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!

GRAFFITI6 new video Free Monday, 7 November 2011 18:07 by madseason
graffiti6

Graffiti6 is a pop-rock/soul/psychedelic/dance/funk duo founded in London, UK in 2008, consisting of singer/songwriter Jamie Scott (of Jamie Scott & The Town who toured with Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson previously) and prolific writer/producer/DJ Tommy Danvers (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue).

The polyhedric duo made a collection of great songs, including "Annie You Save Me", "Free" and "Stone In My Heart" and then decided to put out their own label NWFree Music, on which appeared the EP "Stone In My Heart" in March 2010, the single "Annie You Save Me" in July 2010 and the full-length debut "Colours" in October 2010. 

In April 2011 Graffiti6 signed to Capitol Records, which published the digital 4-tracks EP "Annie You Save Me" in June and the seven-tracks EP "Free" just a few weeks ago.
The video you can watch by clicking on the image is for the title-track of the last EP and it's available starting today.
Capitol Records is going to re-release the "Colours" album in the coming months, so stay tuned for further updates on this "soon to be big" band.
Some new music today, starting from alternative pop rock band New Empire: the band from Sydney, Australia combines the arena alternative rock of The Killers with the bombast of 30 Seconds To Mars and the emotional power of OneRepublic. New Empire has hust released their new album "Symmetry": stream it at their myspace page. And you can enjoy the video for the first single off the record, "Ghosts", here.
Electronic/dream pop french band M83 is going to unleash the new studio work "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" next week. It's a double album produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and you can stream it now at their website.
portugal. the man

American alternative/psychedelic rockers Portugal. The Man have a new video out: it's for the single "So American", off their recently released Atlantic record "In The Mountain In The Cloud". Watch the video clicking on the image on the left.

Hurricane Bells will release their new, PledgeMusic financed, album on October, 25th. It's titled "Tides And Tales" and you can download the track "Possibilities" for free, here.

Tennessee rockstars Paramore have just released a new song called "Renegade": preview it here. The band is currently working on their fourth studio album, that they hope to release early next year.

Aol Music is featuring the new ep "Free" from up and coming english poprockers Graffiti6. Stream the ep now at this address. Graffiti6's first full-length major album "Colours" will see the light of day early next year, via Capitol Records.
Mutemath performed live at Jimmy Kimmel last week. Watch them playing their new single "Blood Pressure" here and "Allies", another song from their brilliant new album "Odd Soul", here.
Other great guests at Jimmy Kimmel Live, last week: Janes' Addiction, with their beautiful single "Irresistible Force", from their upcoming album "The Great Escape Artist", out next week on Capitol Records. And while you're at it, watch the official video for the single here.