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Indie Band The Gallery Releasing New Album February 22

Massachusetts indie-folk rock band, The Gallery, will be releasing their new EP, Come Alive, on February 22 produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Augustana, Hot Hot Heat) at Hollywood’s Swing House Studios.

The independent band’s hook-laden rock songs combine a mix of mainstream appeal and professionalism with indie credibility and likeability. Their brand of guitar-driven, southern-infused pop rock blurs the lines between authenticity and commerciality, producing songs that are refined and disarmingly catchy.

The foursome, Brendan Cooney (lead vocals/guitar), Ryan Cooney (drums), Dave Mozdzanowski (bass/bg vocals) and Shea Brennan (lead guitar) have maintained their hometown fan base in New England, while building a similar following in Southern Florida, where they resided for three years.

Independent Band Unwritten Law Announce Australian Tour Dates

Southern California quartet, Unwritten Law, have announced Australian performance dates. The band is scheduled to play 4 dates in March in the land of Oz. The indie band hasn’t toured Australia since 2008.

UL will offer unreleased single, “Starships,” off of Swan as a free download with every ticket purchase, so Aussie fans will be the first to hear the band’s evolved sound. The offer is only available for tickets purchased in January.

The indie band is currently working on their sixth distorted album already named Swan. There are rumors that the album will be released before the band travels to Australia, so expect it to be out sometime in March.

Introducing Indie Band Oedipus From Los Angeles

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Oedipus is an alternative/progressive rock power trio who has been topping the Polish Modern Rock charts for over seven months and counting. Their hit singles, “Tres Las” and “Burn It Down”, released as a digital singles in the States back in June 2010, will have you dancing your way into 2011.

With reminiscence of the rock-like melodies of Muse and 311, this is something you don’t want to miss out on.

A three piece making more noise then a three piece rightly should, [Oedipus] manage the type of grandiose, over-sexed, balls out, guitar rock that are both melodic and epic. – ScenePointBlank.com

New The After Party Album Available in Spring 2011

The modern day pop quartet known as The After Party will be releasing their highly anticipated self-titled EP in Spring 2011 featuring songs “Don’t Wanna Be” and “Secret Lover.”

The After Party’s self-titled EP was recorded with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Cartel).

In November 2009, the independent band released their debut EP, All The Wrong Places, produced by Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, The Ready Set, Romance On A Rocketship).

Indie Duo Night Surgeon Announce Release Date for “Day for Night”

Indie artists Night Surgeon gear up to release their debut album. The album is entitled Day for Night and will be released on Feb. 15, 2011 via Too Dark Records.

Day for Night was recorded in Portland at the Map Room Studio and was produced and mixed by Gabriel Espinosa (Blondie, Fischerspooner, Mobile). Artwork for the album was penned by British pop-propaganda artist Aidan “BRUTE!” Hughes, most commonly known for his work with industrial act KMFDM.

GigHive’s Independent Artist Website Initiative

Ready to take the next step

At GigHive, our purpose has always been to build a network to showcase Independent artists of all types. We first went online December 7, 2007 and during that time we have altered our course somewhat, as we strived to fine tune our vision. But our goals have always remained the same.

On December 7, 2010 we at GigHive are launching a new artist website initiative that will be our number one priority as we go forward to 2011 and beyond.

gighive's independent artists website initiative

A little background

Over the past 5 years, we have witnessed explosive growth to sites such as Twitter, Facebook and the once formidable Myspace communities. But the growth of these social communities have come at a huge price as more and more artists have abandoned their own artist websites or decided to forgo the expense of owning a website entirely, opting to sign up for a free alternative instead.

At GigHive, we understand the important roles these sites play in creating a launching platform for new, emerging and established independent artists, but at the same time realize they should have never been used as a substitute. Every time we as individuals follow the leader, the consequence of these actions will be a narrowing of our choices. When we do decide to narrow the field to one, then we will have no choice.

Guitar Center’s Sessions Features British Indie Rock Legends The Cult

Guitar Center announced a new episode of Guitar Center Sessions featuring legendary post-punk British rockers The Cult. Set to premiere Saturday, December 4 at 9 p.m. ET, the episode includes intimate and revealing interviews with the band and performances of iconic songs including “Sweet Soul Sister”, “Rain”, “Rise”, “Wildflowers” and the new single “Embers”, among others.

Indie Band Gold Motel Releases a Trifecta of Music for Fans

Gold Motel has released their debut album Summer House physically on Good As Gold Records. The indie band is also releasing a special digital edition of their debut album which includes 4 bonus tracks and released their debut 7″ Talking Fiction, which includes two brand new tracks – “Cold Shoulders” and “Slow Emergency.”

In addition to releasing a collection of new music, Gold Motel is launching a Talking Fiction remix contest on December 6 as a unique treat for fans with Indaba Music. The finalists will be voted on by the public, with the final winner being chosen by the band. The winner will receive gear from Vox, a Talking Fiction prize pack from the band and additional prizes to be announced!  More details on the remix contest to come.