As subjects of a new videogame, "playing" ELECTRIC SIX is now almost as fun as "listening" to them. UK-based razor company, Azor (www.kmishop.com ), has created the webgame King of Air Guitar (www.kingofairguitar.com ), featuring Electric Six's single "Formula 409," taken from their new album Flashy (released earlier this month on Metropolis Records). Played in a similar fashion as that uber-popular game on the Wii gaming system, the player uses the keyboard as a virtual guitar to play the song's notes and chords that come hurtling at him. It's an appropriate companion to the band's fun, frantic and energizing blend of tight musicianship with sardonic and hilarious lyrics.
Currently co-headlining the "Hittin' the Walls and Workin' the Middle Tour" with Local H, Electric Six have been generating massive amounts of praise on their new album Flashy. SPIN says, "despite the ironic humor, there’s a compassion in the music that’s unexpected coming from a band best known for a Taco Bell–referencing novelty hit."
SPIN Online deemed them "Artist of the Day" and added, "[Vocalist Dick] Valentine's cigarette-raw chants lead the assault, as batshit crazy combinations of instrumentation -- distorted power-pop guitars, blasting horns, and creepy keys -- unite in a shocking, silly, and undeniably enticing sound."
Blender raves, "[Flashy is] the sardonic sextet's fifth album of apocalyptic buffoonery shot through with metal, new wave and disco, all of it hilarious, none of it a joke."
Known for their hilariously subversive and over-the-top singles and videos such as "Danger (High Voltage)","Synthesizer", "Down At McDonnelzz," and "Gay Bar", Metropolis recording artists ELECTRIC SIX released their fifth album FLASHY on October 21, 2008. It was produced by guitarist Zach Shipps and recorded at Hamtramck Sound Machine in Michigan.
Hittin' the Walls and Workin' the Middle Tour with Local H
Oct 27 Aquarium Fargo, ND
Oct 29 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Oct 30 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS
Oct 31 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Nov 1 Palladium Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 3 Neumos Seattle, WA
Nov 4 Berbati’s Pan Portland, OR
Nov 6 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Nov 7 Key Club Los Angeles, CA
Nov 8 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Nov 9 Plush Tucson, AZ
Nov 10 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
Nov 12 Granada Theater Dallas, TX
Nov 13 Emo’s Austin, TX
Nov 14 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, CA
Nov 15 Lenny’s Bar Atlanta, GA
Nov 17 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
Nov 18 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 19 Black Cat Washington, DC
Nov 20 The Khyber Philadelphia, PA
Nov 21 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Nov 22 Webster Hall New York, NY
Nov 24 The Tralf Buffalo, NY
Nov 25 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Nov 26 Mr. Small’s Millvale, PA
Nov 28 Mad Hatter Covington, KY
Nov 29 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI