Sunday, December 19, 2010

Goldmine Mag Reviews Christmastime In The City!

Maple Mars’ “Christmas Time in the City.” Over a sea of guitars that simultaneously ring, crunch and chime, Rick Hromadka plaintively spins a holiday tale of Christmas in California, set to an absolutely unforgettable melody with superb backing vocals. One of the finest songs I’ve heard this year in any genre, to be sure". - John Borack (Goldmine Magazine)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

200 Eddie Bauer Stores

"Christmastime In The City" has been licensed to the Play Network for use in 200 Eddie Bauer stores over the holidays! The song will be played in a continuous loop with other holiday tunes, with a video monitor showing the name of the band and song. Cool!!!

CD Baby New Music Discovery

"Christmastime In The City" will be featured on the CD Baby New Music Discovery podcast the week of Dec. 6th!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Check out our new Christmas song!

Our new Christmas song "Christmastime In The City" can now be heard at:

The song will also be released as a single on ITUNES!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maple Mars Appearing On Christmas Compilation

DUE MID-NOVEMBER!!! ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!!!! When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 12-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Jellybricks, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, William Duke, Keith LuBrant, Frank Royster, The Britannicas, The Strand, John Wicks, and The Sun Kings! $5 FROM EVERY CD SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE SUSAN GIBLIN FOUNDATION: The late wife of Mike Giblin of Parallax Project, Susan Kroah Giblin held degrees both as a Paralegal and as a Certified Veterinary Technician, a degree that she obtained after going back to school at the age of 35. As one of Central PA's greatest friends to cast-off and wayward animals, she was a 17 year volunteer at the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, and served as its medical coordinator for nearly a decade. She also maintained a fostering room in her home which was rarely empty, and was well-known for her compassion, empathy, and personal connection with both patients and their owners. The Susan Giblin Foundation for Animal Wellness and Welfare was formed to honor the memory and continue the work of Susan Giblin, a Certified Veterinary Technician and noted animal advocate, who passed away from leukemia at the age of 46. The Foundation's mission is to raise and dispense funds to support animal caregiving organizations, to foster awareness and education of complementary therapies, and to support the continued education of those in the animal medical field. We sincerely hope this this goes well, we're already planning "Volume 2"! GREAT MUSIC FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!!!!

Rick Hromadka Interview on Music Web Express

“Galaxyland CD is one of the great rockin' power-pop albums of 2010!” - Robert Steven Silverstein (Music Web Express 3000
Rick Hromadka interview!

Rick Interviewed On John Talk Radio!

Rick interviewed on John Darlington’s radio show “John Talk Radio” on Sept. 4th, 2010
Here’s the interview:

Maple Mars At The Orange County Fair

Maple Mars played the Orange County Fair on August 15th. DJ Adam Waltemier put together a fun biil! What a great time!

Maple Mars Featured On Pop Garden Compilation!

Maple Mars featured on the Pop Garden Radio Compilation: Pop Garden Radio Presents: The Rock on the Road Tour Season 1
Features the Maple Mars track “Welcomed Here”! Also features songs by Walter Clevenger & the Dairy Kings, Michael Slawter, Dave Stephens, Popdudes, Nushu, Jeffrey Glenn, D Henry Fenton, Dennis Holseybrook, Stratocruiser, The Anderson Council, Smith Bros, Todd Dillingham and many other Pop Garden Radio favorites.

Live On The Radio!

Rick Hromadka stopped by the Error.FM studios (living room) for a live acoustic performance and interview on the Buddhaman International Experience! Can you guess who the "Buddhaman" is?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Maple Mars Website Coming Soon!

Finally, we're getting around to reconstructing our crappy website into a beautiful, insightful, informative, and environmentally safe sanctuary! You'll never wanna leave!