MTV Buzzworthy band, The Material, have announced a West coast run of shows, with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and EverSay, from August 10 – August 18. Hitting perennial strongholds Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Reno, Vegas and Pomona before wrapping up at the world-famous Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip, the band will showcase songs from their recently released sophomore album, Everything I Want To Say, which was produced by Kyle Black (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Set Your Goals).
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.”
“Life Vest,” the emotionally-charged lead single from EIWTS leaps out of speakers, enrapturing collective consciousness with its positive messages of hope and perseverance. To adequately portray its vibrant vitality, visionary director Raul Gonzo (VersaEmerge, All Time Low, Enter Shakiri, Blood On The Dance Floor) was tapped to bring its glory to life amidst tidal waves of water.
Enthusiastic response to Life Vest came flooding in as MTV immediately jumped on board with an exclusive MTV Buzzworthy premiere (http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/06/27/the-material-life-vest-video) that helped the video quickly reach 80,000+ views in its first two weeks.
When asked about filming the video, D’Agostino stated, “Our sponsors, Taylor, Sennheiser and Ernie Ball, sent us some gear we could get wet for this shoot which was really awesome. The whole shoot was pretty intense with a rain machine and jumping in the pool fully clothed, but it was so fun! The craziest thing we did that night was film my head upside down in a fish tank. Once we were done with the pool shots, Raúl showed me the fish tank and explained the idea. I basically had to do a back bend down to get my head into the fish tank. At first I thought he was crazy, but it turned out really cool. Only someone as creative as Gonzo could make something as simple as a fish tank look as cool as it did.”
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), to co-bills with Eyes Set To Kill, Sing It Loud, The Secret Handshake, New Years Day, Ivoryline, Bad Rabbits, I the Mighty and Blameshift, to spots on multiple Vans Warped Tours (2008, ‘10, ‘11, ’13) and three featured performances at SXSW, The Material’s passion-filled music and electrifying live performances have 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, Substream Music Press and Grammy.com, the band is without question leaving an impact on true music enthusiasts.
The Material are also making an impact on their peers in the industry as D’Agostino was hand-picked to contribute her powerful vocals to “Four Letter Words,” a track on the recently released I the Mighty album Satori (http://soundcloud.com/1888media/i-the-mighty-four-letter-words-ft-colleen-dagostino). Words quickly became a band and a fan favorite, so when I the Mighty played House of Blues Sunset as a part of the Equal Vision 2013 summer tour with Say Anything, Eisley and HRVRD, D’Agostino joined ItM on stage for a soaring performance of “Four Letter Words” before reprising her role afterwards during an exclusive live acoustic performance for Absolute Punk (http://youtu.be/jLuui7uqyjY).
These moments were just two more storied signposts from the past five years that show the band at the precipice of breakthrough success.
The Material were born to make a sound, both musically and sociometrically. Their 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.
“Colleen D’Agostino’s towering rock vocals land between Hayley Williams and Evanescence’s Amy Lee.” MTV Buzzworthy
“D’Agostino launched into the wail she’s becoming known for, the audience was visibly blown away and the floor was covered with bodies pounding in rhythm to the beat.” GRAMMY.com
“A roller coaster of serenity and ferocity.” AmpKicker
Aug 10 – Kennewick, WA @ Roxy Wine Bar*
Aug 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven*
Aug 13 – Portland, OR @ Herbivore Clothing Company
Aug 14 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk*
Aug 15 – Sparks, NV @ The Alley*
Aug 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café on the Strip*
Aug 17 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*
Aug 18 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy*
* w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & EverSay
Colleen D’Agostino – Vocals
Jon Moreaux – Guitar
Roi Elam – Guitar
Kevin Pintado – Drums
Jordan Meckley – Bass
EVERYTHING I WANT TO SAY
1. Life Vest
2. Born To Make A Sound
3. Tonight I’m Letting Go
4. Running Away
6. Skin And Bone
8. The Great Unknown
9. Love Me Or Leave Me
10. Let Me In Again
http://soundcloud.com/1888media/sets/the-material-everything-i-want-to-say (6 tracks from EIWTS)
EIWTS Track-By-Track commentary by Colleen D’Agostino http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjJzaOTJsXQ
“Making of EIWTS” (recording Drums) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL8QN2e8V6s
“Making of EIWTS” (with producer Kyle Black) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICJvRJCHX_I
“Life Vest” Lyric Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4cjvxydHuU
“Life Vest” Official Music Video http://youtu.be/8CRPnnSQCHE
“Life Vest” (Behind the Scenes) http://youtu.be/3v_tk-5VMUw