Crossing bridges with BEAUTIFUL MACHINES Friday, 21 October 2016 16:05 by madseason
Beautiful Machines - Real Love

Something more for synth pop lovers. San Francisco based trio, Beautiful Machines, dropped their sophomore release, Bridges, a couple of months ago.

The LP signals an evolution for this cinematronic-driven band with electronic hooks that are captivating and dreamy.
With vast sonic landscapes and transformative, yet optimistic themes, Bridges builds off of the band's debut album, Disconnect : : Reconnect, but certainly highlights a stylistic shift for the band. As the second installment in a concept album trilogy, Bridges tells a story of disconnecting from an old paradigm and crossing a bridge to a new reality.

"Bridges symbolizes positive transformation and change," says front man, Conrad Schuman. "This album is purposefully arranged to take the listener on a journey, like cycling through a Tron-grid landscape to launching into a euphoric stratosphere."

Beautiful Machines won the 2014 Independent Music Award for Album of the year, and I won't be surprised if they double the victory with Bridges, as this awesome record was entirely self-produced and independently released.

If you're into Depeche Mode, Goldgrapp, Underworld, Cut Copy, MGMT and good electronic rock music in general, you simply can't miss this band: stream Bridges on SoundCloud or on Spotify and download it on iTunes now!

CAVO: building new Bridges Friday, 8 January 2016 00:51 by madseason
Cavo - Bridges

New music from Cavo, at last. The St. Louis, Missouri, rockers have a brand new album to be released on January 29. It's titled Bridges  and was co-funded by a succesful PledgeMusic campaign; it was recorded in Austin, Texas with bass guitarist of Blue October, Matt Noveskey.

Bridges will be out 4 years after the release of Cavo's latest studio album Thick As Thieves. As vocalist Casey Walker likes to tell it, at the time "there just wasn't anything left to give." The band had tried everything, so they decided to stop. But then something happened a while later. The want slowly started creeping back in.

But this time something had changed. For once, it wasn't about what someone else wanted. It was only about the four of them and what they wanted. No label, no producer, no agent, no manager, no one but them. "This record is completely ours," Walker adds. "If other people like it, great. If they don't, that's fine too."

They decided to call it Bridges, because they felt like they had crossed over to someplace new. A place where Cavo could just… be.

Get the first taste of Bridges watching the lyric video for the first single Stay here.