Artist Spotlight: New Madrid
Take a break from the warmth with a refreshing dose of Artist Spotlight, brought to us by the fine folks out of Athens, GA known as New Madrid. The band consists of Phil McGill on guitar and lead vocals, Graham Powers on guitar and vocals, Ben Hackett on bass and vocals, and Alex Woolley on drums and vocals. The band has a serene, ethereal calmness to it with a strong emphasis being put on the vocals that are being provided at times by everyone in the group who all get their chance to lend their talents to such a diverse and cutting edge blend of music that is hard to pin down genre wise. One thing that drew me to these guys was their free wheeling and laid back personalities that hearken back to the late 60's-early 70's era where music had no boundaries and artists were free to dabble in experimentation and let the songs communicate with the people. These guys definitely have a certain likability to them, and their music is fantastic when you really get down to the nitty gritty of it and showcases their true colors as human beings as well. Some songs you'll enjoy from them include "Magnetoception" and "Country Moon Pt. 1".
For more info on the boys in New Madrid, give them a well deserved 'Like' on Facebook right over here where the guys are sure to be waiting for you with open arms. The guys are on Twitter as well from this locale here and see when they may be coming up to Boston again sometime in the near future. Their official website over here has more in depth info regarding their tunes, and check out their latest album titled "Sunswimmer", now available for download on iTunes conveniently located right here.