Electric Six + Local H
About Electric Six
Show business is often referred to as the last frontier of Communism. Think about it. Performers are beholden to the common interests of a faceless collective who demand more for less. In the advent of technology, the ability of the artist to make massive profits has been destroyed. Artists, performers, midgets, musicians, jugglers, magicians, deejays everybody all of us were all fucked now.
The result? Im not going to bring out your hamburger and fries in a timely manner. Im going to take cigarette breaks every 5 minutes. Youve made me wait in a bread line, and Im going to rest my aching dogs while your white ass salivates over that burger just sitting there, taunting you under the heat lamp. And Im not going to bring it over to you until Im good and ready.
That was the Soviet Union then and this is Hollywood now.
But even in the belly of despair, there is always hope. We know of a small town, north of Star City, in the woody fields of evil Mother Russia. The town, Gorchakovagrad, officially never existed. But we know it was there and we know how they danced. They danced around a fire created not by accidental nuclear disaster, but a fire fueled by their own desire a desire to once again be entertained. And to sell the entertainment at a high price so that they and their families might once again live as higher beings with swimming pools shaped like Mickey Mouse.
Gorchakovagrad made Ibiza look like Houston, made Vegas look like Newark. Men dressed as neon gods. Women dressed as lizards. Dancing was cutthroat, dangerous. Music was loud, sensual, sexual, brave, sexual and sexy. The deejays were Italian. Money changed hands. Fashion conquered all. The girls, though reptilian, were hot. They were sexy capitalist pigs that knew their way around a deck of turntables..and they liked to fuck.
There were no iPods, no computers, no websites. No file sharing. No intentional neutering of Americas teens. There was only 100% pure entertainment created by humans.for humans. And love.
This happened in the Soviet Union. And this will happen again on Oct. 21 when Electric Six releases its fifth record entitled Flashy.
Opening with the shameless and cowardly, but highly entertaining and delicious Gay Bar, Pt. 2, Electric Six is coming at you with all full force, hearkening back immediately to a very profitable time in its career, hoping that somehow an association will be made wherein the listener might accidentally buy more copies of this record than he normally would have because he thinks hes getting Gay Bar, Pt. 1.
From there the album moves into a back to back to back-to-back selection of radio-ready pop nuggets, insisting that you hold us tight and never let us go. There are no themes on Flashy. Only hooks and aural delights. But we try to dress it up in glitter and neon along the way and thats why we talked about the Soviet Union a little bit.
The new album is heavy at times as demonstrated by Formula 409 and Heavy Woman. The album is anthemic at times as demonstrated by Your Heat is Rising and We Were Witchy Witchy White Women. The album is smooth and sleek at times as demonstrated by Face Cuts and Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart. And the album is, above all, forward-thinking.as demonstrated by the triumphant Making Progress.
Most importantly, Flashy, the new album by Detroits Electric Six, is a beacon of liberty in an ocean of communism. If you love America, you will buy this record. You are either with us or you are with David Geffen.
Flashy by Electric Six will be released on Metropolis Records on Oct. 21 in North America. See the band on the Hittin The Walls and Workin The Middle tour is it chugs through the United States, Spain, the UK and Ireland this fall.
About Local H:
Alternative rock mainstays Local H return with their seventh album on May 13, titled 12 Angry Months. The bands debut on Shout! Factory, 12 Angry Months is Local Hs first new studio album since 2004s Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles?
Written after the bitter end of a long-term relationship, the album chronicles a full year of post-breakup experiences. Each track on 12 Angry Months corresponds to a month, and deals with the range of emotions one encounters after love turns sour. Those emotions range from anger (so, baby could you do me a favor? fall off the earth and i'll see you later), to jealousy (this is crazy, I cant believe that you replaced me), to acceptance (you knew wed never make it anyway).
Highly regarded for their powerful sound and unique two-man lineup with Scott Lucas on vocals and guitar and Brian St. Clair on drums, Local H is known for derisive lyrics, heavy guitars and feedback, energetic live shows, and an active relationship with their fans. The band performs regularly, and will be on tour nationally in 2008.
In 2007 Local H showcased their typical humor when they played a show at Chicagos Cellular Field, and fans were only granted by finding Lucas around town and proclaiming Attention all planets of the Solar Federation - we have assumed control. Other shows have seen the band passing out a sushi menu-type ballot to take song requests, auctioning off a concert on eBay, and performing under the names and guises of other bands, including Nirvana, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Hall & Oates.
Originally formed in Zion, Illinois, Local H released their first album, Ham Fisted, on Island Records in 1995. On that album and the gold-selling follow-up As Good As Dead, the band came to be known for sardonic songs such as Eddie Vedder, High-Fiving MF and had their biggest hit with the alternative radio staple, Bound For The Floor.
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