The Madden Brothers - Greetings From California

Limited 180 Gram Vinyl LP Record, EU Pressing

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Greetings From California is the debut studio album by American pop-rock duo The Madden Brothers, released in September 2014 via Capitol Records.

The dance-punk remake didn't work, nor did the back-to-basics move, so the Madden Brothers decided to pursue another option: leave Good Charlotte behind to create a California concept album. The siblings' decision to go it alone was a convenient way to draw a musical distinction between their punk band and the pure pop of Greetings From California.

The Maddens always showed a fondness for a pop hook while fronting Good Charlotte, but Greetings From California is unabashedly pop, from its shimmering surface to its foundation. The brothers are beholden to iconic Californian ideals, sounds, and sensibilities rooted in the sun, surf, and hills of L.A., not the hippies of San Francisco. 

Greetings From California is littered with allusions, whether it's the classic surf reverb of "We Are Done", the new wave of "Jealousy (All Your Friends In Silverlake)”, the reference to "Here Comes The Sun" in "California Rain", and an expert evocation of yacht rock on "Good Gracious Abbey".

As fun as it is to play spot the influence - indeed, that's part of the reason behind the record - this isn't a deliberately retro effort, not when it opens with the gleaming "Dear Jane".

This is an album designed to carry on the tradition of smooth, fizzy bubblegum into the new millennium and, against all odds, it succeeds mightily.

Check out the tracks: “We Are Done” and “Dear Jane”. 

This Limited Edition LP housed in a gatefold sleeve is pressed in Europe on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Dear Jane (Intro)

0:22

A2

Dear Jane

3:38

A3

Brixton

4:08

A4

Out Of My Mind

3:14

A5

We Are Done

3:36

A6

U R

3:57

A7

Jealousy (All Your Friends In Silverlake)

3:30

A8

Love Pretenders

3:10

B1

California Rain (Intro)

0:11

B2

California Rain

4:41

B3

Brother

5:00

B4

Bad

3:41

B5

Good Gracious Abbey

4:02

B6

Suddenly

3:29

B7

Empty Spirits

4:23

SKU 602537644391
Record Label Capitol Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0602537644391
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 October 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 16 September 2014
Barcode # 602537644391
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Format VINYL LP

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