New York, NY (PRWEB) August 29, 2004
Some Republicans have been seething about New York rock band Audio FictionÂs just released single ÂTick TockÂ, a subtle attack on George W. Bush and his reasons for invading Iraq. As lyrics in the song say, Âlife is good if you're on the right sideÂ perfectly epitomizes the attitude of the Bush administration according to some critics. ÂTick TockÂ is their first single from their debut record Songs in the Key of Orange Alert. The band denies that the timing of the GOP convention is related to the release schedule.
ÂThe song is certainly inspired by BushÂs march into Iraq looking for non-existent WMDÂs. But weÂre not all politics -- itÂs a catchy pop song,Â says lead singer Mimi Ferraro. She then quipped, Âbut I could see why the chorus line, ÂI am the American PsychoÂ would bother the Republicans.Â Mark OÂToole, drummer for the band, dismissed recent talk that the band is affiliated with MoveOn.org . ÂWeÂre a rock band. We are not a part of any organization but hey, it would be nice if Washington actually paid New York City the money it promised us for homeland security.Â Ed Gillespie, Chairman of the Republican National Committee declined to comment.
The recordÂs title, "Songs in the Key of Orange Alert", is inspired by the New York Âterror alertÂ status under which the songs were written. While no other track on the record is as overtly political as the aforementioned anti-Bush anthem ÂTick Tock,Â each song deals in one way or another with the anxiety endemic to our place and time. Whether it be in context of romantic relationships (ÂBless Me,Â ÂImpenetrable,Â ÂWanna Be WildÂ), unemployment (ÂDonÂt Do ItÂ), or all-purpose existential angst with a New York time-crunch twist (ÂRace the HourglassÂ), what all the tracks have in common is an underlying uncertainty. This, coupled with Audio FictionÂs sardonic wit and tongue-in-cheek humor, make for an CD that is unique, compelling and entertaining.
Audio Fiction's music crosses between Blondie and No Doubt, but the lead singer is a natural brunette, and their aesthetic shines more like the bastard step-child of Blondie and Evanescence. 80Âs retro chic made cool.
The band has announced a college radio promotion venture with The Planetary Group, a Boston-based radio promotion company, whose past clients include David Bowie, The Foo Fighters, and Ben Folds Five. The band will be playing selected venues in the Northeast in November and December. Check out their site for the latest schedule http://www.audiofictionband.com
ÂTo the band's surprise and amusement, the song has already been embraced by Democrats and Liberals alike when it comes to questioning the current administrationÂs policies in Iraq. While the song has a serious subject matter, it is played as a catchy pop/rock song with a healthy dose of irony and catchy riffs,Â ModernRock.com
You can purchase copies of the Audio FictionÂs debut EP, Songs in the Key of Orange Alert, in selected record stores, Tower Records online and http://www.cdbaby.com and AOLÂs Netmusic & iTunes.
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