Here?s a musician who?s been around over a decade recording albums with a rootsy alternative pop/rock style,his latest effort "The sugar fields" from last year is highly recommendable if you?re into artists like Tom Petty,early Rick Springfield and John Cougar Mellencamp. Joshua?s debut album "Headrush" was released in 92,the follow up "No martyrs allowed" came 4 years later in 96 and the 3rd one "How to survive in Miami" was released under his real name Josh Bloomberg in 99. He goes from being an acoustic midwest influenced singer/songwriter in the John Mayer mood to a powerpoprocker like Tom Petty meeting Weezer. These 14 songs on "The sugar fields" shows a big variety in songstructure and arrangements,the song "Gina?s electric suicide" sounds like something Rick Springfield could?ve written back in 81. "Kris Mussday" echoes out some major funky vibes a la Lenny Kravitz and the opening track "Find you first" is a true summer hit song in the best powerpop manner. John Cougar and Shawn Mullins meets in "Falling off the earth",a nice singalong tune that will stay in your head a long time after the song?s over. Joshua is a natural talent for sure.
According to member Jared Leto, the name Thirty Seconds To Mars is a rough translation of a phrase from the manuscript Argus Apacase and was chosen by the band for being "imaginative and really represent[ing] the sound of our music in as unique a way as possible.