By “Sit in”, I mean just that. Some bands will let you come to their rehearsal and join in, let you try your hand at learning a song or two of theirs, and maybe even perform with them live on their material.
I think you have a strong and solid enough voice to sit in with a variety of different bands, which could help the style of your own band.
I think the musicianship is not quite there yet. I am trying to be honest, because that is what “up and coming” artists need to hear.
When you say to people, “hey, check out my stuff”, people want to be kind, especially to cool people like yourself…but people also want to be “blown away”. So, you want to have your strong stuff ready. Don’t say “My harder stuff will be up soon”. I’m sure it’s cool and all, but we would not know, because the stuff that you drew attention to, is just not strong enough to gather the support you are probably looking for.
I have friends in the “Biz”, and I’d love to toss them a link to your stuff, but it really has to be strong, because I am not gonna waste their time for bands that “mean well” but are not strong enough to hold their own against industry standard groups that hit strong live and have at least 7 scalp peeling tunes to promote themselves.
Sit down with your bandmates, and be honest with each other. Pick 7 songs that just grab people by the chest, whether soft, hard, indy, crunch, whatever…Just fricken strong!
Kid, you definitely got the voice, you just need the sound.
Right now, I can pass your links around, but it probably won’t catch the attention of people from Spin, Rollingstone or Blender magazine…unless you Move some serious cone, bro.
I could probably master a song of yours, to help out. But, still, there is only so far technology can go. You need the vibe, the sound and the musicianship…You already have the voice.
EDIT: BTW, the voice is probably the most important. So, already, you are a rare and much sought after commodity.
EDIT: Here is a band that my bro mastered. They are called Far Cry. They are very different from your band, but notice the musicianship, strength in vocals and songs. They opened for most major rock acts rolling through portland and are getting local radio air play. Hope it inspires you.
Sorry, had to axe the other band link. Too old, and no new music added.