THE EXIES TAKE CONTROL OF MUSIC CAREER WITH MOVE TO INDIE LABEL ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC
In Anticipation Of Their New Release, The Exies Take Over The Sunset StripA Modern Way Of Living With The Truth In Stores April 10“Different Than You” Hits Radio Feb. 20, L.A. Residency at The Whisky Feb. 21, 27 – Key Club Performance Feb. 16
The Exies, the L.A. based band formed by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Scott Stevens and bassist Freddy Herrera, will release A Modern Way of Living With the Truth on April 10, their first album since 2004. The move from a major to an indie label redefines the band’s new career path.A Modern Way of Living With the Truth will be the band’s debut for the indie label Eleven Seven Music, distributed by ADA. The first single from the album, “Different Than You,” goes for radio adds at Active and Modern Rock on Feb. 20. The group, which now includes guitarist Chris Skane, who was a member of the Exies in one of its earliest incarnations, will appear at the world-famous Whisky-a-Go-Go for a residency, with scheduled dates on Feb. 21 and 27.
“Different Than You” has already received well over 100 early spins before the February 20th Active and Alternative Rock radio impact date. Early believers include: KQRC/ Kansas City, WIIL/ Chicago, KXTE/ Las Vegas, Octane/ Sirius Satellite Radio, Squizz/ XM Satellite Radio, WGRD/ Grand Rapids, WMFS/ Memphis, KDJE/ Little Rock, WKQZ/ Saginaw, WHRL/Albany, WXQR/ Greenville.
“It’s great to have The Exies back with a fresh new track! “Different Than You” should build nicely on the success the band experienced with Head For The Door. KQRC saw phones in the first week!” from Bob Edwards, Operations Manager, KQRC-KRBZ-KYYS, Kansas City.
The group released two previous albums for Virgin, 2003’s Inertia and 2004’s Head for the Door, which produced the Top 10 Active Rock/Modern Rock hit, “Ugly,” used by the World Wrestling Entertainment as the theme to their Survivor Series pay-per-view event, as well as the Top 15 Modern Rock hit, “My Goddess.”
The band describes the sound of the new album, produced by James Michels (Alanis Morissette, Mötley Crüe and Meat Loaf) as a synthesis of “beauty and destruction,” running the gamut of emotions. A Modern Way of Living With the Truth touches on a variety of different styles, from the wistful opening “Leaving Song” and the harsh anti-materialism of “Lay Your Money Down,” to the simple piano chords of the regretful “Stray” and the wistful ballad, “My Ordinary World.” There’s also the propulsive melodic hardcore of “These are the Days,” the questioning of the techno-oriented title track and the marvelous re-imagining of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.”
After two years of touring with bands like Breaking Benjamin. 30 Seconds to Mars, the Used, Sparta and Evanescence, the group was on the verge of losing two of its members before they appeared on Mötley Crüe’s Carnival of Sins tour by special request of longtime fan Nikki Sixx, who helped hook them up with the Eleven Seven Music label.
“I was ready to quit myself,” says Stevens of the band he and Ferrara formed in 1998 before hooking up with old friend Skane to write together. “The whole impetus for the album came from me standing back and taking stock of my life and the group.”
“We made the record we wanted to make,” says Chris. “We have a support system that’s really into this album and how we want to promote it. The independent nature of how it was made plays into what’s happening right now in the music industry.”
“This is a change, sure, but it’s also a progression,” adds Herrera. “We’ve gone way past what we’ve done before.”
“I’m very proud of this album,” adds Scott. “It is the most mature record we’ve done and, song for song, the most consistent.”
The group just came off a SOLD-OUT tour with Buckcherry and Three Days Grace and is headed back out on the road this month. Tour dates:
Feb 15 Malibu, CA Malibu Inn
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
Feb 17 San Diego, CA Cane’s
Feb 20 San Marcos, CA The Jumping Turtle
Feb 21 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky
Feb 23 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Feb 24 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
Feb 26 Modesto, CA Fat Cat’s
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky
Mar 4 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
Mar 6 San Marcos, CA The Jumping Turtle
For more information on the band visit http://www.myspace.com/theexies To see The Exies “Different Than You” video, go to:
Windows Media: http://newmedia.10thst.com/exies/different_than_you/different_than_you.wmv
About ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC: Founded by Allen Kovac, CEO of 10th Street Entertainment, a leading music marketing and management company, Eleven Seven Music was developed in association with ADA, a Warner Music Group company, as an incubator label to develop bands for potential “up streaming” to the WMG family. Artists also include Buckcherry, Everclear, Drowning Pool, Marion Raven, The Exies and Jonny Lives! The label’s inaugural release (Buckcherry’s new album 15) features the smash hit single “Crazy Bitch” which has earned a Grammy nomination from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences® in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance. The lead single from the gold certified release, 15 (Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic Records), “Crazy Bitch” is currently the most played song at Rock radio along with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dani California.” 15 is the band’s first studio album in four years released in the U.S. in April 2006 with a debut at #2 on the Independent Album Chart.