Mad Planet hail from California and do a kind of spaced out disco electronica on their new album “Ghost Notes.” The band is a trio, with a female bassist/vocalist, drums, electronica and a smattering of guitars; the tracks are mostly a kind of torch song from somewhere in an alternative cosmic past. The opening pair of tracks are so-so, but ‘Let It Begin’ is more striking, with breathy vocals and a sparse, yet exciting mix, which recalls the disco classics of Blondie more than anything else: an album highlight. ‘The Unknown’ features a particularly good vocal and a nice thrumming bass line before it goes into heavy sequencer and drum territory - a good cut. ‘Run To The Sea’ has an ‘eighties thing going on, not least in the guitar sound, but a good chorus, while ‘I Want You’ and ‘The Outlaw’ evoke Blondie, with the latter featuring a nice viola part from Danny Graziani. ‘Two Of Us’ is another album highlight - nice multitracked vocals, a tribal feel, quite a dark atmosphere. Album closer ‘Slowly I Turn’ is slow and spooky, with minimal instrumentation - a thought provoking closer. A very good album, this, with much to recommend it. Comparisons to Blondie aren’t far from the mark, there being a similarity in timbre and delivery between Debbie Harry’s voice and Cooper Gillespie. Recommended.
We just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know what we have been up to the last few months. We have been holed up in the Planetarium writing new space jams. We will be ready to share them with you shortly.
Our new album is out and the reviews are in! Download Ghost Notes here on Amazon!
The record release party at The Satellite on Tuesday night was a big success and I think everyone has finally recovered from the evening’s tomfoolery. Big thanks to Tic Tic Boom and Ballerina Black for playing some great rock and roll and promoting their butts off. Great job guys!
Next stop, tour! New music video coming soon…..
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This week was great for us as we finished shooting our music video for our new song “Inside Outburst.” It’s a roller-disco themed video complete with roller-girls and dance freaks.
We’d like to extend an enormous thank you to our friends at The Indie Work Force, who made this whole video a reality. They worked tirelessly on the concept until they got it right. Great job you guys! We’re looking forward to the finished product.
Watch this Video clip of Making Inside Outburst!
This Tuesday! Blast off with us to the Satellite in Silverlake as we celebrate the release of our new record “Ghost Notes.” It’s a free event. There will be free giveaways, suprises, and best of all great music. Tic Tic Boom! and Ballerina Black will be performing there as well.
See you all on Tuesday!
We are very happy to announce that our new album “Ghost Notes” will be released and available August 28th! It’s an amazing album and our best effort to date, produced by Ethan Allen (Tricky, The 88, Gram Rabbit). Our party for the record release will be held on the 28th at The Satellite in L.A. Suprises and some other great local bands will be playing as well. It’s a free event! Hope to see you all there.
We are also currently working on a new music video for one of the songs on the new record, “Inside Outburst.” Its a roller-disco themed video that takes place @ a roller rink. All of our Los Angeles fans and friends are invited to be in the video which will be shot on August 23rd at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, CA. Funky and freaky attire highly encouraged. If you are interested in participating, please email us at email@example.com with your skate/shoe size and any other friends you plan on bringing (their shoe size as well). This is going to be super fun! Hope you can make it.
Most of our West Coast tour dates are now confirmed and we’ll be hitting the road for a few weeks in Sept. to promote the record and to bring our music & antics to music fans up the coast! Spread the word and support Mad Planet.
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See you all soon!
Thursday August 23rd.
Inside Outburst music video shoot
5110 San Fernando Road
Glendale, Ca. 91204
September Tour Dates
Grant & Green Saloon
1371 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
933 Olive Street
Eugene, OR 97401
Bombs Away Cafe
2527 Northwest Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
412 Northwest 5th Avenue #100
Portland, OR 97209
609 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98109