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.
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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
Denver metal band Red Tide Rising have launched their all new website with updated graphics, media and content. Check it out by clicking here
Vanity Digital artist Cole Childers spent about 20 minutes on the phone with the always entertaining Malice Cooper. Audio here
In our most emotionally charged episdoe to date the topics include drug addiction, mental illness, satan, organized religion, double murder and the horror of male pattern baldness. You will also find out what rock icon AD held hands with and what band Ryan despises. All this and the usual reckless banter right here
RYAN MCKAY and A.D. ADAMS of the CRASH STREET KIDS PRESENT EPISODE 5 of THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW: DARTS, DRUGS AND PIZZA
What album did Ryan lose by leaving it on the hood of his car and driving away from Shabby? Have you ever slipped someone five? How does AD compare Tchaikovsky to Skynryd? Why put potatoes in your pants? What rock star snorted all of AD’s coke in the 80′s? All this and the usual reckless banter here
The Irish mob known as Dirty Diamonds will release their debut full length effort, Let’s Get Loud in the UK via Vanity Music Group on 5 May 2014. A heart pounding twelve song affair of melodic hard rock fury meant to take your head off, the album is the band’s followup to their ‘Leaving Town’ Ep in 2013.
Let’s Get Loud encompasses everything Dirty Diamonds love about rock and metal music. “We decided from the get go that it should be something that is reflective of all our influences,” states Jonathan. Songs such as “Want You to Want Me” and “Wakin’ Up the Neighbourhood” are reminiscent of Def Leppard and then you have tracks like “Crash & Burn” and “Against the Grain” which stray much further into the heavier territories of Pantera and Megadeth and “Paradise & Tropicana” features Foo Fighters and Journey as influences. “It wasn’t that we were trying to please everybody it was more like there is so much more to Rock n Roll as a genre than just pedal to the metal straight ahead rock all the time and we are big fans of the genre.”
The band is accompanying the release with the following dates:
2 May – Dumfries – The Venue
3 May – Dumfermine – Monty’s Bar
4 May – Glasgow – 13th Note Cafe
5 May – Edinburgh – Bannermans
6 May – Sunderland – The Corner Flag
7 May – Newcastle – Dog & Parrot
8 May – Manchester – Grand Central
10 May – Nottingham – The Salutation Inn
What is “Golden Earring Syndrome”. What famous band did AD’s Monarch beat in a battle of the bands? What story ends with “Laddie, get offa Phil Lynott”. Who is the greatest rock star of all time? Hint, it’s not Segovia. Check it all out here
DOWNLOAD NEW JOHN TAGLIERI SINGLE, “WHEN I THINK ABOUT” FOR FREE! : NEW EP IN THE WORKS FOR LATE SUMMER RELEASE
With 2014 already looking set to eclipse 2013, John Taglieri’s most successful year to date, the Massachusetts based singer / songwriter figured he would celebrate by givings fans, old and future a free gift.
For the next week, music fans are invited to grab Taglieri’s newest single, “When I Think About” from one stop entertainment outlet, Shakefire by going here. “I’m really excited to have people hear this song and give it to them for free!” says Taglieri. “When I Think About” is a fun upbeat song about life and how you spend it with people and all the memories that can create. How a single moment can make you think of a person and an event and make you smile and feel like you’re there all over again!”
Never one for free time, John has been hard at work, preparing his newest release. Set for a late summer release Taglieri has enlisted A-List players such as Kenny Aronoff, Rich Redmond, Alan Jax Bowers, Lee Turner, Eric Ragno, Greg Juliano, Joe Gilder and more to play on the release. “Reaching out to some of my idols and having them say yes to playing on my EP is beyond cool for me” revealed Taglieri. “Im excited at the level of talent and energy that they are bringing to the songs. We are crafting a fun upbeat Ep that’s gonna make ya smile!”
Crash Street Kids singer / guitarist Ryan McKay and drummer A.D. Adams have started hosting a new podcast based on the vinyl albums they own called ‘The Shabby Road Record Show: Drop Your Needle!’
The pilot and first full episode can be found here
Yesterday, Lenny Cersozie from The Infinite Staircase had the pleasure of speaking with the crew from Baltimore area magazine and radio show, Mid Atlantic Rock Reviews. You can check out the audio here.
John Taglieri has been nominated for both “Best Male Artist Of The Year” and “Best Ep Of the Year’ for ‘Southern Paradise.’ Head on over to Rockwired to vote for John NOW!
Phoenix band the Crash Street Kids recently filmed a Studio D Session, highlighting songs from their career as well as having a sit down with the shows two hostesses.