I ANTHEM: full-length debut West Of Homeland Monday, 10 February 2014 21:45 by madseason
I Anthem - West Of Homeland

"West Of Homeland" is the worthy debut album from South Carolina based rock band I Anthem; it was released last January 21 and has already spawned two succesful singles: the Billboard top 10 "Enemy" and the top 15 single "Fighting Gravity".

"West Of Homeland", as many other music projects these days, was financed by a crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter, in this occasion): "This record is special to us because we have always dreamed of making a full-length that we felt had no filler tracks. So, the opportunity to make a full record that was completely funded by our fans is a huge honor and dream come true" frontman Tyler Edwards said.

"West Of Homeland" reveals that I Anthem has found their true sound through a cohesive and powerful combination of overdriven guitars, infectious melodies, and relentless grooves. Stream some of the songs of this album on SoundCloud now following this link.

Rising stars: COLONY HOUSE Saturday, 8 February 2014 22:49 by madseason
Colony House - Keep On Keeping On

Colony House are a trio of brothers (two of blood, one of heart) that gets their name from a humble apartment complex on 11th Ave. in downtown Franklin, TN that has at some point in each of their lives been their home.

Thi indie alt-rock band released a self-titled 3-song EP last December, written and recorded in a month. Thanks to NoiseTrade, you can download this EP for free, just following this link.

Also, click on the image on the left to watch the lyirc video for one of the tracks of the EP, "Waiting For My Time To Come", set to the 1934 animated short, "The Brave Tin Soldier".

Colony House will release their debut full-length record "When I Was Younger?" later in the year. One of the songs to be included in the album, "Caught Me By Surprise" has been released on Tone Tree Music's "Nashville Indie Spotlight 2014" sampler: click here and scroll down to track #14 to preview and purchase.

Heart Control: the debut album from AMY'S ASHES Thursday, 6 February 2014 22:42 by madseason
Amy's Ashes - Heart Control

Another cool new band from Sweden: this time we're speaking of Amy's Ashes, a six-piece from Uppsala that delivers modern electro-rock with catchy melodies.

I don't know much about Amy's Ashes, except they independently released their very good debut album "Heart Control" a couple of weeks ago: you can stream it now on Soundcloud or on Spotify.

If you're into 30 Second To Mars, Carpark North, The Anix, then "Heart Control" is well worth a listen.

Electro-Euphoria with DYNASTY ELECTRIC Tuesday, 4 February 2014 22:20 by madseason
Dynasty Electric - Euphoria

Dynasty Electric is an electro-pop/psychedelic rock duo from Brooklyn, featuring impressive, powerful vocalist Jenny Electrik and producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Seth Misterka (Anthony Braxton, Shy Child, Hot Chip).

Their debut album "Golden Arrows" was produced by legendary knob-twiddler Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, Curre$y) and independently released in May 2011.

May 2012 saw the release of the second album, simply titled "Dynasty Electric" and produced by David Maurice (Kerli, Garbage). The first single and video "Eye Wide Open" premiered on Nylon Blog, aired on MTV’s 120 minutes and has become a viral YouTube hit. It has also been the subject of over 450 remixes worldwide through Indaba Music. The second single, "Just Like That" was featured in a Victoria's Secret National TV commercial.

In 2013, Dynasty Electric launched their own media label and events company, NewSonic (Frenchkiss Label Group). On November 12, they released their open-source project "Euphoria", with help from fans & friends from around the world.

"Euphoria" is a striking release that should appeal every lover of groovy, energetic, inspired electro-poprock. Have a taste of this release on the band's website now.

Brand new music for SONS OF BILL Sunday, 2 February 2014 17:43 by madseason
Sons Of Bill - (The Gears EP)

Talented rock/alternative country band Sons Of Bill is releasing a 7-song CD entitled "The Gears EP" to help pass the time until the new full length album is done and to promote the upcoming 5-week European tour in February/March 2014.

The 35 minutes running disc includes three brand new tracks from the forthcoming fourth studio album "Love & Logic", produced by ex-Wilco member Ken Coomer ("Brand New Paradigm", "Road To Canaan" and "Bad Dancer"), two live songs ("Turn It Up" from the digital-only available album "With Kerosene Instead" and "Unknown Legend", a Neil Young cover) plus the two acoustic tracks "Santa Ana Winds" and "Radio Can't Rewind".

And, speaking of the new album, you can help Sons Of Bill finish it supporting their PledgeMusic campaign: follow this link and make your pledge.

Unconditional love for KADAWATHA Friday, 31 January 2014 22:01 by madseason
Kadawatha - Agape

Kadawatha is a Swedish band that started in 2008 with Daniel Kadawatha, the lead singer and frontman of the band. The group quickly got a lot of attention which resulted in a collaboration with managements in Sweden & England.
After the Honda Civic Tour 2010 supporting Paramore and New Found Glory, new songs were born and the band started to record their first full length album. They borrowed studio gear and recorded in a classroom of an abandoned school, and Daniel's apartment.

After a lot of hard working, Kadawatha is now finally about to release their debut album "The World Of Hypocrisy" later in the year. Meanwhile check their brand new video for the song "Agape" clicking on the image above.

If you are into alternative melodic rock with anthemic refrains, follow this guys.

VERTICAL HORIZON's video premiere Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:26 by madseason
Vertical Horizon - Broken Over You

Legendary alternative melodic rock band Vertical Horizon has just premiered the official video for "Broken Over You", the first single off "Echoes From The Underground", the band's latest full-length album released in October 2013. Watch the video now clicking on the image on the left.

Vertical Horizon are kicking 2014 off with a co-headline American tour with Tonic and special guest Dishwalla. The string of dates starts on February 28th and is currently going through March 9th, with more dates to be announced soon. Check the band's website for complete scheduling.

Stay With Me: BAD WOLF's new music video Monday, 27 January 2014 21:03 by madseason
Bad Wolf - Stay With Me

A couple of months ago I introduced to our readers an amazing new act from Los Angeles, Bad Wolf: the band "generated their own world with the fusion of steampunk and faerie-rock that brings fantasy-inspired edginess to the alternative rock genre."

Now Bad Wolf has returned with a charming new music video for "Stay With Me", the follow up single to 2013's "Drowning Beautiful" release, which has garnered nearly 102K views on YouTube.

The latest single tells the story of desperately trying to save a broken love, and features Bad Wolf's signature sound of haunting vocals, heavy guitars and a hypnotic drumbeat. "Stay With Me" also marks the first single containing backing vocals from Bad Wolf's Tommy and Alicia.

The faerie-inspired rockers have once again teamed up with director, Raiya Corsiglia (Cannes Lion Nominee, eight-time Telly Award Winner) to have their fantasy storybook themes come to life: the state-of-the-art music video pays homage to several different fairytales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty & The Beast, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. The filming of the video took the band to the Angeles National Forest, where they got up close and personal with the wolves on set.

Enjoy the new video now clicking on the image above.