...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - IX

Texan indie prog/alternative rockers ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will release their ninth studio album tomorrow on Superball Music/Richter Scale Records.

The album, aptly titled "IX", was produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Answer, Meat Puppets, Gregg Rolie) at Sonic Ranch Studio in Texas and will be presented live in the upcoming European tour.

"IX" is already up on Spotify, so go preview it following this link.

The world MY EXTRAORDINARY live in Friday, 17 October 2014 23:59 by madseason
My Extraordinary - The World We Live In

My Extraordinary, from Newcastle, might not been the most original band on Earth, as they can easily be compared to acts like You Me At Six, Lostprophets and Young Guns, but they surely know how to deliver some powerful and entertaining alternative rock.

The British band independently released a new EP at the beginning of September: titled "The World We Live In", it features 8 tracks, including the single/video "The Good Old Days".

You can find My Extraordinary on Spotify, so stream "The World We Live In" and let me know what you think about it.

Stream FICTIONIST's new album Wednesday, 15 October 2014 23:52 by madseason
Fictionist - Give It Up

As I previously reported, Utah art-rockers Fictionist released their new, self-titled album last week via Red Owl Records.

"Fictionist", produced by Grammy nominee Nate Pyfer, can now be streamed in its entirety on SoundCloud, if you'd like to preview before you purchase.

Also, you can download the new song "Not Over You" for free at the band's website and check one of the several new videos the band recently released, "Give It Up", clicking on the image.

STRANGE FICTION's debut single: Josephine Monday, 13 October 2014 19:32 by madseason
Strange Fiction - Josephine

An indie pop-rock/synth-rock band to keep an eye on: Strange Fiction are the new project of Nathan Medina, formerly of The Canvas Waiting.

Medina began writing songs that would become Strange Fiction close to two years ago. "As the rock band I was touring with came to an end, I started writing songs that were going in a new direction. I have always been a fan of 80's music and loved the textures and layers of the synths in that era. I picked up a Juno-60 and that keyboard has really shaped the core of these new songs." states Medina.

Strange Fiction just released the awesome "Josephine", the first in a series of singles they will be releasing this fall and into 2015. Stream "Josephine" on SoundCloud now clicking on the image on the left.

Marina And The Diamonds - Froot

It's not a secret I have a fondness for Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name Marina and The Diamonds, so I can't help but post the news of her new single "Froot".

The new single was released yesterday, on Marina's 29th birthday: it's the titkle-track of the upcoming new album, to be unleashed in December. The song was written by Marina, with production by David Kosten and Miss Diamandis herself.
Listen to "Froot" now clicking on the image on the left.

BUTCH WALKER's ode to Chrissie Hynde Thursday, 9 October 2014 21:22 by madseason
Butch Walker - Chrissie Hynde

American rock artist, songwriter, record producer and personal favourite Butch Walker will release his new solo album "Afraid Of Ghosts" on February 3, 2015 on Dangerbird Records in the US and Lojinx in the UK/Europe.

Butch spent a year writing it and 4 days recording it. His friend Ryan Adams produced it at his Pax Am studios and some of their buddies (Johnny Depp, Mike Viola, Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü and others) lent some vocals and instrumental work "all live. All to an old tape machine. No computers. No fixes. Just music." said Walker, that added: "here's to coming to terms with your ghosts, taking what scares you the most... And turning it into something real."

Listen to the first single "Chrissie Hynde", a tribute to the Pretenders frontwoman, clicking on the image above.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - High Dive

Andrew McMahon doesn't need any introduction. The former singer, songwriter and pianist of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin is releasing the debut album of his new project, the amazing indie pop act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, next week on October 14, via Vanguard Records.

After releasing the lead single "Cecilia And The Satellite" last July and the songs "High Dive", "Canyon Moon" and "See Her On The Weekend" in the last weeks, Andrew is now premiering the entire (excellent!) album on Billboard. Stream it now following this link.

Rising stars: VINYL FLOOR Sunday, 5 October 2014 22:55 by madseason
Vinyl Floor - Vaudeville

Vinyl Floor is a very interesting Danish alternative rock band consisting in the two brothers Thomas Charlie Pedersen and Daniel Pedersen and the longtime friend and colleague Rasmus Bruun.

Their new, third album will be officially released tomorrow, October 6 via Karmanian Records. It's titled "Vaudeville" and features the first single "Change The Song", a track whose video won an Akademia Award (Hollywood, CA) for Best Alternative Music Video last April. On May 23 Vinyl Floor released the second single "Time Your Life": both tracks received a lot of airplay in EU, Australia, USA, Ecuador and China.

"Vaudeville" is a solid, convincing album; the band experimented with back track effects, ukulele, percussion, and various guitar effects, and this impacted on the various moods and versatility of the record.

If epic alternative rock with dark and folkish twists could be your cup of tea, Vinyl Floor's Vaudeville is an album you simply can't miss.