EVERYONE DIES IN UTAH DISCUSS THE RECORDING OF THEIR NEW ALBUM AND THEIR ATTEMPTED GOOSE ABDUCTION.

Everyone Dies In Utah sat down with our Senior Publicist Jesea Lee to discuss the recording of their new album, their run on the Scream The Prayer tour, and their attempted abduction of a goose.

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Jesea: How has the recording process been so far?

Trey: Challenging.

Danny: Yea, that’s a good word for it. It’s been a lot of work, non-stop.

 Jesea: What have been some of those challenges?

Danny: For me, it’s been writing something that is lyrically good because before I would have to just write the screaming parts, but since taking over lead vocals, I have had to write the entire song, like the singing and screaming.

Trey: It’s nice though because now that we have singing and screaming coming from the same perspective, there’s not any clashing.

Jesea: It’s a little more cohesive?

Trey: Yea, right.

 Jesea: When did you start writing this album?

Danny: When did we get to the studio? (laughs)

 Jesea: Haha, come on, you guys haven’t been working on this for years? It’s not your masterpiece?

(laughs)
Danny: We had one song that we had written a week before we started the Scream the Prayer tour and then when we got to the studio Keaton actually had a ton of ideas already written on his computer so we just kinda came together and picked all the parts we liked.

Jesea: What can you tell me about this album’s theme if there is one? Does it have any specific kind of feel to it?

Danny: It doesn’t really have a specific theme

Keaton: It’s more mature.

Danny: I wanted to hit stronger messages in the song instead of doing a whole concept behind it; I decided to write full songs that would hit certain people at home. Like one song is about being judged and coming together to be bigger than the people that bully others. Then there’s one that’s about if you want to become better than you are now then you are going to have to go out and do something about it. Then there are a couple songs I wrote about heartbreak.

 Jesea: You gotta have those.

Danny: (laughs) Yea, you know stuff that people can really relate to.

 Jesea: So how is this album going be different from the previous releases musically?

Keaton: It’s a lot heavier.

Danny: Yea, like the heavy parts are a lot heavier and the poppy parts are a lot poppier.

Trey: Synth parts are more synthy (laughs)

Jesea: I heard the bass parts are more bassy, is that true?

(laughs)
Danny: Yea, actually everything on this album is real.

Keaton: Nothing is sampled or programmed

 Jesea: So you think it’s definitely more mature than the stuff you have done?

Keaton: Yea, surprisingly. This is the first time we have written together.
Danny: The fact that we were able to come together and write so well has been amazing.

 Jesea: What’s it been like working with producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm)?

Danny: Jim is awesome.

Trey: Jim is just really easy to work with.

Danny: He pushed me to levels that I didn’t even know I was capable of. Like, I had never done lead vocals before so it’s great that they sound really good. I mean not to sound cocky or anything, but they sound really good.

Keaton: It doesn’t sound like its Danny’s first time.

Jesea: Do you think this album will be well received among your current fans?

Keaton: I think everybody is going to like at least one song.

Trey: Yea, there is something for everyone.

Keaton: Some of the songs are synth heavy and then there are songs that are more guitar heavy.

Danny: It’s still very much us. It reminds me a lot of the first album especially with how synth heavy it is, but it’s done right. Like how synth should be used.

 Jesea: How was the Scream the Prayer tour?

Danny: Scream the Prayer was awesome!

Trey: Fantastic.

Danny: There were some amazing shows. Like some of the best shows we have ever played.

Keaton: Dallas was great.

Trey: Yea, Dallas was the biggest show on the tour. It felt great being in our home state.

 Jesea: Any interesting tour stories?

Danny: We were at Steak and Shake and we found some geese so we decided to get some bread and try to lure them into the van where some of the members were still sleeping. We ended up just blocking traffic mostly and made a lot of people mad (laughs).

Trey: Some guy was just screaming “Are you serious?!”

Jesea: You should have said “Yes, I am a very serious goose hoarder”

(laughs)
Trey: Unfortunately it didn’t work. We got them pretty close, though.  There were just too many cars getting upset.

Jesea: So you mentioned the crowd was really great in Dallas, but how were they overall?

Danny: Incredible. We had a great response everywhere.

 Jesea: Any closing thoughts?

Keaton: I’m glad I got the chance to make this album.

Trey: It’s been a great experience and I just hope people enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.

