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Even though they haven't had their debut release yet, you can already tell that the indie-rock group The Fantasy Echoes is too damn fun. From the first notes of their demo "Battle Cry", you're already tapping your toes, bobbing your head, and wanting to sing along with lead singer Austin and the rockin' vocals emanating from his throat.
This week Steven Rouk talks with guitarist and song-writer Ryan to hear the stories behind the infectious tunes and to get the scoop on what the band's plans are for the future.
The Fantasy Echoes Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269505866/the-fantasy-echoes-ep
The Fantasy Echoes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefantasyechoes
Bringing High energy Rock and Roll with a modern mix sound reminiscent that of the 80’s rock scene, these young musicians continue to garner new listeners as they continue to influence and move audiences . Introducing a new fresh perspective on life, love and self happiness, with such hits like the self-proclaimed “ Me4Me”, the fiery and rock worthy “Take Me Down” and the angelic rock track “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, Moxy and the Influence is a band that remains on the music radar with an undisputable energy in every performance, A strong following, and a lot of good music to share.
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Ohio quartet Phillip Fox Band will soon be their debut full length album Heartland (produced by Joe Viers) on September 2nd, they have truly carved out their own sound that is best described as ‘Country-Fried Rock N’ Roll’ From the tenacity of “I Ain’t Angry” and “Nothin’ Worse Than Weak” to the down-home feeling of “Heartland”, Phillip Fox Band have crafted an album that is full of hope, loss, love and the truth. In early 2013, the band began pre-production for what would become their debut full length album Heartland. The band completed the album in January and launched a Kickstarter campaign raising over $18,000 to release the new record. 2014 will see the band playing over 200 dates including headlining slots at Ohio Bike Week and larger festivals such as Buckle Up featuring Alabama, Willy Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Cadillac Three, and more. “Heartland has sort of a double-meaning. The Motor City Blood EP was about where I came from, my roots in Detroit. This record is more about where we call home now, and that’s Ohio. For a long time Ohio’s slogan was ‘The Heart of it All’ and in a small way we wanted to pay tribute to that. But in a grander sense, I’ve traveled to four continents and there are just places that feel welcoming to certain folks and places that don’t. I’ve found that if I get too far away from open fields, trees, and a little soil in the air, I start getting antsy, a little claustrophobic. It didn’t matter if it was in Japan, Spain, or New York state. Heartland is about finding places wherever we are that speak to us and feel like home.” For more information, visit www.phillipfoxband.com
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In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in Northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation. Contained within the signal was a Message--of human origin--foretelling the details of man's imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication. Risking extreme danger, The Starset Society commissioned a group of musicians and scientists to assist them in spreading the knowledge to a broader audience. This group became known simply as STARSET. STARSET describes their music as cinematic rock. The band originate from Columbus, Ohio and was formed by lead singer Dustin Bates of Downplay. The band has released two singles including 'My Demons' and 'Carnivore. In the summer of 2014, the band released their debut album ‘Transmissions,’ which is now available. For more information on STARSET, visit www.starsetonline.com
On stage Ostrich Run relinquishes their carefree attitudes and manifests into the commanding musicians they know they were born to be. Connecting with the audience and thriving on their energy are what perpetuate the band and enable them to express their boisterous personalities. Founded by Anaheim natives, Joel Rowland and Mark Pascale in 2013, Ostrich Run is all about connecting with people through their blend of indie and alternative rock sound.
The duo bonded over their numerous musical influences from as far back as Louis Armstrong, to contemporary artists such as Blink-182, Arcade Fire, and Foster the People. The band has graced the stages of numerous venues including The House of Blues, The Glass House, The Mint LA and more.
Ostrich Run joins Take 2 Radio Music on Wednesday, August 27th at 3pm eastern!
Chicagoland's #1 Youth Rock Band, Wireless Soul, had an auspicious start in 2014.
Wireless Soul returned for their second consecutive appearance in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade where they ROCKED to a crowd of
HALF A MILLION PEOPLE! That's the equivalent of over 27 Allstate Arenas!
