Canadian band, Smashing Satellites just released their debut EP, SonicAluzion (A-Side). and it is all kinds of awesome. I was first impressed with Smashing Satellites after watching their music video for “Hounds“, which I found to be so exciting and fun because of its strangeness. The coolest aspect of Smashing Satellites is that their music transcends genres. While most would categorize them strictly as alternative, there are also hints of pop-rock and electro that really make them stand apart. Not only are their visuals (see the EP cover above and the music video for “Hounds”) creative, but it is also shows in their music.
The EP is a roller coaster of emotions starting off with a bang with “Waterfall” and then goes to a more serious tone with “Taste of Fame” before bringing things back to solid ground with, “Hounds.” Each and every song on the EP is so descriptive and intense. At times the lyrics are angst filled, but yet they still manage to give an overwhelming feeling of empowerment. Smashing Satellites knew what they were doing in order to make a debut EP that would grab the attention of listeners.
Full track listing: “Waterfall”, “Like A Feather”, “Calm Me Down”, “Taste Of Fame” and “Hounds.”
You can download the EP now via iTunes.
MTV has announced that they will premiere the new video for YELLOWCARD‘s single “Hang You Up” on all of their channels. “This is amazing news,” said the band in a statement. “The video will be premiering on Tuesday April 5th exclusively on all the MTV Networks – MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, and MTV.com! You can help us out by tweeting and posting on Facebook so everyone can see it!” The video was directed by Chris Marrs Pilliero who recently won a VMA Award for directing The Black Keys’ “Tighten Up” and also directed new videos for The Ready Set, Ke$haand Yellowcard’s previous video “For You, And Your Denial.”
Check out our interview with the guys of pop rock band, Runner Runner. Find out who would try to save the internet if their house was on fire, which guy wants dance lessons from Chris Brown and whose New Year’s Resolution was to be more outgoing and more here. Be sure to check out their debut self-titled album out now on iTunes.
Gleek alarms across the country were set this past Monday, February 28th – as “Glee” star and Mercury Records artist Matthew Morrison premiered his debut single, “Summer Rain” on American Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s nationally syndicated morning radio show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. The official launch for “Summer Rain” at radio is scheduled for March 14th. And Matthew will perform “Summer Rain” live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 6th; and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 11th. “Summer Rain” will be available March 8th on iTunes and all digital partners.
“Summer Rain” was co-written by Matthew with Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, to name a a few) and the Norwegian duo known as Espionage, who produced the track in New York City. Espionage (Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund), are respected for their work with Train (this year’s Grammy Award-winning “Hey, Soul Sister,” iTunes’ top-selling song of 2010) and many others. “Summer Rain” is the first track from Morrison’s upcoming debut album, set for May 10th release, details to be announced.