New Music Tuesday: 3PM

New Music Tuesday: 3PM

**Edit 4/17/17: The band announced a name change from 3PM to Skyward Story.

I have been waiting to write about this band for a while now and I can’t express how excited I am to finally be doing it! I’ve loved 3PM since my senior year of high school and they’re among my top favorite local bands.

3PM was actually the first local band I discovered–they were my first step into learning more about the local Baltimore music scene. I discovered them by accident: I happened to be at the Starbucks where former lead singer Brennan Stark worked, and I got a band bracelet from a friend of mine who was friends with the band. I was curious if they were any good, so I found their Spotify page, listened through their music, and found myself hooked.

3pm
From l-r: Scott Montgomery, Aaron O’Connor, Brandon Millman

3PM has this great garage punk sound. Most of their earlier music, though, has a softer edge. However, I think that had more to do with the recording technology used, as their audio quality has gotten much clearer as of late. To me, that was a great decision and really helps to toughen up that softer edge. What I love is how real the band’s lyrics are. They’re written from the heart, and it’s easy to listen to them and find oneself in the emotions conveyed within the songs. I think it’s amazing that 3PM can so easily do that. Click here for a full list of their songs and lyrics.

The band’s current lineup includes Aaron O’Connor (vocals), Scott Montgomery (guitar), and Brandon Millman (drums). 3PM has yet to release any original music since O’Conner joined in late 2016, but they’ve been uploading quite a few good rock covers of pop and pop punk songs. Their most recent cover was of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” but my personal favorite is their cover of “Death of a Bachelor” by Panic! At the Disco (see below).

According to the band website, 3PM is currently working with well-known producer Mark Squire (Ariana Grande, Panic! at the Dicso, Demi Lovato) on their next album. I think that’s a good testament to their talent level, and I’m excited to hear what they release!

Annoyingly, it’s been almost four years and I have yet to hear 3PM play live! It seems like every time that they have a concert, other plans come up and I can’t go. Although they have an upcoming tour stop back here on March 17, so my fingers are crossed that I’ll finally get to see them! (And to replace the band bracelet I lost back in senior year…hint hint guys!)

 

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All photography by Liz Peterson Photography. Go follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more of her amazing work!


Like what you hear? Go follow them on Spotify, and check out 3PM’s website for more info about the band and future shows! You can also follow 3PM on  FacebookInstagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and add them on Snapchat (music_3pm), and subscribe to them on YouTube for more videos! If you like what you read here, then give this blog a follow–and click here for links to my social media, which you can follow for regular updates on future blogs! If you’re a band looking for a promotion opportunity, feel free to email me for consideration for a future post.

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