South California rockers, The Material have announced that they will release a new album entitled, “Everything I Want To Say,” produced by Kyle Black (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low), on April 9th. This upcoming release follows the success of the band’s last full-length, “What We Are,” released in January 2011. With The Material’s original compositions already making an imprint on shows such as MTV Australia’s Freshwater Blue, MTV’s The Hills, and the WB’s Sorority Forever, as well as the video game, Rock Band, 2013 is set to be their busiest year yet.
About the new album, front woman, Colleen D’Agostino, says, “‘Everything I Want To Say,’ is a collection of thoughts and memories over the past two years. Although it shows a much more raw and personal side of The Material, my hope is that it will be relatable to anyone who has ever experienced the love, loss, inspiration and desperation described in my lyrics. This album is a journey through our growth as a band over the years, and in my mind, is a more real rock take on anything we have ever done. New sounds aside, the album still echoes back to what we have always been about as a band – sharing the sometimes harsh realities with our listeners, but always with a silver lining.”
In a world where the music that moves us is so often defined by its genre or label, The Material, comprised of Colleen D’Agostino (Vocals), Jon Moreaux (Guitar), Roi Elam (Guitar), Kevin Pintado (Drums) and Jordan Meckley (Bass), represent art that is thoughtful, powerful, organic and inspiring. Soulful and raspy female lead, D’Agostino, delivers powerhouse vocals over precise drumming, melodic guitar riffs and driving bass lines – creating an undeniable connection between their music and audience. It’s no surprise that connectivity is at the core of the group’s collective mantra, “To Life,” which is inked in each members’ skin.
The band’s growing fan base has risen with every mile added to their tour van’s odometer. From owning a spot in Purevolume’s Top 20 Unsigned Bands, to headlining the PictureHealing Winter Tour, to the Motel 6 “Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour” (Every Avenue, There For Tomorrow), with a spot on Vans Warped Tour and three featured performances at SXSW – The Material’s electrifying live performances and passion-filled music has made a significant impact on tastemakers everywhere. Revered by MF Magazine as “smashing,” and highlighted by Alternative Press, MTV, Music Connection, Beatweek Magazine, Black Velvet Magazine and Substream Music Press; the band is without question leaving an impact on true music enthusiasts.
With their fourth independent release on the horizon, the scope of the band’s musical reach is wider than ever – highlighted by over 300,000 purchased downloads and extensive catalog of song placements. The Material’s organic and authentic approach to making music manifests in their commitment to their fans – always encouraging audiences everywhere with their heartfelt, positive messages to keep believing and keep on breathing.
The Material will release Everything I Want To Say on April 9th.
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