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The Kinected / Press

“In almost every town, there is a music scene on some level. West Palm Beach has one, and there are some interesting bands and sounds coming out of our slice of paradise. I hosted the Palm Beach International Film Festival Gala at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa. That night was a very fun evening, and also the night I was able to really listen to a fine and musically talented band called The Kinected. After a very substantive conversation, we both promised to be in touch and we would see if there was a way to spotlight them on PalmBeachlwp.com. The moment has arrived and I have all that I need to get the word out about these guys, forget about the fact that I like them and that they are nice guys, they’ve got talent and the potential to blow up, they dipped their toe in the water with a release called “Hypnotize” from the album Evolution #9. It got play on Sirius XM satellite radio(it is sad when “local radio” is asleep at the wheel) and they got airplay inside a chain of sto”

“Well known in South Florida, Anthony’s band, The Kinected, experienced its first taste of national success with debut album Evolution #9, the success of which earned The Kinected spots on bills with the likes of Candlebox, Dashboard Confessional, O.A.R. and Daughtry.”

“Sometimes we get albums that are not as good as we had hoped and we struggle to write a review because we can’t find enough to write about, this is not the case. This is amazing, one of the best quality albums for an independent artist I’ve heard in a long time. Every song is incredibly catchy but not too much like everything else you hear on the radio from artists that have sold out. The guitar is incredibly clean and you can make out every note without having to think about it, every drum beat comes in so clear you don’t even have to listen, you can just feel it. The bass keeps the groove going and the vocals are just the cherry on top. This is one of those albums that has me wondering why it is The Kinected is not bigger. I would highly recommend keeping an eye on this band, they are bound to do something huge with their careers. They have this ability in their music to appeal to the masses who enjoy today’s music but at the same time give off this vibe of 80′s rock....”

“At first glance, it’s as if Peter Gabriel’s “Shock The Monkey” has been reborn in the 21st Century. Upon closer look however, you’ll see that the video for The Kinected’s “Hypnotize” is so much more (And with no monkeys to boot). They’re a little bit retro (Think INXS and Duran Duran) and a little bit modern (BLACK TAXI immediately comes to mind) with a whole lotta electro thrown in for good measure making for a killer combination. Vocalist/guitarist Alex Zapatier is a smooth operator behind the mic but it’s the collected charisma of The Kinected that takes “Hypnotize” to new levels.”

“Have you been Kinected yet? The 80′s not only had some great Rock and Roll but it also provided a time to enjoy New Wave and Modern Rock music. Well those times are long gone…. But guess what, there is a great new band out there called The Kinected that is bringing it all back to life, blended with their own unique sound that is taking the airwaves by storm. It is great feel good music that reminds me of the first time I heard Pet Shop Boys or Duran Duran. They have an amazing sound that is a fresh blend of rock, pop, funk and an electro edge. There first single “Hypnotize” from their new album titled Evolution #9 has been dominating airplay on XM Sirius Channel 3 “20 on 20″. It will have you moving and wanting more and more! The Kinected is Ron Anthony on vocals, Alex Zapatier on guitar, Mike B on bass and Marck Mangel on drums. I had the opportunity to interview vocalist Ron Anthony who has such a smooth voice on this album. Click the weblink for a bit of that interv”

“Floridian four piece band, The Kinected, strike gold with their debut album “Evolution #9”. With well executed guitar riffs and catchy dance style beats, it’s very hard to walk away from this album. I felt very nostalgic listening to “Evolution #9” reminding me of the early 90s rock i.e. DoubleDrive and Dinosaur Jr. While listening to The Kinected I realize that there are still bands out there who don’t saturate their music with tons of special effects, they just produce pure rock. “Evolution #9” is a perfect example of a hard working talented band who knew the sound that they wanted and stuck to it. I give this album an 9 out of 10 for their riffs and beats as well as their lyrics. I love bands that tell stories and not just repeat the same three words. You can check them out on Itunes and hear for yourself why The Kinected has taken over the southern Florida music scene and will soon be dominating across the nation. Aim for the world boys, you deserve it!”

