I get goosebumps when i hear him sing this! <3 Please reblog this. This is an amazing the best. rockish. cover. Of this song <3

Hotel Utah & Beyond!

There are only so many ways you can say thank you, so I will do my best. Thank you to everyone who came out to the show last night, and to Sunrunners, Briertone, and Please Do Not Fight for playing with us! It’s great to see good bands getting all your support. Also a big thank you to the sound guy Vince, and the rest of the staff at Hotel Utah who were very kind to us. If anyone has pictures or video of the night, please be sure to send it our way. We love to share.

More to come from Briertone, Picture Atlantic, and Please Do Not Fight later tonight at our super top secret acoustic house show with Rin Tin Tiger. See some of you there!


Artists UnderaWare: Turn Me On Dead, Sunrunners & Wander

Estevan Herrera | At The End Of Radio

         Everyday new bands and artists are popping up everywhere and we know it’s hard to keep up with which one deserve your time.   We’ve decided to make it easier for you.  Every week we’ll introduce you to great up & coming artists from the Bay Area. We do all the hours of listening and searching so you can just sit back and enjoy the talent that is brewing all over the Bay Area. 


        San Jose’s Turn Me On Dead bring an exciting mix of electro/dance and rock that is heavily influenced by 80’s music. Their debut EP, Birth is filled with melodies, hooks and pure fun.  This band not only brings it on their album, but also with their live shows. Singer Rick Alexander brings tons of energy in his live performances and you’re always in for a treat when you see them. If you don’t feel the urge to move to their music you might want to check that you have a pulse. The entire band gives you everything they got and you can’t help but reciprocate that energy with their infectious music. Check out their songs, “Happi Face” & “All Things Fade”. Also check out an interview we did we them last year and get to know them better. You can catch their next show for free at The Blank Club in San Jose on February 12th. For more info click here.


        San Francisco indie rock band, Sunrunners use pop driven pianos, melodic guitar lines and calming vocals to create a musical haze that makes you feel as if you’re dreaming. You know that dream that’s so great that you don’t want to wake up from it. This band has lots of promise and it will be fun to watch them grow. We expect this band to make some noise not only here in the Bay Area but everywhere. Take a listen to their self titled album, and make sure to check out the songs, “The Writer”, “Save Everybody” and “Stars and Colors”. The latter is free for download on their site. Get on the train early and enjoy the ride with these guys because it just may never stop.


        San Leandro’s, Wander are what most post-rock bands strive to be. This band is somehow able to translate the full range of emotions without a single word, just with their instruments. Excitement, fear, pain, anger and love just permeate out of their amps and drums. If our lives were a soundtrack, Wander would be the conductors to it. Feel alive and listen to these guys now. They have a show coming up Feb. 27th in Berkeley and the info is here. You can download their latest album, “Mourning” for free here. Make sure to take in the tracks, “Oblivion”, “Valor” and “Alpha Space”, which is available on their previous EP, “Short Story Collection”. Enjoy the emotional musical roller coaster that is Wander!


Sunrunners | Jerusalem | Music Video | (by sunrunnersband)

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The missive was set upon the familiar silver tray the elder servant had routinely used to bring the Furseth Lord his tea and breakfast. Dull fel-green hues admired the wax seal, he had never truly been the recipient to a message of such import prior. Trembling wrinkled digits worked beneath the fold and propped the seal open to retrieve the note within. After the several moments it took the well-dressed man to retrieve his spectacles he’d begin reading.

Mr. Solus Torchwood,

You likely already know why it is that I’ve left you a missive. Our pushes within the Blasted Lands have lead to some avail, providing us with ample room to advance to our target; The Dark Portal.

I have little time now, old friend. The Horde has set a conscription of war in place, there will be no free time alotted me after my patrols to return home, now.

It’s funny really, that it took something like this to appreciate all that I have in my life.

It grieves me to leave the boy fatherless once more, Solus but you and I are both aware of the repercussions that will be placed upon myself and my family should I refuse to answer the Horde’s call. Should this be the very last missive you receive from me after I cross that portal with the Sunrunners, I wish to express my deepest gratitude for all your years of devotion, loyalty and service to myself and my line. Without your guidance I would likely never have gone on to accomplish half of what I have.

Furthermore, should this be the last time you’re to read my script, I would ask of you one final favor; Tutor the boy, he is now as legitament an heir as any, and will surely inherit my title, estate and all of it’s wealth when I’m gone.

Teach him etiquette, tact and respect; everything he would need to be properly known as Lord Furseth. You’ve done it once before for me, I have no doubts in your ability to do it again.

For your troubles I offer you the Moonbane estate and all of it’s current and future holdings. Do with it what you will, old friend and we’ll consider all standing debts repaid.

Penned with the utmost sincerity,
Lord Kaveen Rarian Furseth, of the Ghostlands.

