WATCH ME BREATHE Release New Single,”Garden of Eden”

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Santa Cruz, CA – Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released their new single, “Garden of Eden,” which is available NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“People have mistaken this for a religious song, but it’s really not. What the Garden Of Eden metaphor really means here is universal place of origin. Some 100,000 years ago, human beings still lived in the natural environment that our bodies and minds evolved to live in. Now, we don’t. We’ve spent the last 100,000 years creating a world that is progressively less and less like any of us. And despite the many ways in which that is a wonderful thing we should be grateful for, I sense there are other, easily underestimated ways in which it confuses and confines us at a primal level. I’m not sure what we do about it, but the song is here simply to pose the question.” – Jake Aaron Ward

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Photo Credit: Natalie Sweeting – Through the Bird’s Eye Photography

From the very beginning, Watch Me Breathe has been all about honesty and authenticity. Lead singer Jake Aaron Ward formed the band in 2017 purely out of frustration. “As a solo artist, I just got fed up with trying to write music only to please other people. Watch Me Breathe is really an experiment that says: what would I write if nobody else was listening?”

The results of that experiment have been surprising. In the short time since the release of their debut LP “The Lighter Side of Darkness” in February 2018, Watch Me Breathe has already accrued well over 150K views on YouTube and over 50K streams on Spotify…and the numbers keep growing.

When it comes to making albums, this particular band has an unusual process not unlike that of Tame Impala or Bon Iver: Ward (a proficient multi-instrumentalist) writes, performs, records, mixes, and masters every song entirely by himself, in his own California home studio. He jokingly explains “I just kind of suck at collaborating.” He cites an eclectic range of influences, including Peter GabrielThe PoliceImogen HeapGoo Goo Dolls, and a whole slew of underground progressive metal bands that have helped shape his unique guitar parts and complex rhythmic patterns. In concert, the band performs as a power trio, with Ward covering guitar and lead vocals, while bassist Ryan Green and drummer/baby brother Carl Ward handle the rhythm section.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Sweeting – Through the Bird’s Eye Photography

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Machina’s To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden

Machina is the ex-Evanescence and Future Leaders of The World members first album release for San Francisco indie metal label, Rogue Records America.

Originally from Little Rock, AK, Phil Taylor (former Future Leaders of the World) and John Le Compt (ex-Evanescence) met on the local metal scene between breaks working and touring with their former bands. The two established a musical connection and decided to work together on a shared project with a sound distinct from their better-known bands—MACHINA.

The result is To Live and Die in the Garden of Eden, which contains 11 melodic hard rock tracks including first single ‘Crown’. “Crown” is just what you would expect from Taylor and Le Compt- radio friendly hard edged melodic metal rock in the vein of Stone Sour meets Fuel type fare. Phil Taylor’s vocals have that familiar raspy feel combined with the ability to carry the melody and can compete with the best of them. Standouts include, ‘This Goodbye’ which is more of an acoustic rocker that fits well with the tempo of the record. In fact, the presence of acoustic guitars are equally felt in the mix with the crunching electric throughout the entire record. Other stand out tracks include ‘Trust’ with its haunting melody and searing guitar and the dark ‘Marie’ that has elements of NIN and Marilyn Manson. It would be no surprise if Machina is dominating the airwaves very soon. If you dig melodic power rock/metal this effort definitely needs to be on your immediate download/purchase list. The album was recorded at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville, TN with Grammy-winning producer Toby Wright.

To Live and Die in The Garden of Eden is released by Rogue Records America and is available NOW for digital download at iTunes and other digital retailers. CD’s will be available by mail order through CM Distro.