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In a world where the music that moves us is so often defined by it’s genre or label, The Material represent art that is thoughtful, powerful, organic and inspiring. The 5-member, Southern California band make compelling music that mirrors their individual life experiences and the real world around them. Soulful and raspy, female lead, Colleen D’Agostino, delivers powerhouse vocals over precision drumming, melodic guitar riffs and driving bass lines – creating an undeniable connection between their music and their audience. It’s no surprise that connectivity is at the core of the group’s collective mantra, “To Life” which is inked in each members skin.
With an organic and authentic approach to making music, The Material have accomplished what few other bands have successfully achieved – individual and career growth that is both cohesive and continuous.
The band’s growing fan base has risen with every mile added to their tour van’s odometer. From owning a spot in Purevolume’s Top 20 Unsigned Bands, to headlining the PictureHealing Winter Tour, to the Motel 6 “Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour,” a spot on Vans Warped Tour and three featured performances at South By Southwest – The Material have truly shined in the spotlight. Their electrifying live performances and passion-filled music has made significant impacts on tastemakers and media outlets everywhere. Revered by MF Magazine as, “smashing,” and highlighted by Alternative Press, Music Connection, Beatweek Magazine, Black Velvet Magazine, Substream Music Press and MTV; the band is without question profoundly influencing true music enthusiasts.
With their fourth independent release in 2013 the scope of the band’s musical reach is wider than ever – highlighted by over 300,000 purchased downloads and an extensive catalog of song placements. To date The Material have been heard on everything from the Rock Band video game to television features on WB’s Sorority Forever and MTV’s The Hills, along with the theme song for MTV Australia’s Freshwater Blue.
Still, commercial success does not impact the integrity and spirit of The Material. Forever genuine, the band remains grounded in their commitment to their fans and their music – with heartfelt, positive messages to encourage audiences everywhere to keep believing and keep on breathing.