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IDEAMEN / Bio

January 6th, 2014

Chicago based Alternative Rock band “Ideamen” are releasing a new album Tuesday, February 4th 2014 entitled “Schemata” on Rotten Records. This is the bands second full length release under the Los Angeles label and it comes after a 3 year period of touring, 2 years of recording, a summers worth of remixing an otherwise finished album and a 6 month label push back.

The band refines their brand of Experimental Alt Metal meets Pop & Progressive Rock. Each song has its own identity with lead vocalist Dave Solar taking turns w/ keyboardist Tim Swanson as each songs’ lead voice. The vocal approach on “Schemata” is nearly a complete 180 from the bands objective in their 2009 debut album “May You Live In Interesting Times” where most of the songs were entirely harmonized by 3 singers.

While all 12 tracks have the bands signature “formula”, there are some very experimental moments new to Ideamen musically. There are also more than a few songs seemingly crafted for radio. Two videos have been filmed and will be released in January 2014.

The Schemata CD Release Show is Friday, January 31st at Beat Kitchen in Chicago’s Roscoe Village Neighborhood. On the bill is a lineup of bands representing Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland. Purchase the “Schemata” CD, discounted tickets to the release show at Beat Kitchen, other merchandise & Ideamen’s back catalog at http://www.iloveideamen.com .

“Schemata” track listing:

01) Prologue
02) Red In The Sky
03) Momenta
04) Running Home
05) Bad Apple
06) Two Complaints
07) Off Is A Crime
08) Brainchild
09) Downtown Crier
10) This Dog Just Rolled Over & Died
11) Through The Sunrise
12) Dead Utopia

Label - rottenrecords.com/artist/ideamen
Official - iloveideamen.com
EPK - sonicbids.com/ideamen
Social - facebook.com/iloveideamen
Social - twitter.com/ideamen
Booking - theshellagency.com
Press - hip.productions@gmail.com

Description
Indie / Alt Rock / Experimental / Progressive / Pop

Ideamen is DIY; pressing their own merch, acting as their own publicists & recording / mixing their own music & handling their own van repair. Ideamen is currently recording their second full length release, due in Spring of 2013 - under the Rotten Records label, an indie out of Los Angeles, CA.

Ideamen's mission is to give their audience far more than the typical rock show. Ideamen transcends the status quo as they expend every bit of their energy on the stage. The show almost always includes a barrage of balloons & strange mash-ups of cover songs ranging from The Beatles, Radiohead, Mr. Bungle, Pantera & Tori Amos. People seem to love losing themselves in the moment of watching the band perform.

Ideamen are preparing to release their 2nd full length album entitled "Schemata" on Rotten Records Be sure to follow the band on Facebook & Twitter.

Label - rottenrecords.com/artist/ideamen
Official - iloveideamen.com
EPK - sonicbids.com/ideamen
Social - facebook.com/iloveideamen
Social - twitter.com/ideamen
Booking - theshellagency.com
Press - hip.productions@gmail.com
Description
Alt Rock / Progressive Rock

Band Interests
Bending minds like spoons. With their minds.

General Info

Band Members
Dave Solar, Tim Swanson, Mark Vasquez, Phil Goodrich, Greg Millikan, Phil Miller
Artist Name
IDEAMEN
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/ideamen
Active Since
01/06
Genres
Alternative / Progressive Rock / Alt Metal

Contact Info

Location
Chicago, IL
Manager
Dutchess King ~ hip.productions@gmail.com

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