Hawthorne Heights, life on repeat, Forever Came Calling, Failsafe, Super Prime, Stuedabaker Brown, Taste the mayhem, Lost In Society
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Having formed in the unlikely musical breeding ground of Dayton, Ohio in 2001, Hawthorne Heights learned early on that adaptation and diligence were the keys in the development of a successful career. Playing relentlessly from the start on self-booked tours across the country gave them some initial national exposure. But it wasn't until they signed to Victory Records in late 2003 that Hawthorne Heights became the face of a whole new generation of music fans.
As one of the first bands to utilize social networking to gain a fan base, Hawthorne Heights developed a huge MySpace following that became a catalyst that would launch them from underground heroes to international superstars. As the voice of a genre, the band became regulars on MTV, their signature hit Ohio Is For Lovers the anthem for the new wave of "emo". Their debut album The Silence In Black And White soon went Gold, and with their second album If Only You Were Lonely, the band scored Victory Records' biggest ever debut, landing at #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2006. The band appeared on Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel, and became magazine cover stars, sending sales of The Silence… to Platinum status. It was the dream many bands hope for, but few seldom achieve, and Hawthorne Heights were living it.
Sadly, as with every success story, the good times came at a cost. In November 2007, while in the midst of legal disputes, tragedy struck within the Hawthorne Heights family. Casey Calvert, the much loved guitarist and resident "screamer" of the band lost his life while on tour due to an accidental overdose of medications prescribed by his doctor and dentist, which proved to be lethal combination. The effects on the band were evident, both personally and musically, and the decision to carry on was the toughest they would ever have to make.
On August 5 2008, Hawthorne Heights return with Fragile Future, a brand new album. Although the sound is still distinctly Hawthorne Heights, the music, as with the band, has understandably evolved.
"After spending the last 2 years in a deep dark place, we decided to try to find the bright lights again with Fragile Future," noted singer J.T. Woodruff. "We, as a band, noticed that everyone has tremendous ups and downs, so we wanted this record to communicate that. We chose the title Fragile Future, because it sums up the current state of our band, as well as what is going on in the outside world. We must all make good choices to create a better situation in our lives."
"With the loss of Casey, and no plans to replace him, we've had to make some obvious changes to our sound on this record," added drummer Eron Bucciarelli. "Originally there were less screams planned for this record than the second one, but sadly we never got the chance to do even that. This forced us to take a creative approach to certain songs. We've beefed up the guitars in parts, added gang vocals, choirs and all sorts of effects to still capture some of the energy that Casey brought."
With their trademark strong melodies and hooks still intact, Hawthorne Heights have broadened their sound to emerge with a collection of 12 deliciously genre-free songs that will set the airwaves alight across the world. Hawthorne Heights may have already set on the path to global domination, but with the release of Fragile Future, the road in front of them will lead them to the biggest, most impressive heights of all.
life on repeat
With somewhat of a fresh start, Life On Repeat are preparing to spread their infectious brand of pop-rock with melodic hooks, dance-able beats and driving guitars in the form of a digital EP, As I Grew, recorded with producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Senses Fail) in August and released on December 1, 2009. "He's responsible for so many successful albums that each of us grew up listening to. When we heard that we had the opportunity to record with him, it was a no-brainer," explained Walker.
"Upon leaving the studio, we wish to not see home for months at a time, no matter what it takes," Baylis expressed what could possible be the band's mantra. Striving to perfect their craft not only in the studio, but more importantly live, self-booked tours have kept the band on the road for over two years, including shows with Versa Emerge, Dance Gavin Dance, The Ataris, and more. Life On Repeat played all 6 dates of Cornerstone Festival 2009. While consistent touring is an essential ingredient for the recipe of any successful band, it was a much bigger requirement for the quintet. "In a nutshell, there is no music scene in Salisbury; the closest venues are about 2 hours away. We rented out halls and churches to hold our own shows," Walker described. "Throughout the past year or so, we've basically established our own local scene through the shows we've set up."
Of the signing to Equal Vision Records, the band says, "Equal Vision has not only launched the careers of many highly respected artists, but they have maintained a work ethic that continues to prove they are here to stay. From day one, we aspired to be involved with a label that is, in every way, able to properly have our music heard. We couldn't be more excited for what the future holds with Life On Repeat and EVR."
Forever Came Calling
Dudes in a band, not to be confused with band dudes.
- on Pure Noise Records
A mainstream rock band from Kansas City that was formed in late 2007 by vocalist/guitarist Dylan Westlake. The band, originally a trio consisting of Westlake and long-time friends Nick Faulconer (drums) and Chris Ellis (bass), soon added guitarist Brett Johnson to the team in search of a fuller sound. After playing various shows to gain recognition around the KC area, Failsafe released a demo in early 2008 that spun the band into motion. Following the release of the demo, Westlake made the decision to focus solely on his vocal performance and guitarist Ben Grace was recruited to complete the band.
Boston Pop-punk outfit, Super Prime, fiercely took to the Boston rock scene in the spring of 2011. In under a year, Super Prime have opened for L.A. bubblegum punk darlings The Dollyrots, released their first EP, established their own music publishing company and hooked up with renowned Boston producer Brian Charles to begin pre production and recording on their first full length LP in September of 2011. Right now Super Prime plans to release their 2nd EP, "Sun's Out, Gun's Out" on October 8th, 2011 at their release show in Boston with The American Spirit, A Guy Named Guy and Me vs Gravity. Over the next year Super Prime will be playing all over Boston and New England building upon their loyal following centered around the Allston and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston.
Monroe, NY’s Stuedabakerbrown has a growing and impressive list of professional accolades: rising from a hometown favorite to selling out notorious NYC rock clubs such as The Bitter End, to sharing the stage with national touring artists like Say Anything, Matt and Kim, The Spill Canvas, and more. Their electric live show is a must-see, and their road-cultivated skill as entertainers is matched equally by their determination and business savvy. Further vindicated by steady album sales and song placements in MTV’s Jersey Shore and Real World: New Orleans, plus inclusion in the hit video game Rock Band, this fully independent band is in full stride.
Their 2010 album Strangers We’ll Become has been hailed as a breakthrough release for the New York quintet. The 11-song album “hypnotizes in the best way possible. It's like Radiohead meets The Fray but even a little catchier,” praises ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino. The entire album and most of the band’s catalog has been licensed for use on cable networks including MTV, ESPN, and E! Several live performances by Stuedabakerbrown have been featured on Fearless Music TV, a nationally syndicated live music program. They have also received regular airplay and artist spotlights on Q104.3 in New York City, WHUD in the Hudson Valley, and WRRV in Poughkeepsie, NY as well as a plethora of local and college radio stations. The band also enjoyed selections to 2010’s Red Gorilla Festival in Austin, TX and CMJ Music Marathon in New York, NY.
The band is currently working on a follow up album to Strangers We’ll Become, expected to be released in early 2012. All of the band’s albums, EP’s, and singles have been self-released and are currently available at all major online retailers.
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