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Edisun

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States | MAJOR

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States | MAJOR
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Edisun have are stylistically a band that sounds like they could have come out of the mid to late 90’s. The production on their self titled debut album has the punch of contemporary rock radio favorites. Edisun’s songs are very melodic, emotional and quite catchy, though admittedly not for everyone.

One thing no one can argue is that this band is highly skilled and their performance on this album is pretty impressive. Singer Ethan Isaac is the focal point of this band with his soulful, smooth and authoritative vocal throughout the album. Edisun won’t change the world and no they aren’t doing anything innovative here it’s just a straight forward modern rock album. The standout tracks on Edisun are; “Wide Awake,” “Ready To Believe” and “Hello.”

The Verdict: A solid effort from a radio friendly rock act. - Rock and Rolla


With a sound that has a style that was at the end of the 90’s era of rock while also having a tinge of the 2000’s sound in it, Edisun has a sound that is not used much anymore. The sound that I mean is having their songs change, on the same CD. The album, which is named as the bands name, Edisun has 11 tracks on the album and though each one is not completely different from one another, they do change the tempo, beat, and sound some. There’s just enough of a change in the songs that when I listened to them I wasn’t thinking I was hearing the same song that was just a half hour long.

One of those changes that I mean is the vocals. With the first song playing I thought I was going to be hearing a group that was trying to be a metal band yet had the voice of a alternative band, only with some yelling involved. Though the vocals are smooth, with a deep tone to them, they are more on the alternative rock side than anything else. But this is what I liked about the songs is that he kept changing the way that he sung the songs. Though I don’t think he would make a good metal singer, he does make for a good alternative rock singer that has an edge to him.

That edge also comes across in the instruments. There’s enough energy to them that they will make for a good rock out band as well as the other songs that are more mellow that allow for that easy head bobbing rock. As for the meanings of the songs, they came across pretty simple and though they are nothing that will get someone to change their way of life they are not just about playing or singing cause they can do it. I would think that if Edisun could continue to produce songs like this but make sure that the sound changes and they don’t get caught in that trap of we did good on that one so lets do one of the same exact sound, then this will be a fun group to listen to now and in the future.
- Shake Fire


Rate : 10/10 - a bliss for your ears if you really love music

Edisun ‘s lead single Medicate from their debut album of the same title out in 2010 will impact radio on January 25. If you seek new rock music, not generic, something creative, I highly recommend this band. I am a little surprised not to have heard them so far. I think they deserve their place on the musical stage.Their music is a great assorted rock sounds from classic to hard rock. It should appeal to a wide variety of music lovers. The sound is unique and makes you stop working when you hear them the first time.Their debut album contains enough great tracks to keep listeners interested until the last track. It is impressive specially in Medicate. The fantastic drum roll punctuated with a remarkable guitar playing nailed me. The rhythm section works great. It is one of standout tracks of their album. It is pure delight and an excellent choice to hit the top of the charts. Honestly, the style of riffs should grab your attention. I really appreciate. The musicianship is awesome. Total musical harmony throughout the album. I also recommend Hello, upbeat that has superb guitar parts joined by a nice bass lines in the background. Pure rock and Roll as one would expect from new interesting music as Edisun. The ballads Right Beside You , Silence, Fly are solid and powerful. In Silence, the vocals highlight. The acoustic guitar part is sweet. The melody is awesome.

There are also many really cool drum and guitar parts that I recommend in Ready to Believe and Too Pretty and the rest of the record. The album never shows no sign of slowing down. You can always find something interesting in each song.

Lead vocalist Ethan Isaac shines on all the songs. I was blown away by the vocals. I think Ethan is one of the best new damn rockers from now. Just listen to him in Too Pretty (Supertramp). His band brings him a catchy music that fits well with his vocal style. Wide Awake is a strong opener and gives the atmospheric for the rest of the songs. The bass lines is another highlight of the album. The track To Die For also shows the talent of the bass player. There is a real musical chemistry between the twin guitars. It is clearly brilliant in all songs.

Edisun ‘s debut album is a cohesive masterpiece that promises a bright musical future for them and great rock for us. I hope you spread the word and make their song Medicate number 1 on Active rock Chart radio. It is a must-have for fans and music lovers.

