What separates the memorable, pioneering artists from those that are quickly forgotten? If you ask Project 86, they will give you a very good answer. It is the belief in a substance beyond just making a couple of catchy tunes. Maybe that’s why so many continue to gravitate towards this seminal Orange County, CA rock outfit. Maybe that’s why, after 10 years and six CDs, Project 86 continues to project the fire, fervency, and individuality that so few artists today can capture.
“Evolution has always brought life to what we do,” states vocalist Andrew Schwab. “It has always been a huge priority for us to have our own sound, and to never make the same record twice. We love the challenge of trying to do things outside of our own box. What fun is it to do what everyone expects? Music has become so predictable because everyone is so desperate to sell records. We definitely want to be about something other than that. We want people to feel our hearts, not just download a few tracks and move on to the next thing in their playlists.”
Project 86 has, unequivocally, a sound of their very own. Andrew Schwab’s enigmatic vocal approach doesn’t simply rely on brute force to make his point. Melodic wails and bellowing haunts complement his classic sound with a mixture of the harsh and the moody. Project 86's music is loud, hard and aggressive but melodic and rhythmic with thundering drums and intense guitar riffs.
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|Project 86||1998||BEC Recordings|
|Drawing Black Lines||2000||Atlantic Records|
|Truthless Heroes||2002||Atlantic Records|
|Hollow Again EP||2002||Atlantic Records|
|Songs to Burn Your Bridges By||2003||Independent|
|And the Rest Will Follow||2005||Tooth & Nail Records|
|Rival Factions||2007||Tooth & Nail Records|
|The Kane Mutiny EP||2007||Tooth & Nail Records|
|This Time of Year EP||2008||Tooth & Nail Records|
|Picket Fence Cartel||2009||Tooth & Nail Records|
|15. Live.||2010||Team Black Recordings|
|Wait for the Siren||2012||Independent|