 

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STRAWBERRY GIRLS TO RELEASE ALBUM ON 10/01/13

(Salinas, CA) – Ambient rock trio Strawberry Girls have announced the re-issue of their full-length album French Ghetto. It will be out on 10/01/13 via Tragic Hero Records and features guest vocals from Kurt Travis (A Lot Like Birds, ex-Dance Gavin Dance), Nic Newsham (Gatsby’s American Dream), and more. Fans who purchase this record will also receive three additional acoustic tracks, and a digital copy of the documentary “JAM” by Theodore Maider, which chronicles the formation of Strawberry Girls and their maiden tour. Pre-orders for the new album as well as exclusive merch from the band is available at the Tragic Hero MerchNow site. Speaking of tour, there is still time to catch Strawberry Girls and Stolas on their Into Orbit Tour which runs until September 17th. The band has been keeping their fans up to date by regularly sharing live footage from the tour on their Facebook page.
TOUR DATES:
August 27 Richmond, VA The Canal Club
August 28 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre
August 29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
August 30 New York, NY Tabacco Road
August 31 Providence, RI Simons 66
September 1 Rochester, NY Dubland
September 2 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joes
September 3 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
September 4 Kent, OH The Outpost Concert Spot
September 6 Detroit, MI TBA
September 7 Chicago, IL Penny Road Pub
September 8 St. Louis, MO Fubar
September 9 Kansas City, MO The Sandbox
September 10 Denver, CO 7th Circle Music Collective
September 11 Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
September 13 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 14 Portland, OR Backspace
September 15 Sacramento, CA Luigi’s Slice and Fungarden
September 16 Fresno, CA Victory Cafe
September 17 San Diego, CA The Epicentre
About Strawberry Girls:
When an eclectic group of individuals comes together with an idea to create something fresh, the results can often be outstanding. Such is the case with the experimental rock trio Strawberry Girls. These guys from California (who could even make noise sound groovy) were founded by ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren after he crossed paths with drummer Ben Rossett and bassist Ian Jennings. Although the band has worked with guest vocalists, they have remained an instrumental three piece. The album French Ghetto includes vocal appearances by Kurt Travis (A Lot Like Birds, ex Dance Gavin Dance), Nic Newsham (Gatsbys American Dream), Shane Smit, Kathleen Mae, and Gavin Mulkey. “Our sound was originally built from a desire to practice and play as much as possible, without being restricted by the schedules of many different band members,” says Garren. However, what originally began as an invention out of necessity, became much more than that. Strawberry Girls take a simplistic, yet sometimes technical approach to songwriting by mending parts together that get stuck in your head and compel you to listen to them over and over again.

HE IS LEGEND START RECORDING THEIR NEW ALBUM


(Wilmington, NC) – He Is Legend have begun work on their highly anticipated new studio album with producer Mitch Marlow (Filter, A Skylit Drive, In This Moment). The band stated “We have a lot of history with Mitch, him having been in our band at one point, and we know that with him we are going to get the kind of awesome fart sounds that we want on a new record and we will be completely at ease and comfortable.” You can read the full statement from the band here where they also discuss the addition of drummer Sam Huff. This will be their first release since 2009’s It Hates You, which charted on the Billboard Top 200. The currently untitled album will be released via Tragic Hero Records. There is no release date scheduled as of now.
About He Is Legend:
He Is Legend’s current line up of Schuylar Croom (vocals), Adam Tanbouz (guitar), Matt Williams (bass), and Sam Huff (drums) signed to Tragic Hero Records in 2009 to release It Hates You, which charted on the Billboard Top 200. The full-length was produced by ex-Filter guitarist Mitchell Marlow and Allen Jacob at Warrior Sound in Chapel Hill, NC, with additional production by Kit Walters. They have toured extensively in the United States and Europe with acts like Norma Jean, Atreyu, Chimaira, Dragonforce, and Killswitch Engage.

A SKYLIT DRIVE ANNOUNCE COMPLETE DATES FOR “THE RISE UP TOUR”

(Lodi, CA)- A Skylit Drive has announced all the dates for their fall headlining Rise Up Tour. There are pre-sale and VIP tickets for all 28 shows available via Soundrink. Along with your ticket to the show, the VIP package gives fans a chance to meet the band, an invitation to a listening party for the new record, and a load of other free goodies. Also on the tour will be For All Those Sleeping, I The Mighty, Wolves at the Gate, and PVRIS (pronounced Paris). Complete tour dates are below.
 
