Showcase Series: Jeff Maurer of The Silent Scene

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In today’s Artist Showcase as part of our Showcase Series, we’re featuring Jeff Maurer of Indie Dance // Electro House // Alternative band The Silent Scene. Check it out below!

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Last in Line Announce ‘POP PUNK ADVENTOUR’ Tour

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Harrisburg, PA rockers Last in Line have announced their ‘POP PUNK ADVENTOUR’ tour. The pop-punkers will set off on the headline US tour on August 23rd at The Champ in Lemoyne, PA before the 5 week jaunt takes the quintet through 21 states before returning to their home state on September 28th. Check out tour dates below!

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Dads, Tiny Moving Parts Announce Fall Tour

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Dads and Tiny Moving Parts will be heading out a Fall Tour with support from Nai Harvest and Choir Vandals on different legs. Check out the dates below!

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Prawn Stream “First As Tragedy…” From ‘Kingfisher’

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Prawn are streaming “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” from Kingfisher which will be released on August 12th via Topshelf Records. Stream the song below!

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The Madden Brothers Announce Australian Tour

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The Madden Brothers will be heading out an Australian tour in October and November. Check out the dates below!

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UM Review: Echosmith -‘Talking Dreams’

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Echosmith -Talking Dreams
Label: Warner Bro Records
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Reviewed By: Elissa Liong

What do you do when you have 4 siblings that grow up in a musical household? You form a band, or at least that’s what the Sierota siblings did. Forming the 80s rock dance band Echosmith in 2009, Jamie, noah, Sydney and Graham have shown that family can take you far. They have gone on a US & Canada tour opening for Owl City as well as Vans Warped tour…twice. They have also managed to sign with powerhouse Warner Brothers Records, had their song Tonight We’re Making History be featured for an NBC Olympics promo, and record & release two EPs. Along the way they’ve compiled enough songs to release their first full-length album Talking Dreams.

The fourteen track deluxe album features a good variation of songs ranging from almost acoustic to 80s dance rock; which really worked for them thanks to a smart track arrangement. The album starts out very strong with Come Together, which features their inner rockers. It uses a mix of synth sounds, strong bass presence and guitar, which flawlessly transitions to Let’s Love. Maintaining the high energy they follow with their single Cool Kids; an anthem of youth and the inevitable need to be one of the popular people despite it being only a façade. The album then takes a bit of a turn with March Into The Sun, which slows down and sounds a bit more youthful. The following tracks keep with this same type of tempo, but does it in a way that changes up the songs just enough to not get bored. The last few songs become a bit more anthem like, especially Nothing’s Wrong.

Overall the album is a clear reflection of themselves and their youth. They have found what works well for them, but there is no one type of sound that they have settled on; which gives them a lot of room to still play around with their sound. It’s fun, young and illustrates the great potential that they have.

Connect with Echosmith on the following websites:
http://www.echosmith.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Echosmith
https://twitter.com/echosmith

Cole Plante Releases Single “Before I’m Yours” ft. TSS Frontman Brian Dales

Cole Plante has released a new single called “Before I’m Yours” featuring The Summer Set frontman Brian Dales and Brix. Purchase the song on iTunes and stream it below!

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Maroon 5 Launch ‘V’ Pre-Orders

Maroon 5 have launched pre-orders for their fifth studio album on September 2nd, 2014 via Interscope Records. The album will feature the albums lead single “Maps” and a collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Pre-order the album on iTunes and check out albums artwork and track list below!

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