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Mad Painter Unleashes Nostalgic Rock Anthem “Empty Bottles”
Osafo Daniel
JULY 12, 2024

US-based six-piece band Mad Painter has captivated audiences with their latest single, “Empty Bottles.” Following the success of their well-received album “Splashed,” the band breathes new life into the sounds of the past, delivering a track that resonates with both familiarity and innovation.

“Empty Bottles” is a testament to Mad Painter’s ability to create a kaleidoscopic tune that captures the exuberant live sound the band is known for. Penned in early 2022, the song quickly became an audience favorite at live shows before its official release as a single, showcasing the band’s ability to connect with their fans through their electrifying performances.

Produced in collaboration with Thomas Hamilton, “Empty Bottles” exudes an infectious, toe-tapping, hard-hitting energy that invites listeners to embrace a “party time” vibe. Al Hendry’s pounding drums, Kenne Highland’s bold bass, and Al Nahabedian’s guitar, accompanied by Gitlin’s keyboards, create a dynamic and vibrant sonic landscape. The track crescendos into a soaring guitar solo, adding an enchantingly rugged flair, while Gitlin’s rich vocals, complemented by Julie Gee and Sharon Crumrine’s silky backing, add intricate profoundness to the already complex and kaleidoscopic tune.

Alex Gitlin, the band’s singer, keyboard player, and songwriter, shared insights into the inspiration behind “Empty Bottles,” stating, “It’s the party atmosphere, so prevalent in the first half of the 1970s…but so sorely lacking today. We wanted to preserve and convey it. But the lyrics tell a bittersweet tale; if you listen closely, you’ll know it’s about the isolation and the lockdowns of 2020… People scared of each other, standing close seemed a threat? It wasn’t that long ago… This song delivers hope to all those who want to persevere in the face of adversity.”

Mad Painter’s commitment to preserving the essence of classic rock while infusing it with contemporary influences has garnered them a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim. With “Empty Bottles,” the band continues to push boundaries and deliver music that resonates with audiences on a profound level.

https://rotatemagazine.com/mad-painter-unleashes-nostalgic-rock-anthem-empty-bottles/

Hit Harmony Haven on Empty Bottles

Mad Painter's 'Empty Bottles': A Timeless Rock Anthem for Modern Times"

Mad Painter, hailing from the vibrant music scene of Boston, brings forth their latest single "Empty Bottles," showcasing their knack for blending 70s rock with modern sensibilities. Led by Alex Gitlin on keyboards and vocals, the band features Al Nahabedian on guitar, Kenne Highland on bass, and Al Hendry on drums, with backing vocals provided by Julie Gee and Sharon Crumrine. This ensemble of seasoned musicians brings a wealth of experience and creativity to their sound.

Formed in Arlington, MA, Mad Painter found their musical synergy while practicing on the second floor of the Regent Theatre building. Influenced by a rich tapestry of 1970s rock'n'roll, their music resonates with elements ranging from garage and proto-punk to early heavy metal and psychedelic rock, infused with the glamour of British glam rock icons from that era.

"Empty Bottles" emerges as a standout in Mad Painter's discography, following the success of their sophomore album, Splashed. Originally unveiled at the Winter Tanglefest and subsequently featured on WaveRadio, the track has garnered attention for its dynamic blend of introspective lyrics and infectious rock energy. The song reflects on the challenges of isolation during the global lockdowns of 2020, resonating with listeners through its uplifting message of resilience.

Driven by a vibrant synth melody that opens the track, "Empty Bottles" evolves into a tapestry of gritty guitar riffs layered over shuffling drums, creating a pulsating sonic landscape. Alex Gitlin’s vocals soar above the arrangement, infusing the song with a heartfelt narrative that captures the zeitgeist of uncertain times. The synergy between the Hammond organ and the crunchy guitars adds depth to the composition, culminating in a bluesy rock anthem that is both timeless and contemporary.

With "Empty Bottles," Mad Painter continues to showcase their prowess as both songwriters and performers. The track exemplifies their ability to craft memorable hooks and deliver electrifying musical experiences that resonate with a diverse audience. As they carve their path in the Boston music scene and beyond, Mad Painter proves once again why they are a band to watch, blending nostalgia with innovation to create music that is as compelling as it is timeless.

https://www.hitharmonyhaven.com/post/mad-painter-s-empty-bottles-a-timeless-rock-anthem-for-modern-times

Daniel Records on Empty Bottles 

Immerse yourself in the magic of "MAD PAINTER" and its haunting melody "Empty Bottles" that will arrow your heart. 

Between raw and authentic rock, "Empty Bottles" transforms into a song that seduces us evolutionarily through deep electric guitars and a drum set that sets the striking rhythm that playfully complements itself with the other elements to fill us with exciting nuances. Its metaphor of empty bottles symbolizes an emotional void left by past experiences, marking the life of the protagonist, through mental landscapes, this song transmits an ambivalent sensation of longing and melancholy that directs us to connect with our own experiences of redemption and loss. . It is important to highlight the moving interpretation that conveys fragility and adds a layer of depth to the musical harmony that is affectively integrated with the choirs, providing a contrast that enriches its musical texture.

