TRUST welcome you to the Joyland Monday, 23 June 2014 22:48 by madseason
Trust - Capitol

I'm a little late on this, as "Joyland", the second album for Canadian dark synth-pop band Trust, was released on March 4, through Arts & Crafts Records.

"Joyland" was developed solely by Robert Alfons since Austra's Maya Postepski left Trust shortly after the release of their first album "TRST". Robert listed video game soundtracks, acid house and early techno music, Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins and Lee Hazlewood as influences for the new album.

The first single from the record was "Rescue, Mister", while the second one is "Capitol". Watch the video for it clicking on the image above.

GHOST TOWN After The Party In The Graveyard Saturday, 21 June 2014 21:57 by madseason
Ghost Town - You're So Creepy

Brilliant Californian electro-goth-funk rockers Ghost Town released their second album "After The Party" at the begenning of June, just six months after their debut full-length "Party In The Graveyard", again on Fueled By Ramen.

While the first record featured many tracks the band had been playing live for a couple of years, the new one includes mostly new songs, like the first single "Acid".

The second single "You're So Creepy", instead, is a song that the fans of Ghost Town already knew. Watch the video now clicking on the image on the left.

GREEK FIRE: Lost and Found Saturday, 14 June 2014 16:43 by madseason
Greek Fire - Top Of The World

At the very end of last year I told you about Greek Fire, a promising band from St. Louis, Missouri, formed in 2008 by members of Story Of The Year and Maybe Today. The group was about to release their sophomore album as two separate EPs entitled "Lost / Found".

Well, the first EP, "Lost", financed by a successfull PledgeMusic campaign and produced with the help of such luminaries as John Feldmann, Matt Amelung and Elvis Baskette, was finally released last May 13. Watch the official music video for the first single "Top Of The World" clicking on the image above.

As already said, 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.

Rising stars: THE AND Thursday, 12 June 2014 20:30 by madseason
The And - Fade In Time

A nice surprise from Poland: The And are a very cool indie electronic poprock band which released their debut 5-track "Black EP" last March. You can stream the EP now on Spotify.

But what intrigued me the most about The And is their great new single "Fade In Time", a song that will be featured on the band's forthcoming full-length album. This is also the first track written since the band was joined by guitarist/songwriter Piotr Rubik. The release of "Fade In Time" was accompanied by an amazing music video, courtesy of talented Polish director Dawid Krępski. Watch it now clicking on the image above.

Say yes to NONONO Tuesday, 10 June 2014 21:32 by madseason
NONONO - We Are Only What We Feel

NONONO is a Swedish alternative synthpop band formed in Stockholm during the spring of 2012 by producers Astma & Rocwell (Tobias Jimson and Michel Aviator) and singer/songwriter Stina Wäppling.

"We Are Only What We Feel" is their debut full-length album and was released last April 11, 2014 on Warner Bros. Records in selected markets. In USA the record will be out on July 1.

If you're in the mood for some brilliant, experimental, soaring synth music, stream 4 tracks from "We Are Only What We Feel", including singles "Pumpin Blood" and "Like The Wind", on NONONO SoundCloud page.

The Black Tibetans - You're Cold

Want some genuine, no-frills rock'n'roll? So you better check The Black Tibetans, a trio hailing from the center of Los Angeles, formed in 2011 and consisting in Dinst (vocals/guitar), Tammi Tibetan (bass) and Ryan KH (drums).

The Black Tibetans fuse motorcycle-centric culture with old-school sound combining elements of classic rock'n'roll, surf and punk influences. The Black Tibetans have been on countless tours and have shared the stage with bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Eagles Of Death Metal, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Social Distortion, The Supersuckers and more.  As a result of their progress, the band has received endorsements from Fender, Gretsch, Levis Vintage Clothing, Neighborhood, and The Great Frog.

The Black Tibetans, have just released their new, 2-track EP "The Nashville Session". As the title suggests, the EP was recorded in Nashville, TN at Easy Eye Sound and produced by Dan Auerbach, guitarist and vocalist of The Black Keys.

Produced and shot by Larry Niehues of SCRE Production, the music video for the lead single "You're Cold" follows the band in the studio recording along with Dan, as well as their antics around Nashville. Watch it now clicking on the frame above.

BIG WRECK new album coming soon Friday, 6 June 2014 21:20 by madseason
Big Wreck - Ghosts

Great Canadian rockers Big Wreck will release their fourth full-length album "Ghosts" on July 15 in the USA on Rounder Records, while in Canada it will be out next week.

The album was recorded at Revolution Studios and Vespa Studios in Toronto and produced by Big Wreck's frontman Ian Thornley, alongside Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains) and Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, Billy Talent).

I'm eagerly anticipating this record, especially after having listened to the amazing first single and title track: check the video for "Ghosts" if you still haven't and judge by yourself!

SLAVES freed by art Monday, 2 June 2014 22:35 by madseason
Slaves - Starving For Friends

Slaves is an American post-hardcore/experimental rock group formed in Sacramento, California a few months ago. The band consists of lead vocalist Jonny Craig of Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance and Isles & Glaciers, guitarists Alex Lyman of Hearts & Hands, Christopher Kim of Hearts & Hands, drummer Tai Wright of Four Letter Lie and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows and bassist Jason Mays from Of Machines.

Their debut album "Through Art We Are All Equals" is produced by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues) with Jonny Craig and is set to be releasaed on June 24 via Artery Recordings (a Razor & Tie inprint).

Slaves is a very intriguing group, a breath of fresh air for those sick and tired of all those post-hardcore bands looking and sounding all the same. Sample the album here and watch the lyric video for "Starving For Friends" (featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil) clicking on the image above.