New York, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2008
Blackbird's 'Songs For The Broken Hearted' debut CD with Sunset Records will be in stores worldwide on May 27th.
Blackbird's, 'Songs For The Broken Hearted' CD will be in stores all over the world beginning May 27th. CD to be sold online at Amazon.com, in stores exclusively at Target and at all stores where music downloads are sold.
Southern California's quirky popsters Blackbird do not necessarily follow a trend; they are more interested in simply playing together as a band and most of all, being brothers. Their close relationship to each other has consumed Blackbird and cemented their bond as a band. And now this has forged them a place in the alternative rock world as well. The full length CD is set to hit stores on May 27th with radio solicitation starting this month.
Blackbird has become a well known alternative rock band with a lot of punk and hardcore influences. Brothers Arlie Patton (vocals/guitar) and Gabe Patton (drums/vocals) started playing clubs on the Sunset strip in Hollywood with two friends and fellow musicians, Gary Jones (guitar/vocals) and Michael Nightingale (bass/vocals). The result is an edgy alternative rock band with catchy hooks and great melodies on their debut CD entitled, 'Songs For The Broken Hearted.' Both Arlie and Gabe agree that since the duo was already playing music as kids, adding two more was seamless.
Blackbird blends melodic alternative sounds, inside an eclectic mix of rock music.
In 2005, Blackbird released their last full length album "Living Is Bleeding", which came after participating on the New York Dolls Tribute CD, "Jetboys Of Babylon." The new "Songs For The Broken Hearted" CD released by Sunset records has a different sound from their past albums. The first single, "Unstoppable" is already getting airplay in major radio markets around the world with two other songs "The Hell You Put Me Through" and "So Lost Without You" which will also be worked to alternative and Adult Alternative radio formats. Don Lichterman, the head of Sunset Records says that "we are featuring the CD exclusively at Target and at Amazon" and "we are also going for key bookings this year" such as trying to get on the Vans Warped Tour which begins in June.
Blackbird also got their taste of the spotlight by performing live on radio stations and getting press in major markets in the United States. During their time before Sunset Records, Blackbird contributed a performance on a New York Dolls Tribute CD released by Fastlane Records. They also contributed to the Fastlane Cheap Trick Tribute CD, "Trickled Out". Blackbird also received accolades receiving nominations as best rock band and best rock group in 2007 from the Rock City News and All Access Magazine.
Blackbird's success does not stop with award nominations, with press (LA Weekly CD Review) and at radio (WLFR 91.7 FM, 88.3 WLFC, KOOBA Radio and broke Top 20 on GIANT Radio Network), the first single, "Unstoppable" is now featured in the comedic show, "An Ordinary Hero." Blackbird also has endorsements with Kerly Strings and Samack / Greg Bennett Guitars.
The release of this CD has been greatly anticipated by us at Sunset," says Don Lichterman, "the response this month has been amazing since starting to work the first song to radio."
For radio mp3's and/or Wav Files for your radio station, please contact the Sunset Records Radio Promotion department. The email address is Radio_Promotion@SunsetRecordings.com and the toll free telephone number is 877,542.6664. For press copies of the 'Songs For The Broken Hearted" album for CD reviews, please contact Don Lichterman (Don.Lichterman@SunsetRecordings.com) at the same toll free telephone number.
Genre: Rock/Pop , Alternative/Indie, Adult Alternative Rock
About Sunset Records / Sunset Holding Co.:
Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division. All corporate information can be found at http://www.SunsetHolding.com. The Sunset Records web site is http://www.SunsetRecordings.com.