New Driven Interviews Jimmy Allen From Puddle of Mudd and Against All Will

Jimmy Allen

Jimmy Allen

This week’s edition of New Driven EXCESS holds a special treat for those who love modern rock.  We share our recent conversation with Jimmy Allen.

Jimmy began his career with Puddle of Mudd.  He penned their biggest hits, including “Blurry” and “She Hates Me”.

Creative people must create and grow however, so Jimmy formed a new band about 5 years ago: Against All Will.

I must admit that although I liked Puddle of Mudd, I LOVE Against All Will.

Make sure to listen to our interview with Jimmy this week on the EXCESS Show.

You can also catch the conversation on this week’s edition of our YouTube playlist.  You’ll find three of Against All Wills’ music video’s there too.  Life IS Good.

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YUCA Releases Video For “Maybe We’ll Riot”

The long awaited video for YUCA’s new single, “Maybe We’ll Riot” just released!  The song is an epic shout out of the soul for freedom from the confines society places upon the individual.  If you’ve ever felt like you needed to break free and just be YOU, then “Maybe We’ll Riot” will be the battle cry of your inner being.

They actually filmed it with members of the RCMP, (that’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police for those who don’t know!).  The video shows Matt Borck, frontman for the band, handcuffed as he moves from police car to cell.  But then there’s a twist…

Click on the image below to watch this outstanding new video:

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CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH “MAYBE WE’LL RIOT” MUSIC VIDEO

 

Lyrics for MAYBE WE’LL RIOT:

We’re sick of dodging stones here 
And we’re sick of all the lies that have infested in our homes 
So much fire still flows through our veins
And us soldiers still have so much fight and power in our bones 

Yeah, we’ll light this place on fire
Yeah, we’ll fuel it with desire 

We’re sick of them degrading us
and you know, you know who you are
and we’re sick of all the bastards always
grinding us to the ground
if they’re not careful we will start a war
maybe we’ll riot for all the things we’re dreaming for
the things we’re dreaming for 

Yeah, we’ll light this place on fire
Yeah, we’ll fuel it with desire

Yeah, we’ll light this place on fire 

Yeah, we’ll light this place on fire
Yeah we’ll fuel it with desire

YouTube Playlist Week 7 April 2014

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This week’s New Driven YouTube playlist delivers an eclectic blend of some of independent music’s most outstanding badass artists.

We’ve got Bree‘s hit single, “I’m The Boss” which is a true story about a (3)Bree-some.  Cara Quici‘s new single, “Fight” is a remake of the Beastie Boys hit – the video features Dennis Rodman!

Also featured are:

The Well Reds

Rock Boulis

Love Darling

Bombay Scarlet

SplitTRACT

Sabino

YUCA

3 Years Hollow

86 To Nowhere

Brother and Bones

Lucas Jack

Raine Maida

 

BREE On Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll

About 2 1/2 years ago I got an email sending me the music of a new singer/songwriter on the Nashville scene. BREE was looking for airplay.  I listened to the single attached to the email and heard in this young woman’s voice that special “thing” that you either have or you don’t.  I wrote back, letting Bree and her team know that I’d be adding her music into rotation on New Driven.  That song was “Whisky” and it catapulted this budding star into a whole new level in the independent rock community.

CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO FOR "WHISKY" BY bree

CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO FOR “WHISKY” BY bree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bree has a unique story.  It would be a sad and devastating history if it weren’t for her resilient spirit.  Her dad is the leader of a cult in Oregon.  One of the cult’s tenets is the refusal of all medical intervention.  When Bree was about 5, her mom was sewing when she accidentally inhaled a pin that she was holding between her teeth.  Instead of rushing her to the hospital, Bree’s dad allowed his wife to die a slow and painful death over the course of numerous days.  Near the end of her struggle, Bree’s mom asked to be taken to the hospital but her husband refused and she died.

CLICK IMAGE TO HEAR BREE TELL ABOUT HOW HER FATHER ALLOWED HER MOM TO DIE AND WHAT HE ASKED HER PRIOR TO HER PASSING.

CLICK IMAGE TO HEAR BREE TELL ABOUT HOW HER FATHER ALLOWED HER MOM TO DIE AND WHAT HE ASKED HER PRIOR TO HER PASSING.

