Tag: AMERICAN HI-FI
March 28, 2012 – Goomba Music is proud to announce the signing of AMERICAN HI-FI. The original line-up–Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums)—is currently recording their as-yet-untitled new album in Los Angeles, CA with an expected worldwide release date this fall. It’s being produced by the band and John Fields (Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) and recorded at Stacy Jones’ studio, The Deathstar.
“It feels great to make music with these guys,” exclaims Stacy Jones. “11 years in, American Hi-Fi is a brotherhood. We made this record because we feel like the world needs a few more guitar bands. We are just doing our small part to keep Rock-N-Roll alive!”
For the past six years, members of American Hi-Fi have been working with Miley Cyrus. Singer Stacy Jones has been her music director and drummer, Jamie Arentzen has been her guitarist and Drew Parsons has played bass at a few concerts. Stacy and Jamie have been featured in everything Miley Cyrus since the beginning of her “Hannah Montana” days, including the 2009 movie and “Best Of Both Worlds” concert film/DVD.
Over the course of their 10-year career, American Hi-Fi has sold over 1 million albums thanks to hit singles such as the Top 10 smash “Flavor Of The Weak,” “Another Perfect Day” (which was used as Coca-Cola’s theme for the 2002 Winter Olympics) and “The Art Of Losing,” and they’ve toured the world with artists such as Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Bon Jovi, Sum 41 and Fall Out Boy. Before teaming up as American Hi-Fi, the band members performed as part of various influential bands from the ‘90s Alternative Rock scene, including Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, and with Tanya Donelly, Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, and Juliana Hatfield individually. Their songs have been heard on TV shows and commercials such as Coors, Labatt Blue, Verizon, “Boston Public,” “24” and “Dawson’s Creek,” video games including “Guitar Hero 3,” and in movies including “American Pie 2,” “Freaky Friday,” “Van Wilder” and “Superman Returns.” And Stacy has produced albums at The Deathstar for such artists as The Downtown Fiction, Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, The Cab, Plain White T’s, Hey Monday and Academy Is… and many others.
Stay tuned for in studio video updates, track listing, tour dates and other news from American Hi-Fi.
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American Hi-Fi is back with their 4th release, Fight the Frequency…and their 1st release on their own label, Hi-Fi Killers/The Ascot Club. Coming off their successful junior album, Hearts on Parade, which featured the theme song of the hit TV show, Beauty and the Geek, entitled “The Geek Gets the Girl,” American Hi-Fi gives us a little bit of a swerve with Fight the Frequency. The guys have shed some of the catchy pop-punk and rock roots that have made them famous, in lieu of a more mature, more serious, more eclectic collection of tunes. Now there is still plenty of the classic AHF sound to keep fans happy…there is just more maturity, more range and more intensity in Fight the Frequency. Vocalist/guitarist Stacy Jones, bassist Drew Parsons, guitarist Jamie Arentzen and drummer Brian Nolan have created 12 tunes ranging from the beautiful, heartfelt ballad “Where Love is a Lie” to the pop-infused “Acetate” to the rock, guitar-laden “Fight the Frequency” to the heavy, metal-esque “Frat Clump.” Fans of AHF will see a bit of a different side to the boys on Fight the Frequency. New fans will surely develop an appreciation for the breadth of talent that this band possesses…and enjoy some pretty kick-ass tunes! As a longtime fan of AHF, I’m pleasantly surprised with the direction the band has taken on this album. Now don’t get me wrong, I can totally rock my ass off to “Flavor of the Weak”, “Hellyeah”, “Nothing Left to Lose” and “The Breakup Song” with the best of them…and uhhh, don’t EVEN try to skip playing these tunes when I see you live! But, with the release of this album, AHF continues to grow as a band, do their own thing and in the process, clearly show their range of talent! No label pressure here…just the music they want to make! In another DIY exclamation, Fight the Frequency was produced by Stacy Jones in his LA studio…which makes this album ALL theirs! I can totally dig it! The first single, “Lost”, is a killer melodic mid-tempo tune that will absolutely grab your heart and squeeze the shit out of it! Uhhh yeah, this one got to me! “Lost” hit radio back in May…and should do very well! Be sure to call your station and request it! Fight the Frequency is due out on August 17th…be sure to grab yourself a copy!
AMERICAN HI-FI – Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums)–has just released the video for “Lost” from their forthcoming album, FIGHT THE FREQUENCY. The album drops August 17 on their own label, Hi-Fi Killers/The Ascot Club (through Megaforce/RED/Sony). It’s the highly anticipated follow-up to 2005’s HEARTS ON PARADE (Maverick) and was produced by Stacy Jones along with Jamie Arentzen, and was recorded his studio in Los Angeles, The Deathstar.
The clip was shot in Los Angeles with award-winning director Chris Applebaum (Rihanna, Kid Rock, Fountains of Wayne), who previously worked with the band on the clip for their smash hit “Flavor Of The Weak.”
To watch ‘LOST’ click here.
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