BLACK LAB: the new album is out! Wednesday, 21 May 2014 21:28 by madseason
Black Lab - A Raven Has My Hear

Black Lab's new album "A Raven Has My Heart" is officially out today!

"Andy (Ellis) and I worked for two years on Raven, trying to create music that is both more Black Lab - more true to the heart of our sound and who we are - and also completely new. the result is a deep, dark reinvention, an evocation of every album we've made transmuted into a higher substance. We believe this album will grip you hard and low and take you places you've never been" said mainman Paul Durham. "As you may know, our Kickstarter to finish and market the album was wildly successful, raising over $75,000 from over 1,000 backers. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who showed us their support. Some of the money has already gone towards a cutting-edge marketing campaign, and radio is just starting to respond to the album."

Download the new song "Unfamiliar Sky" for free and hear a full preview of "A Raven Has My Heart" at this page, where you can also find the links to buy the album. Support one of the best independent rock bands around!

A Strange Encounter for THIRTEEN SENSES Monday, 19 May 2014 21:06 by madseason
Thirteen Senses - A Strange Encounter

British post-britpop band Thirteen Senses -from Penzance, Cornwall- released their new, fourth full-length album "A Strange Encounter" a couple of weeks ago on b-sirius records.

The group recorded "A Strange Encounter" in a studio loaded in the back of a farmhouse in the middle of rural northern France: ""We wrote more freely than we ever had before, and felt completely focused on the record; it was a real gift to be able to do that. The months and years spent writing like we had done in the past; we found we didn't really need to do. It was really exciting to approach the process in this way."

Free from any expectations and pressure, the band wrote their most experimental, progressive yet highly enjoyable piece of art so far.

Get it on Spotify and let me know what you think.

Casualties Of Cool

Casualties Of Cool is a new band consisting of Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend and Vancouver born vocalist Ché Aimee Dorval.

Their self-titled debut was released this week and was partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign via PledgeMusic.

I like to define the style of the album as progressive country rock, as Devin is pushing the boundaries of the folk genre with his histrionic songwriting. On his blog, Townsend stated "Casualties Of Cool sounds like haunted Johnny Cash songs. Late night music, completely isolated sounding and different than anything I've done. Che sings most of the leads, and it's probably the truest reflection of who I am in life at this point."

Have a taste of the original sound of Casualties Of Cool listening to the album tracks "Moon" and "Forgive Me".

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.