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Rick Froberg and John Reis are reuniting the band for a free all-ages performance at Spreckels Organ Pavilion on August 31, where resident organist Carol Williams will open with a solo set as well as playing with the band.
The 2013 Best Rock SDMA-winners are crowd-funding their upcoming full-length Float On Towards Our Doom
, recorded at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios in Nashville.
The band is at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a new full-length (their first since 2012’s Collide With the Sky
), due out in January on the Fearless label.
Her new video “Maybe I Was Wrong” was filmed over several years, before and after her late-stage cancer battle, shot by three-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Mario Ortiz and directed in two parts by Craig Wilson and Asher Brown.
Their farewell performance takes place September 17 at the Irenic, where they'll debut their final album Ten Rivers.
Their first album in nearly ten years, Back to Oblivion
, drops September 30 at the Casbah, before they embark on a U.S. tour with Weatherbox and Maps & Atlases, running through November 8. The first single “Two Guns to the Temple” is out now.
Catch them under their new name, the Young Wild, when they play the next Third Thursdays at the Hard Rock Hotel's 207 Nightclub on August 21, along with Barbarian, Oliver Trolley, and resident DJs Adam Salter and Gabe Vega.
He badmouthed his former band Stone Temple Pilots and their new EP with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, telling iChill: “It sold 35,000 units. That's kind of unbelievable considering STP sold over 40 million, and I'm sure Linkin Park has sold pretty much the same amount. It didn't work, people weren't buying into it.”
They'll debut new tracks from their upcoming full-length (on the Three One G label) during a west coast tour with fellow locals Retox and labelmates Doomsday Student, starting October 4 in Santa Ana and running through an October 11 date in L.A.
The Latin-EDM-hi-hop duo’s upcoming album Motel Baja
(due September 16 and featuring members of Tom Tom Club and Kraftwerk) will be their final release, as they announced they’re splitting after their October 11 appearance at L.A.’s Supersonico Festival.
They recently recorded four songs in L.A. with Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila, which they'll debut in concert on August 28 at BNS Brewing and Distillery Company in Santee.
Her debut full-length Pacific,
mixed by Jeff Berkley in San Diego and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (T-Bone Burnett, Jackson Browne, etc.), drops September 12 at Lestat's in Normal Heights.
Their upcoming full-length Radio Time Bomb,
produced by (and featuring) Rocket From the Crypt mainman John Reis, was recorded and mixed by Ben Moore for Tower Bar Records. The Casbah release party on August 29 will include a guest spot from original bassist Kevin "Cuz" Donahue.
The former Sleazybeats singer contributed lyrics to two songs on the new solo album from her live-in boyfriend Ace Frehley, Space Invader.
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