Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Echo Arcadia Releases New Album

Echo Arcadia releases their new album "Beauty In An Average Life." Echo Arcadia make sweet music out of Edinburgh, Scotland. Their unusual mix of gritty rock back beats, grumbling guitars and catchy pop melodies have gained them a growing fan base. The seven members' eclectic influences marry to create a fresh alternative to the usual indie-pop/rock fare. 

Spectra is looking forward to the band breaking into the U.S. and the U.K. and feels the band will be very well received and become a fan favorite. The lineup is deafening: four vocals, two guitars, bass, drums, piano, trumpet and violin, yet the reality is altogether different. Each Arcadian takes their place, and bides their time, waiting for one perfect moment to speak.

"Beauty in an Average Life" is an album borne of introspection, though it’s not always easy to spot. Veiled behind fistfuls of violin, bursts of trumpet and soaring fourpart harmonies, the unassuming lyrics tell a different story.

 In short, the industry will soon find that Echo Arcadia is one of Scotland's best kept secrets. The new album "Beauty In An Average Life" is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Best Buy, FYE, Target and more.

For more information, please contact: info@spectramusicgroup.com

Skittish "The Five Stages" EP

Based on the psychological concept of the 5 Stages of Grief that people go through when experiencing massive changes in their lives, each song represents a different stage, a different voice, the different personalities we all have when the flood of chemicals in our brain tilt us one way or another. Entirely written and recorded by Noller, it dances the listener from denial to acceptance in 25 minutes.          

The sound of the album seems to conjure Trent Reznor and Conor Oberst meeting in a support group, building a time machine, and heading back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to make a record in an old factory. 

This sound has been cultivated over the 8 years of Skittish, and can most easily be described as ‘folk-rock… with thorns.’ “The Five Stages EP” is the critically lauded next step for Skittish. Newly signed with Spectra Records, Noller has gathered another gaggle of the best and brightest musicians Minnesota has to offer, ready to bring “The Five Stages EP” to life; and Skittish out of the dark basement. The gut busting rhythm section and confessional lyrics will be there as well.

The new EP is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and major retail outlets such as Best Buy, FYE, Target and more. For more information, please contact: info@spectramusicgroup.com

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mattew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary

Actor and filmmaker Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) is thrilled to announce the soon to be released Full Metal Jacket Diary audiobook through the Spectra Music Group, which is based on his award-winning 2005 limited edition book of the same name and his FMJ Diary App for iPad which is available now in the App Store. 

Fans of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick will be taken on a rare, behind-the-scenes journey through the making of the 1987 Vietnam War masterpiece, Full Metal Jacket. 

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film this past summer, Modine's diary chronicles the nearly two years it took to complete the film and features hundreds of stunning behind-the-scenes photographs taken by him on location. The audiobook is a 4 hour journey told by Award Winning Actor Matthew Modine. Soon fans will be able to pre-order the audiobook which will include a signed photograph of Matthew Modine along with a collectors booklet as part of this 4 disc set.

For more information, please contact: info@spectramusicgroup.com