Kevin Auger - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Drum Machines, Percussion, Bass Guitars, Synthesizer and Keyboards.
Resemblance: Released as a single on 3 March, 2010.
I don't want to (But I need to): Released as a single May of 2010.
Skope Magazine "Artist 2 Watch"
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Skope: How does it feel to be chosen as an “A2W” artist for February 2010? Subanez: Surreal! I alm...Skope: How does it feel to be chosen as an “A2W” artist for February 2010?
Subanez: Surreal! I almost spilled my coffee on my cat, but thankfully he’s quick on his feet. I’ve been checking out skopemag.com for a while now, and to be chosen to be featured with the other great musicians is awesome! I keep thinking I’m going to wake up any minute and this will all have been a crazy dream.
Skope: What are you currently working on in your musical endeavours?
Subanez: In Feb 2010 I will be heading to the Tonic Room Studios in Boise, ID to professionally record my first single, “Resemblance.” This is my first real “adult” step with this solo project, and I’m thrilled to see what the end result sounds like. Every day is a new learning experience as I continually push myself to try new things and find better ways to transform the chaos in my head into music others can relate to.
Skope: If you have any videos on Myspace or Youtube that we can show readers please incliude the URL?
Subanez: No videos yet, although I’m working with Don’t Panic Films to see if we can remedy that.
Skope: What is your favorite time of day to create music?
Subanez: In the shower! I can’t tell you how many times I’ll be mid soap-down and humming away when I suddenly solve some musical problem I’ve been working on and rush out of the bathroom, suds and all, racing to record my idea in my small studio before it disappears into the dark recesses of my brain.
Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Subanez: Feb 2010 will see the release of my first professionally produced single, “Resemblance.” On my website, http://www.subanez.com, I am engaged in a “one release per month” concept of rough drafts from my home studio. That has gotten a lot of people excited and checking back in to see what I’ve been working on. With continued success (and savings!), I look forward to hitting a pro studio again later in the year at some point to polish more of my songs into radio-quality masterpieces. Thanks skopemag.com!
Target Audience Magazine March 2010
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Subanez is a band that is not actually a band at all. Though you’ll find acoustic and electric guita...Subanez is a band that is not actually a band at all. Though you’ll find acoustic and electric guitar, drums, percussion, bass, and keyboard within the songs, these instruments, as well as the vocals are commanded by one single band member, Kevin Auger. You wouldn’t know it, unless you were told. Subanez present a sound with stark similarities to System of a Down or Tool, combining interesting, heavy guitar riffs through alternating melodies and dissonant chord progressions.
Full of imagery and substance, the lyrics don’t shy away from dark and deep topics related to sin and life.
The opening track, “Resemblance” is the most impressive track, which carries a haunting, heavy melody above swirling guitar that interplays beautifully with the hard-hitting rhythm section. “Learn” similarly emits a solemn message through rolling drum beats and suspenseful riffs.
The compositions are inventive and have the potential to hold their own among the vast sea of independent music that surrounds us; however, the production of the tracks is lacking the quality to compete. Instead of sparkle, we’re given a dull and drowned out version of songs that could shine. The vocals, especially, need more attention, as they tend to go out of tune at times and at other times lack the luster that would be expected during the climax of an intense verse. Overall, Subanez is impressive in content and originality, and would deliver a powerful and exquisite compilation of songs, with a bit of polishing on the recordings
Delta Gold Music Showcase
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“Heavy, but not too heavy” would be a good way to describe Resemblance by Subanez. The music is good...“Heavy, but not too heavy” would be a good way to describe Resemblance by Subanez. The music is good, fast paced rock, the lyrics dark and rage filled. Don’t get me wrong here, I liked Resemblance a lot.
Subanez included enough “hook-y” riffs and fills to make Resemblance hold your interest from beginning to end. One thing I especially like is that Subanez’s voice comes through at a good level, so that you can hear and understand the lyrics. When you find an artist you like, one track just isn’t enough!
Resemblance left me wanting more Subanez! Which of course, is what an artist is supposed to do! I see no reason Subanez should not find success in the music world, and with a little work, become a number 1 star! I give Resemblance by Subanez 10 stars and a thumbs up!"
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"Subanez is Kevin Auger, a muti-instrumentalist/singer whose day job is flying an F-15E Strike Eagle..."Subanez is Kevin Auger, a muti-instrumentalist/singer whose day job is flying an F-15E Strike Eagle for the U.S. Air Force. The guy obviously has discipline and drive, recording original compositions and compiling one of the best indie press kits I'v seen--complete with photos of his home studio and giving a "thumbs-up" in the cockpit of his airborne jet!
Auger calls his music "a combination of riff-based alternative metal and an ambient quality of progressive music." Lyrically, its heavy stuff, addressing social issues and relationships with self and others from various angles. The ballad "The Queens All Fall" is about a childhood friend with epilepsy who committed suicide shortly after giving birth. "Loot At Me" juxtaposes anti-social behavior and celebrity narcissism. The acoustic/techno "Myself" introspectively examines self-reliance.
These demo-level tracks show ample promise, especially if placed in the hands of a full band with professional production. Auger has a solid grasp of dynamics, can compose a tune, hold his own instrumentally, and sing. For Subanez, the sky's the limit!"