This is how this song becomes the ideal testimony of the creativity and talent that "MAD PAINTER" has in its music. To us it seemed like a perfect piece of music to enjoy at full volume, samples you drive and feel the air of speed hit your face, that is why we invite you not to miss the explosion of its rhythm at minute 3:12, because we are sure that it will also captivate you with its authenticity. Don't be left behind and run to Play!

https://www.danelrecords.com/2024/07/mad-painter-empty-bottles.html?m=1

Headbangersnews Brazil on Empty Bottles

The band Mad Painter has been increasingly making its mark on the rock scene with very successful releases that have been praised by the specialized media. After the release of their last album ‘Splashed’ in 2023, the band returned this year with the single “Empty Bottles” - the first single from their upcoming album.

The song is a fervent and expressive fusion, a conceptual satisfaction of an eclectic mix of ideas, which bring the oldschool sound of classic rock and the energy of psychedelic rock, proving that the band knew how to use all its influences and mix them in a peculiar way to create its own identity in the music scene.

“Empty Bottles” is a sentimental and dreamy hit. There are several elements in the song that remind us of the nostalgic vibe of The Beatles, an exuberance of Elton John but with the unusual touch of Deep Purple and YES, making the whole work wonderful, from the extravagant visuals to the unique sound.

The song begins with classic psychedelic piano lines, which are enchanting from the beginning, in harmony with the emotional and powerful vocals, giving space for the instruments to arrive in chord progression. The vocals sing encouraging and intoxicating rhymes, leading the song and making us dance. This song is very commercial and perfect for radio, bringing classic rock from the 70s, with a melody that goes from old school to contemporary, and it sticks in the mind and makes the listener addicted to the song.

“Empty Bottles” is the culmination of Mad Painter's hard-hitting songwriting, ripe with his trademark layered rock guitars, signature keyboards, and heartfelt lyricism. Through music, he shares his stories in a charming and comfortable way. The single keeps the tempo going, taking the listener on an unforgettable sonic journey, highlighting the way the artist mixed styles in a peculiar way to create a timeless hit perfect for fans of the style, speaking directly with his instrumental and with the listener, conveying diverse feelings in a satisfying way.

https://www.headbangersnews.com.br/noticias/mad-painter-retorna-com-o-hit-empty-bottles/

Music For All on Empty Bottles

Mix classic 70s rock with a good dose of psychedelia and a pinch of progressive spice. Press play and you'll soon be delighted with the sound presented by this group, Mad Painter, from Boston, Massachusetts. After all, that's what they bring in their latest single.

The album, titled “Empty Bottles”, arrives with these mannerisms and the band doesn't seem to care much about sounding current. And this is far from being something pejorative; on the contrary, the group strives to be timeless, but it is impossible not to associate them with seventies rock.

This is because, from the organic production with reverbs, to the arrangements, the band sounds this way. The proto-punk guitar riffs, the intense backing tracks, the not-so-discreet keyboard, and the slightly broken beat set the tone of the song. Not only is it a journey through time, but also a journey through space.

With plenty of energy, Alex Gitlin delivers his vocals with balance and conciseness. Also a keyboardist, the musician is accompanied by backing vocalists Julie Gee and Sharon Crumrine. Completing Mad Painter are Al Nahabedian on guitar, Kenne Highland on bass and Al Hendry on drums. An oasis amidst so much modernity!

https://musicforall.com.br/mad-painter-e-um-oasis-em-meio-a-tanta-modernidade/

MAD PAINTER CAPTIVATES CLASSIC ROCK LOVERS WITH A NEW ANTHEM; LISTEN!

By: Victor Matheus

Mad Painter releases new single 'Empty Bottles', the first work released this year. Previously, the single 'Rock and Roll Samurai' had been released.

The new work foreshadows the new album that is on the way, being Mad Painter's third. The track 'Empty Bottles' takes us directly to the 60s and 70s, with blues and rock and roll infecting us and bringing euphoria that shakes our bodies and makes us dance on fire on the floor.

'Empty Bottles' is strong and striking, taking us back to Elvis Presley. It's not easy to find something current that reminds us with such quality of the sound and vibes of the 60s and 70s, Mad Painter manages to do this with his thunderous vocals and the sound that is electrifying from beginning to end.

'Empty Bottles' has an energy that infects the atmosphere of the place you are. It's that track that we can imagine a retro party, it can't be missed on the playlist. With a chorus that makes us release our voices and sing together, Mad Painter takes us away in this anthem.

With a guitar sound that is disconcerting, the solo sets us on fire inside. The chorus is memorable, epic, with a strong backing vocal.

