|Adam and The Plants (Photo courtesy of Sniffling Indie Kids)|
Adam Copeland has spent the better part of a decade as part of North Jersey's vibrant independent, underground music scene. Prior to forming Adam and The Plants, Copeland could be found playing with The Meltdowns, Ben Franklin, Blackwater, Zac Clark and The Griswolds, Kids with Guns, and more. Adam and the Plants, however, is the first project that Copeland has helmed. His loyal followers include Gary Laurie (guitar), Lloyd Naideck (drums), and Henry Prol (bass).
In 2015, the band released The End of the World, a collection that combined folk with Ted Leo-esque power pop over the course of its 10 tracks. It's an excellent debut album, and you should definitely go check it out. But we're not here to talk about that.
On January 27th, Adam and the Plants return with their latest EP, Born with the Gift of Magic, via our friends at Sniffling Indie Kids. Today, we have the first single for you in the form of "Madeline."
"Madeline" finds Adam and the Plants going all in on the power pop side of things. A cinematic intro gives way to guitars as Copeland marvels at the title character's certainty about her future, contrasting it with his personal tendency to sabotage his own plans. Intelligent lyrics, big, jangly guitars, crashing drums, and some soaring "ooh oohs" make "Madeline" an infectious introduction to the upcoming EP.
You can listen to "Madeline" below, and you can pre-order Born with the Gift of Magic over at Adam and the Plants' Bandcamp page.
Adam and the Plants celebrate the release of Born with the Gift of Magic with a show at Porta in Jersey City on January 30th. That one is free and also features Désir Decir and Delicate Flowers.