Research Material
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Research Material

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Rock


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"Their infectious alternative pop catches your ear and doesn’t let go."

Research Material is a four piece band hailing from Los Angeles. Their infectious alternative pop catches your ear and doesn’t let go. On a side note, what other type of music is described as infectious? I kind of find it funny that we only use the adjective to describe pop as if it were a disease. Back to today’s band, Research Material is made up of Mike Getches, Ryan Hassell, Adam Burnett, and Fred Esquivel. They’ve been building a following in SoCal.

I thought long and hard about featuring Secrets because it hit home for me. You can stream it at Bandcamp, which is linked below. I chose All Year Round because it shows a highly polished band that is ready for radio. Plus, you can download it for free (read a little further to find out how). They’re a bit of a throwback to earlier this decade in some musical sense. On the other hand, you may hear some electro influence from Owl City and today’s music.

Basically for those that love Say Anything or Motion City Soundtrack, this is another band you should check out.

You can get this song for free by tweeting about it. You can also buy the Dictated By Design release on Bandcamp. Finally, you can like them on Facebook. - 1146 Miles

"I Can't Stop Playing It!"

This just sort of floated into the inbox and I can’t stop playing it. Did they kidnap Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups and duct tape him to Postal Service? - The Owl Mag

"There is Exciting Talent In This Band"

"There is exciting talent in this band led by Mike Getches." - The Music Connection Magazine

"A Radio Hit If I've Ever Heard One"

“All Year Round” smells like a radio hit if I’ve ever heard one. As the Owl referenced, it does sound like Brian Aubert of the SILVERSUN PICKUPS started a new side project, but past the familiar vocal tone the similarities stop, as it trends more on the RA RA RIOT side of the fence." - Future Sounds


Dictated By Design (2010)



Hunter S Thompson once wrote something to this effect. The people love Jack Kennedy because they like the idea of having someone in charge who can drink whiskey by the White House pool with beautiful movie stars, but still trust to make the tough decisions at midnight. Research Material is Jack Kennedy.
Research Material is a new band from Los Angeles and they just finished their first EP with producer Mike Daly (Plain White T's, Hey Monday, Sherwood). They will be featured as the first band on inflight radio on all Delta flights worldwide starting in November 2010. They have licensed songs to MTV, VH1, E!, Style, Cartoon Network, Playboy TV, TLC, Oxogen and several films and online videos. They are playing shows in the LA area and they will be hitting the road at the top of 2011.