This award winning band, plays popular rock music with an energetic live show headed up by
founding member, 12 year old guitarist and lead vocalist Vince Minogue, who commands the
stage with a stunning Dean diamond plate guitar. With his two-handed tapping technique and
sweeping arpeggios, Vince has been performing live with Wireless Soul at major Chicagoland
venues since the age of 9. At the end of the Wireless Soul 2013 Summer Tour, Vince had
performed live in over 30 shows in just one year! Vince studies guitar under the direction of
guitar virtuoso Dave Uhrich. Wireless Soul is the youngest rock band ever to perform live at the iconic Chicagoland venue, Allstate Arena. Wireless Soul has been featured in every major Chicagoland newspaper including The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times/Pioneer Press, The Daily Herald,
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Rock n’ Roll is back! Born out of a late-night car wreck and formed on the streets of Boston by Shaun Soho (lead vocals), Bo (bass guitar), Alex Donaldson (lead guitar), Todd Friedman (Rhythm Guitar) and Jim Donaldson (drums), CRASH MIDNIGHT has burst onto the music scene with vintage guitar riffs, pounding drums, and searing vocals. A collision of classic 70′s festival rock with a punk swagger, their trademark sound is packing clubs and turning heads. With their exploding following and high-energy stage show, CRASH MIDNIGHT performs with all the reckless abandon of a runaway freight train and is poised to carry the torch for a whole new generation of Rock n’ Roll. The band's debut album 'Lost In The City' will come on out Bronx Bridge Entertainment/Universal on November 18th. The song 'Welcome To Boston' is familiar being used by many sports teams in the New England area. The first single is the track '151' and will be impacting Active Rock Radio in early 2015. The band just completed tour dates with Sevendust and has been added to The Pretty Reckless/Adelita's Way tour! For more information, visit crashmidnight.com
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Nonpoint released their new studio album, The Return on September 30th 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and Daniel Salcidoto. Nonpoint vocalist Elias Soriano explains, “Last record we stepped in a direction we've wanted to for years and our fans revered us for it. This record we have gotten up to speed and dropped the pedal to the floor. I think our fans will embrace this record in a way no other Nonpoint record has been viewed or loved. We left no room for question of what we are trying to accomplish with our music or who we are. We haven't gone back to old school. We didn't reflect on our past. We didn't discuss what works. We are not "Statement" Nonpoint or even "Bullet" Nonpoint...... "The Return" is Nonpoint right now." Formed in 1997, Nonpoint has since released seven full-length albums and one live album selling over 800,000 albums in North America. In late 2013, Nonpoint closed out a year of touring behind 2012’s self-titled record, which yielded the Active Rock radio hit “Left For You.” With over a decade of extensive road work under their belts, the band has toured with All That Remains, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Disturbed, Flyleaf, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Stone Sour, and Hell Yeah and graced the stages of Ozzfest, Rock On The Range and Summerfest. Now in 2014, their eighth full-length album The Return remains as raw, ripping, and real as these musicians—Elias Soriano [vocals], Robb Rivera [drums], Rasheed Thomas [guitar], Adam Woloszyn [bass], and B.C. Kochmit [guitar]. Pick up a copy of their amazing new album 'The Return' now featuring the hit single 'Breaking Skin.' For more information, visit nonpoint.com
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Deep inside Missouri’s capital city, you will find one of the most amazing bands to emerge from the Midwest. This 5-piece features Nathan “Drake” Hunt on vocals, Josh Hamler on guitar, bassist Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp on lead guitar and Joe Harrington on drums. Together, they have formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation. Shaman’s Harvest has successfully endured a long journey and cultivated a large national fan base. “Dragonfly,” from the album SHINE, truly showcased their unique ability to create a dynamic original sound. Their debut single from the critically acclaimed album landed on both the Billboard Active Rock (#13) and Heritage Rock (#9) charts and set the boys up to be one of the biggest truly independent rock bands of today. This brought on national tours with Adelitas Way, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and not to mention the largest of national festivals. The band’s hard work and dedication to touring catapulted them into the spotlight and opened doors to many opportunities including professional sports teams, WWE wrestlers, and movie soundtracks using Shaman’s Harvest songs. Spending most of 2012 in the studio, Shaman’s Harvest continues to forge ahead with their Fifth full-length album titled “Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns” due for release late summer 2014 featuring “Dangerous” as the first single. In support of the new album, Shaman’s Harvest will be hitting the road in 2014 bringing thier unique style of Rock n Roll to a venue near you. For more information, visit www.shamansharvest.com