Within weeks, Bree had a new, 22-year old mother.  Life was difficult and often brutal as the new step-mom wasn’t fond of the children born from her husband’s first wife.  By the time Bree was a teen, she had discovered boys and reveled in rock music.  This was not to be tolerated in the daughter of a cult leader so Bree was thrown to the street.  It’s hard to imagine what those early days on her own must have been like.  Bree had been home-schooled all her life.  Suddenly she was thrust into a world that was completely foreign to her.  Those were dark days, often filled with drug and alcohol abuse.  But within her heart, Bree had a will to survive and she began to turn things around.

Without a doubt, music was salvation for this darling of the rock world.  Bree made her way to Nashville and immediately began making waves.  The dark days are behind her and her future is bright.  She released her new album, Bree: All American Girl to critical acclaim in 2013.

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The music video for I’m The Boss released on November 20, 2013 and already has over 250,000 YouTube views.  That song was written while in a rage over a woman hitting on Bree’s man at a club.  Bree’s answer to the situation? A Bree-some.  Yup, it’s what it sounds like.  A Bree-some is a three-some – – – with Bree.

You can watch the music video by clicking the image below:

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You can hear Bree tell the story in her own words by clicking the image below:

 

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Click image to hear Bree talk about “I’m The Boss”

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During our conversation, Bree expressed strong feelings about the issue of Marijuana legalization in the United States.  It’s a given that the majority of people realize that a plant that grows naturally, is dried and then consumed by smoking, eating or drinking a tea is not equal to a chemical substance created in a laboratory.  Bree expresses her thoughts on personal freedom and why the “weed” issue is a non-issue in the segment below.  Click on the image to hear what Bree has to say.

Click the image to listen to our conversation with Bree about personal freedom and why choice is a good thing.

Click the image to listen to our conversation with Bree about personal freedom and why choice is a good thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can follow Bree on her Instagram page by clicking the image below.

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Maybe We’ll Riot: YUCA Tells All

"Maybe We'll Riot" video shoot ends with visit from Canadian police.

“Maybe We’ll Riot” video shoot ends with visit from Canadian police.

 

There’s always something new going on with fast-rising indie bands.  They’re the busiest people on earth.  So, it should come as no surprise that successful active rock band, YUCA, released another killer single on March 24th: “Maybe We’ll Riot”.

Over the past week, Matt, Andy and Dave have been busy in production for the corresponding music video.  Ironic, given the name of the song, that the police showed up and showed some muscle!  Okay, maybe it was all fun and games but the point of the song – and the video – is taking back the reigns of your own life – being the YOU that you really are.  YUCA celebrates individuality and breaking away from everything that keeps you from being real.

We spoke with Matt Borck, lead singer about the details.  His take on things is always profound and insightful.  He also shared some juicy information about the band, new tours and where inspiration comes from.

We’ll bring you the video soon as it drops.  In the meantime, enjoy their killer video for “I’m Alive She Said”.  Shot in Tokyo while on tour in Japan, this video takes in the nightlife of this beautiful and exotic city.  Make sure to watch the faces of the people in the crowd.  They didn’t expect to be a part of a music video!

 

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Click the image below for the 20 minute interview that gives details and dishes on the video shoot, band life, 2014 tours and more!

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New Driven EXCESS YouTube Play List Week 31 March 2014

This week is packed with all kinds of sweet stuff. The music is solid throughout the two hour show. The video’s are compelling. Make sure to tune in to the radio show version of this playlist – it can be heard all week in syndication: http://bit.ly/YmTXFo  See It.  Hear It.  Live It.

It’s all here, soft rock, acoustic, folk rock, alt rock, hard rock, stadium rock – you name it.  Best of the best.

Our featured interview this week is with Matt Borck, lead singer of Canadian band, YUCA.

Bands are listed in order of appearance below.

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Artists appear on play list in same order in which they are featured on the New Driven EXCESS radio show:

Tom Moon

Water Liars

The Young Romans

Black Water Greed

The Vietnams

Naked Walrus

The Venetian

You vs. Me

Young Summer

YUCA

The Vantage

Last Bullet

Stitched Up Heart

Hot Apostles

Before The Curtain

Static People

Nate Currin

Swear and Shake

Memoir

Katherine Gazda

Jake Evans

Jesse Thomas