OWEN-GLASS: The Rope & The Rabbit Friday, 10 May 2019 21:27 by madseason
Owen-Glass - The Rope & The Rabbit

Last month I posted about Owen-Glass -the emerging duo of of singer-songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and guitar prodigy Cole Humphrey- and their beautiful single Saint.

Saint is off their brand new debut album The Rope & The Rabbit, released today via August Eckler Media.

The Rope & The Rabbit was produced and engineered by David Beck, mixed by Beck, Conley and James Campbell at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, TX, and mastered by Evan Bradford (The Avett Brothers, Dierks Bentley, Dawes) of Mixtown USA in Los Angeles, CA.

Of working with Conley, Bradford said, "I truly enjoyed working on his music and am honored to have been a part of this album. I personally find it difficult to box music into really specific genres, but I also feel that the best songs and albums don't necessarily fit into a nice little box, and this definitely falls into that category for me. There is clearly a theme and concept that threads the whole album together, and I love how it speaks to me."

The Rope & The Rabbit is a delicious record for those who approach music with an open mind: the Americana influences merge perfectly with a smooth jazz sound sometimes enriched by the always fascinating '70s-style keys, sometimes by a passionate alto saxophone or a vibrating electric mandolin.

In all, Owen-Glass produces a mysterious and intriguing sound, providing a little something for everyone while maintaining a cohesive character and a rare and refreshing authenticity that leaves fans wanting more.

Buy/stream The Rope & The Rabbit on your favorite music provider now.

In The Whale - Teeth

Denver killer punk rock duo In The Whale has just released a new music video for their single, Teeth.

The Teeth video was shot by In The Whale fans and features pro skaters Eli Reams and Jeromy Green. Both skaters are endorsed by Earth Skateboards and ride on a custom In The Whale "teeth" deck.

Check the video clicking on the image.

Teeth is included in Dopamine, a six track EP produced by Steve Evetts (The Used, Sepultura, Dillinger Escape Plan) and recorded at the Foo Fighters' famed Studio 606. Dopamine's first-week sales made it on to the Billboard Heatseekers, Independent Albums and Heatseekers Mountain (#1) charts, without the support of a label, or mainstream radio play.

Stream Dopamine on SoundCloud or on Spotify.

H.E.R.O. unveil their debut LP Humanic Friday, 26 April 2019 16:56 by madseason
H.E.R.O. - Humanic

Three piece rockband from Copenhagen, Denmark, H.E.R.O. are releasing their debut full-length album Humanic today, April 26, via Mermaid Records.

weChameleon's addicted already know that I have a spot for this band. I really dig their songwriting, the way they gel hard-hitting guitarriffs, big choruses and pop melodies to shape strong yet easily enjoyable songs.

Humanic include previous released singles This Means War, Higher, Dangerous and Superpowers. The last one is currently at the #1 spot of the Official Japan Radio Airplay Charts: recently the band played in Japan as support act for Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and signed for Sony Music Japan International!

H.E.R.O. is Christoffer Stjerne on vocals/guitars, Søren Itenov on guitars and Anders Kirkegaard on drums: they're all super-talented and Humanic is a mandatory listening. Check it out clicking on the image.

Scattebrain: new single for KULICK Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:57 by madseason
Kulick - Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain is the title of talented singer/songwriter Kulick's new single, released last March 29 via GRNDVW/Gold'N Retriever Records/RCA Records.
Scattarbrain, a follow-up to last year's debut EP Hydroplane, was written by Jacob Kulick with his good friend and talented musician April Rose Gabrielli, recorded in his studio and mixed by Adam Hawkins (Twenty One Pilots, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Muse).
"Scatterbrain is a song about today's busy society, both young and old, and the constant battle to stay true to who you are. Deciding to fight the resistance to not be who you are in order to please others, gain attention, and popularity. We're spending too much time focused on our phones, our material selves, and our digital lives instead of focusing on our self discovery, physical lives, and dreams." says Jacob, adding "It also has undertones of fighting the person or people who aren't good for you, even if they pretend to be. It's also about choosing to always fight for what is right, even when the world is leaning the other way. I feel the most proud of this song than any other song I've released so far. I'm evolving, I have more hands in the creative process, and I feel proud of myself for that. Which is a big achievement for me. I don't want to be a singer; I want to be an artist. With this song, I feel like I made a piece of art."
Scatterbrain is an excellent Alt-Pop Rock track that leaves me eager to listen to more new stuff from Kulick: check it on YouTube (click on the image) or on Spotify now.

Rising stars: KING NO-ONE Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:57 by madseason
King No-One - Under the Sound

Indie/alt-pop rock King No-One, from Yorkshire, released their debut EP OOMM last March 29 via LAB Records.

"It's finally time for us to release a body of work, it's difficult to explain the gravity of this to us. We've travelled the UK continually, grafting with no investment from anybody but ourselves and you the beautiful public. Playing on the streets, 5 sets a day over 12 hours - 2 to 3 times a week for 5 years.
That's what we had to do with no funds, and it's been harder work and soul destroying than you could imagine. Because we know, and those of you that watch us in concert know where our future lies. We've never had a support tour, radio play, blogs or playlists because we use our money to pay living bills and what we have left goes into recording
But yet thousands of you come to our shows despite us not having the budget to reach you, and that's simply down to word of mouth. Our concerts are what keep us going, because that stage is our home, and we love welcoming you there. But this EP is where we make our home a town." said the band about the release, adding "This EP stands as the true beginning, but not of King No-One. It stands as the beginning of you and us, in the true underground of music where the people choose who they want. The songs are a collection of dramatically different feelings in the last couple years that Zach has felt and expressed in this record. Confidence, fragility, an inspirer, the inspired - Feeling the power to effect the balance of this world, to feeling the weight of his own mind crushing him to nothing."

