Posts Tagged ‘The Federal Empire’

November 29, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.24.2017 – 11.28.2017

Featured Music – November 24-28, 2017
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November 25, 2017

There’s no swaying our high esteem for fast rising alt/electro band The Federal Empire, nor any chance of diminishing our infatuation for songs off the Southern California band’s first EP together, The American Dream. But there’s also no denying that The Federal Empire’s new single, Glory Days, is their most monumental offering to date. Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) and McKay Stevens light us up with a defiant beast of an alt rock song in Glory Days, rife with thundering percussion and roaring guitars. It’s no wonder this battle ready anthem was featured on the series premiere of the show Valor on the CW. It’s a gritty blistering spectacular, an infectious and vehement call to arms that will leave you inspired and invigorated, ready to take on the world. The Federal Empire’s tour with Deorro will bring them to the Warfield in San Francisco on December 1st. Find out more about the tour, here. Glory Days can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

November 15, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 11.10.2017 – 11.14.2017 

Featured Music – November 10-14, 2017
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November 11, 2017

Perfect Strangers was one of my family’s favorite comedy television shows when I was growing up. Now, it’s also one of my favorite new indie dance song! Los Angeles based alt project The Federal Empire returns with high energy flair on the ebullient song, just befopre they’re they join Deorro on his “Existence” Bus Tour. It seems rather fitting that they’d release such a high flying, lofty bouncing alt dance and electro offering. Chad Wolf (of multi-platinum selling Carolina Liar) and McKay Stevens (Grammy nominated songwriter) continue to dazzle with their versatility in the indie/alt scene with their music. Never have they been as dance-y than on Perfect Strangers, a wildly infectious, kinetic moving extravaganza. The Federal Empire says: 

“The new single ‘Perfect Strangers’ deals with the progression of dating someone and then becoming perfect strangers. It juxtaposes the closeness you have with the individual at one point in time to the space that opens up between individuals when they start drifting.” Revisit the band’s excellent EP, The American Dream, here. For their tour schedule with Deorro, visit their website, here.

September 14, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.08.2017 – 09.13.2017

Featured Music – September 8 – 13, 2017
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September 9, 2017

My heart rate rises in endless excitement every time new The Federal Empire surfaces. We’ve been eagerly watching the Los Angeles based alt pop project’s steady ascent in the scene. The band, in case you need a refresher, consists of Chad Wolf, well known for his roll in Carolina Liar, and Grammy nominated songwriter McKay Stevens. Their debut EP, The American Dream, was well received as we previously projected. The Federal Empire doesn’t miss a beat as they enthrall their growing mass of fans with a new earthy pastoral, propulsive stomping alt rock anthem named You and Drugs. It’s earnest, bright eyed, and windswept, yet wildly exhilarating and vastly sprawling. If The Federal Empire is a music drug, then call me addicted. You can stream The Federal Empire’s debut EP, The American Dream, here, on Soundcloud.

June 17, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.14.2017 – 06.15.2017

Featured Music (excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud) – June 14-15, 2017

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June 15, 2017

Los Angeles based alt pop project The Federal Empire made major waves in the scene when they released their debut EP The American Dream last fall, a record whose sweeping songs we had zealously shared, one after another, prior to the EP’s arrival. After touring extensively across North America, the band is back with a fresh new tune to cement the impression they’ve made. Lead singer Chad Wolf, well known as platinum selling Carolina Liar, and Grammy award nominated songwriter McKay Stevens, reunite to serve up a folksy stomping rallying cry of an anthem in What Are We Fighting For.  Its widescreen magnificence is fit for stadiums and arenas, but the song also relays a message that many might find personal, particularly in this day and age. 

What Are We Fighting For poses some possible answers to its title that are more than relevant, including money, religion, and power. The Federal Empire explores the negative impact of war with lyrics like “an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind”, but they also tell a story of those affected by war. “There have been so many terror attacks and wars around the world and we are fighting for peace and hope through music that can bring Unity and Love. The One Love Manchester concert on Sunday was a perfect example.

Chad and McKay sing with gang vocals in the chorus of the song to express unity and the belief that music can break down barriers and bring people together better than anything else. The goal is to share the anthem and have thousands singing along with them at live festivals this summer.“ Grab your copy of What Are We Fighting For from iTunes, here, and join in on its unifying chorus, as I have.

November 2, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.31.2016

Featured music – October 31st, 2016

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November 1, 2016

I’ve been heaping loads of praise on rising indie trio The Federal Empire, and for good reason too, as you should know if you’ve been following along with us lately. The Los Angeles based band first hooked us in over a month ago with their whimsically infectious debut I Never Liked Your Friends. Since then, they’ve gone on to release an excellent EP entitled The American Dream on top of collaborating with Martin Garrix on the producer’s latest dance hit, an uplifting and inspiring song named Hold On & Believe. We now visit the very first track off The Federal Empire’s four song debut EP. Just like everything else we’ve fallen for from this band, Never Saw It Coming is earthy endearing and an animated foot stomper. Its folksy indie rock and heartfelt alt pop boasts sweeping synth laced hooks and an overall rustic charm. Never Saw It Coming is large yet intimate, melodic and brisk, the perfect way to launch ourselves fully into The Federal Empire’s The American Dream EP, which can be streamed on Soundcloud and purchased from iTunes. There’s no claiming we “never saw it coming” when The Federal Empire’s buzz rises exponentially.