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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.
For More Info on American Hi-Fi click here.
Ed Kowalczyk, legendary lead singer and songwriter of the multi-Platinum rock band Live, who is releasing his first solo album, Alive, on July 6 has also announced July U.S. tour dates. The summer tour schedule starts July 1 in Buffalo, NY and ends August 6 in Chicago, IL at Lallapalooza for a solo acoustic set.
Currently, Ed is giving away a FREE download of the song “Grace” which is featured on the new album if you tweeting the phrase “Get @EDDIEKLIVE new song “Grace” for free in exchange for one tweet!” For more details, go here.
Alive was recorded in Austin, TX at Wire Recording Studios with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Blue October, Matchbox Twenty) and Kowalczyk’s new band – Ramy Antoun on drums, James Gabbie on lead guitar and Chris Heerlein on bass.
“During the last two years, I found myself at a new level of personal inspiration and creativity. I am so excited that my long time fans, as well as new ones, are about to experience the fruit of my labor of love! This album is a gigantic achievement for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of finally sharing it with the world,” he says.
The 12-song album features Ed Kowalczyk at his best – ferocious yet passionate, while retaining the anthemic and spiritual songwriting he’s always been known for. Fans both old and new will be immediately drawn to the first single “Grace” – a soaring, hard-hitting song destined to be a rock radio staple. Alive also features a songwriting collaboration with friend Chris Daughtry on the driving rock track “Drink (Everlasting Love).”
Ed Kowalczyk built an impressive résumé with LIVE that includes eight full-length albums, total CD sales exceeding 20 million, a huge international fan base and extensive touring all over the world. LIVE has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s.
7/1 – Buffalo, NY – Thursday at the Square
7/2 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (Sold Out)
7/3 – Beauce, QB – Woodstock en Beauce
7/6 – New York, NY – City Winery
7/7 – Clifton Park, NY – Norther Lights
7/8 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
7/9 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
7/10 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/31 – Syracuse, NY – NYS Fairgrounds (Krockathon)
8/1 – Rochester, NY – Riverside Festival Grounds
8/6 – Chicago, IL – Lallapalooza (Solo Acoustic Set)
For more information on Ed Kowalczyk visit his website here.