The Glory Days of THE FEDERAL EMPIRE domenica, 17 dicembre 2017 21:48 by madseason
The Federal Empire - Glory Days

The Federal Empire is a Los Angeles duo, comprised of Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) and McKay Stevens (Grammy-nominated for Kaskade's Atmosphere).

The Federal Empire make funtastic, anthemic tunes that merge electronic music with folk and pop, resulting in a sound that should appeal to fans of Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors and The Chainsmokers.

Their latest single is the anthemic Glory Days: check it on Spotify, where you can also find the awesome and irresistible You And Drugs and many other great songs.

Stay tuned for further info on this talented duo.

THE POUR debut In The Midst Of Lions lunedì, 4 dicembre 2017 21:30 by madseason
The Pour - You Wanted It All

The Pour is a Saint Louis, Missouri, alternative rock band featuring ex-Cavo's bass player Brian Smith and drummer Chad Laroy.

Their debut album In The Midst Of Lions was self-produced and independently released last October 31.

In The Midst Of Lions is a strong alternative melodic rock album that encompasses everything from powerful grooves to soaring melodies. The monicker the band chose, The Pour, describes perfectly the effortless flow of their musical ideas, and most of the songs included in the LP are killers.

Watch the lyiric video for the leading single You Wanted It All clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

An invitation to I, US & WE's Ceremonies sabato, 2 dicembre 2017 16:14 by madseason
I, Us & We

I, Us & We is an Indie-rock/electronic trio consisting of brothers Jordan, Evan and Aaron Doverspike.

I already wrote about them a few weeks ago, when the trio released the single Tryst, their debut release on the Little Assembly/West One Music label.

Tryst is included in I, Us & We's brand new EP Ceremonies, released last November 14. The 5-track EP is an atmospheric indietronic affair with a r&b/rock soul and sensual and unique melodies.

If Depeche Mode, Radiohead and Bon Iver are artist you dig, then give a chance to I, Us & We: stream or download Ceremonies on your favorite digital music service here.

An Anti-Social Butterfly for BLUE HELIX's new EP lunedì, 27 novembre 2017 20:55 by madseason
Blue Helix - Anti-Social Butterfly

Blue Helix is an independent rock band from Washington State and Sao Paulo, Brazil, formed in 2008. Following the hallowed footsteps of the 90's movement, their music is a perfect blend of melodic rock and powerful heavy grunge, on the cutting edge of modern rock. They are the winners of the 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the bands as well as recipients of multiple music video awards for their 2016 release of their song Aliens: the music video won a Brazilian National competition in July of 2017, helping catapult the band in their second home country.

Anti-Social Butterfly is the title of the band's new 6-track EP; it was released last October 27 and showcases a band progressing both in songwriting and execution: stream it now on Spotify.

Blue Helix will be on Tour in Brasil in early 2018, setting course to Europe in the summer of 2018, so stay tuned for further news on this really interesting band.

In Search Of Sun - Bad Girl ft. John Browne

Hailing from London, In Search Of Sun are a five piece alternative act who showcase big grooves, big choruses & being both progressive and to the point. They've shared stages with acts such as Twelve Foot Ninja, Bullet For My Valentine and Nothing More.
Their new, second album Virgin Funk Mother was released last October 20 via Spinefarm Records. t was co-produced by Phil Kinman (IAMI, Paul Di Anno) and the band's guitar player/vocalist Rory Kay and mixed by former Periphery bassist "Nolly" Getgood.

Virgin Funk Mother is full of epic choruses, fluid melodies, massive riffs, inventive percussion. Check, as examples, the two singles released from the album, Say It Like You See It and Bad Girl (click on the image to watch the just released video for the latter).

If early-days Incubus, Periphery, Breaking Benjamin are your cup of tea, stream Virgin Funk Mother on Spotify now.

Rising stars: ONR. sabato, 18 novembre 2017 15:45 by madseason
ONR. - 5 Years Time

ONR. is a Scottish artist playing a fusion of 80's inspired electronic/synthpop and indie-rock.
After releasing some demos through indie label Leftwing, ONR. signed to Capitol Records in the US; his debut single Jericho was released this summer, and has received early support from Spotify, and US stations KCRW, KCSN and Live 105.

His brand new single 5 Years Time was released a few hours ago and you can stream it on SoundCloud clicking on the image.

ONR. sound can be compared to such artists as Echo & The Bunnymen, 1975, Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire, David Bowie and Hurts. 

ONR. is currently recording with producers Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag & Bone Man), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd) and legendary mixer Spike Stent (Madonna, Muse, Florence + The Machine). If the two singles above are an indication of what's coming next, let's expect really huge things from this talented and mysterious artist.

JIBE: epic tales from an epic band mercoledì, 8 novembre 2017 22:53 by madseason
Jibe - Release

Jibe, the alternative rock band from Dallas, TX, best known for their song Yesterday’s Gone from their 2003 album Uprising, is back with a brand new full-length record.

Initially active from 1994 to 2004, Jibe reformed in 2015 and released their fourth studio LP Epic Tales Of Human Nature on June 9, 2017. The full album was originally released to fans who pre-ordered it, and had a wider release on October 6, 2017, via sixtyfouronthefloor/ Kobalt.

Epic Tales Of Human Nature was recorded at Orb Recording studios in Austin, TX, produced by Jibe with Blue October's bass player Matt Noveskey (IAMDYNAMITE, Cavo, Alpha Rev) and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, 3 Doors Down, Stone Sour).

Epic Tales Of Human Nature includes the singles The Human Condition, We've Only Just Begun and the newest one, Release (watch the live video clicking on the image).

If you want an healthy dose of high-quality alternative rock magnified by singer Joe Grah's vigorously melodic vocals (remember him fronting Los Angeles short-lived powerful rock act Loser with John 5 on guitar?), then stream Epic Tales Of Human Nature on Spotify now.

SMOKE SEASON: the Wolves are coming lunedì, 6 novembre 2017 21:45 by madseason
Smoke Season - Wolves

Indie-Pop/Electro duo Smoke Season has just released a brand new single titled Wolves.

Featuring creepy beats from powerhouse producer/mixer Christopher Mullings (The Neighborhood, LP) and production from DJ/producer Fabian Ordorica (Goldroom), Wolves continues the electro-soul duo's newfound emphasis on writing indie-dance bangers with a rocksteady flair. Smoke Season, a duo whose wild, passion-filled energy has been a signature since day one, explain that the song came about in the throws of a fiery argument.

Wolves is a part of the slew of new material Smoke Season has written over the past year for their debut full-length album, due out in 2018. The new songs finds Smoke Season placing a new emphasis on Jason Rosen's (lead guitarist) Jamaican background through the incorporation of reggae undertones into their signature electro-soul indie pop sound.

Enjoy Wolves clicking on the image and stay tuned for further info on the LP.