it's almost 5AM for AMBER RUN Tuesday, 31 March 2015 23:49 by madseason
Amber Run - Noah

Amber Run are a very interesting indie pop/alternative rock band from Nottingham, UK. After three EPs released in 2014, the five-piece will debut on the full-length distance next April 27.
The album, recorded in North London's Livingston Studios by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Keane, The 1975, The Gaslight Anthem) and Sam Winfield (in many ways the sixth member of the band) is titled "5AM" and will be out on RCA Records.

Watch the latest video released by Amber Run, the 2015 version of "Noah" clicking on the image above and get their previous singles/videos (including the hit "Just My Soul Responding") on their YouTube channel.

More from THE EIFFELS Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:24 by madseason
The Eiffels - I Did It Now

The Eiffels are a Los Angeles trio playing upbeat indie rock/post 80's synth rock. The three-piece worked with producers Ethan Kaufmann (Wild Party's bass player) and Will Brierre (The Killers, Neon Trees, Walk The Moon, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac) and is set to release the self-titled debut EP in a few weeks.

"I Did It Now" is the second single off the upcoming debut (the first being "More"): watch the official video clicking on the image on the left.

Playing Catch With I THE MIGHTY Friday, 27 March 2015 22:17 by madseason
I the Mighty - Playing Catch With .22

Californian indie/prog rockers I the Mighty will release their sophomore full-length album next June 2 on Equal Vision Records.

The new album is titled "Connector" and was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low).

The first single off the new record is "Playing Catch With .22"; the video for the song uses modern drone technology to capture unique aerial images of the band, making for a surreal and colorful video. Frontman Brent Walsh notes "‘For 'Playing Catch With .22,' our Director Raul Gonzo came up with the concept of using only 'God’s View' for the entirety of the video. That meant we were able to film the performance shots lying down, and we got to hire a drone guy. Who doesn’t want a drone guy?! The end result is a unique feel that we felt vibed with the song quite well." Watch the video now clicking on the image above.

MARION RAVN Kicks In with Scandal Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:25 by madseason
Marion Ravn - Kicks In

"Kicks In" is Marion Ravn's new single/video: the song is included in "Scandal Vol.II", the latest album from the talented Norwegian singer-songwriter, released at the beginning of February on Blackbird Music/Sony Music Norway.

"Scandal Vol.II" follows the first volume released in September 2014 and is another collection of beautifully crafted, uplifting alternative pop music.

Watch the video for "Kicks In" (where Marion surprises three fans in Norway paying them a visit) clicking on the image and, if you still haven't, watch the video for "Better Than This," the first single off the new album, following this link.

Fighting with SAINTS OF VALORY Monday, 23 March 2015 21:30 by madseason
Saints Of Valory - Fighting

Austin, Texas based alternative band Saints Of Valory is hard at work on the debut full-length record, due out later in the year on F-Stop/Atlantic Records.

As an appetizer to the album, the group has just released "Fighting" (stream it on SoundCloud), a brand new track that is "all about the hustle," as vocalist/bass player Gavin Jesper says, adding "it embodies where we're currently at as a band on the run. It was written and recorded in New York City which made it easy to capture more of an urban vibe and to write honest lyrics about the everyday struggle we know most people can relate too."

RA: Not An Angel on our side Saturday, 21 March 2015 15:57 by madseason
RA - I'm Not An Angel

"I'm Not An Angel" is an excellent new song from alternative rockers Ra, that will be included in the upcoming Deluxe Edition of the Californian outfit's latest full-length studio album "Critical Mass," originally released in October 2013.
A little background on "I'm Not An Angel", straight from the mouth of band leader Sahaj Ticotin:
"After finishing Critical Mass we had 3 more unreleased songs with everyone playing on them but I had noticed that everything on the album was pretty hyped and heavy and that we didn't really do a ballad or so. When the idea of doing the deluxe version of Crit Mass came up I thought it would be good if it had one so I wrote "I'm Not An Angel" which is kinda the follow up for "On My Side". This song, like "Taken" is about death but from the perspective of the person who died. Not really sure why it came out of me but it feels real. The rest of the songs will be released with the deluxe album but since it got pushed back I wanted to get this out now. I hope you like it. Please share if you do."

Stream "I'm Not An Angel" now clicking on the image above.

Back on STAGE Thursday, 19 March 2015 23:31 by madseason
Stage - Ep.

I think most of you know talented singer/songwriter Ryan Star, but how many of you ever listened to his first band Stage? Ryan was 14 (!) years old when he formed the group, who went on releasing three EPs, the independent album "Historical Underdosing" in 1995 and the amazing self-titled full-length major debut on Maverick Records in 2002.

On July 29, 2004, Stage planned on releasing a follow up EP to their major album. Instead, they played their final performance at The Delancey in New York City and then all went their separate ways. The four member of the band remained the best of friends and, as they celebrate their upcoming first show in over ten years, they have finally released what was the lost and the last recordings "untouched and un-remastered".

Enjoy what 4 childhood friends from Long Island were born to do together streaming "EP." on Spotify now.

The Miracle of HARVARD OF THE SOUTH Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:34 by madseason
Harvard Of The South - All Our Ashes

Harvard Of The South is a band from Austin/San Marcos, TX and Brooklyn. It includes Steve Schlitz (of Hurricane Bells and Longwave), Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld and Matt Noveskey (of Blue October).

"Miracle" is the title of the first EP of the band, to be released next April 7. HOTS have just revealed the first track from the EP, "All Our Ashes," on Yahoo! Hear It First. Click on the image and enjoy some really alternative and original stuff.