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Madina Lake

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Fusing the forceful guitars of heavy metal with crisp harmonies, electronic accents, and the melodic conceits of indie rock, Madina Lake is a conceptually ambitious group whose songs tell the stories of the imaginary community of Madina Lake, a secluded hamlet in the woods where life is much as it was in the 1950s. However, beneath the town's peaceful façade lurks a disturbing undertow that reflects the most destructive aspects of American culture, which manifest themselves in strange and unexpected ways. The band was formed in 2005 in Chicago, IL, by vocalist Nathan Leone, bassist/twin brother Matthew Leone, guitarist Mateo Camargo, and drummer Daniel Torelli. The Leone brothers had previously worked together in a band that shared management with Camargo and Torelli; as a result, the four became close friends and decided to pool their talents to form their own group. The Leone twins first gained nationwide media recognition by appearing together on a special episode of the television series Fear Factor, using the money they earned from eating cow guts and hanging from helicopters to pay for a demo for their new band. After several months of D.I.Y. touring, Madina Lake was invited to tour the U.K. as an opening act for Paramore, and they soon earned a potent following in England, Scotland, and Wales though their well-received live shows and video exposure on several British music channels. Upon their return to America, Madina Lake began attracting a larger audience though additional touring and signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. The musicians self-released their first EP, The Disappearance of Adalia, in the summer of 2006, and Roadrunner released Madina Lake's first full-length album, From Them, Through Us, to You, in March 2007. A sophomore release, Attics to Eden, followed two years later. ~ Mark Deming
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  2.   Here I Stand
  3.   Today
  4.   We Got This
  5.   Adalia
  6.   What It Is to Wonder
  7.   Stars
  8.   Hey Superstar
  9.   What's the Point
  10.   Lila, the Divine Game
  11.   House of Cards
  12.   Never Take Us Alive
  13.   Morning Sadness
  14.   One Last Kiss
  15.   River People
  16.   Every Little Thing
  17.   Scorched Earth
  18.   Welcome To Oblivion
  19.   Not for This World
  20.   Across 5 Oceans
  21.   Pandora
  22.   True Love
  23.   They're Coming for Me
  24.   Take Me or Leave
  25.   Imagineer
  26.   Howdy Neighbor!
  27.   Blood Red Flags
  28.   The Auspice
  29.   Again and Again
  30.   Through the Pain
  31.   Silent Voices Kill
  32.   Never Walk Alone
  33.   Let's Get Outta Here
  34.   Friends & Lovers
  35.   Criminals
  36.   Legends
  37.   Fireworks
  38.   Caught Somewhere in Time
  39.   The Great Divide
  40.   Statistics
  41.   Me Vs. The World
  42.   We'll Be Okay
  43.   Now or Never
  44.   In Another Life
  45.   Heroine

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