Houston’s My Only Escape (@MyOnlyEscape1) has a good look and great sounding original tunes. Keep an ear out for the Simple Plan-esque “Falling For You”, which has hit all over it. With that said, however, in the spirit of the holiday season the video for the popular “Jingle Bells” is worth a look and listen as we are are a week away from Christmas. It’s a clever spin on the track with a nice little storyline involved.
My Only Escape consists of Branden Mendoza on vocals, drummer Vaughan Heppe, and Conor Kearns on guitar bringing powerful punk pop to the masses. Being in a major market definitely helps garner attention and Houston’s been a hotbed for popular acts such as Blue October, Fenix TX, ZZ Top, and even Beyonce. May this group of talented and handsome gentlemen make the most of the opportunity afforded them. Mendoza is the mastermind of the band, as he has penned over 100 songs and was part of a tour sponsored by Disney. This is the machine responsible for launching successful musicians such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Bridgit Mendler, among others. If it is not with Hollywood Records, bet on My Only Escape having a record deal in the future. If their Christmas cover and “Falling For You” go viral, it may happen sooner than later.
“Falling For You” is available at online outlets like iTunes, ReverbNation and the band’s website and is already making a splash on Australian radio. Aussies know their music, given their exports AC/DC, DiVinyls, Powderfinger, Boom Crash Opera, and the like. Music lovers in the Texas area have one last chance to check them out this year at Six Flags in Arlington this Friday 12/20. The group prides itself on its live shows, so it seems like it is well worth it to see what they bring to the stage.