The irresistible Retrofuturism of VHS COLLECTION venerdì, 9 novembre 2018 21:30 by madseason
VHS Collection - Retrofuturism

VHS Collection is a talented New York based electronic rock band formed by three longtime friends: Conor Cook, James Bohannon, Nils Vanderlip.

VHS Collection are known for their powerful songwriting and high-energy live performances. Their music has been streamed over 40 million times on Spotify and three singles have charted on the US and Global Viral Charts. They have performed at major festivals including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits and have sold out headline shows across the country. 

After two EPs and a bunch of singles, VHS Collection released their full-length debut album last Friday, November 2.

Titled Retrofuturism, the album was expertly produced by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia, Nelly Furtado) and Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Phoenix, Beck).

As the title of the record suggests, Retrofuturism is a "modern vintage" album, with 80's synth-wave and pop influences and a modern production.

Try Retrofuturism on your favorite digital music service clicking on the image.

The Royal Concept - Smile EP

My loyal readers should already know The Royal Concept: the Swedish indie pop rockers released last friday their new EP Smile, again on Republic Records - Lava Music.

The 5-track EP features the new single Fashion and was produced in Los Angeles by Tony Hoffer.
Tony is an expert producer that has a great number of high-profile names in his carnet, including The Fratellis, Depeche Mode, The Kooks, Phoenix and Foster The People, so it's not strange that Smile recalls in a couple of songs Mark Foster's band.

If you're a sucker for modern, addictive, solar pop-rock with funk nuances, stream Smile on Spotify now.

It's High Noon for ARKELLS venerdì, 22 agosto 2014 18:30 by madseason
Arkells - High Noon

"High Noon" is the third full-length opus by Canadian rock band Arkells. The album was recorded in Hamilton, ON, in the fall of 2013 with Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Supergrass, Beck, M83) and released two weeks ago via Universal Music Canada, while the international release is handled by Dine Alone Records.

"If we have any regrets, it's rarely from trying something new. The shit that keeps me up at night are the things I wish I had done, and rarely the thing I tried and failed at" the Canadians say "As a result, "High Noon" is our most confrontational record yet. We didn't want to leave much on the table."

Watch the video for the first single from the record, "Come To Light" (here in a nice acoustic version from the National Post Sessions) and stream the new, amazing album on Spotify now: if you dig catchy indie/synth rock influenced by the 70's/80's pop rock of The Cars, Hall & Oates, E.L.O. and Billy Joel, "High Noon" is a record for you.

ANDREW McMAHON starts his solo career lunedì, 15 aprile 2013 00:03 by madseason
andrew mcmahon - the pop underground

"The Pop Underground" is the official debut as a solo artist for Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin mainman Andrew McMahon. The 4-track EP is produced by Tony Hoffer and is scheduled to be released in April 30, 2013. You can buy it in bundle with a 7" picture disc of the single "Synesthesia" that features as b-side the cover of America's "Sister Golden Hair Surprise".

Listen to "Synesthesia" now clicking on the image on the left.

the temper trap

The Temper Trap is an Australian indie rock band which formed in 2005 in Melbourne. In 2008 the group relocated to London and released its debut album "Conditions" in June 2009 to favourable reviews and commercial success. In February 2011 the group was nominated for a BRIT Award as "Best International Breakthrough Artist".

The Temper Trap's sophomore self-titled release -produced by Tony Hoffer- hit the shelves in May in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, while it'll be out next week in North America.   The first single off the new album was "Need Your Love" (watch the video here), while as new single the band chose "Trembling Hands": watch the amazing new video clicking on the image on the left.