Southern California rockers, The Material have premiered the first song, “Life Vest” off their upcoming album, “Everything I Want To Say,” today on PureVolume.com. The album, produced by Kyle Black (Paramore, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low),will be released 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. Pre-order the album on iTunes.
About the new song, front woman, Colleen D’Agostino, says, “The song ‘Life Vest’, despite its moody undertones and rock chorus, is ultimately a love song. It was written last March when my Grandma passed away, following my parent’s recent divorce, and I felt like our family was falling apart. I didn’t want to leave my bed, I just wanted to block out the world. It’s a really personal song about overcoming loss with the support of your loved ones. I think the song does a good job of showing that out of weakness can come strength, out of loss you can find love and peace. I showed my lyrics to the band and the song took on many forms after that. I honestly didn’t even know if it would make the album, but I refused to let it go. I thought the song possessed a story that I needed to tell. We showed it to our producer (Kyle Black) and he understood what I was going for. In the end I think it ended up being everyone’s favorite song on the album, and now it’s the single!”
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), witha 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.
The Material Upcoming Shows:
3/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/13 – Bryan, TX @ The Grand Stafford
3/14 – Austin, TX – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Blind Pig Rooftop (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
4/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (21+)
4/13 – Upland, CA @ The Wire
4/21 – Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues