The new big thing from Texas: MISSIO Friday, 9 June 2017 21:54 by madseason

MISSIO is an American alternative/electronic duo from Austin, Texas.

MISSIO was formed in 2014 by songwriter/vocalist Matthew Brue who created a series of songs in a 1974 airstream trailer that he was currently residing in.
After the completion of his demo's, Brue hired friend and local producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist David Butler to collaberate on the self titled EP, which would later be released in November 2014. After unexpected online success, Brue made his debut appearence under the name MISSIO at the SXSW festival in 2015 with help from Butler. As the project progressed months later, Matthew invited David to join the project officially in July of 2015.

MISSIO's debut record Loner was released last May 19 via RCA Records and is one for Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors and Foster The People lovers. Loner features the singles Middle Fingers, which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea and KDV.

"Going into your first listen know this: every lyric you will hear is real and based on personal experience" said the duo on the eve of the release of Loner, adding "It's a story about struggle, addiction, and loneliness. We hope it speaks to you just as it has to us personally."

Watch the video for KDV clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

GHOST TOWN: Sparks of Evolution Friday, 6 November 2015 21:18 by madseason
Ghost Town - Loner

California electro-goth-funk rockers Ghost Town are releasing their third studio album Evolution today, November 6, on Fueled By Ramen.
The album was recorded at Pulse Studios in Spring of 2015 with Josh Abraham (P!nk, Adam Lambert, Shakira, Filter), Nico Stadi, Oligee and Ryan Williams over a span of 6 weeks.

The album, according to Kevin Ghost, has a different message than the band's previous works: "In the past we've written a lot of songs about very specific relationships or very specific situations that people go through. This is a broader spectrum. The message has to do with people opening their eyes and not being so tunnel-visioned. Don't do the first thing someone tells you to do just because it seems like the easiest thing to do. It's not about what you wear, or how many people follow you, or how you look. It's about creating a community of like-minded people and accepting everyone."

The first single off Evolution is Spark: watch the related video following this link. The second single, Mean Kids, focuses on the subject of bullying: the lyric video for the song can be watched here. The new single is Loner, and you can watch the brand new video for it clicking on the image.