Following their first release in 2011, Stroudsburg natives, Edelweiss have been making waves in the Philadelphia area with their polished music that combines elements of post-punk, math rock, and indie pop. Their riveting guitar riffs layered with dreamy vocals make for a mature sound that allowed them to gain immediate recognition in the local music scene and caught the ears of MAD Dragon Records. Edelweiss joined Drexel alumnus Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor) at Headroom Studios (Restorations, Dogs On Acid) in March to record a four-song 7” / digital EP that is scheduled for release on October 13th.
Icebird is the dynamic duo of Philadelphia based artists, RJD2 and Aaron Livinston. Icebird release their debut album, "The Abandoned Lullaby," digitally in 2011. MAD Dragon Records teamed up with Icebird in 2014 to work towards re-releasing "The Abandoned Lullaby" on clear gold vinyl, along with two bonus tracks. For the release in April 2015, MAD Dragon Media put together a highly successful launch party, featuring a private Protools session with RJ, a Q&A with Icebird, and signed vinyl and poster giveaways.
Cold Shoulders began as a friendship between like-minded artists; Jordan Witzigreuter of the multi-platinum The Ready Set, Jared Ryan Maldonado of the indie duo Dresses, and Trevor Dahl, who operates as an artist in his own right under the pop-rock moniker, Plug In Stereo. The resulting self-titled debut EP weaves through power pop, electronic ballads and stylistic experimentation while retaining elements of their roots. The result is a stimulating five-song testament to the strength of the trio’s bond. MAD Dragon Records released Cold Shoulders' EP digitally in April 2015, and continues to engage with fans to promote the catalog.