Hot-on-the-heels of opening for Grammy Award-Winning rockers Halestorm, Nashville buzzband Adalene have announced a release date for their sophomore Ep, Atlantic Heart. Hitting digital stores and streaming services on April 9th via acclaimed Dallas-based Idol Records, the four-song Ep will also be available on CD at their website and at shows.
Charging out of the gate is the EP’s title track, a catchy four-on-the-floor modern rocker doused with a slinky splash of the 80’s that’s sure to ignite an avalanche of volume-enhanced titillating and uncontrollable booty shaking. Elsewhere, “Eve’s Drop” is an adventurous musical journey that shows the quintet’s fondness for crafting emotive heart-pounding rock of epic proportions while “Through the Unknown” is a melodic radio-ready ballad poised to seduce sweethearts the world over.
Rounding out Atlantic Heart is “Toxic Girl,” an expansive anthem of a generation that captured the mind of 8-time Grammy Nominated Producer/Photographer Adrian David Payne, who was in the midst of searching for the perfect musical muse to compliment his visionary aesthetic. Immediately transfixed by the magnetic allure of Toxic Girl, Payne and his Sodium Films team, will bring her to life in glorious 1080p.
“Toxic Girl finally shows the soundscape that Adalene, as a whole, has been reaching for since our inception,” explains singer Brett Moyer. “I really feel that it’s very relatable, because almost everyone has been in ‘that’ relationship at some point in their life.”
Formed in October 2009, Adalene consists of Moyer on vocals, lead guitarist Corey Rozzoni (ex- Burden Brothers), bassist Jonathan Stoye, rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Josh Mitchell and drummer Jeremy Moore (ex- Faktion). With formative roots in Texas, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan, the band members instantly gelled in the songwriting-comes-first heart of Tennessee. Says Josh, “We wouldn’t be the same without each individual member”.
With influences ranging from 60’s Stereophonic (The Beatles) to 70’s Riff Rock (Led Zeppelin) to Alternative Rock (Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden) to Modern Rock (Incubus, Thrice, The Killers), it’s no wonder that their sound is reminiscent of those eras. “Our singer actually sings. He doesn’t scream,” Corey says “We play rock music, but it has a funky kind of flare, so some of the beats have a dance feel. Even though it’s rock, it still has some movement. It’s all about being melodic.”
Adalene’s first performance took place three years ago at Nashville hotspot 12th & Porter before a sold-out crowd. “It’s rare to see a band create such a buzz around their first concert,” says Justin Roddick (Owner of 12th & Porter), “but these guys delivered a great crowd and performance their first time around”.
Shortly thereafter, Adalene released a five-song Ep, entitled Night On Fire, that captured their propulsive energy while the buzz surrounding their explosive live shows continued to shatter expectations. Nominated for a Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) for “Best Live Rock Performance” in 2010, Adalene quickly became the go-to choice as direct support for a host of national acts including Hinder, Bush, 10 Years, Framing Hanley, The All-American Rejects and Halestorm. With word spreading throughout the industry and growing demand from passionate fans in cities across the country, the band utilized Kickstarter to secure funds for a new touring vehicle.
With each achievement unlocked, Adalene over deliver time and again, cementing their status as one of NashVegas’ hottest commodities. Ready to rock a crowd into a heated frenzy at a moment’s notice, the band will crank up the butane on their Atlantic Heart with a free packed-to-the-rafters hometown show at The East Room (2412 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN) on April 6. Sponsored by Nashville Fringe Festival and Southern Dirt Coalition, each person in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Atlantic Heart. The Hollywood Kills and Keys to the City open the show.
Spring/summer dates to be announced soon. For more info, visit http://www.adalene.net
Joshua Mitchell: Guitar/Keys
Jeremy Moore: Drums
Brett Moyer: Vocals
Corey Rozzoni: Guitar
Jonathan Stoye: Bass
Atlantic Heart Ep
- Atlantic Heart
- Toxic Girl
- Eve’s Drop
- Through the Unknown