Metropolis recording artists The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!) have just started a full slate of live dates with The Phenomenauts in support of their freshly-minted album Everybody Make Some Noise!, 12-track tour de force of fist-pumping anthems that would make the Dead Kennedys proud. And in fact, head DK Jello Biafra felt the band so honor-worthy that he bestowed a spoken word, carny-styled intro to "Everything Is a Commercial". Other guests include JT Woodruff from Hawthorne Heights and Chris #2 from Anti-Flag.
"We have a really bizarre set of guest appearances on our record," says vocalist Mike Ski. "Having three people that would never be in the same room together appear on our album and each bring something incredible to the songs is a proud moment. From the breathtaking melody of JT, the angry snarl of Chris #2, to the unsettling narrative by Jello, it's enough to make everyone from a 15 year old pop girl to a 30 year old punk rocker smile."
Produced by Alex Newport (At the Drive In, The Mars Volta) in a new studio that The A.K.A.s literally helped put together ("We gutted, scraped, painted, hammered, and hauled enough to satisfy the most merciless of cynics. Doesn't everybody love to see a band dehumanized?!"), Everybody Make Some Noise! is a true testament of a band finding their voice through adversity, poverty and the excruciating toll that band life extolls.
"This album is special in that it represents a true adventure and journey," he continues. "While other bands are busy writing music just to get laid, paid, or played on the radio, we challenged ourselves and everyone else to be fearless, fierce, and have fun... finding your voice and using it to live out loud."
The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!)'s new album Everybody Make Some Noise! is available on Metropolis Records.
The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!) On Tourw/ The Phenomenauts
Apr 18 Satyricon Portland, OR
Apr 19 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Apr 21 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 22 Marquis Theatre Boulder, CO
Apr 23 Knickerbocker’s Lincoln, NE
Apr 24 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Apr 25 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
Apr 26 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Apr 27 Poison Room Cincinnati, OH
Apr 28 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
Apr 30 Middle East – Up Cambridge, MA
May 01 Knitting Factory New York, NY
May 02 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
May 04 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
May 06 Steppin Out Virginia Beach, VA
May 08 Jack Rabbit’s Jacksonville, FL
May 09 Backbooth Orlando, FL
May 10 City Limits Delray Beach, FL
May 12 The Beta Bar Tallahassee, FL
May 15 Walter’s On Washington Houston, TX
May 16 Red 7 Austin, TX
May 17 Rock Bottom San Antonio, TX
May 20 Brickhouse Theatre Phoenix, AZ
May 21 Jillian’s Las Vegas, NV
May 23 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA
May 24 Phoenix Theatre Petaluma, CA