Chicago's high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING – who has always been an unpredictable and errant rock band when it comes to the music they create -- cater to no one when it comes to their music. Not even themselves.
Since their inception in 2001, TUB RING has been a force of nature in the left-of-center world of music. Their debut album Drake Equation (produced by Mr. Bungle’s Trey Spruance) helped showcase their musical makeup as a tornado of genres, mixing punk, classical, surf, a-capella, hard-core, pop, and whatever else crossed their path into one cohesive blend of rock.
“There are very few labels TUB RING would be comfortable working with,” says keyboardist Rob Kleiner about signing with THE END RECORDS. “It'd be difficult to be on a genre exclusive label, or with a label that had bad taste in artists. We're excited to be with THE END RECORDS because they're as into exploring new boundaries in music as we are.”
About the recording of the new album, titled The Great Filter (out May 1st, 2007), he comments, “There were 30 songs written for this album, but we only put the most important 13 on the record. It's just as eclectic as ever, with a thick and layered production. We want to make a big impression with this record because now being with THE END RECORDS our music will become exposed to a whole new audience.”
The band also has taken an initiative to tour as much as they can each year. Over the years they have toured throughout the world with such bands as Mindless Self Indulgence, The Fully Down, Estradasphere, Wesley Willis, Dog Fashion Disco and Look What I Did. Their shows have become infamous for the chaotic frenzy and whirlwind-like energy.
TUB RING has also made their mark outside of the music scene. They have been featured on Fox Sports, X-Box 360's "Amp Snow Boarder 3", various MTV/MTV2 programs, Spike and Mike's Twisted Animation films and several Mt. Dew commercials. Most recently, TUB RING played live in the TRL room on MTV2 and was featured in the MTV reality-based contest show "Dew Circuit Breakout".
With their creative energy on hyper-drive TUB RING is ready to take things to the next level in 2007 with their debut for THE END RECORDS! Get ready to be swept up in TUB RING’s wild ride!
TUB RING - Upcoming Live Appearances:
10/26/08 Sun @ Exit - Chicago, IL
10/31/08 Fri @ The Planet - Springfield, IL
11/21/08 Fri @ Bridgeview Center - Ottumwa, IA
11/22/08 Sat @ Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
11/23/08 Sun @ The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
11/24/08 Mon @ Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM
11/25/08 Tue @ The Phix - Phoenix, AZ
11/26/08 Wed @ Key Club - West Hollywood, CA *
11/28/08 Fri @ Soma - San Diego, CA *
11/29/08 Sat @ The Glass House - Pomona, CA *
11/30/08 Sun @ Slim's - San Fransisco, CA *
* w/ The Birthday Massacre, Creature Feature
TUB RING is:
Vocals - Kevin Gibson
Bass - Trevor Erb
Keyboards - Rob Kleiner
Drums - Chris Wiken
Guitar - Jeff Enokian
TUB RING discography:
Drake Equation (2001)
Fermi Paradox (2002)
Zoo Hypothesis (2004)
The Great Filter (2007)
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