SOPHOMORE ALBUM TO BE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE VIA
EMUSIC “SELECTS” FOR A MONTH BEGINNING JUNE 14
THE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE ON BAND’S OWN
THE FEVER ZONE RECORDS ON JULY 12
Los Angeles, CA’s Army Navy is excited to announce the release of their new album titled The Last Place. Following the success of their critically acclaimed, self-released debut album, the band entered 2010 with their strongest batch of songs to date and were able to self-finance the recording of their second album. With a strong vision of the album in mind, the indie-pop outfit once again called upon producer and engineer Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, Helium) to help bring these songs to life. Recorded in LA at Fireproof Recording, The Last Place will be released via the band’s own record label, The Fever Zone, on July 12.
Prior to the album’s official release date, The Last Place will be featured as the next coveted eMusic “Selects” pick. From June 14 to July 12, 2011, the album will be exclusively available on eMusic.com for subscriber purchase. eMusic “Selects” is a reoccurring program featuring exclusive music from handpicked, unsigned new artists. The label began in February of 2008 with albums from High Places and Breathe Owl Breathe, and has continued from there, paying out over $100,000 in royalties to their featured artists.
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Army Navy was born in the bedroom of Justin Kennedy, who in his early days played with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) in Seattle’s Pinwheel. Having relocated to Los Angeles after Pinwheel broke up, Kennedy began focusing on his new project and started assembling members for Army Navy. Multi-instrumentalist Louie Schultz joined swiftly after hearing Kennedy’s home demos. Without a permanent sticks man at the time of recording the first album, Army Navy’s album boasted drumming by the legendary Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello and The Attractions, who had been a longtime fan of the band. Army Navy soon found their permanent drummer Douglas Randall.
The band released its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album on The Fever Zone in late 2008, an album Pitchfork declared a “bubbly effervescent valentine to obscure power pop bands of the late-1970s and early-’80s” in their 7.8 review, and what NPR, who described the band’s song “Unresponsive Ears” in their coveted “Song of the Day” feature as “candy in song form” and “a Posies-and-Teenage Fanclub-style tsunami of melody and distortion that underscores the youthful essence of power-pop in all its bittersweet glory.” FILTER agreed, calling the band’s sound “identifiably sunny and undeniably infectious.”
In addition to the upcoming release of The Last Place, Army Navy will be touring in support of the new album throughout 2011. Tour dates to be announced shortly.
The Last Place tracklisting:
01. Last Legs
02. Ode To Janice Melt
03. The Long Goodbye
05. A Circus
07. The Hunter
08. I Think It’s Gonna Happen
09. Wonderland To Waterloo
10. Open Your Eyes