Watch below the music video for Medicate directed by Devin DeHaven at the Salton Sea in Southern California. The acoustic version is worth a look. - Evigshed


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Edisun has had great success at Active Rock Radio with their song "Medicate". "Medicate" went to Top 10 at every station that added it last year.The track has gained over 4000 spins, 10 million in audience and peaked at #50 on the Active Rock Charts, and is still being played.

Edisun is following up with their second single "Wide Awake" (Riot In This Town). The single was serviced to radio June 12th and spiked with over 20 stations in the first 24hrs. Nation wide Add date is July 12th.

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When vocalist Ethan Isaac (then of the band Wooden) was introduced to guitarist Jonathan Svec (ex-Splender) by one-time partners Arma Andon and Claude Villani (Godsmack, RA, Petshop Boys, Sinead O’Connor), the two musicians became kindred spirits. They were both big fans of classic but divergent American rockers like Bruce Springsteen as well as European superstars like Led Zeppelin and U2. Once they got into the practice room to jam, their cumulative influences gelled into an explosive blend of motion and emotion that eventually became EDISUN's new self-titled debut.

The son of an NYC playwright, Isaac selected his remaining EDISUN brethren for many reasons. Bassist James Cruz is another New Yorker that brings complementary background vocals to the table and his edgy professionalism along with it. Prankster/Drummer Todd Budich doesn't fool around behind the kit – “he is the embodiment of passion and precision,” says producer Claude Villani from his experience working with Budich. Svec was looking for the right guitarist to complete the band's twin guitar assault and Joel Kelley was the perfect fit. His steadiness and technical ability completed EDISUN and they were ready to move forward.

It’s easy to see why. EDISUN’s wildly eclectic self-titled debut is passionate and euphoric, brimming with energy, attitude, melody and dynamics. “Wide Wake” kicks off the disc with a rhythm that ebbs and flows like the ocean at high tide and a guitar line that cuts through the vocals like barbed wire. “Right Beside You” builds from delicate strumming and ringing guitar tones into a shower of yearning vocals and cascading Beatlesy harmonies. And “To Die For” combines a sinuous, distorted blues riff and a deep, echoing bass line into a churning slab of molten volume heightened by Isaac’s impacting tenor vibrato. Isaac adds his own explanation, “‘Wide Wake’ and ‘Too Pretty,’ are good time rock and roll / Saturday night party songs. Our first single, ‘Medicate,’ is about how they make a pill for everything these days. You can feel pretty much any way you want just by medicating. Simply put, it is a call to take action and not just try to escape your problems.”

After hearing the diverse sounds of EDISUN, it begs the question - Why did it take five years for the band to record this album? The answer is that it took just a few months. The rest of the time was spent answering the 'call' to play for U.S. troops in the Middle East. Since 2005, Edisun has performed for tens of thousands of American soldiers in 20 countries. The band’s tours of duty include shows across Europe and the Middle East with five stints in Iraq alone.

Why did the military approach EDISUN, you ask? “I wrote a song called “Into the Sunlight” about the Trade Towers being attacked,” Isaac explains. “I was about 25 blocks away from the building that day... After people heard the song we got some press that caught the attention of the International Entertainment Committee for the Military and the Department of Defense. We were asked to do tours in Europe and the Middle East and couldn't wait to get out there.”

Their experiences talking to soldiers and interacting with each other impacted them deeply and inspired the lyrics to “Fly” and “Voices,” two of the many outstanding tracks from their self-titled debut. The soldiers that inspired them were inspired in return by the band’s style of heartfelt rock and roll. The more they played, the more seasoned they became as musicians. By the time they returned to the U.S., EDISUN had an abundance of material that was road tested and ready to record.

As they prepared to enter the studio to work on their full-length debut, they had something they hadn’t anticipated – the eye of the media, which admired their patriotism.“ Rolling Stone, Howard Stern, Charles Gibson from ‘World News Tonight’ and the Wall Street Journal all did stories on us,” Isaac says. “And [sports radio show host] Dan Patrick became a really big supporter. He has had us on his show and told his fans to check us out. That has been huge for us.”

With spirits soaring, EDISUN finally entered the studio in mid 2010 to track their album. The debut CD is produced by Claude Villani, a long-time EDISUN collaborator, and mixed at NRG Studios in Los Angeles by Jay Baumgardner. EDISUN not only captured the excitement of their live show and the cavalcade of emotions that come from being away from home in the middle of a war zone they created an aurally rich, musically diverse record that reflects the universal hunger, creativity and vulnerability of youth.