TVG is an indie rock band with a proto-punk sound that ranges from fast paced punk rock to stoney slacker anthems, rich with catchy melodies and gritty guitar riffs.
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Fuchsia EP Press Release:
With the release of the Fuchsia EP, Television Generation brings a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with hard edged guitar sections, high energy vocals, and punk rock attitude, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie rock anthems. Although the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds it all together much like a concept album would. Most importantly, the record never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
The first single and title track, “Fuchsia”, is an instant rock n’ roll classic. Complete with a fun and edgy style, poppy choruses, and an all around addicting rhythm, the songs seems to build and breathe as it plays on.
“Fuchsia, the color my face turned when I realized I wasted years of my life pursuing a degree that ultimately meant nothing. It was written to express the frustration, hopelessness and anger I had dealing with student loans. College left me poor, unable to pay back loans with the ridiculous cost of rent in Denver. I felt tricked by the American Dream. The song represents the tone of the rest of the album. While written about student loans, there are elements of what was going on in my life in the lyrics of Fuchsia--relationships, dead end day job work, substance escape with marijuana, alcohol or whatever else we could get our hands on. Those themes are expanded on in the other songs on the EP.” explains songwriter Will Hayden of the bands single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the record, to get a real understanding of where Television Generation are coming from, it should be heard in its entirety.
“This EP has more of a stripped down sound, as we become better musicians and songwriters we find less need for complex production. We took the 'less is more' aproach to recording this EP.”, says the band of the EP and songwriting approach.
Songwriter Will Hayden stared Television Generation while attending CU Boulder. Creating a 90’s alternative rock band was a kind of counter culture against the EDM/dubstep craze that was happening at the time. Once they started getting disillusioned with everything that collegiate culture represented, the band started playing music with more of a punk rock attitude. They were all angry at the cards they’d been dealt, they used the music as the only outlet they had to express that. The band recorded their first EP in 2012 and continued performing and writing for next releases. The Fuchsia EP is the epitome of what the Television Generation sound is today.
Having performed at the Boulder Green Beer Fest, the Heart for Hayden Battle of the Bands, and several Art shows and has been Selected for Denver's Channel 93.3's Demo Derby, the band are certainly not new to spreading the music through lice performance.
The Fuchsia EP is now available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the band is planning upcoming shows in support of the release.
To learn and hear more of Television Generation, please visit: http://www.televisiongeneration.com/