The overall vibe of Trained When We're Young is a vibrant blend of bi-polarism, from the dark hallways of "Cold As February" to the abject giddiness of "This Message", the stoner rock space anthem-ness of "Beg For A Plea" to "Rainy Days" with a laid back sound sopping wet & laying in a puddle somewhere on Abbey Road. Whether or not you are familiar with Ideamen, you will appreciate the alternatively dreamy yet crunchy guitars, precise explosions of drums, finely crafted keyboard melodies, gritty driving bass, and beautifully arranged and layered vocal harmonies. Ideamen hails from Chicago Illinois, formed in 2007 by Tim Swanson (Keyboards and Vocals), Mark Vasquez (Bass), Dave Solar (Vocals) and Phil Goodrich (Drums), and have since added Phil Miller and Greg Millikan (Guitars). Their first EP Progress was well received by fans and critics around the world with its unique blend of Classical, Punk, and Salsa. The success of the initial release gave Ideamen enough momentum to sign on with Rotten Records in 2009, releasing their first full length album May You Live In Interesting Times.
It picked up where Progress left off, taking a Queen inspired approach to the vocal production that would ultimately help shape Ideamens sound. Schemata, their second album on Rotten released in 2014, encapsulated a mood darker than its predecessor, with reoccurring melodies infused with a tone of hopelessness peppered brilliantly throughout this masterpiece. Ideamen has sold albums around the world and shared the stage with such artists as Foxy Shazam, Tub-Ring, Green Jelly, Psychostick and Civil Twilight. The fate of the world may look bleak, but Ideamen will be carrying a torch & touring on the release of Trained When We're Young throughout 2017. Trained When We're Young Track list: Genesis Deck Of Cards Beg For A Plea Rainy Days Cold As February Fall From Grace Frantic Avenue This Message Confidence Shattered Right On An Unreliable Historian Description Indie / Alt Rock / Experimental / Progressive / Pop Read more on Last.fm.
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