Betrayal, cruelty, despair: the new album of AFI

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 22:45 by madseason
AFI - 17 Crimes

"Burials" is the title of the ninth studio album by Californian rock band AFI (A Fire Inside). It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA, produced by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Feeder, Counting Crows and many others), engineered by Andrew Scheps and released today through Republic Records/Universal Music Group.

In a statement regarding the album, AFI frontman Davey Havok said "This record is of silence, and the burials that result from that silence. It's of betrayal, cruelty, weakness, anxiety, panic – deep and slow – despair, injury and loss. And in this it is shamefully honest and resolutely unforgiving" and added that "Burials" is "far, far less straightforward than what we did on the last record, which – much like every record we create – was the result of a natural growth, a natural indication of where we are as songwriters now".

Three singles have been already released from the new record: "I Hope You Suffer" (watch the video here), "17 Crimes" (click on the image above to watch the video) and "The Conductor".

Rising stars: NORTHERN FACES

Monday, 21 October 2013 22:20 by madseason
Northern Faces - Southern Places

I'm a little late on this, but these guys deserve a presentation on weChameleon nonetheless: I'm talking of atmospheric, folk-leaning indie rockers Northern Faces from Albany, N.Y.

They formed in 2012 and released thir debut EP "Southern Places" on March 5 this year, via Equal Vision Records.

It's an impressive debut, one of the best of the year, and you can stream it in full here.
Also, check the official video for the single "Under My Skin" on YouTube now.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT explore fear of music

Monday, 14 October 2013 22:19 by madseason
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia

"Melophobia" is the third studio album by Bowling Green, Kentucky, alternative rock band Cage The Elephant. Recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and once again produced by Jay Joyce (The Wallflowers, Patty Griffin), the album was released last week through RCA Records.

Melophobia means "fear of music"; the band did not view the term literally, but rather thought of the term as "a fear of creating music to project premeditated images of self, like catering to cool, or making music to project an image of being intellectual or artistic or poetic, rather than just trying to be an honest communicator."

Listen to the full album in streaming on SoundCloud and if you still haven't, watch the tour video for the first single "Come A Little Closer" here.

ICON FOR HIRE return with sophomore relaese

Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:03 by madseason
Icon For Hire

Icon For Hire's self-titled sophomore album will be released next Tuesday, October 15th, via Tooth & Nail Records.

The band's debut album, "Scripted", marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at #19 overall. Their videos for "Make A Move" and "Get Well" have received over 6 million views on YouTube.

Here's what Ariel & Co. said about the new record: "After 18 months of touring and lots of journaling, we went away to write our most vulnerable music yet. We are not a one dimensional band so we didn't write a one dimensional record."

Watch the lyric video for new single "Cynics & Critics" here.

Girls, Girls, Boys: PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 22:36 by madseason
Panic! At The Disco - Girls/Girls/Boys

Click on the image to watch Las Vegas alternative poprockers Panic! At The Disco's video for "Girls/Girls/Boys", the new single off the band's new album "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!"
The follow-up to 2011's "Vices & Virtues" was released yestarday via Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen and was once again produced by Butch Walker.

If you still haven't, you can catch the video for the first single "Miss Jackson" feat. Lolo following this link.

Have Hope in THE YOUNGER

Monday, 7 October 2013 23:18 by madseason
The Younger - Say My Name

The Younger are an interesting modern melodic pop rock act from Essex, UK, influenced by the likes of U2, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kings Of Leon, Lawson, The Killers and Bon Jovi.

Their debut commercial EP, "Have Hope", was released last week; it features 7 tracks including the leading single "Say My Name": watch the official promo video clicking on the image on the left.

Higher Than The Sun with KEANE

Saturday, 5 October 2013 14:03 by madseason
Keane - Higher Than The Sun

Keane are pleased to unveil the new video for "Higher Than The Sun", the first single to be taken from the upcoming "The Best Of Keane" (out 11th November).

The video offers an amazing animated journey through the last ten years of the band, with lots of subtle references and reminders for fans to spot. Click on the image on the left to watch it now.

On 6th November, the band are playing a special live show in Berlin, which will be beamed live to more than 1,000 cinemas across the planet. Click here for an interactive a map of all the cinemas showing it (more are being added all the time).