King No-One has all that it takes to become huge: great sound, infectious melodies, massive singles, attitude, a strong work ethic and perseverance.

If you still don't know King No-One, stream OOMM on Spotify, watch the video for the latest single Under The Sound clicking on the image and catch them live as soon as you can.

New album for art-pop rock texans MISSIO Friday, 12 April 2019 22:29 by madseason
MISSIO - The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man on Spotify

MISSIO, the Alternative Texan duo of Matthew Brue and David Butler, are releasing their new album The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man today, April 12, via RCA Records.

Across the album, the bearded duo siphon soulful alternative from an off-kilter symphony of analog synths, glitchy beats, and sinewy pop dissonance. At the same time, they find strength amidst life's storms as evidenced by the title and the collection's overarching theme.

The preceding two years played out like a rollercoaster for the pair. Their 2017 full-length debut, Loner, yielded a string of fan-favorite singles. In under a year, Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea clocked upwards of 16 million Spotify streams as Everybody Gets High and the breakout Middle Fingers both surpassed the 11 million mark. The latter topped the "Alt-18 Countdown" on Sirius XM's Alt Nation in addition to going Top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and Top 20 on Mainstream Rock Songs, Hot Rock Songs, and Rock Airplay Charts. Beyond supporting the likes of Nothing But Thieves and Blue October, the band launched its highly successful headliner, The Loner Tour. Additionally, the cinematic video for Can I Exist scored "Best Music Video" at the Urbanworld Film Festival presented by REVOLT in partnership with HBO. Meanwhile, they performed on Conan and attracted praise from the likes of Rolling Stone.

In order to kick off their next musical chapter, the guys decided to go somewhere "void of distraction to remove all external factors of comfort." So, they retreated to Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX. "It was the first time I had been somewhere super silent in a long time," says Matthew. "To be able to clear our heads helped establish what our second record turned into."

Among many highlights, I See You represents a gateway into the album by way of the group's artful composition, rich production, and undeniable vocal delivery. A personal favorite of the boys, the first official single transmits an empowering message in its chorus, "I hope that you will see yourself the way that I see you." Watch the just released music video for this track here.

MISSIO initially teased the album with Rad Drugz -also indicative of their progression. Driven by hummable keys and thick percussion, the track unfurls towards an intoxicatingly catchy call-and- response, "Your mama does drugs, your daddy does drugs, everybody does drugs," punctuated by the falsetto "Can't get enough." Within a month, it notched 1 million streams on Spotify and would serve as the name for the group's 2019 headline Rad Drugz Tour.

Funked-up bass throbs beneath propulsive percussion on the energetic P.O.L.I.T.I.C.S. before dropping into a hyper-charged chant. The Wind and The Wave lend tender emotionality to the lovelorn ballad Do You Still Love Me Like You Used To? as Paul Wall and Kota The Friend ignite cameos on the fiery Temple Priest, culminating on the proclamation, "That's why they call me temple priest, motherfucker!" Moreover, Underground bobs and weaves between a bouncy beat and soaring refrain.

The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man is one of the most important album of the year: stream it now clicking on the image.

No sophomore slump for MEYTAL Monday, 8 April 2019 21:30 by madseason
MEYTAL - The Witness

MEYTAL is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, CA in 2013. It was founded by YouTube sensation – Israeli drummer Meytal Cohen.

The release of the band's debut album Alchemy in 2015 established MEYTAL as one of the most exciting forces in heavy music today, when upon its release, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart, No. 5 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart, and No. 7 on the Independent Albums Chart.

The new, second MEYTAL album The Witness, (released last Friday, April 5, marks the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when the band parted ways with singer Eric Emery, following a full US tour alongside heavy rock giants Queensryche.

Taking over vocal duties for the new album is Sahaj Ticotin, vocalist/guitarist/producer of the rock band Ra, who also produced the album: "At the end of a long-ass and most frustrating singer search, I found that the right person was there all along! The one person who was most involved in this project, who wrote the songs with me and produced Alchemy, Sahaj Ticotin. There's definitely a spiritual connection there and I'm insanely lucky to have him sing on The Witness".

Just as Alchemy, The Witness was funded by the band's fans: "Being able to create records completely independently through fan support is an incredible experience. I truly believe this is the most authentic, most empowering way to create music. I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to forge my own path with the support of my fans from the very first YouTube video to my own original albums."

The Witness is an awesome alternative rock/metal record from start to finish: full of great ideas and excellent musicianship as it is, I'm sure will rank high on many end-of-year playlists. Stream/buy it now clicking on the image.

Owen-Glass - Saint

Another great act from Texas, Owen-Glass is a duo consisting in singer-songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and his trusty sidekick, guitar prodigy Cole Humphrey.

Owen-Glass delivers a larger than life sound, weaving in the heartfelt organic glory of Americana and the powerful charge of gospel while boasting the drama of wild rock violin, grand alto saxophone, '70s-style keys, and electric mandolin. Fortified by rich textured soundscapes and smart lyrics, the end result is soul-enamoring, compelling, and easy to listen to.

Owen-Glass just released their new single Saint off their upcoming debut album The Rope & The Rabbit, which is set to drop on May 10.

Illuminated by an electric violin solo, Saint is soaring and psychedelic, taking listeners on a journey through the complexities of standing your ground as an individual while serving as a reminder of the strength that comes with owning who you are and having the courage to live life according to your own personal truth.

Listen to this beautiful, emotional song clicking on the image and stay tuned for further news on the upcoming album.