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"Embrace Your Last Chance"

Sometimes I sit here and think that everything is pretty much the same in the world of music; that everything coming out today sounds the same and that every band just wants to be like a different band. Well, apparently Pennsylvania quartet Reality Stricken felt exactly the same way. They were pissed and they weren’t going to settle for what the industry was force feeding them. OK, that might be a little extreme, but once you catch a listen to their debut EP Embrace Your Last Chance, you might just be thinking the same way I am about this band.

You can usually tell a lot judging a book by its cover, and the cover in this case is not their artwork or liner notes (or lack thereof), their cover to judge is their lead track of Embrace, The Secret vs. The Moment. This is one of the more refreshing tracks I have heard from a band not currently shackled to a record label recently, and judging by this song alone, this band is excellent. The energy is special, and with the addition of a solid hook and great, original vocals, it sells the album right away. Moving on, Brand New Trick uses some unexpected double bass work to drive its core groove and A Chapter on Desolate Minds houses the best vocal sound on the Embrace. The album is closed with Short and Shallow Breath, which is a smart idea for Reality Stricken because why not end the record with one of your better tracks in order to leave the listener wanting more. This is also their heavier track and this is where that modern rock sound comes into play, and does it ever work. The song builds while it chugs and breaks down, speeds up and progresses with each riff.

You can hear that tasty mix of modern rock, pop punk and even some subtle new wave nuances in Reality Stricken’s music. I wouldn’t go so far as indie because it has a slightly more defined, and refined, sound to be labeled as indie, but Embrace Your Last Chance could be everything else entirely.

Rocks Like:
- Bayside – Sirens and Condolences
- Just Surrender – We’re In Like Sin
- Bedlight for Blue Eyes – Life on Life’s Terms -

"Reality Stricken"

Reality Stricken is a great little find from Pennsylvania. These guys have a unique sound to set them apart from the usual saturation of rock bands across America. With distinguishing vocals and killer beats to fill in the spaces, these guys are a band to be on the lookout for. With catchy lyrics and driving guitars, RS is sure to turn a few heads. Make sure to check out their song 'Cracked Doors'' - CD Review:

"Available Now!"

With their new self-titled release, this band has formed an interesting version of rock that turns heads, causes feet to tap and makes people want to come back for more! - Cd Baby -

"You May Have Seen Us at"

St. Joseph’s University
Penn State Berks County
Dewey Beach Music Conference
Grand Old Opera House (Delaware)
Whiskey Dix
JC Dobbs
Crocodile Rock
The Sterling Hotel
Tuesday Tunes
Alexander’s Deli
The Silo
The North Star Bar
The Tritone
Grape St. Pub
Juno’s Sports Bar
Union Ramp Skate Park
The Arena
The Capitol Theater
The Underground
The Outback Lodge
Paul Green School of Rock
The Edge
Doc Watson’s
The Penguin
Club Dehlak
The Paramus VFW
Old Dominion Coffee Company
Alley Katz
The Pour House
Brenner’s Brew
The Luna Bean
Media Coffee Club
Tom n Jerry’s
Volume Records
The Refuge
Church of the Ascension
Yardley Community Center
The Manhattan Room
The Fire
The Memories Lounge
The Doylestown Teen Center
Brenda and Jerry’s
Phoenixville YMCA
Finn Mcool’s
Brownies 23 East
Philafunk Live!
The Thunderdome
Collenbrook Church
3rd and Walnut
Skippak Ale House
Bridgeport Rib House
- the following venues


This is All We Could Remember EP 2008
Reality Stricken self titled extended EP 2007
Embrace Your Last Chance EP 2006



Reality Stricken is a four-piece rock band that hails from Norristown, Pennsylvania. Their guitar-driven sound has drawn comparisons to Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World and Bayside. Reality Stricken has been featured on Clear Channel's Radio 104.5, performed at the Dewey Beach Music Conference and has shared the stage with such acts as Blindside, Bedlight For Blue Eyes, and A Skylit Drive. Along with their passion for performing, Reality Stricken has an extensive online presence, active street teams in serveral cities and a clothing sponsorship from Beast Attire. In addition to having played over 100 shows in the past year, Reality Stricken has completed two successful tours in support of their latest self recorded and produced album, "This Is All We Could Remember".

The band can perform both as an all electric act as well as a lower volume acoustic driven act.

Prices for Mid Atlantic Festival are as follows -

Full volume electric performance

1 show - $850
3 out of 5 - $750
7 out of 10 - $650

Acoustic Driven Performance

1 Show - 700
3 out of 5 - 600
7 out of 10 - 500