Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Fishbone to release first album in more than six years

Fishbone (www.fishbone.net ), the legendary band that helped create the highly influential Los Angeles Alternative Rock scene that spawned the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction, will release their first album of original material in more than six years, Still Stuck In Your Throat, on April 24, 2007.

Fishbone’s ninth album, released on the independent record label Sound In Color (www.soundincolor.com/fishbone ), is a furious return to the band's true roots. Playing their unique fusion of Funk, Punk, Reggae, Ska and Heavy Metal, Fishbone has established their reputation as one of the best live acts in Rock and Roll for 20+ years. In fact, Fishbone fans will have a chance to experience their amped up live show all across the country on a five-week national tour that begins in earnest on April 25 in Austin TX.
Confirmed tour dates include:
4/15-16/07 @ Buffalo Bills, Whistler, BC CANADA
4/25/07 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX
4/25/07 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
4/27/07 @ Howlin Wolf, New Orleans, LA
4/28/07 @ Club 29, Decatur, GA
4/29/07 @ House of Blues, Orlando, FL
5/01/07 @ Jack Rabbit’s, Jacksonville, FL
5/03/07 @ Rocks Off Boat Cruise, New, York, NY
5/04/07 @ Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD
5/05/07 @ Rock On! Groove Cruise, Boston, MA
5/08/07 @ Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
5/09/07 @ Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
5/11/07 @ The Pearl Room, Mokena, IL
5/12/07 @ The Rock Nightclub, St. Paul, MN
5/14/07 @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO
5/15/07 @ Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins, CO
5/16/07 @ Knotty Pine, Boise, ID
5/17/07 @ The Boquet, Boise, ID
5/18/07 @ Dante’s, Portland, OR
5/19/07 @ Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
8/23/07 @ Warped Tour, Fresno, CA
8/24/07 @ Warped Tour, Sacramento, CA
8/25/07 @ Warped Tour, Los Angeles, CA (Additional tour dates to follow)

Still Stuck in Your Throat, self-produced by Fishbone also reunites the band with noted Mixer David Kahne (Sean Lennon, Sublime, Wilco and more) who produced the band's most popular releases including Fishbone, Truth and Soul and The Reality of My Surroundings. Tracks include: “Jack Ass Brigade”, “Let Dem Ho’s Fight”, “Skank'N Go Nuttz”, “Party With Saddam”, “We Just Lose Our Minds”, “Frey'd Fuckin’ Nerve Endings”, “The Devil Made Me Do It”, “Forever Moore”, “Behind Closed Doors”, “Premadawnutt”, “Faceplant Scorpion Backpinch” and a cover of Sublime’s hit “Date Rape”. These album tracks have been met with enthusiastic response from Fishbone's legion of fans during the band's recent tour dates. Obviously, this is a band that has not abandoned the music or the scene they helped create as teenagers; today Fishbone is once again helping to reinvent it with this uninhibited new record.

In 2006, Fishbone received renewed attention in the major media with high profile gigs as the house band in OutKast's movie "Idlewild", and subsequently as the band for Christina Aguilera’s video "Ain’t No Other Man" (a Grammy winner which peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts). They also appear on screen in David Arquette's directorial debut and soon-to-be cult classic B-movie "The Tripper"; the band also handles scoring duties on the film. Fishbone Lead Singer Angelo Moore also makes a guest appearance on Gwen Stefani's new album (to be released December 4). Fishbone’s colorful and colossal attempt of Sublime’s “DATE RAPE” was the featured single from Look At All The Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime. Their version of the song has received airplay on radio stations across the US, and the video received widespread recognition via You Tube and Myspace landing on several online Top 10 lists for last year. Additionally, Fishbone headlined major outdoor public shows in New York and Philadelphia for the launch of Al Gore’s newly formed cable network, Current TV, along with Black Rock and Hip Hop stalwarts THE ROOTS.

The band closed out 2006 with a legendary performance playing the exclusive closing week of the now-defunct New York club CBGB. The future promises to be good to Fishbone as well. An extensive documentary is on the horizon from the makers of the award winning films Plagues and Pleasures of the Salton Sea and The Real Dirt on Farmer John that should cement the Fishbone legend even further into the annals of music history. 22 years later Fishbone is Still Stuck In Your Throat! The current Fishbone line up is: Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore, John Steward, Dre Gipson, Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies), Curtis Storey Jr. and John McKnight.


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