Southern California alternative rock veteran, Smile Empty Soul, has revealed the cover art and track listing for its upcoming sixth studio album, Chemicals, due out October 1, 2013 on the band’s new imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment.
Chemicals, a record vocalist/guitarist, Sean Danielsen, describes as, “a very raw album for today’s standards,” will be the debut release on the new label. In conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, Two Disciples Entertainment will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.
Commented Danielsen, “We’ve been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority. We started our own label with a business partner who’s been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other long-time friends of ours. Now we’re running the campaign ourselves and we’re totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done.”
According to the vocalist, fans can expect the same emotional rock the band has delivered since its inception in 1998, but with an evolved edge, sharpened from over a decade on the road. “Chemicals still has our signature sound,” he adds, “but it has its own feel apart from our other work.”
And with regards to the album title, “‘Chemicals’ made so much sense to us because of the day and age we live in. We’re all eating, drinking, and breathing chemicals on a daily basis and there’s no escape.”
Smile Empty Soul will kick off a string of summer tour-dates later this month leading up to the release of Chemicals this October. A full list of dates can be seen below, and fans can stay up-to-date with the band’s touring schedule on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/smileemptysoulmusic.
1. Black and Blue
2. False Alarm
6. New Low
8. Sitting Ducks
9. Mechanical Rationality
Since its self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records in 2003, Smile Empty Soul continues to be one of the most relentless, DIY bands in the industry. With countless successful tours, a top 10 single and a certified gold record under its belt, the band will continue its legacy this fall with the release of Chemicals.
Stay tuned for more information on Smile Empty Soul and Chemicals.
Smile Empty Soul on tour…
8/19 – Minot, ND @ ‘O’riginal Bar and Nightclub
8/20 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center
8/21 – Fargo, ND @ Garage Bar and Grill
8/22 – Savage, MN @ Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill
8/23 – Rhinelander, WI @ Elbow Room
8/24 – Chicago, IL @ WIIL Rock Fest
8/25 – Bloomington, IL @ The Keep @ Castle Theater
8/26 – St. Joseph, MO @ Hammerjacks
8/27 – Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge
8/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
Smile Empty Soul online…
Smile Empty Soul is…
Sean Danielsen – guitar/vocals
Ryan Martin – bass
Jake Kilmer – drums
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