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South California-based rockers, The Material recently premiered their brand new video for “Life Vest” on MTV Buzzworthy. The video was directed by Raúl Gonzo (All Time Low, VersaEmerge, Enter Shikari) and is AMAZING, filmed in water, underwater, and just water everywhere!  The track is off the album, “Everything I Want To Say,”  which was released on April 9th.  This was the fourth release from The Material, whose original compositions have been featured on MTV’s The HillsMTV Australia’s Fresh Water BluesWB’s Sorority Forever and the video game Rock Band. Soulful and raspy female lead, Colleen D’Agostino‘s powerhouse vocals and honest lyrics, delivered over precise drumming, melodic guitar riffs and driving bass lines create rock anthems that will be echoing in your head for days!





When asked about filming the video, D’Agostino stated, “Our sponsors (Taylor, Sennheiser and Ernie Ball) sent us some gear we could get wet for this shoot which was really awesome.  The whole shoot was pretty intense with a rain machine and jumping in the pool fully clothed, but it was so fun!  The craziest thing we did that night was film my head upside down in a fish tank. Once we were done with the pool shots, Raúl showed me the fish tank and explained the idea.  I basically had to do a back bend down to get my head into the fish tank. At first I thought he was crazy, but it turned out really cool.  Only someone as creative as Gonzo could make something as simple as a fish tank look as cool as it did. “


Substream and The Material have teamed up to give away an amazing prize pack featuring the following:

Prize Pack


Sennheiser Momentum Headphones

Taylor SolidBody Guitar (Autographed and used in the video/no longer operational)

Sennheiser e935 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone (Custom Red, also used in video and no longer operational)


Everything I Want To Say CD


A prize pack worth almost $2,300! 



Wondering how to enter? It’s simple! Fill out the form below with your name and email address by 8/18/13 at 11:59pm EST ! There will be one lucky winner.




Aug 10 – Kennewick, WA @ Roxy Wine Bar*

Aug 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven*

Aug 13 – Portland, OR @ Herbivore Clothing Company

Aug 14 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk*

Aug 15 – Sparks, NV @ The Alley*

Aug 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café on the Strip*

Aug 17 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*

Aug 18 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy*

* w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & EverSay


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Photo credit: Megan Thompson


  1. As a single father of a 16 year old baby gorl i have had custody of since she was two years old,music has helped me through alot!! I am a lead singer in a local band here in va and would love to learn how to play the guitar withe that beautiful instrument displayed above

  2. I have the material for years and I couldn’t wait for the new album. I love to play guitar and write songs. You guys have inspired me to be who I am today. I would be honored to own the mic of Colleen d’agostino and the guitar of the band. You guys rock. I love you.

  3. Hey the material colleen, Jon, roi, Kevin and Jordan. Take a chance on me. Be my life vest because I was born to make a sound. Weren’t not gasoline i dont have a problem with bottles so let me in again. You have to love me or leave me so love me and I won’t be running away. Tonight (and until forever) I’m letting go and putting my faith in your music to guide me. Let the great unknown come cause I know an awesome band like you guys will take me through the tough times. Pick me and thanks for being you

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