HATE DRUGS: Night II (Divine Providence) Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:00 by madseason
Hate Drugs - Night II (Divine Providence)

Indie pop band Hate Drugs from Bakersfield, CA, takes us on a road trip in their new official video for Night II (Divine Providence), a song off their new EP Ponderosa.

This soft track draws images of reflection that are relatable to remind us of how quickly life changes. 

Check the video out clicking on the image.

Ponderosa was released last July and marks the beginning of a new era for Hate Drugs. Arranged and produced by the band, with additional mixing and mastering help from Cory Reyes, Ponderosa "was a moment, perfectly captured without any of us knowing it. It's the beginning of a new chapter for us, and everyone, really" as lead vocalist David Caploe explained.

If you still haven't, stream/download it on digital music platforms worldwide.

LONE KODIAK: PDX ‘97 Monday, 21 September 2020 14:10 by madseason
 Lone Kodiak - PDX ‘97

Rock trio Lone Kodiak has released their newest exhilarating single, PDX '97. The indie-rock single chronicles the emotional rollercoaster and true story of love and teenage runaways with sentimental lyrics, captivating storytelling, and a powerful driving beat.

The rock trio composed of Dainéal Parker, Daniel Alden, and Joshua Harris delivers an anthemic and cinematic track produced by Kyle Mangels, reflecting on lead vocalist Dainéal Parker’s young love story.

"This is the true story of one teenage runaway falling in love with another on the streets of Portland, OR., in the late 90s,” Parker explains. “I normally shy away from writing anything too personal or plainly autobiographical, but the vibe of this song just took me right back to those hot days and cold nights I spent wrapped around the finger of a girl, and our summer trying to find couches to crash on but often settling for cardboard.”

Lone Kodiak brings a vast and atmospheric sound, blended with intimate and heartfelt storytelling depicting head over heels love and the unpredictable adventure of a teenage love story.

PDX '97 is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

JAKE IS LLOYD: Prey & Predator Friday, 21 August 2020 15:12 by madseason
Jake Is Lloyd - Prey & Predator

Jake Is Lloyd consists of Michael Edwards and Alex Arnaout, two Los Angeles bred musicians that are making stadium-sized music out of their bedrooms. 

Jake Is Lloyd are releasing a six song EP titled Prey & Predator today, August 21.

With over a quarter of a million streams on the EP's featured single MadelineJake Is Lloyd has already captivated thousands of fans with their unique take on alternative rock.

The six track Prey and Predator EP blurs the lines between high energy rock, synth pop, and acoustic lamentation.

These songs sonically and lyrically illustrate how the contrasting feelings of self-assured power and insecure vulnerability manifested during the duo's time in college.

In the creation of the Prey & Predator EP, they have taken a wide range of influences from The 1975 and The Band CAMINO to Bon Iver and Lord Huron.

Prey & Predator is one of the best surprises of the year, a mature and compelling EP that will be your end-of-summer soundtrack. Check it out clicking on the image.

ARKELLS: Campfire Chords Thursday, 20 August 2020 18:00 by madseason
Arkells - Quitting You

Today, August 20, Arkells unveil Campfire Chords, a stripped back collection featuring 17 of their most beloved songs plus brand new single Quitting You.

As the music landscape continues to evolve in 2020, Arkells took a pause from working on their upcoming studio album and went back to their roots, reinterpreting past material and rediscovering the singer-songwriter spirit that has long informed their trademark sing-a-longs.

Quitting You, the only new song on the album, was inspired by the togetherness of this special project and is about finding comfort in the people closest to you. Campfire Chords marks the band’s first full-length presentation of this side of their music.

"We've never had time to make an 'acoustic record' because we were too busy playing shows and focusing on new music. But we also knew that they felt really good to play in a stripped back way. All of our big rock 'n' roll songs start with an acoustic or piano, so heading back to that place isn’t too much of a stretch. We wanted a healthy mix of our bigger songs and deep cuts. Songs that would be fun to listen to around the campfire, or in your backyard, or at a park. In 2020, we've mostly been playing for each other, but Campfire Chords is an opportunity to stay connected with our fans until we can see them in real-life again soon" commented Arkells frontman Max Kerman.

Stream Campfire Chords in full via your preferred streaming platform now.

Watch the official music video for Quitting You, as well, clicking on the image

TAYLOR COLSON: Hurt Me Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:27 by madseason
Taylor Colson - Hurt Me

In a time when life as we know it is on hold, rising chanteuse Taylor Colson is leveraging the loneliness caused by COVID-19 to drive home the longing of her new single Hurt Me by debuting her self-filmed video ahead of the release, available everywhere on Friday, August 14th.  The song was co-written by early Halsey collaborator Dylan Jackson Scott and produced by Scott and Charlie Park (lovelytheband) at Suburban Soul Studios in Los Angeles.