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Hailing from the heartland, Seasons After is American hard rock personified. The Kansas five-piece lives and breathes the grind, the grit, and soul of hard rock, and after a three-year hiatus is back with a vengeance. Packing an arsenal of new music — and a few surprises forthcoming — Seasons After is ready to make some serious noise in 2014. “So Long Goodbye,” the lead single off of SA’s upcoming album Calamity, Scars & Memoirs, and first offering since 2010’s popular cover of G Tom Mac’s “Cry Little Sister” and “Getting Even”, is not only a testament to the band’s resurgence into the hard rock circuit, but a stimulating taste of what the band has really been up to the past three years. Formed in Wichita in 2006, Seasons After found early success on Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, and Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival—sharing the stage and touring with Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Chevelle, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Three Days Grace, and more. The band’s first label release, Through Tomorrow, was well received by both domestic and international audiences with the lead single “Cry Little Sister” peaking at No. 13 on the Active Rock Charts and making its way into rotation on MTV, Vh1, and Spike. SA’s sophomore single “Getting Even” earned the band a second Top 50 single, making SA one of the most requested artists in active rock.Be sure to pick up a copy of their new album Calamity, Scars & Memoirs featuring the hit singles 'So Long Goodbye' and 'Wake Me.' For more information, visit www.seasonsafter.com
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It has been quite a journey for ISLANDER, who, in just over a year, have gone from obscurity to a band in constant radio rotation. Fueled with a combination of emotionally capturing songs and audience grabbing live shows, ISLANDER continue to lead at the forefront of their peers. The thrilling trip for this quartet began in the foothills of Greenville, S.C. with the release of their Victory Records debut Pains in 2013. Now, a lethal combination of alt-rock, punk and nu-metal that recalls the finest of bands like Refused and Deftones, ISLANDER have released their full length Violence & Destruction to critical recognition. Comprised of members Mikey Carvajal on vocals, Andrew Murphy on guitar, drummer Eric Frazier and bassist Chris Doot, ISLANDER recorded the album with producer Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, ALKALINE TRIO) at Hollywood's NRG Studios. It is twelve tracks of American rock anthems spawned by individual struggle and organic affection. The result is a refreshing and unpredictable performance of cutting edge, modern-day rock with classic punk overtones fused with groove laden beats. Violence & Destruction awakens the nerves and lets life in. From the blockbuster single 'Coconut Dracula', to the outlaw collaboration of 'Criminals' with P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and the fist-pumping title track, ISLANDER sonically 'demonstrate that fragile dichotomy between softness and weight in a riff', as described by Noisey/Vice. Alternative Press confirmed that ISLANDER was one the '100 Bands You Need To Know' as 2014 continues to shine with festival confirmations at Aftershock in Sacramento and Louder Than Life in Louisville. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/weareislander
Eyes of One is a Los Angeles based Rock ‘n’ Roll band Started by lead singer ( Casey Moss) and guitar player (Andy Weissberg) The bands sound is driven and influenced by some of the biggest names in Rock ‘n’ Roll and heavy metal dating back from the 1980′s to the current 2000′s. Casey and Andy started this project with one goal in mind and that is to bring back a true organic/natural Rock ‘n’ Roll sound.Their first EP is named Reconnection.
Take 2 Radio Music will chat with Eyes of One on Wednesday, July 16th at 3pm eastern time!
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