Progressive Music Group Presents
Icon For Hire
The Past Six Years, Headfirst for Halos
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Icon For Hire
HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 2013 – ICON FOR HIRE are in the studio with Producer Mike Green (All Time Low, The Wanted, Pierce The Veil) to follow up their debut album, Scripted.
Released in 2011, Scripted shattered first week sales becoming the highest new artist debut in Tooth & Nail Records history. The record debuted on the Billboard Top 200, at No. 4, on the iTunes Rock chart, and No. 19 on the iTunes overall albums chart.
After spending a remarkable 18 months touring around the world, the group returned to their hometown of Decatur, IL to write their new record. ICON FOR HIRE is set to push the boundaries of music and fashion far beyond their debut. According to guitarist, Shawn Jump, "We wrote and dreamed about this record away from everything. We needed a safe place where we could all get to "spirit," and maximize our different influences." Added drummer, Adam Kronshagen, "There's been undeniable friction in the songwriting process. We love knowing that you will definitely hear the element of conflict inside of every song we wrote."
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The bands latest video, "Off With Her Head," received 200k views its first week. Frontwoman and fashion designer, Ariel, worked with the team for weeks to create an avant-garde interpretation of the hit song. The group spent two days in Compton, CA (South Los Angeles) filming the video with a variety of the hottest underground artists.
ICON FOR HIRE has become a cyber hit with their previous videos, "Make a Move" and "Get Well," nearing 6 million views combined on YouTube.
￼￼￼￼Back on the road – Summer 2013...
The Past Six Years
The Past Six Years is an American alternative band based out of Raleigh, NC. In the summer of 2012 the band was a 4-piece with Blake Matthews on vocals and guitar, Kyle Daubenspeck on bass, Dillon D'Ambrosio on drums and Will Garlick on Guitar. Over the next year, the band honed their set and played several shows including 7000 capacity Koka Booth Amphitheater, Motorco, Deep South and The Southland Ballroom, rapidly gaining a large fan-base in their local scene. In 2013 the band decided to become a 5-piece by Mitch McCall on guitar allowing Blake to just focus on vocals.
On September 14th, 2013 The Past Six Years released their debut EP "Songs Of Love & Heartache", a concept EP following a relationship from it's beginning stages through it's ending stages. With their EP finished, the band is now focused on sharing it's passion and music with as many people as possible. Catch them up close and personal at a live show while they are in your city!
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