Tour Dates
9/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
9/21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
9/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Basement
9/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
9/26 – Merriam, KS @ The Aftershock
9/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/29 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
9/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/02 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO ITM)
10/03 – New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster (NO ITM) w/ SYLAR
10/04 – Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock (NO ITM) w/ SYLAR
10/05 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/06 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
10/07 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
10/10 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion (NO ITM)
10/11 – Houston, TX @ Walters
10/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Door w/ ATTILA (NO ITM)
10/14 – Austin, TX @ The Parrish
10/15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
10/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis w/ INCREDIBLE ME
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue w/ INCREDIBLE ME
10/19 – Reno, NV @ The Alley w/ INCREDIBLE ME
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ INCREDIBLE ME
ABOUT A SKYLIT DRIVE:
Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist/screamer Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.
A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released their new single Rise (the title track of their upcoming album) to critical acclaim and assured their fans that this was just a taste of things to come. Rise, which will be available on September 24, 2013, joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.

A SKYLIT DRIVE ANNOUNCE THIRD SET OF TOUR DATES AND THE TRACK LISTING FOR “RISE”

(Lodi, CA)- A Skylit Drive has announced five more dates of The Rise Up Tour which will kick off on 9/20. The tour is in support of the band’s brand new full-length album Rise that will be available on 9/24. The new cities include Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. A Skylit Drive will release the final set of dates next Wednesday (8/21). Also on the tour will be For All Those Sleeping, I The Mighty, Wolves at the Gate, and PVRIS (pronounced Paris). A track listing for the new record has been announced today, as well.
Track list
1. Save Me Tragedy
2. Unbreakable
3. Crash Down
4. Rise
5. Crazy
6. Said & Done
7. Just Stay
8. Pendulum
9. I, Enemy
10. Wide Awake
11. Shadows
12. Dreaming in Blue
 
Tour Dates
9/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
9/21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
9/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Basement
9/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
9/26 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/29 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
9/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/02 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom – JUST ADDED
10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – JUST ADDED
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
10/10 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion (NO ITM)
10/11 – Houston, TX @ Walters – JUST ADDED
10/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Door w/ ATTILA – JUST ADDED
10/14 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (NO ITM) – JUST ADDED
10/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue – NO ITM
ABOUT A SKYLIT DRIVE:
Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist/screamer Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.
A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released their new single Rise (the title track of their upcoming album) to critical acclaim and assured their fans that this was just a taste of things to come. Rise, which will be available on September 24, 2013, joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.
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A SKYLIT DRIVE ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES | NEW SINGLE ON ITUNES

(Lodi, CA)- A Skylit Drive has announced six more dates of The Rise Up Tour which will kick off on 9/20. The tour is in support of the band’s brand new full-length album Rise that will be available on 9/24. The new cities include Sacramento, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, and Salt Lake City. A Skylit Drive will continue to release a handful of dates every Wednesday until the entire tour has been announced. Also on the tour will be For All Those Sleeping, I The Mighty, Wolves at the Gate, and PVRIS (pronounced Paris). The new single and title track from Rise is now available on iTunes.
9/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk -JUST ADDED
9/21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction – JUST ADDED
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy – JUST ADDED
9/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Basement- JUST ADDED
9/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
9/26 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
9/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
9/29 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
9/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/02 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
10/10 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion (NO ITM)
10/12 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock – JUST ADDED
10/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue – NO ITM – JUST ADDED
ABOUT A SKYLIT DRIVE:
Great vision, that’s what it takes to refuse to rest on previous success and instead focus on what you need to become in the future, which is exactly what Lodi, California’s A Skylit Drive continues to achieve with every album. Vocalist Michael “Jag” Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist/screamer Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay and keyboardist Kyle Simmons, officially exploded onto the scene in 2007 with their EP She Watched the Sky. They followed that release up with three full-length albums titled Wires and the Concept of Breathing, Adelphia and Identity on Fire, which all charted on the Billboard Top 200, and their live DVD Let Go of the Wires.
A Skylit Drive has toured extensively with similar artists like Blessthefall, Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Of Mice & Men; as well as contributing songs to the well known compilations Punk Goes Classic Rock and Punk Goes Pop Vol 4. A Skylit Drive’s musical resume would be enough of a career for most bands, but they have no intentions of slowing down. In fact, the band believes they are just hitting their stride. They released their new single Rise (the title track of their upcoming album) to critical acclaim and assured their fans that this was just a taste of things to come. Rise, which will be available on September 24, 2013, joins the essential characteristics of A Skylit Drive’s signature sound heard on Wires and the Concept of Breathing while showcasing a wide spectrum of tones, textures and song structure.