San Antonio-based rockers Hydra Melody, have released a new song, “Oceans,” today on GuitarWorld.com! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/13R3N6e. ‘Oceans’ is the second track to be released off of Hydra Melody’s currently untitled upcoming full-length album, which will be out in Summer 2013! The band had a busy 2012, playing the CMJ Music Marathon and opening for bands including Every Avenue, The Early November, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Minus The Bear and The Toadies, and with six showcases already lined up for this year’s SXSW festival, 2013 shows no signs of slowing down!
About the track, lead vocalist, Jordan Berlanga says, “‘Oceans’ is the first song we’ve recorded that wasn’t already 90% done going into the studio. The uncertainty in the approach and direction really helped us capture music that paints a picture for the lyrics. That’s really what the song is all about; embracing your uncertainty and being open to the obstacles of life.”
Since first forging a path in middle school with pop-punk and experimental jazz incarnations, Hydra Melody has claimed a distinctive musical place that, while offering the familiarity of mainstream alternative rock, is truly and uniquely theirs. Big sing-along catchy choruses, dynamic stage shows with subtle progressive and Latin underpinnings have attracted an enthusiastic fan base that stretches across the country. With three EPs, Day of the Dukes, Maybe One Day, and Self-Titled behind them, the eclectic South Texas sextet is indeed, finding the road before them more beautiful all the time.
Hydra Melodyʼs memorable melodic strands, heartfelt and relatable lyrics, sophisticated arrangements and powerful presentation are catching the ears of fans and critics alike. Since their late teens, Hydra Melody has chalked up dozens of US tours with an additional stint around Mexico City. About life on the road, lead vocalist Jordan Berlanga says, “Traveling, playing music you love, with people you love and meeting new people everyday has definitely been a great experience and something I want to do the rest of my life.”
Hydra Melody consists of Jordan Berlanga (lead vocals/guitar), Jason Harari (bass/vocals), Justin Berlanga (keyboard/vocals), Matt Gomez (drums), Manny Prince (percussion/congas) and Taylor Ferguson (lead guitar).
3/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar
3/13 – Austin, TX – Dirty Fest @ Dirty Dog Bar (SXSW)
3/13 – Austin, TX – Jivewired Showcase @ 311 Club (SXSW)
3/14 – Austin, TX – AEMMP Records Showcase @ Bat Bar (SXSW)
3/14 – Austin, TX – Dejaset Showcase @ Hyde Park Grill (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX – Eye In The Sky Showcase @ Shiner’s Saloon (SXSW)
3/16 – Austin, TX – Tinderbox Music Showcase @ The Dizzy Rooster (SXSW)
4/5 – Helotes, TX @ Josabi’s
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