EISLEY Smarter Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:57 by madseason

 

Press release:

"EISLEY's music video for "Smarter," the first single from their new album THE VALLEY, premieres today on mtvU and online at mtvU.com. The video was filmed near the band's hometown of Tyler, Texas, and directed by photographer Chris Phelps, who shot all of Eisley's packaging and publicity photos for THE VALLEY as well as other artists including MGMT, Panic! At The Disco, B.o.B. and Travie McCoy.
"Smarter" has received nationwide radio support while spending nine consecutive weeks on the FMQB Triple A top 200 radio charts. "Smarter" also spent six weeks on the FMQB Submodern top 200 chart, peaking at #25, with spins and support from KROQ/Los Angeles, KDGE/Dallas, WEDG/Buffalo, KBZT/San Diego, KFMA/Tucson, WRMR/Wilimington, WCNR/Charlottesville, WCYY/Portland and more. Says Josh Venable of KYSR/Los Angeles and KDGE/Dallas, "Comparisons to Kate Bush and her 2000's counterpart Florence and The Machine are fine by me. This is the Eisley album we've been waiting for since the beginning. Don't wait. This is the future."
Eisley are in the midst of a six-week headlining tour in support of THE VALLEY, with dates continuing through June 4. In a review of last week's show at Boston's Brighton Music Hall, the Boston Globe wrote, "They worked up a muscular guitar power that somehow maintained a sundressy feel.... By the time the band performed the romantic eulogy 'Ambulance' and the ghostly 'Marvelous Things' an observer might have found himself at a loss for words." See below for a list of remaining dates.
Plans are in the works for a second vinyl pressing of The Valley on transparent blue-green stock; more details will be available in the coming weeks
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And here's the video for "Smarter":

 

 

HOT STREETS new EP Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:15 by madseason

 

hot streets sos

 

weChameleon's favourites Hot Streets will release a digital ep of brand new music next week!

The title of the ep is S.O.S. and the exact release date is May 16th.

Click on the cover of the ep on the left to be redirected to their facebook page, where you can have a preview of 3 great new tracks.

And THIS is my last year's review of David Amezcua's gang first album.

 

 

 

 

 

DREDG's Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy Tuesday, 10 May 2011 18:25 by madseason

 

Press release: “The alternative rock band dredg from San Francisco can note a constantly growing number of followers and lovers since they decided to play music together more than 15 years ago, in 1995.

As there have been several rumors on the Internet recently about the successor of THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION we are now happy to announce that dredg are finally going to release their fifth studio album CHUCKLES AND MR. SQUEEZY in late April/early May in Europe (outside of G/S/A) and on May 3, 2011 the U.S.

dredg official site

Those who are expecting the record to be a consistent continuance of THE PARIAH, THE PARROT, THE DELUSION will no doubt be surprised: this album is completely different from everything dredg have ever done before.

It took the band members almost eight months of exchanging song-material via e-mail to finish the album–a process producer Dan The Automator (Gorillaz, Kasabian, etc.) was also involved in right from the early beginnings. His influence becomes most apparent in the songs “The Tent,” “Sun Goes Down” and “Before it Began” where he also took an active part in the songwriting.

Even though there is a lot of variation in tones and tempo, singer Gavin sums up the general sound of CHUCKLES AND MR. SQUEEZY as “Dark Pop”: a dark undertone is giving the songs some kind of a contemplative self-analysis – but in the end the album is still characterized by its optimism. “There is a certain darkness to it,” Gavin agrees. “A lot of our music is ultimately positive but can be conceived as sad as well. It has these two sides that oppose each other, but manage to reconcile in the music.”

With CHUCKLES AND MR. SQUEEZY dredg is breaking new grounds in their career – in a new, yet unexplored direction. The influence Dan The Automator had on this record is obvious. His status as a producer and co-worker lead him to an additional role as a guide, giving the band the impulse to work harder, to take a closer look at themselves and finally take this as an inspiration for creating their music and lyrics.

The last 15 years of development brought dredg to an unexpected, yet welcomed point in their career. “For me this is a renewal kind of record,” Gavin says. “It feels different and in some ways it feels like a new band. That was my goal when working with the band and with Dan–to make something we’d never done. Hopefully people can see the band in a new light. We can mold to different things and there is a future for the band when it comes to creating.

 

Well, let me add that, while "Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy" is indeed a noteworthy release, full of mellow, atmospheric, dreamy nice tunes, the lack of energy in their new sound leads the listener into the cozy arms of morpheus, easily. That said, there's no a bad track on sight, and if you like synth driven music, you'll agree that songs like the stunning opener "Another Tribe", the wonderful single "The Thought Of Losing You", or the fluffy, orchestrated "Sun Goes Down" are great pieces of post new wave/art rock.

Dredg's official site has been recently revamped, to reflect the new album's artwork. Click on the picture above to visit it and to check their new, cool merchandise.

Let's party with new SIMPLE PLAN music Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:04 by madseason

 

"Can't Keep My Hands Off You" feat. Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), from the PROM Motion Picture & Soundtrack, is also the first official track released from Simple Plan's upcoming album, "Get Your Heart On!", in stores June 21st.

 

"Jet Lag" (feat. british pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield) is the first official single/video off "Get Your Heart On!", the new album produced by Brian Howes.

 

Simple Plan debuted "You Suck At Love", a new track from the upcoming album, last summer. Here's an amatorial live video of the song, from a concert in Bamboozle Roadshow in Philadelphia, PA on June 20th, 2010.

THE CARS roar again! Tuesday, 10 May 2011 16:00 by madseason

 

the cars on soundcloud

Press release: "The 24-year wait is over as today, May 10, The Cars release their brand new album, Move Like This, via Hear Music/Concord Music Group.Move Like This, produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (U2, REM, The Hives, Weezer) and The Cars, finds the beloved band - Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes, Elliot Easton and David Robinson - brimming with confidence and creative energy, in full charge of their considerable power and enduring influential artistry. In celebration of the release, the band is sharing an embeddable full album stream for fans to hear and share by clicking on the image above."

...sounds promising!

 

THE FEELING: new album details Tuesday, 10 May 2011 15:00 by madseason

 

the feeling together we were made

 

From the press release:

"We're very excited to report that The Feeling's amazing new album, 'Together We Were Made', will be released on June 20. Not only that - but there will be two versions of the album, a standard, 13-track version PLUS a 2CD version which will contain TWELVE extra tracks".

Don't know if it's gonna be an amazing album... sure the new single "Set My World On Fire" didn't impress me much.

Catch it here and judge by yourself.

 

 

 

 

Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening with Blue October

 

 

Vertical Horizon - Burning The Days - Acoustic Tracks

 

Vertical Horizon singer, songwriter and producer Matt Scannell took five favorite tracks from the band's latest album, Burning The Days, and remixed them to create this acoustic EP.

The songs are "Carrying On", "Here", "Save Me From Myself", "The Lucky One" and "The Middle Ground".

These classy, intense renditions are a worthy addiction to your Vertical Horizon collection.

You can buy the digital tracks NOW by clicking on the album cover