Dustin Burnett's ZAYDE WØLF new EP out now Saturday, 11 March 2017 14:19 by madseason
Zayde Wølf - Home

Zayde Wølf is the indie rock solo project of Dustin Burnett, a chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated producer. At the end of 2015, Dustin began working with the L.A.-based licensing company Lyric House. The company sent him a custom opportunity to create a song for a movie trailer, and Burnett -unable to find someone else to sing on the track- decided to record his own vocals. The company loved the result.

What had begun as a movie trailer project had expanded into something unique: a new musical project called Zayde Wølf. The response was tremendous, with more than 100 movie trailers, video games, TV shows and promos, and other outlets licensing Zayde Wølf's music. Placements such as the movie trailer for Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, XBox's FarCry Primal video game trailer, the Rio Olympics, UFC, MTV's Teen Wolf, Showtime's Shameless, the movie trailer for Rio, I Love You, NBC's the Night Shift, ABC's hit show Dancing With The Stars, to name a few.

Zayde Wølf's debut album Golden Age was released last year and features 13 songs fueled by aggressive guitars, gang vocals, sweeping soundscapes, stomping percussion, and pop hooks: a mix of melody and muscle, groove and guitar, old habits and new beginnings.

Last Friday, March 3, Zayde Wølf released The Hidden Memoir, a new 4-track EP that includes Built For This Time, the first ZW song ever written, re-invented with a cinematic mood. This in turn sparked the idea to create a music video around the new version. This video's protagonist is played by Burnett's youngest son and borrows part of its narrative from the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale, peppered in with the dark and eerie aesthetic of Netflix's Stranger Things.

The Hidden Memoir showcases Zayde Wølf's signature sound: powerful, adrenaline-rushing, alternative-pop songs that will appeal to fans of Imagine Dragons, Bastille, OneRepublic, X Ambassadors, The Black Keys. Stream the EP on Spotify, watch the just released lyiric video for Home clicking on the image and download an exclusive introduction-EP from NoiseTrade for free.

BLUE OCTOBER: Oops!... They Did It Again Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:00 by madseason
Blue October - Home

You know sometimes I like to cover more established acts aside the emerging ones. This always happens when Texan indie/alternative heroes Blue October deliver a new album.

Home is their eight studio album, co-produced and mixed by the band's long time collaborator and music legend Tim Palmer (David Bowie, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Tears For Fears, Goo Goo Dolls just to name a few of the acts he worked with).

Home was released a few hours ago and immediately hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart. Needless to say it's much deserved, as this is yet another exceptional record by Justin Furstenfeld & Co.

This is what Justin wrote to his friends on Facebook on the eve of the album's release: "I'm more than moved by all of the support you've given us. I believe that we've all gone on a tremendous journey together. A journey where hopefully we've learned that winning means that we've found that joy is reachable, that peace is a breath away, and we don't have to join every fight we are asked to attend. If someone were to tell me four years ago that I would be writing an album with my boys @harvard_of_the_south @tufstrings @orbstudiosatx and @timpalmermixer how to live our life to the fullest I would've laughed in your face. The fact that we were able to put all of our focus on such positivity and strength and dismiss everything else still puts me in awe."

If you still haven't, watch the video for the title-track and leading single of the album Home and, of course, go buy this magic album. By the way, the cover image is a painting created by artist Rhys Bright depicting Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld's parents' first kiss.

Find Diamonds in JOHNNYSWIM debut album Saturday, 31 May 2014 16:45 by madseason
johnnyswim - home

Something different this time. Clicking on the image here on the left, you can watch "Home", the brand new video for Johnnyswim, a duo from Nashville featuring Amanda Sudano (daughter of legendary disco icon Donna Summer) and her husband Abner Ramirez.

After 3 Eps and a number of singles, the duo released their debut full-length album last April 29 on Big Picnic Records. Titled "Diamonds", the record includes 12 warm, soulful, catchy pop/country/bluesy songs, perfectly crafted and delivered with passion. An album of honest music with great songwriting and amazing vocals, that I suggest you stream it right now on Spotify.