Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. The alt-country, rootsy rocker draws comparisons to Counting Crows, Tom Petty, and Son Volt.
His latest studio release, Steel Tempered Pride, delves further into folk, Americana, alt-country, and psychedelic explorations than previous efforts. Not one to rely on trends of popular music, this self described “scrapper” takes a page out of the Lucinda Williams instruction book by performing frequently and writing deeply personal, heartfelt rock & roll songs.
The new record, Steel Tempered Pride, was released on September 24, 2013 and features production credits by David Immerglück, Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven) on two tracks - ‘Push And Pull’ and ‘Old Broken Ladder’ (Immerglück also played bass on these tunes). The record also features bass performances by The Alternate Routes’ guitarist, Eric Donnelly (‘New York City Bound’, ‘Troubled Times’) and drum performances by “Ramblin” Rob Heath (Justin Townes Earle, The Madison Square Gardeners) on ‘Old Broken Ladder’ and ‘Push and Pull’. Electric guitars and harmony vocals from Gerry Giaimo, mandolin and harmony vocals and Steve Tobey round out the rest of the tracks on Steel Tempered Pride. We caught up with Seth from his home in New Haven to chat about his all American roots.
Action Camp’s latest project PA finds the duo wading into heavy sonic terrain and coming back with a sound that’s entirely new. Inspired by famous man-made disasters in Pennsylvania’s history, the record blends the intimate experiences, both real and imagined, of the band memebers’ and of those living through a moment when time stood still. The result is an immersive experience in which the grandness of history is made tangible and personal again.
After members Maura Jacob and Bengt Alexsander relocated to Jacob’s home town of Pittsburgh, PA they were inspired to write material about their, at times conflicted, relationship with their new home city. The band’s vision expanded when they became fascinated by stories centered around Pennsylvania disasters, tales that are known well by many growing up in the Rust Belt.
Ultimately, the songs on PA explore an array of subjects, from man’s relationship to industry and to the earth, to the way our work can come to define us, to the struggle to find a place to call home. The duet’s sound is unique, with atmospheric and ghostly tunes. The new single “You Don’t Even Know My Name” is out now on iTunes and the album can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp. We had the opportunity to catch up with Maura from the Steel City to unveil these ghostly subjects.
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Review: Described as “the White Stripes in reverse” When Particles Collide bring back the stunning power of two talents creating great music. Showing the world that it’s not how many musicians you have that’s important but the quality of those you have. The duo setting is big at the moment, and I mean really big… Especially in the States and Europe, Asia has a big take on Americana going on but is more band driven and the UK has a taste for Dance club themes with twists of R’n’B and folk. And so we see that When Particles Collide actually have a HUGE audience just waiting to sink their teeth into what they do. Now let’s just focus on the duo angle for a moment. We have a fella and a lass coming together to make music. The imagery in ones mind instantly assumes a romantic theme. The pair even suit each other visually! And so we (without knowing) have taken an interest, and curiosity lights a path to discovery. In other words… Chase ‘em down and listen!
Marshall, Red and Rocco may sound like fictional characters, but in reality, they are the masterminds behind Nashville-based classic rock influenced pop band Telegraph. After four years as Northern Virginia pop/rock quartet, Sing Me Insomnia, brothers Marshall (vocals) and Red Cunningham (guitar/vocals), along with best friend Wes “Rocco” Beale (bass/vocals) found themselves relocating to Nashville and relaunching as Telegraph.
With epic guitar solos, falsetto vocals, and catching melodies, Telegraph craft something unique yet familiar, and overall undeniably fun. Drawing from 70/80s rock icons, Van Halen, Def Leppard, and Guns ‘n Roses, to current pop stars such as One Direction, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson, Telegraph blend classic rock power and craftsmanship with modern pop production and energy. Their infectious songs earned them one of four prime spots in Belmont’s Rock Showcase, creating anticipation for their debut EP to be released in early 2014. The music video for the title track “Rewind,” is already earning buzz online, with its perfect mix of nostalgia and pop culture causing viewers to obey the lyrics and hit rewind again and again.
With backgrounds in music and performance ranging from self - taught to classical and theater to conservatory training, Stroamata translate their skills into an edgy sound. Stroamata has been coming into their own absorbing new vibes and inspiration since their start in 2008. Originally backing MCs and performing as a triphop/psychedelic soul band in Boston, MA Stroamata delved into writing original material with an indie rock edge when Dorothy (Dara) Eagle (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) joined Robert (Rob) Morrison (lead guitar, vocals), Akil Marshall (bass), and Alexander Markowitz (drums/backing vocals).
After releasing their EP The Phoenix in 2010, the quartet made the move to New York in 2011, continuing to gig heavily at notable venues, such as The Bowery Electric (NY), TT the Bear’s (Boston), and Church (Boston). Stroamata began releasing monthly singles starting in 2012 catching the attention of fans and press alike, receiving an Harpoon Brewery’s “Best Unfiltered Band.” The future holds an upwards trajectory as Stroamata continues to innovate their sound and audiences revel in the band’s newest single, “Dollar”.