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The best kept secret in music


"Pendulum rocks"

On the project pendulum cd includes: Geoff Brokos, Terrel Pierce, Daniel Hunter, Matt Martell, Josh Greco, Justin Thomas, Brittany Adams (not pictured) also featuring Seth Warga.

Listeners hungry for experimental acoustic rock will get their cravings met with Project Pendulum, according to lead guitarist and creator Geoff Brokos.

The indie-rock band started in 2006, shortly after 17-year-old Brokos, of Belleville, lost his uncle who committed suicide. The tragic incident left not only a mark in his memory, but the inspiration to create the band and the album: Answering Your Call.

"I want to tell people they have a purpose in life through this album," said Brokos. "You don't have to commit suicide, even if things seem that bad, everyone has a purpose."

With the help of Terrel Pierce, 17, of Westland on synthesizer; Daniel Hunter, 16, of Milan on bass; Matt Martell, 17, of Belleville on piano; Josh Greco, 19, of Canton on drums; Justin Thomas, 15, of Belleville also on drums and Brittany Adams, 16, of Belleville doing back-up vocals, the musicians became more than just high school friends.

The group compares their musical style to bands such as Dashboard Confessional and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with a mix of 80s rock. It is also heavily influenced in Christian beliefs, according to Pierce.

"All the guys in the band are dedicated Christians," said Brokos. "We want to give young adults, like ourselves, music that is positive and not the hypocritical Christian music or typical secular music (love songs.)"

That's why Brokos writes about stories and situations and, how people can change their ways to live a better-suited life, he said.
Their first record—Answering Your Call—talks about the story of a man who becomes unconscious in a car accident, has his life flash before his eyes and stares death right in the eyes, according to Brokos.

Songs such as 'The Pitts', 'Clown in the Corner' and 'The Devil Wears Your Girlfriend's Shoes' describes the story.

"It starts off with a man living an ordinary life who gets into a car crash after leaving his house," said Brokos. "When he's unconscious he dreams of what his life is like and what he's living for and how he can change it. He realizes it's a second chance."

Brokos and his bandmates said every song has a different sound.

"It's different and unique compared to some of the stuff you hear," said Pierce. "People either acccept it or they don't."

The band name—Project Pendulum—is also unique. It stands for not only the group collaboration, but also time and how it swings back and forth and how we use it here on Earth.

"It was difficult to write this because it was personal, but I'm glad I did," Brokos said.

Most recently, the group played together at their CD release party, which is rare since they recorded the album separately.

"It was fun trying to come up with the parts," said Hunter. "We had to listen to what was being played and try to pick off from that."

"The overall experience was different," said Greco.

For upcoming shows, to purchase a CD or to learn more about the bandmembers, visit www.myspace/undersleepingbeautiescastle - The Journal Newspapers online


Still working on that hot first release.