Archive for: June 2014

JOHN TAGLIERI RELEASES VIDEO SAMPLER FOR ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’ EP

Veteran pop/rock artist John Taglieri has released a five and a half minute long video sampler for his upcoming Ep, Days Like These, due 19 August 2014.

Comprised of six songs, the Ep features some very special guests (to be revealed soon) and brings Taglieri full circle to where he began his solo path as a musical artist.  “Days Like These is exactly what my life is about right now. Becoming a dad, finding a great balance in life, and being happier with my life and career than I’ve ever been.” said Taglieri. “Each song on this Ep is about life…the ups (“Days Like These”, “Here For The Taking”, “Beautiful Tonight”, “Finish Line”) and the downs (“Thin Air”, “Toasting The Man In The Moon”). Its about balance, which is key to everything in life. I think it’s a fun EP and I had the most amazing time making it.”

The video can be viewed here

COLE CHILDERS’ ‘AURORA’ EP NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

Seattle based modern rock artist Cole Childers has released his debut Ep, Aurora, via Vanity Digital Music and it can now be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and other digital download sites. Aurora can also be streamed at Spotify and similar services.

Childers entered the United States Navy in 2000 and his experiences in the armed forces added to the mix of Cole’s creative genius, bringing to life a brand of music that’s dark, fleeting and emotional.  Upon returning from a six month deployment in 2006 he formed the band Chasing Corona, releasing the critically acclaimed album, ‘Black Eye and Candlelight’ and opening dates for the likes of Motley Crue, Joan Jett and others.

Aurora kicks off with the hard hitting modern rock track, “Save Me,” (“about someone who has been there for everyone around them, but the entire time they were the ones that needed help,” says Childers),and then slams right into the first single “Fall With Me,” the video of which is shot from a soldier’s point of view.  “This video was very important to me,” relates Cole.  “So many people read military death tolls in the paper and have a standard reaction without true feeling behind it.  We did this video in order to cut to the core of the viewer so they may understand the true sacrifice that military and their families make everyday.”  The Linkin Park infused “Addict” follows. The song doesn’t necessarily reference drug addiction, rather anything that controls someone physically and mentally in a negative fashion.  “Being high without a drug is referring to finding true happiness and overcoming the crutch,” says the singer / guitarist. The breakneck juggernaut of “Run Away,” then crashes through and “could be the most meaningful song to me,” says Cole. “It signifies the father – daughter relationship in a broken marriage.  Giving assurance to the child that I will be your rock and can always be counted on,”  Featuring a hook as wide as the Pacific Ocean, “Impossible,” touches on the struggle of trying to break through to your significant other during the dying phase of your relationship. The Ep’s title track, “Aurora” finishes off the record with a more acoustic oriented approach than the rest of the songs on offer and tells a story of a girl cheating on her boyfriend. While she’s torn apart by guilt and not knowing what lies down the road, he just moves on with life, having few cares in the world … sort of an about face on life.

Leaving the military has allowed Cole to take a different perspective on life and has given him more flexibility to grow as a musician.  He sums it all up: “I was able to move back to where it all began, with new purpose and clear direction.

Aurora:

on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1qrMZLE

on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1kZRGwY

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 4: LIFERS IN KANSAS CITY

AD and Ryan are sitting in a hotel room in Kansas City dishing out another episode of LIFERS. This time they talk about their first bands, how they got it together, and the inevitable first gig. Hilarity ensues as these two lifetime musicians recount the first few pivotal steps. Listen in here

RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS PRESENT THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW EPISODE 7: YOU CAN PUT A MAN ON THE MOON BUT CAN’T BUY BOLAN AT K-MART

What rockstar did their friend Mikey impersonate to swiftly get through security at a New York airport? Which band’s music warrants a phone call to child protective services? What band did a teenage AD get high with in the 70s? Hear the results of Ryan and AD’s first ever “band off”. Hear Ryan make an obvious Freudian slip.It’s all right here