Tears had long since began to well within the wrinkled crevices around his eyes as he read every last word, overflowing and trailing down his cheeks to stain his petticoat. It was a heartfelt message Kaveen had left his only servant, one that tugged at every heart string within the weary old man’s breast. The reward was generous, though Solus cared little for worldly possession or wealth. What mattered to him was honored traditions, promises and the upholding of honor and respect. All of which he recognized his Lord display in a single missive. He felt a mix of immense pride and sullen heartbreak.
Just when his Lord was beginning to grow into something great, he was taken from this world.

Solus folded the missive thoroughly when he was through reading and rereading it and stashed it within the inner chest pocket of his coat. From another corridor he could hear a smaller voice call,

"Mr. Torchwood?" The uncertainty in the voice clearly revealed it to be Zedaine, waking for the morning. Solus drew a long haggard breath before removing his coat and hanging it neatly upon the same hook he had for over a century. He reached for the tea urn, and set it upon the silver tray beside a cup that sat upon a doily and saucer.

"Coming right away, young man." He called back, trying his best to disguise his emotions, for surely there would be time for such trivialities later, for now there was a Furseth Lord that needed attending, and a letter explained.


The three stood together, surrounding the large table covered in maps and notes of strategy. Commander, Regent, and Ambassador, the pieces that played a large portion to driving the battalion where it needed and when. 

In the coming weeks a small group would be sent out to meet the Sunrunner guard, ensuring their alliance even further by lending what little aid they could for good show. Their equipment and materials had slowly but surely been comprised and stored, ready for full on assault when ready. 

Attacks from outsiders had been held off, losses were accounted for and damages were soon reconciled to original state.

As the nightly discussion came to an end, the final report given was that of their men and woman and the whereabouts of them all.

"We have reached a total of fourteen dead and six injured. So far, a pleasing number to have, though no number would be best it is expected." 

Covaya listed, sighing softly as she placed the parchment with the report down upon the table after reading it out loud to the others.

Elenaris’ tilted her head slightly, glancing to her. “And what of the Magistrix?”  She asked simply, her interest was light however there. 

The Ambassador shook her head. "We have recalled all search parties with no luck after looking for weeks. Presumed dead." 

With a sigh, Elenaris shook her head and rested it just within the space between her pointer finger and thumb, closing her eyes. "I had merely wished to keep the members of the Magistry alive, we are so few as is… especially those within my grasp. Perhaps she chose not to come afterall. It was a decision made on a whim and one that made little sense so suddenly. And such a decision has cost us. "

Alucieus placed his plated hands to the table, leaning over it with a huff. It was a waste of time and resources to search for one person to begin with. War is no time for mistakes like she made. You come in prepared or you get left behind and die. Simple. “ 

Covaya and Elenaris looked to each other with a brief nod in agreement. 

"Though we may have failed to locate the Magistrix, we did come across Miss Ashkena… nearly frozen to bits poor thing. She is recovering well and will be ready to join the ranks in the coming weeks I am sure."

Covaya added, breaking away from the previous subject. The Commander had turned his back to them, though listening, he was in thought. 

"Mm, it was lucky for her to be reunited with us."

Elenaris spoke before turning to Alucieus to see if there was anything further he needed to add.

"That is all for this evening. Tomorrow we discuss the route for the Sunrunner camp, not many will be taking this journey up so it must be precise."

The two Sin’dorei women  nodded to him and then to each other in farewell.

"Shadows keep and Light guide you both." Elenaris offered before slipping from the tent. 

Outside, she stood briefly, eyes raised to the sky blurred by the falling snow. 


30 Days of Character Development

Day 2:

How do they usually dress? What do they wear to sleep? Do they wear jewelry? 


For casual clothing, Aran typically favors very rich and soft fabrics. He loves neutral colors and earth tones, as well as dark greens and blues. If he can manage to wear some sort of a cloak with his attire, he’ll do it in a heartbeat. He loves soft boots and despises not having something soft on his feet.

For armor, Arandael has two different sets that he favors on frequent occasion. One is the black and gold armor that shows his allegiance and loyalty to House Sunrunner and the other set is the blue and gold that represent House Bladerunner.

Both sets of armor are practical in their build and fit his specifications. They fit him like a glove and Arandael moves in the plate and mail as if they belong on his body.

Is there anything about their appearance they wish they could change?

Aran is actually extremely pleased with his physical appearance. There was a period of time that he wished he was a blonde and actually dyed his hair. However, he grew out of that phase and is now content with his natural color.

How would they look as the opposite sex?


What do they smell like? Why (do they wear the scent or does it occur naturally)?

Arandael. unless he has been training heavily or is out on a campaign, wears the same cologne. strong patchouli herb, combined with cedar and sandalwood, with hints of amber throughout.

Do they have an accurate mental picture of their appearance (how they see themselves versus how the world sees them)?

Arandael has a very realistic self image. He’s away of his appearance and is very careful in training and battle to maintain it. 


Verma – Sunrunner (2014):

  1. Regolith
  2. Chrome
  3. Erato
  4. The Traveller
  5. Hologrammer
  6. Sacrifice
  7. Sunrunner

Released: 27 May 2014 

Origin: Chicago, USA

Genres: Post-rock, Pysch, Prog, Experimental

Current members:

  • tj
  • rob
  • zach
  • johnny
  • whitney