South California rockers, The Material will be heading over to Austin for this year’s SXSW festival! The band recently 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.
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.
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3/7 – Upland, CA @ The Wire
3/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Salt Haus
3/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Black Water
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)
3/14 – Austin, TX – Red Gorilla Showcase @ Thirsty Nickle
3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
4/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (21+)
4/13 – Upland, CA @ The Wire
WHO: THE MATERIAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 14th | 4:40 PM | FREE
WHERE: BLIND PIG ROOFTOP | 317 E. 6th St. | AUSTIN, TX
WHO: THE MATERIAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 14th | 10PM | FREE
WHERE: THIRSTY NICKEL | 325 E. 6th St. | AUSTIN, TX