'Empty Bottles' I can only feel freedom, the desire to sing out loud, imagine a trip with a clear road and the loud sound of the car, a sensation that takes us to delirium, in this timeless anthem that makes us motivated. This is definitely the song Elvis would have liked to have made.

https://www.indieoclock.com.br/2024/06/mad-painter-arrebata-os-amantes-de-rock.html?m=1

Mad Painter’s “Empty Bottles”: A Captivating Blend of Nostalgia and Modernity

Mad Painter is gearing up to release their latest single, “Empty Bottles,” a compelling track that serves as a sneak peek into their forthcoming third album. Scheduled for release on June 21st, this song is poised to make waves with its unique blend of nostalgic influences and contemporary energy. “Empty Bottles” opens with an infectious keyboard riff courtesy of Alex Gitlin, immediately transporting listeners to the heyday of 70s rock. The song draws inspiration from a variety of genres, including garage, proto-punk, early heavy metal, and psychedelic rock, creating a sound that feels both familiar and refreshingly original. Al Nahabedian’s guitar work adds depth and grit to the mix, while Kenne Highland’s bass lines and Al Hendry’s drumming provide a solid foundation for the track. Julie Gee and Sharon Crumrine’s backing vocals add an extra layer of richness and texture, enhancing the song’s overall impact.

“Empty Bottles” delves into the theme of isolation and the challenges faced during the 2020 lockdowns. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a world where people were afraid to stand too close to one another, capturing the sense of loneliness and uncertainty that permeated society during that time. Despite the somber subject matter, the song offers a message of hope and resilience, encouraging listeners to persevere in the face of adversity. The band’s influences are evident throughout the track, drawing inspiration from iconic 70s British glam rock bands like Sweet, Slade, Mud, and Mott the Hoople. This homage to the past is balanced with a modern sensibility, resulting in a sound that feels both timeless and fresh. “Empty Bottles” is a testament to Mad Painter’s ability to seamlessly blend different musical elements, creating a sound that is uniquely their own.

The recording process for “Empty Bottles” took place in Peabody, MA, with Thomas Hamilton at the helm as producer. Hamilton’s expertise shines through in the polished yet raw sound of the single, capturing the essence of Mad Painter’s live performances while adding a layer of studio polish.  “Empty Bottles” is a captivating single that showcases Mad Painter’s musical prowess and artistic vision. With its infectious hooks, evocative lyrics, and dynamic instrumentation, this song is sure to resonate with fans old and new alike. As a preview of their upcoming album, “Empty Bottles” sets the stage for what promises to be a thrilling musical journey from Mad Painter.

https://musikepool.com/mad-painters-empty-bottles-a-captivating-blend-of-nostalgia-and-modernity/

"Mad Painter's 'Empty Bottles': A Timeless Rock Anthem for Modern Times"

Mad Painter, hailing from the vibrant music scene of Boston, brings forth their latest single "Empty Bottles," showcasing their knack for blending 70s rock with modern sensibilities. Led by Alex Gitlin on keyboards and vocals, the band features Al Nahabedian on guitar, Kenne Highland on bass, and Al Hendry on drums, with backing vocals provided by Julie Gee and Sharon Crumrine. This ensemble of seasoned musicians brings a wealth of experience and creativity to their sound.

Formed in Arlington, MA, Mad Painter found their musical synergy while practicing on the second floor of the Regent Theatre building. Influenced by a rich tapestry of 1970s rock'n'roll, their music resonates with elements ranging from garage and proto-punk to early heavy metal and psychedelic rock, infused with the glamour of British glam rock icons from that era.

"Empty Bottles" emerges as a standout in Mad Painter's discography, following the success of their sophomore album, Splashed. Originally unveiled at the Winter Tanglefest and subsequently featured on WaveRadio, the track has garnered attention for its dynamic blend of introspective lyrics and infectious rock energy. The song reflects on the challenges of isolation during the global lockdowns of 2020, resonating with listeners through its uplifting message of resilience.

Driven by a vibrant synth melody that opens the track, "Empty Bottles" evolves into a tapestry of gritty guitar riffs layered over shuffling drums, creating a pulsating sonic landscape. Alex Gitlin’s vocals soar above the arrangement, infusing the song with a heartfelt narrative that captures the zeitgeist of uncertain times. The synergy between the Hammond organ and the crunchy guitars adds depth to the composition, culminating in a bluesy rock anthem that is both timeless and contemporary.

With "Empty Bottles," Mad Painter continues to showcase their prowess as both songwriters and performers. The track exemplifies their ability to craft memorable hooks and deliver electrifying musical experiences that resonate with a diverse audience. As they carve their path in the Boston music scene and beyond, Mad Painter proves once again why they are a band to watch, blending nostalgia with innovation to create music that is as compelling as it is timeless.

https://www.hitharmonyhaven.com/post/mad-painter-s-empty-bottles-a-timeless-rock-anthem-for-modern-times

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