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2005’s groundbreaking “Neon Nights Electric Lives,” recorded for the late Tarantulas Records– spearheaded by the members of Boston revivalist punk band, The Explosion– the band saw rave reviews from underground and mainstream press all over the world. Many declared singer/guitarist Andrew Paley the second coming of Peter Gabriel, minus the tantra, or the perfect answer to Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine battling it out with stereo-chorus sound-effects and a Pro-Tools rig.
ReIgnition Recordings TUESDAY, JULY 11th, 2006 THE STATIC AGE ARE BACK WITH BLANK SCREENS! The Static Age, the dynamic rock machine that blends The Police’s frenetic rhythms with U2’s lush dancibility, will release their next record on ReIgnition Recordings on September 19th. This nine-song epic will serve as a soundtrack to energize your back-to-school malaise– you’ll be humming these tracks in no time. 2005’s groundbreaking “Neon Nights Electric Lives,” recorded for the late Tarantulas Records– spearheaded by the members of Boston revivalist punk band, The Explosion– the band saw rave reviews from underground and mainstream press all over the world. Many declared singer/guitarist Andrew Paley the second coming of Peter Gabriel, minus the tantra, or the perfect answer to Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine battling it out with stereo-chorus sound-effects and a Pro-Tools rig. The record was, in short, stunning. After shows with some of the biggest names in rock, from AFI (Jade Puget even makes a cameo on Electic Lives) to Interpol to Hot Hot Heat to Thursday, the band was left without a label to release their next masterpiece, after the demise of Tarantulas. ReIgnition is now pleased to annouce that The Static Age’s next opus will see the light of day worldwide on September 19th, 2006. The band will also gear up to start touring their backsides off, so be sure and check them out– you will not want to miss this potent mix of rock energy, reggae rhythms, shoegazer beauty, and everything else in between. As the venerable Status Magazine says: “The Static Age draw from three decades of independent music to create terse, melodic dark wave pop that sits entirely outside of current revivals and trends.” There you have it. Check ReIgnition Recordings for frequent updates including samples of the album for your listening pleasure. Cover art, track list, and press photos are up there as well. In the meantime, check out the band’s home on the web at their Myspace page (www.myspace.com/thestaticage). REEL BIG FISH and ZOLOF THE ROCK & ROLL DESTROYER HARD AT WORK ON SPLIT CD! Reel Big Fish have finished their recording for this split, and, as soon as Philly’s finest, Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer finish their upcoming record for Eyeball, the band will re-enter their own Skylight Studio to complete the rest of this six-song split CD. No release date has been set yet, but you can be sure these tracks will be chock full of all the ska-rock and bubblegum pop for which these two bands have come to be famous. Also, all six of these songs will covers, so check ReIgnition Recordings for updates and release dates. Press photos are up on our site now. In the meantime, make sure to check out the new-and-improved version of The Killer In You: A Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins with a Zolof track!. BLACK ON BLACK STILL GOING STRONG!! Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag is going strong now that the digital issues have been cleared up. After a few technical problems, you can buy the complete 15-song tribute at iTunes, Downloadpunk, Yahoo Music, Audio Lunchbox, Rhapsody, MTV Urge, Napster, and many more digital stores. For you tech luddites, the CD version of this tribute can be found at Interpunk, Smartpunk, Rev HQ, Tower Records, Newbury Comics, and wherever else fine independent rock is sold. The official track listing is as follows: Zao “Black Coffee”* Bleeding Through “My War”* Remembering Never “Spray Paint The Walls”* Most Precious Blood “Rise Above”* The Black Dahlia Murder “I’ve Heard It Before”* Drowningman “Loose Nut”* Give Up The Ghost “Depression” Anodyne “Life Of Pain” Burnt By The Sun “Drinking And Driving” Coalesce “Jealous Again” Converge “Annihialate This Week” The Dillinger Escape Plan “Damaged I&II” The Hope Conspiracy “Nervous Breakdown” Planes Mistaken For Stars “Police Story/Wasted” Playing Enemy “Six Pack” * indicates bonus track. RANDOM NEWS… Firstly, don’t forget to visit ReIgnition’s radical Myspace page (www.myspace.com/reignitionrecordings). Make us your friend. Tell us you love us. We’re lonely and we need attention… and we need it bad. Next, be sure to check ReIgnition Recordings over the next few weeks as we unveil the first addition to the ReIgnition Digital family, our digital-only label. Hardcore/metal fans will not want to miss this. Don’t forget our other two new releases, Dead Girls Ruin Everything’s debut CD, What A Perfect Ending and The Beautiful Mistake / Ettison Clio split CD. This may be The Beautiful Mistake’s final three recordings, and the gems put forth by Ettison Clio are creating a buzz in the underground. Check em out on Interpunk, Smartpunk, iTunes, Downloadpunk, MTV Urge, and more! Finally, we’d like to welcome two distributed titles to our roster of cool projects. Red Leader Records, the label that brought Strike Anywhere, River City High, De La Hoya (featuring members of Marathon and The Exit) to the world is releasing New Jersey’s Scream! Hello for your earbuds. Their awesome record, Infinite Son will be out in CD format on September 19th. That date will also see the release of Your Black Star’s epic Sound From The Ground on Wonka Vision Records. Wonka Vision, the same outfit responsible for the hopelessly delightful magazine and ReIgnition’s collaborators on the first Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer record, bring you this Louisville, Kentucky band that will strongly appeal to fans of Hum. You will love it. Do not miss it. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from this list. ©2005 ReIgnition Recordings 13 West 13th St. #3AS New York, NY 10011 WWW.REIGNITION.COM