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Maple Mars Press Kit

Arriving by time machine from the psychedelic era – and yet always thrillingly ahead of their time -- MAPLE MARS landed on the Los Angeles pop scene with a multi-colored bang! Fronted by singer-songwriter Rick Hromadka, their psychedelic pop/rock debut album Welcome To Maple Mars (Permanent Press Recordings) was recorded in guitarist Steve Berns' apartment. Industry mags such as Billboard, Album Network, Mojo, Hits Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly touted the album as one of the best indie pop-rock records of that year. As their journey progressed, Maple Mars recorded three more albums echoing the likes of Pink Floyd, The Who, The Move, and The Beatles. Their fourth album, Galaxyland (2010), received college/internet radio play and garnered accolades across the global pop rock scene, hailed as “a psychedelic masterpiece and their most acclaimed album yet" by Twirl Radio.

Singer songwriter Rick Hromadka (Double Naught Spies, Ruby Free), guitarist Steve Berns, drummer Ron Pak (Double Naught Spies), bassist Joe Giddings (Theme Music, Ruby Free), are the travelers who take their influences to new territories on their forthcoming 2022 LP Someone’s Got To Listen released on Los Angeles label Big Stir Records. Maple Mars has long been renowned for massive, stadium-worthy performances headlining their own shows or opening for bands like The Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, The Lemonheads, and so many more.

Hromadka is also a three-time Emmy Award winning sound designer who began penning songs for TV teen shows like Breaker High, Sweet Valley High, and the Power Rangers. Maple Mars’ music has also been featured in TV shows like True Blood, ER, Third Watch, Felicity and Friday Night Lights. The band has appeared on a variety of pop compilations from countries like Sweden, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Canada, winning international attention along with tours of both coasts of the US and in Europe. Someone's Got To Listen indeed! 

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