Asherton

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Follow us on Twitter! @AshertonBand We're looking for Bassists! Contact our Twitter for more info or Email us at [email protected] Asherton is, Ethan James Swan - Vocals, Lead Guitar Alex Van Slyke - Vocals, Rythm Guitar Zachary Swan - Drums, Emotional support If you're in the Hagerstown, Maryland area, and you need a band to play at your event thing, LOOK NO FURTHER! Asherton can probably play for you with enough Notice! (Please avoid Thursdays)

Behind The Songs: The Host

By Asherton on June 09, 2015

The Host is a song I ( Alex) wrote a very, very long time ago. It was heavily inspired by Glen Hansard's song writing style, particularly in the songs featured in the movie "Once." 

The song is an apology, with themes closely related to "Hate Me" by Blue October. I have not personally been through any SERIOUS hardships, but the lyrics are sung from the POV of someone who has dragged his friends and loved ones down into his own problems, and it is a hopeless apology without expectation of forgiveness.

On another note this song reminds me how far I have come as a vocalist. The vocals in this song are sung shyly and quietly, as it is the first song I ever recorded seriously.

I would love to make a re-recording of this song. A better quality recording would do the song some justice.

-Alex

 

 

Behind The Songs: Blackjack

By Asherton on June 08, 2015

This is a big one. Blackjack hasn't been too overly popular on here, but everyone i know seems to worship this song. The song itself is basically a snapshot of my life as i was going through a mental health program. Within the lyrics lies references to frustration, memories, fear of the future, the importance of dreams, identity crisis, self harm, angst, anger, and a feeling of helplessness. So this song covers alot. I was in a building 6 hours a day, being monitered and fed medication while i was hoplessly in love with someone who was also there and i was just massively depressed. Itt was my Junior year in high school and i had been having panic attacks in class, leading to me getting pulled out and put into a place called Brook Lane. Before i left, i was romantically involved with a girl (who ended up being the subject matter for It's Dark Again) and at the climax of the relationship, i just lost interest in her and it killed me and really hurt her. Months earlier, i had to leave read more...

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By Asherton on June 08, 2015

We've been busy. Really really busy. Recording and writing and recording and writing and trying to graduate high school. So the blog has been neglected. But the new album is well on its way and should be here soon (i know i said that 5-6 months ago). Its got 11 tracks now and they are:

1. My Masterplan

2. Pressure

3. Static Heart

4. Rocket Ship

5. Chasing Your Tail

6. Genocide

7. Lightning Storm

8. Havoc

9. Gods and Banes

10. The Pendulum

11. Upside Down

 

Of course, until its published this is subject to change. It will hopefully be here today or tommorow (god willin the creek don't rise) and its gonna be a nice one. Its the last album that will feature a drum machine as our drummer, Zach will be gracing the tracks. We also have a number of other songs coming at you such as leftovers, alternates, revamps, and acoustic versions of our first two albums. Now that theres alot more of read more...

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By Asherton on June 08, 2015

We've been busy. Really really busy. Recording and writing and recording and writing and trying to graduate high school. So the blog has been neglected. But the new album is well on its way and should be here soon (i know i said that 5-6 months ago). Its got 11 tracks now and they are:

1. My Masterplan

2. Pressure

3. Static Heart

4. Rocket Ship

5. Chasing Your Tail

6. Genocide

7. Lightning Storm

8. Havoc

9. Gods and Banes

10. The Pendulum

11. Upside Down

 

Of course, until its published this is subject to change. It will hopefully be here today or tommorow (god willin the creek don't rise) and its gonna be a nice one. Its the last album that will feature a drum machine as our drummer, Zach will be gracing the tracks. We also have a number of other songs coming at you such as leftovers, alternates, revamps, and acoustic versions of our first two albums. Now that theres alot more of read more...

 
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