." I like the song writing, the pop layers underneath and the metal guitars. I wish I See Stars was playing Rock on the Range this year -- maybe that will happen in the future. For whatever reason, Digital Renegade brings me immense happiness.
Give it a chance and let me know what you think.