When one thinks of the Chicago rock scene, Smashing Pumpkins may come to mind. If you enjoy listening to the Smashing Pumpkins, it might be ideal to look into Madina Lake. Madina Lake was founded by twin brothers Nathan and Matthew Leone. The twins were in another Chicago band but had this vision of creating a story through three albums. To earn the money to start Madina Lake, the twins competed, and won, all three competitions on the reality game show Fear Factor.
From Them, Through Us, to You is Madina Lake’s first full length album produced on the RoadRunner label, and the first album to tell the story of the fictional town of Madina Lake. The music is described as “alternative hard rock with pop undertones.” Some of the songs included on the CD are “Here I Stand,” which is about not giving up on your dreams, and “Adalia,” the fictional character created by the band who has “disappeared,” and needs to be found by the fans of Madina Lake. With their blend of rock and pop, guitars and drums, the band molds an entire town battling good and evil in the search for Adalia.
This post is from Joanna B., guest blogger from the the SCPL IT department.