THE BROKEN VIEW: Ordinary Love Friday, 1 March 2024 19:20 by madseason
The Broken View - Ordinary Love

The Broken View is an independent alternative rock band originating in Saratoga Springs, NY. The band was formed in 2018 by singer/song-writer Austin Kranick and drummer/producer Tyler Hayes. The two quickly bonded over their shared love for intricate songwriting and  lyricism while working together on Austin's solo project at the time. Together, Austin and Tyler began playing open-mic shows in Upstate, NY, performing acoustic versions of their songs which would later be released on their debut EP, Something Better in September of 2019.

Following the success of the multi-million streamed title track, Something Better and their tribute cover of Linkin Park's Breaking The Habit, Austin began writing their first full-length album, On The Mend, as plans to tour were inevitably derailed, due to the worldwide pandemic. During the writing and recording process of the album, guitarist John Lombardi (2021-present) co-wrote and produced a number of songs with Austin and later joined as a full-time member as lead guitarist. Joe Martino, made his debut as bassist during a virtual concert in January of 2022 and has since transitioned to guitar, replacing Matt Spinner after a decision to leave the group.

Since then, the band has hosted multiple sold out events in the Capital Region including the 'Album Release Party' for On The Mend in December of 2021, followed by an east coast tour in August of 2022 and the '1 year anniversary concert' for On The Mend at the historic Lark Hallin Albany, NY, later that year.

Singer/song-writer, Tom Barvick, joined as the new bassist for The Broken View after meeting while in collaboration with platinum selling artist/producer, Matt Noveskey (of Blue October) for their sophomore album, at the well renowned Orb Recording Studios in Austin, TX in January 2023.

The band is dropping today they're new studio album Ordinary Love, after releasing a bunch of singles including, Something You Can Give Yourself as well as the album's title track, Ordinary Love, Need A Friend and Closer.

The new record presents a more refined and mature sound than ever before: "We couldn't be more proud of these songs and we are so excited for you to finally hear them!" shouts out the band, so go get Ordinary Love now on all major streaming platforms (it's also available for purchase on CD).

BIG STORY from Dallas Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:55 by madseason
Big Story - Losing Sleep

Big Story is a very promising Alternative Rock band from Dallas, Texas.

After having completed production on a collection of songs (produced by Matt Noveskey of the platinum selling rock band, Blue October), Big Story induced an early buzz by landing the opening slot on Seether's "Poison The Parish" tour during the summer of 2017. With newly acquired management, Rainmaker Artists (Blue October, Bowling For Soup) at the helm, Big Story showcased for renowned rock label, Razor & Tie (Starset, The Pretty Reckless, Red Sun Rising) while on tour. That showcase performance ultimately inspired the band's signing with Razor & Tie/Fearless Records (Underoath, At the Drive-in, I Prevail, Portugal the Man), and paved the way for the completion of their debut, full length album, BEAZT with illustrious producer, David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach).

BEAZT will se the light of day next June 7. Meanwhile the band released the first single from the album, Daydream (watch the official  music video here), and, just a couple of weeks ago, the brand new single, and great track overall, Losing Sleep.

Check Losing Sleep clicking on the image and pre-order BEAZT here.

JIBE: epic tales from an epic band Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:53 by madseason
Jibe - Release

Jibe, the alternative rock band from Dallas, TX, best known for their song Yesterday’s Gone from their 2003 album Uprising, is back with a brand new full-length record.

Initially active from 1994 to 2004, Jibe reformed in 2015 and released their fourth studio LP Epic Tales Of Human Nature on June 9, 2017. The full album was originally released to fans who pre-ordered it, and had a wider release on October 6, 2017, via sixtyfouronthefloor/ Kobalt.

Epic Tales Of Human Nature was recorded at Orb Recording studios in Austin, TX, produced by Jibe with Blue October's bass player Matt Noveskey (IAMDYNAMITE, Cavo, Alpha Rev) and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, 3 Doors Down, Stone Sour).

Epic Tales Of Human Nature includes the singles The Human Condition, We've Only Just Begun and the newest one, Release (watch the live video clicking on the image).

If you want an healthy dose of high-quality alternative rock magnified by singer Joe Grah's vigorously melodic vocals (remember him fronting Los Angeles short-lived powerful rock act Loser with John 5 on guitar?), then stream Epic Tales Of Human Nature on Spotify 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.

Wasa Tusa: album number two for IAMDYNAMITE Thursday, 13 August 2015 21:54 by madseason

Michigan-based duo IAMDYNAMITE (Chris Martin aka C-Mart and Chris Phillips aka C²) are back with their indie/synth wave/pop '80s-influenced sound. Wasa Tusa is the title of their sophomore release, delivered last week via Brando Records.

The new record was produced by Blue October's bass player Matt Noveskey –who also produced the band’s debut record SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC– and, in the words of Chris Martin, is "our first record where the recording was the art form, while our first record was more of a documentation of our live show."

Wasa Tusa is on Spotify, so you can stream the whole album, featuring the "sunny" lead single In The Summer, just clicking here.

The Ashes of HARVARD OF THE SOUTH Thursday, 2 April 2015 21:45 by madseason
Harvard Of The South - All Our Ashes

A few days ago I presented on these columns Harvard Of The South, an Alternative band from Austin/San Marcos, TX and Brooklyn, featuring Steve Schlitz (of Hurricane Bells and Longwave), Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld and Matt Noveskey (of Blue October).

Today Harvard Of The South premiered the video for "All Our Ashes," the first single from their upcoming debut EP "Miracle", to be released next week on April 7. Check it now clicking on the image on the left.

The Miracle of HARVARD OF THE SOUTH Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:34 by madseason
Harvard Of The South - All Our Ashes

Harvard Of The South is a band from Austin/San Marcos, TX and Brooklyn. It includes Steve Schlitz (of Hurricane Bells and Longwave), Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld and Matt Noveskey (of Blue October).

"Miracle" is the title of the first EP of the band, to be released next April 7. HOTS have just revealed the first track from the EP, "All Our Ashes," on Yahoo! Hear It First. Click on the image and enjoy some really alternative and original stuff.

IAMDYNAMITE in Stereo Friday, 9 March 2012 00:05 by madseason

American indie/garage-rock duo IAMDYNAMITE (Chris Martin aka C-Mart and Chris Phillips aka C²) will release its debut album "SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC" on June 5th, via Brando Records in USA, while a German release is expected for today through Neo - Kanoon Records (with distribution by Sony Music).

IAMDYNAMITE are managed by Blue October's bass player Matt Noveskey, who also produced the album, with Jay Ruston (Bowling For Soup, Metallica, Jars Of Clay, Meat Loaf) mixing it.   The duo's style is quite unique: just guitars and drums with an indie raw approach, groovy hooks and somewhat of a western movie soundtrack feel.

IAMDYNAMITE's just released a video for the single "Stereo": watch it now by clicking on the image above.
Also, from March 22nd to 31st, Martin and Chris will play 8 headline shows in Germany, where they already performed last year supporting Blue October. Find out the details of the dates here.