Eve6's MAX COLLINS debuts as a solo artist Thursday, 15 May 2014 21:42 by madseason
Max Collins - Honey From The Icebox

Max Collins, longtime singer and bassist of Eve6, released his debut solo album "Honey From The Ice Box" last May 6 through Frozen Motion Records. The record was backed by the fans that helped finance and promote the disc thanks to a successful PledgeMusic campaign.

Max penned the tracks included in the album in a month: "It definitely seemed like a lot of songs were just happening," Max said. "It was clear – now is the time for me to make the record that I've wanted to make for a long time. People are often surprised when I talk about my musical influences, from Crowded House to Steve Earle to The Lemonheads. I feel this record really captures my soul and points more directly to the artists that have moved me. It's entirely uncompromised."

A very amusing video for one of these tracks, "Sports Bar", was released last month: watch it now following this link.

Stream "Honey From The Ice Box" on Spotify and support this talented and diverse artist.

KADAWATHA: debut album and new video Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:32 by madseason
Kadawatha - Crisis Too

Swedish band Kadawatha, one of the most interesting new European rock acts, released their much awaited full-length debut album "The World Of Hypocrisy" last month.

It's a strong record that sways between epic rock and heavy pop with progressive vibes. Stream it on Spotify now and catch the brand new video for the song "Crisis Too" clicking on the image on the left.

Ride with the DARKHORSE Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:40 by madseason
Darkhorse - In The Country

Lead singer and frontman Paul Laine (solo artist, producer, songwriter, ex-vocalist for New York's own Danger Danger) alongside Steve Ohe (guitars), Jason Bonnell (bass), and John Stoltz (drums) and friends from Nashville (members of Keith Urban, Rascall Flatts, and Brad Paisley’s bands) created "Let It Ride", the debut album for Darkhorse, released last April 29 via Fuel The Jet Records.

If you're in the mood for some good country pop-rock, feel-good songs with arena rock refrains, intense, emotional ballads and coming of age tracks, then "Let It Ride" is the album for you.

Check the video for the leading single "In The Country" clicking on the image above and stream the entire album on SoundCloud.

Free 4 THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS Friday, 9 May 2014 22:50 by madseason
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Floridian alternative rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will release their fourth full-length album aptly titled "4" on July 4 (2-times aptly titled!). The album, produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon and many more) is anticipated by the new single "The Right Direction", that you can download for free here.

And it's not all, as the upcoming new album "4" along with the rest of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' entire digital catalogue (three albums and two EPs) will be available FREE at redjumpsuit.com via torrents starting July 4!

SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS return with Aviation Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:45 by madseason
Semi Precious Weapons - Aviation

Semi Precious Weapons is a band from New York City that makes high-energy rock influenced by both '70s glitter rock and '80s dance-punk.

"Aviation" is their third studio album; it was released last April 22 via RedZone Records and features the production of Christopher "Tricky" Stewart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Frank Ocean). It's more of an alternative pop-rock record, if compared with the previous works of the band, whilst keeping a glam-rock flare and versatility.

Watch the video for the succesful first single "Aviation High" here and stream the new album on the band's YouTube channel.

THE TREWS release great new album Monday, 5 May 2014 21:45 by madseason
The Trews - The Trews

Album number 5 for Canadian rockers The Trews. The band released their self-titled new album a couple of weeks ago (April 22) via Bumstead Records - Home Music Company; it debuted at #1 on the Canadian Hard Rock, Alternative and Indie Album Charts and was the 3rd overall best selling album in the country. Not bad!

"The Trews" was recorded at Noble Street Studios, Toronto, with Gavin Brown (Metric, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent and many more) handling production duties and Lenny Derose engineering and mixing the album.

If compared to the band's previous stuff, the sound of "The Trews" is slightly less hard and more classic, think of Pearl Jam going heartland rock or a grittier version of Ingram Hill.

Watch the lyric video for the album's leading single "What's Fair Is Fair" here and stream this amazing, highly enjoyable record on SoundCloud.

Morning Parade - Alienation

As some of you may remember, last year English indie-rock band Morning Parade put out the EP "Alienation", featuring four songs from their second album. The album, titled "Pure Adulterated Joy", will finally see the light of day next week, May 6, via SO Recordings - Silva Screen Records.

Morning Parade released the official video for the wonderful single "Alienation" last month; it's directed by Canadian director, editor, animator and cinematographer Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Metric, Breaking Benjamin) and you can watch it clicking on the frame above.

Also, watch the video for the acoustic rendition of "Reality Dream" here and get a preview of "Pure Adulterated Joy" streaming the "Alienation" ep on SoundCloud following this link.

Rising stars: FINISH TICKET Thursday, 1 May 2014 16:02 by madseason
Finish Ticket - Bring The Rain EP

A new and really interesting band: San Francisco-based quartet Finish Ticket make melodic music that straddles the line between indie rock and radio-ready pop. Formed in 2008 while the bandmembers were attending Alameda High School near San Francisco, Finish Ticket features the talents of lead singer/keyboardist Brendan Hoye, guitarist/vocalist Alex DiDonato, bassist Michael Hoye, and drummer Gabe Stein.

Finish Ticket's debut album "Tears You Apart" was independently released last year. The band then signed a deal with F-Stop Music, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records, that will re-release the album on May 20.

Thanks to NoiseTrade, you can download for free the "Bring The Rain EP", that features 4 tracks from "Tears You Apart". Go get it clicking on the image above, expecially if you're a fan of Young The Giant, The Mowgli’s and fun. Great stuff.