D.T.I. Messenger

Dream Trance Invasion will be releasing their new single “Messenger” on Sept 22, 2013. DTI continue to explore new sounds and combinations to expand on their existing palette of ambient progressive rock. The new single, displays a Dylanesque quality of guitar and organ based instrumentation, while remaining true to their laid back vibe.

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TEA Volume 11 & 14 compilation artists Columbia Columbia’s founding members have spent the past three years creating the New Universal Rock. Big Rock…the way it should be, with catchy licks and meaningful lyrics. Columbia combines talent and emotion. When vocalist Kevin Schallié and guitarist Richard Jacquard first began writing music together, they promised each other that they would be the BEST, and do anything it takes to make music that transcends all boundaries.

Columbia’s musical past is rich, with Kevin and Richard starting the band Straitpipe in 1998 and going on to win multiple competitions. Columbia has performed all over the United States and Canada playing at venues such as The Showbox in Seattle, The Cat Club on the Sunset strip in LA, The main stage at Motofest in Vernon, as well as headlining Richards on Richards, The Roxy & The Venue in their home town of Vancouver. Columbia has also shared the stage with acts such as Gob, Swollen Members & Marianas Trench.

With Jason Tait on guitar, Jacques Roussouw on bass, and drummer Brian Welsch, Columbia’s Big sound is rounded out. The band is ready to perform around the world. With their combined experience and talent, Columbia has come together at the right time.

Like their favorite bands of the past, Columbia wants to be the BEST and is ready to prove it. Join Our Ride. Listen to Columbia

T Riley

t-riley-21TEA Volume 13 & 14 compilation artist T Riley keeps herself and band mates busy with many new projects and a killer live show. What has T been doing…”T Riley has been juggling live shows and studio time while working on her latest Video for “Shed Some Light” off her latest CD release. “Shed Some Light” was produced by Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, Tegan and Sarah, New Pornogrophers) and the video is typical T Riley – do it yourself style – showing T being chased around the globe…literally. Stay tuned for that! Meanwhile, she is busy in the studio with her guitar player Rick Rodney trying their hand at producing together. The demo version of “Let Your Hair Down” is already posted on her myspace page. Look for more demos as they navigate through the creative abyss. T has also invited Scott Boudrou to guest produce on some of the new songs. This should prove for an exciting album. There is also an acoustic album in the making that will be posted on the web and some tracks will be free for fans to download, just for being you! While she’s not in the studio, look for T gigs coming soon in Vancouver, Whistler, and Saltspring Island”

T Riley’s track on TEA Volume 13 called “Hanging On”is just down and dirty with the greatest live sound we have heard at TEA for some time. The guitar work, vox and production is steller! Below is a quote from T as she talks a little about the origins of the track “Hanging On”…was inspired by general family dysfunction and the injustices of society! It keeps trying to knock me down in defeat, but I keep hanging on! This song was recorded in Mushroom studios all in one take (even the vocals! yay!), so it is quite pure and sounds the same live. It is our favorite song to play live by far. It has fondly developed two nicknames, one being the “Surf Tune”, for obvious reasons, and the the other, the l_b09ad4ec336745919a564c6abde0bb2d“Orgasm” song. The squeals of frustration have often been misinterpreted as squeals of, well, you know. When a back up singer took my cd home to learn, she said she had to turn this song down so her mother couldn’t hear it, because it was making her blush and she was scared her mother wouldn’t let her sing in my band! Just goes to show how things can be misunderstood. All in all, this is a “won’t back down”, “knock me down and I’ll get back up again” , “never give up”, type of song that I hope people can listen to when they feel like they are about to throw in the towel, get inspired, and think to themselves “f–k you!” and keep fighting the good fight.

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