PARMALEE: just like Sunday Morning venerdì, 12 maggio 2017 21:00 by madseason
Parmalee - Sunday Morning

Do you remember my post about Parmalee from a while ago? The Country/Rock act from Greenville, North Carolina is back with its highly anticipated new single, Sunday Morning, giving fans a taste of the band's upcoming sophomore album.
Co-written by Parmalee lead singer Matt Thomas (alongside Grammy-nominated Ross Copperman and #1 songwriter Josh Osborne), Sunday Morning marks a fresh, modern melody intertwined with Parmalee's signature hard-living Country sound.

"The song is about getting back to that one person who makes you feel easy... the one that brings the crazy down a notch. It's kinda like waking up on a calm Sunday morning," explains Matt Thomas.

Watch the lyric video for the amazing Sunday Morning clicking on the image and stay tuned for further news about the new album.

No Wasted time: HOT PINK HANGOVER mercoledì, 10 maggio 2017 21:42 by madseason
Hot Pink Hangover - Wasted Girl

This is a band that will take you by storm: Hot Pink Hangover is a female-fronted four-piece rock band currently residing in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

They're aptly described by their bio as "if Lady Gaga, Han Solo, and Alfred Hitchcock were to meet and have an all night circus orgy, the result of which being a brood that is sexily satirical; a glamorous shit show; a comical and musical little posse of love children."

Hot Pink Hangover's debut EP Wasted will be released next May 19, but you can already listen to most of it on YouTube, starting from the new single/video Wasted Girl (click on the image).

Wasted features 5 catchy, energetic rock tracks that will make your head shake, your foot stomp and your fist punch no stop. Promise.

The Classic Crime - How To Be Human

Five years have passed since The Classic Crime released their highly acclaimed album Phoenix, and now the Seattle rock group is back with their fifth studio album, How To Be Human, released last April 28 via BC Music. The album was completely funded via Kickstarter, with over 2,500 backers, tripling the original goal.

How To Be Human contains The Classic Crime's most mature body of work yet, featuring 12 tracks of pure indie rock in the stylings of Death Cab For Cutie meets Motion City Soundtrack. Working with longtime producer and mixer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Falling In Reverse), the band was able to challenge themselves, exploring a "happy to be here" songwriting style, while feeling at home with Baskette's ability to try new recording techniques and cement the The Classic Crime's signature tight drum work and guitar layering.

"My goals for every album is to push the boundaries a bit," explains lead singer-songwriter and co-producer Matt MacDonald, "When we started playing together back in 2003, our influences (wide as they were) were pretty apparent. With each record we’ve tried to go some place different, to incorporate different styles while maintaining core structure and textures."

Watch the lyric video for the lead single Holy Water, an amazing song with a larger-than-life chorus, following this link and the just released lyric video for Wonder here. And if these tracks are not enough, stream the whole album on BandCamp now: top stuff!

Rising stars: NORTHERN NATIONAL venerdì, 5 maggio 2017 22:35 by madseason
Northern National - MoneyBlind

Northern National are a Dallas, TX, alternative rock band that formed in August 2016 and released their debut EP, The New Age, later that year.

Northern National are releasing today the video for their brand new single MoneyBlind, one of my favourite songs of the season.

Produced by Dan Stringer (X Ambassadors, Johnny Stimson, Lauryn Hill), who also worked with the Texans on their EP, and mastered by John Davis (Lana Del Ray, U2, Royal Bloods), MoneyBlind fuses southern, indie, & alternative rock in an energetic and driving song.

Lyricwise, MoneyBlind tells the story of the pursuit of success, getting caught up in the chase, forgetting about the most important things in life, and finding yourself alone in your accomplishments. "To us, it's a warning and reminder that however much success we achieve - to not sacrifice the people, morals, and loved ones that matter in your life to achieve that success," the band explains. "The road might be slower, but it'll be worth it in the end. Don't be 'MoneyBlind'.

Watch the just released video for MoneyBlind clicking on the image and buy the song on iTunes now.

Charonné: new single from MODERN PLEASURE mercoledì, 3 maggio 2017 21:45 by madseason
Modern Pleasure - Charonné

Modern Pleasure is a five-piece band from Leeds, UK, with an indie/alternative rock sound made up of sunny melodies with a touch of melancholy and thoughtful lyrics.

Modern Pleasure have independently released several singles so far, including Messina and White Heels in 2016, Bliss Up -which was produced by Grammy-nominee Bryan Wilson (Wolf Alice, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) last March and the new one Charonné a few days ago.

Charonné is an uplifting, smart, moving song that recalls the best stuff from Death Cab For Cutie. Check it up on SoundCloud and, while you're there, get the other singles too.

TWIN WILD: in total Control lunedì, 1 maggio 2017 23:58 by madseason
Twin Wild - Control

If you remember my posts about Twin Wild, you already know that I dig this band a lot, because of their very personal alternative/pop rock sound and their songwriting skills.

Twin Wild released their Adam Noble-produced debut EP My Heart last September and has, since then, collected 2 million streams on Spotify.

The four-piece from London is coming back strong with a huge new single titled Control: it's a terrific, addictive track that makes me drool for what the band could release next. Stream Control on SoundCloud and buy it on iTunes now!

The black blues heart of THE HOWLIN' SOULS venerdì, 28 aprile 2017 14:25 by madseason
The Howlin' Souls - Black Heart

Here's a band that should appeal to all those classic rock lovers looking for something fresh. The Howlin' Souls, from New York, are influenced by British rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them -Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin' Wolf (whom they honor in their name).

The Howlin' Souls are releasing their debut self titled, 4-track EP today, April 28. Fritz Lang, long time engineer with time at CBGBs, Record Plant NYC, Sigma NYC and others as well as touring with Miles Davis, the Stones, Prince and other icons of music, co-produced the record with the singer/songwriter of the band, Pete Smith.

The mini-album starts with Anyway You Take It, a song that smells Stones from miles; the second one, Free And Young, it's an hybrid between Tom Petty and The Black Keys; next we have the current single Black Heart (watch the official video clicking on the image): I hear White Stripes influences in it; the closing number Alabama is a southern tinged track with echoes of Norman Greenbaum's superclassic Spirit In The Sky.

All in all, The Howlin' Souls is an highly entertaining rockin' EP, one that will surely put the band on the map. Stream it now on Spotify or on SoundCloud.

Something Fierce for DESERT TUNDRA mercoledì, 26 aprile 2017 23:37 by madseason
Desert Tundra - Something Fierce

A total new artist to me, and one I'm really starting to dig, Desert Tundra is the Indie/Alternative Rock alter-ego of Virginia native, now Los Angeles based, singer and guitarist Janet Jelena.
As a child of the 90's, Janet grew up listening to pop-punk/rock, especially the female bands in the mid 2000's, for their message and passion. As a determined 15-year-old, she picked up her first guitar and was soon enrolled in vocal lessons.
After years of playing in the local scene, a chance encounter with Dan Reynolds and Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons would become the push she needed to get her music career on track. Jelena would team up with producer Jim Ebert for her first three EPs before moving to Los Angeles and recruiting a backing band.

Desert Tundra latest EP, Something Fierce, was released last Friday, April 21; produced by John Bender (Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin), it's an eclectic EP with songs ranging from high-energy rock tracks to intense alternative ballads, a captivating and infectious collection of tunes that people can relate to on multiple levels.

Stream the whole Something Fierce on SoundCloud now and buy it on iTunes.