Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Veteran-rocker “supergroup” The Split Squad announces the forthcoming release of its debut full-length album. Now Hear This will be out January 21, 2014, on CD and digital, followed by a later release on vinyl. Featuring 13 tracks, including a cover of The Small Faces' “Sorry She's Mine,” Now Hear This is the unmistakable product of its members common influences, rooted in the classic powerpop, punk, glam and garage rock of the '70s and '80s.
Formed in 2011, The Split Squad was assembled by bassist/singer Michael Giblin, of the Pennsylvania-based powerpop band Parallax Project. The band is comprised of a team of heavy-hitting veteran musicians Giblin had met and worked with over the years, on tours and various recording projects. The members of the Split Squad boast about 150 years of collective experience as working musicians, and include:
Now Hear This was produced by Seattle music icon Scott McCaughey, best known as a founding member of cult favorites The Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, who has also played and toured extensively with R.E.M. Adding to the star power are guest appearances by McCaughey, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four), and Mike Gent (The Figgs). The album was recorded in the summer of 2012, at Woolly Mammoth Studios in Waltham, MA.
The Split Squad made their live debut at SXSW 2013, and followed up with a successful West Coast tour in the fall, sharing bills with legendary NYC-based rockers The Fleshtones and L.A.'s The Dream Syndicate. They are slated for additional tour dates in support of Now Hear This, including another appearance in Austin at SXSW 2014, with more dates to be announced.
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