“Our 2016 New England Music Awards nomination for ‘Best In State’ for Maine. We did not take home the award but it was an honor just being nominated/recognized for all the hard work.”
"Fans will hear more songs shaped by lyrics that capture the human experience plainly and sincerely, and music that punctuates emotion with every guitar and mandolin riff and driven by amazing percussion work. Musician-songwriter Chris Muccino and musician-singer-songwriter Matt Sampson are the soul of Endless Interstate. As a collaborating team they are well-suited; each complements the other naturally, kind of like they were destined to meet and make music together".
““New Fire” is a front-to-back beautiful, melodic and emotional experience – but mostly it’s a musical experience. There are varied, musically interesting songs, some of which happen to be gut-wrenchingly gorgeous. The truths contained within the lyrics are timeless, while the emotion within Matthias Sampson’s singing is heartfelt.”
“The boys of Endless Interstate have a new album on the horizon entitled New Fire. Indie Band Guru was able to get an advanced listen to some of the tracks. From the full acoustic soundscape of “One Time Around” you know they are on a higher level. The instruments blend together seamlessly to create a welcoming yet energetic sound that Matthias pours over with his emotion filled vocals. On “What I Recall” guitarist Christian shows his skills right in the opening intro. The production is top notch to not let anyone step on any toes and let the full sound of each member shine through. There is a country influence heard on “Wishes And Dreams” with the slide guitar and mellow feel slowing down the song and the storytelling lyrics leading the way. The listener will find himself wrapped up in this one. The title track “New Fire” is the most rocking track that we heard with a slightly progressive tone making for a very interesting listen.”
“With experimental music leading a good majority of the industry, it’s refreshing to get back to where it at all started. Endless Interstate clearly agrees, as their music modernizes rock and invigorates alternative with grasping lyricism and instrumental complexity. Their new album, “New Fire,” ties intricate finger work straight to your heart. This album encompasses the journey of human experience and sends me back to a time where music meant more than a good night out. In fact, I’m sure you’ll find at least three songs that you immediately fall in love with. “One Time Around,” sent me back to the confusion of youth. The crave for experience, the open road, and importance of finding yourself somewhere on the highway. You may even say you find your ‘Wishes and Dreams,’ out there. Altogether, Endless Interstate’s album ‘New Fire,” is one you won’t want to miss out on. You aren’t going to find music that’s put together better.”
"Every once in a long while, music reminds us of our past and offers a glimpse into the future. The newly released ten-track album by “Endless Interstate” may do just that..." "While “Roadsigns” may seem like a debut album, it represents more than 20 years of creative musical collaboration." "Muccino said he and Sampson, the core songwriters for Endless Interstate, wanted to keep the music simple. They steered away from more complex, guitar solos to create music that blended country, folk and modern rock sounds."
"Two decades worth of music collaboration has created a sound and unity that is time honed with the patina of experience"
"I have to tell you it's one of the best things I've heard in a while. I'm really enjoying it. It really is great...soulful, emotional, well written and produced. It has a great Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog feel to it. Haven't taken it out of my cd player since I put it in."
“Although Endless Interstate is a relatively new project for Matthias Sampson and Christian Muccino, the pair has been collaborating together for two decades, most notably as part of the band Liquid Daydream, who had five releases between 1991 and 2003. The self-titled album Endless Interstate is the duo’s sixth release, though it is the debut album for this project. Complimenting each other perfectly, Matt and Chris, who each enjoy a plethora of responsibilities within Endless Interstate, have created an elegant spectrum of music with deeply thought-provoking lyrics that will touch places deep within the human heart. Graceful guitar work is prominent throughout and there is excellent vocal harmonizing in nearly every track. Bongos, congas and other assorted instruments give this album a refreshing and invigorating feel...............................(for full review click web link below)”