Taylor Colson's video for Hurt Me, a haunting and moody track about love, loss, and longing, was filmed exclusively using the Photo Booth app on her Macbook. The clip finds Taylor singing and writhing in an empty apartment. The bare room serves as a fitting metaphor considering the context of the song, which talks about realizing the loss of love and being unable to move forward.

Taylor enrolled in an acting class at age 5, and quickly realized at that tender age she had a love for performing. She started singing in broadway-style shows as a pre-teen and evolved into a full-fledged musical theater performer as a teenager.  Growing up, her musical idols ranged from artists like Whitney Houston, Cher, and Barbara Streisand – to rocker Freddie Mercury of Queen.

Her creative journey progressed when she developed a following on YouTube through a number of videos of highly praised cover songs.  The videos led to an opportunity to open several East Coast gigs for blackbear.  She relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 and connected through mutual friends with Scott, who was a producer on Halsey's first album, "Badlands'. In November of 2019 Colson played her first full-fledged solo shows in Europe, handpicked to open for lovelytheband by Mitchy Collins.

Watch the video for Hurt Me clicking on the image.

ZACHARY KIBBEE: Life In Low Fidelity Friday, 31 July 2020 21:30 by madseason
Zachary Kibbee - Life In Low Fidelity

Zachary Kibbee is a Los Angeles rock artist whose style combines his love for blues and classic rock with more modern elements from bands like Sublime and the Red Hot Chili Peppers who also brought a SoCal flair into the equation.

Zachary's music has been compared to artists like Arctic Monkeys and Barns Courtney. His songs have been heavily licensed for commercials including Victoria's Secret, Volkswagen, Microsoft, and Uber Eats, and for film/TV like Ray Donovan, Daredevil, Lucifer, Shameless, Just Mercy (trailer) and more. Kibbee has toured the world several times over, sharing the stage with bands like Social Distortion, CKY, Eagles of Death Metal, and more.

He is endorsed by Coffin Cases, GHS Strings, PigHog Cables, Reunion Blues Gig Bags, and Rockin' Roller Carts.

Zachary is releasing his new album, Life In Low Fidelity, today, July 31.

It is a hard-hitting, yet tender rock record that is surely a huge step forward for Kibbee musically, bringing in more modern elements to his already established gritty, bluesy style.

Life In Low Fidelity is an exploration of the nuisances and ecstasy implicit in relationships. Kibbee's combination of modern alternative rock elements combined with his authentic gritty, bluesy style and large vocal range, captivates the listener on all ten tracks.

The album includes the singles Somewhere To Put My Gold and Come Back, previously released as split, with a bonus track featuring Jessica Childress, on Bandcamp as part of their No Fees Friday.

Stream/download Life In Low Fidelity clicking on the image.

NEON COVEN: I'm The New Hit Thursday, 30 July 2020 18:30 by madseason
Neon Coven - I'm The New Hit

Neon Coven, the darkwave, alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA, featuring Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Adler, Lynam) and Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Faster Pussycat) has released its brand new single I'm The New Hit today via New Ocean Media. The song is the second single from the band’s upcoming debut full-length album Future Postponed, following first single Blame It On The Drugs, released last July 6.

I'm The New Hit is "a direct inspiration from all the badass women in our lives. Don’t take any shit. We will always have your back, and you are loved," citing vocalist Anthony Montemarano.

Future Postponed will be released October 30. Produced by Jacob Bunton, the album features 11 tracks ranging from songs about survival and balance to emotionally charged anthems of empowerment. The songs live in the space between challenging the need for certainty and, ultimately, learning to accept uncertainty.

Check I'm The New Hit clicking on the image.

HATE DRUGS: Night I (Don't Stop) Friday, 29 May 2020 17:34 by madseason
Hate Drugs - Night I (Don't Stop)

Hate Drugs is an indie pop band from Bakersfield, CA founded in the summer of 2014 by David Caploe with the release of his self-produced EP, Rough Daze.

The remaining members - Josiah Caploe, Norman Lee, Adrian Diaz, and John Irwin IV - joined the band shortly after and released two more EPs and LPs together: Anna Grahm (2015), Beach Weekend (2016), Tsunami Soul II (2017), and Tsunami Soul I (2019).
In September 2019, the band released the 2014 EP in celebration of their 5-year anniversary.

Today, Friday, May 29, Hate Drugs are releasing their motivational new track Night I (Don't Stop).

In the turmoil that we currently call reality, Hate Drugs provides us with a helping hand to get through the dark times. Created in the snowy mountains of Sierra Nevadas, in a warm cabin within the evergreen trees, the group set out to invent a sound that culminated with the growth and perseverance of their friendship.
The song questions how strong the will to succeed is and how important our dreams are.

Stream/download Night I (Don't Stop) clicking on the image.