|ELEVENTYSEVEN BALANCES MAYHEM AND MEANING ON DEBUT DISC
13 February 2006
Flicker Records’ debut punk band eleventyseven invites listeners into its whimsical world of quirky, yet meaningful, pop-punk on And the Land of Fake Believe, releasing March 21. In conjunction with the album’s launch, eleventyseven will appear on a 30+-city tour with headliner Superchic[k], beginning late January.
The group’s first label project is intentional in its bi-polar tone. While maintaining the high-energy, fast-paced sound signature to punk music, eleventyseven lyrically touches on teenage heartbreak and other coming-of-age concerns. And the Land of Fake Believe is a unique balance of reckless abandon and honest inquiry.
“Our music makes fun of almost everything,” comments frontman and primary songwriter Matthew Langston. “I look back at experiences I’ve had and have a huge laugh. But joking aside, we’re very serious about our purpose. One of the major life themes adopted by this band is learning from our own mistakes. I have made many. And the weight of that is enough to drive me out of my mind sometimes. That’s why it’s important to laugh, to learn to live with joy in forgiveness.”
Eleventyseven will take its show on the road this January through March as special guest on Inpop recording artist Superchic[k]’s “This is Your Anthem Tour,” alongside Seventh Day Slumber and KJ-52. The tour, which opened in Cincinnati on Jan. 27, will visit nineteen states as well as Canada. For a complete itinerary, go to www.superchickonline.com.
Matt Langston (lead vocals, guitar), Caleb Satterfield (bass), and Jonathan Stephens (drums) have been cranking out their brand of teenage, fun-frenzied music for nearly four years. Greenville, South Carolina has served as home base for the band, which quickly expanded its domain to include a majority of the East Coast. With three well-received independent releases already to its credit, the trio has maintained a non-stop touring schedule, proof of its extreme likeability and work ethic. Eleventyseven’s first radio single, “More Than a Revolution,” released to Christian Rock radio Jan. 6, and the group is currently filming a video for its song “Myspace” to debut in the coming weeks. The group has signed an exclusive booking agreement with the Jeff Roberts Agency. For more information on eleventyseven visit: www.eleventysevenrock.com, or www.myspace.com/eleventyseven.
Flicker Records is a wholly-owned, independent label based in Franklin, Tenn. It exists to foster the development of new artists and their respective music careers. Flicker’s roster currently includes Monk & Neagle, Pillar, T-Bone, The Swift, Everyday Sunday, Kids in the Way, Staple, and subseven. In 2006, Flicker will introduce a new class of up-and-coming artists including Flatfoot 56, Fireflight, eleventyseven, and Until June. To find out about Flicker Records and its artists, go online to: www.flickerrecords.com.
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