“Their pop-rock-funk sound connects a lot of musical dots. In a phone interview with Ron, he listed funk, classic rock, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Depeche Mode and of course, The Beatles, as well as newer bands including The Killers and Neon Trees as influences. The songs themselves -- you can hear three from their album, Evolution #9 here -- were written mostly by Alex, but as Ron explained, "we've found a real musical kinship. They were produced in my home studio. The album is about a lot of things -- romance and love, but there are also some saracastic tracks and we hope that comes through. We think it's important to have a message." For them, that message is the idea of evolution. "I'm interested in reading and learning because once you stop evolving, that's it." ”

“THE KINECTED is an original four-piece band that blends together a unique mix of pop, rock, funk and electro to create songs that will get you on your feet and swaying your hips in no time. The band was recently placed on Clear Channel / iHeart Digital in HITS where they went to #1 for Top 20 On Demand after just one week. THE KINECTED has played with many popular artists including: Duran Duran, The Strokes, Gnarles Barkley, Daughtry, The All American Rejects, Journey, Bryan Adams, Foreigner, Candlebox, Switchfoot, Mat Kearney, VHS or Beta, Vertical Horizon, The Brazilian Girls and MGMT. At Sunfest 2011, the band won “Favorite Act”, beating out other artists like Cee Lo Green, MGMT, Jason Mraz, Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and more! Check it out:”

“Review Fix chats with Ron Anthony of The Kinected, who dishes out the details of their upcoming album, “Evolution #9.” Having toured with some of the biggest rock bands of this generation including, Duran Duran, The Strokes and The All American Rejects, they’re definitely a band on their way up.”

“The Kinected's debut record, Evolution #9, is a terrific mix of hard rock, pop, and a very healthy dose of funk. Evolution #9 immediately got my attention and the rest of the funk-dripping, hip-swaying tunes kept it for the remainder of the disc. This is a record that will get under your skin and force you to take notice and I guarantee it will have you up on your feet in no time at all. Crooning vocals, soaring guitar solos and catchy choruses make this one well worth a listen.”

“Today Alex Zapatier from The Kinected tells us about their song "Hypnotize," which is the first single from their debut album, "Evolution no. 9". Here is the story: I vividly remember the original inspiration for "Hypnotize." I was in a small club in Santa Monica, and the D.J. was spinning some incredible electro bass lines that had the whole club moving. By the time I hit the parking lot, I had the bass line for our new jam sung into my phone recorder app. Upon returning from L.A., we immediately started working on it. At first the chorus melody came and seemed to stick, however the lyrics initially made no sense. The track musically came together as we had a vision of something funky yet electro, but also could blow up in the chorus like Blur's, "Song 2." The musical hook at the beginning is a guitar/keyboard unison line that was written to capture the attention right off the bat; something like Slash's intro to "Sweet Child of Mine." Click link to read more ”

“The Kinected: Odd Name, But Some of the Best Original Music Around There aren’t a lot of bands that sound as good when I review the video as I remembered them live… Listening live I tend to miss the pitchy vocals, the missed riffs and dropped bass lines, which I catch later when I listen to the video. Not so with The Kinected. Not only do they have some of the catchiest hooks and melody lines in their original material, they nail the vocals, they nail the leads, and the arrangements and production are nearly flawless. But you can judge for yourself. Thursday at Clematis By Night they played to a great crowd in great weather. The video can speak for itself. Not that The Kinected doesn’t do covers; they do a great job on the covers they do, but their original material shines. Their website is as well produced as their music, and they have songs available on iTunes that I plan to download soon and hear… We look forward to hearing more from this up-and-coming band…”

“Today the speakers have been blasting a new favorite. Let’s meet The Kinected and their original music. A solid sound with some excellent guitar riffs in the music. You will hear hypnotic bass and some seriously good rhythm. The song lyrics are meaningful with timely hooks. In fact the vocals are very well executed through-out the entire song with interesting harmonies and melodies. The listener will find a nice build in the song’s energy that leaves you wanting more when it’s over. A suitable solution to that is to play it again. The mastering and quality of this LP is outstanding. Be on the lookout for this group in the headlines. They have what it takes to become legends. Find out their performance schedule to catch a live show or more information about the guys in the band on the webpage at http://www.thekinected.com.”

“The Kinected, from West Palm Beach, receive the honor of being Taking Your Pulse voters' favorite SunFest act in 2011. Before SunFest began, the buzz may have been about the national acts. But afterwards, there were a few local bands entering the conversation. And voters in our Taking Your Pulse poll took notice. Two local rock bands beat out all of the national acts in the race for favorite SunFest performer. The Kinected — a West Palm rock group led the way with 25.5 percent of the vote. They beat out such well-established musical acts as Jeff Beck (7.3 percent), Earth Wind and Fire (7.1 percent) and Styx (6.6 percent).”