DAVID MURPHY: EP for free Friday, 17 January 2014 01:45 by madseason
David Murphy - Inhale Exhale

Colorado native David Murphy released his 4-track debut EP, "Inhale, Exhale", last Summer, with the production of Aaron Wagner (Goodnight Gravity, Matt Lewis): it's a mini-album that can appeal fans of Parachute, OneRepublic, Paper Route, Relient K, Mayday Parade.

David, in collaboration with Noisetrade, is now giving the EP away for free (with an acoustic bonus track included): to download it, just click on the image on the left.

Also, check the official lyric video for the single "Caught Up In Suspense" here.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE are Coming Of Age Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:53 by madseason
Foster The People - Coming Of Age

Pop/rock/funk/soul/electronic band Foster The People debuted in 2011 with their first full-length album "Torches", which included the super-hit "Pumped Up Kicks", one of the most played songs of that year, and other great singles such as "Helena Beat", "Call It What You Want" and "Houdini".

This year Mark Foster and his mates are back with the sophomore release "Supermodel", set for release on 14 March and featuring new single "Coming Of Age". The accompanying clip is a time lapse video of a huge mural being painted on a Los Angeles wall, with the final product revealed to be the cover of Foster The People's upcoming record. Watch the video now clicking on the image above.

THE WILD FEATHERS cover Hard Sun Monday, 13 January 2014 21:15 by madseason
The Wild Feathers

The Wild Feathers from Austin, TX, debuted last year with one of the best classic-sounding rock records of 2013, with a couple of singles that gained heavy rotation on American radios.

The band spent most of the year on the road, but that didn't stop them from releasing new songs: here's the cover of Canadian singer-songwriter Indio's hit-song from 1989 "Hard Sun", recorded live during a session for SiriusXM. Enjoy.

By the way, The Wild Feathers won the SiriusXM Best of 2013 Listener Poll for The Spectrum Best Song Discovery for "The Ceiling": congratulations!

carpark north - phoenix album trailer

Danish electro-rock band Carpark North will release "Phoenix", their much anticipated fourth studio album next January 27 via through Copenhagen Records and Universal Music.

The first single from the album, "Army Of Open Arms", was released on 22 April 2013, while the second single, "32" featuring singer Stine Bramsen of the Danish pop group Alphabeat, was released on 9 September 2013 (watch the official music video here if you still haven't).

Click on the image above to check the trailer for "Phoenix" now.

Sin Shake Sin - Trendsetter

Sin Shake Sin is the new project from Lovers and Liars's frontman Stacy Hogan.

"It all started when I found myself writing for everybody else,” said Hogan. “It was a cool outlet to try but I was missing the creative element of not having a deadline and being able to do what you want. That creative freedom, I missed that. I picked up a guitar and started writing, wanting to do something different - I knew I wanted it to be different from Lovers and Liars. So, it just came from that, getting back to that creative freedom and seeing what happens."

Sin Shake Sin is Hogan's one man band. He plays all the instruments, writes the songs, sings, records, produces, and mixes the project himself and it has Hogan setting out to create a fresh new experience in independent and alternative rock. The lyrics are fun, raw, anthem-worthy and relatable. They also aspire to do more - they're historically and socially conscious, politically critical and most of all, inspiring for those who look around and want more for their generation and the next.

The music is a bold and unique mix of industrial rock with underlying pop sensibilities, textures and rhythms. The beats are swampy and infectious. The sound of the project has Hogan blending inspiration from some of his favorites. You can hear trace elements of inspiration coming from Nine Inch Nails, AWOLNATION, Muse and the White Stripes. To go along with those influences, Sin Shake Sin has a swampy, southern vibe engrained in the music. Part of Hogan's unique approach with Sin Shake Sin is that he uses an eight string electric guitar to achieve his ultra-low, dirty, swampy sound. That sound is evident on the debut single, "Trendsetter" (available now).

Hogan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the debut album from Sin Shake Sin; you can support the debut following this link, where you can also listen to "Trendsetter".

Digital DNA: new album for NEO GEO Sunday, 5 January 2014 23:52 by madseason
Neo Geo - Digital DNA

Emerging electro-pop-rock band NEO GEO released their sophomore album, "Digital DNA", a couple of months ago via Hermosa Beach indie label Hardline Entertainment.

Formed in 2008, the upstart five-piece from Fullerton, CA has been making waves with their uniquely refreshing infusion of electronic, pop-rock and pop-punk for the last several years.  Led by the stunningly talented songstress Rainy Terrell and keyboardist Ryan Walter, NEO GEO, which means new earth, were named for the band’s eclectic attitude towards their sound and their member's diverse backgrounds and musical influences.

On the band’s new album, NEO GEO make a play for pop-stardom with 11 tracks that have all the catchiness of any super-produced Top 40 hit on the airwaves today.

Stream the single "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" now following this link.

A Blonde debut for GHOST BEACH Thursday, 2 January 2014 14:58 by madseason
Ghost Beach - Blonde

Brooklyn synth/pop/wave/punk/electro-pop duo Ghost Beach (ex-TV/TV members Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn) will release their debut full-length album, "Blonde", on March 4 via their new label home Nettwerk Music Group.
"Blonde" will feature some previously released songs that have been remixed and remastered along with some new songs.

Over the next couple of months Ghost Beach will be releasing several new music videos as well as a few exclusive single streams on Spotify, so be sure to follow them if you don't already by clicking here.

Meanwhile, enjoy the brand new track "On My Side" on SoundCloud following this link.

Reaching the Top Of The World with GREEK FIRE Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:13 by madseason
Greek Fire

Greek Fire is an American band from St. Louis, Missouri, formed in 2008 by members of Story Of The Year and Maybe Today.

They debuted with a full-length album, "Deus Ex Machina", in 2011 and in the Spring of 2014 will release their sophomore album as two separate EPs entitled "Lost / Found".

The first EP, "Lost", was financed by a successfull PledgeMusic campaign. This video features behind the scenes footage of recording it, and offers a little glimpse into the world of Greek Fire.

Also, check out the John Feldmann-produced "Top Of The World", the latest single from this cool American band, to be included in "Lost".

If stadium-ready alternative rock merged with progressive pop rock and a touch of post-hardcore is your cup of tea, then Greek Fire is a band to follow.