NEWS - FEBRUARY 2012
Happy belated new year!
After a brief hiatus, the members of the Empire are coming out of their slumber. Lots of music
is being made as this is typed, and some of it will be seeing the light of day very soon. Read on
to get the specific details. You can also find out where these fine bands will be performing live,
then you should go support them!
Updates, new releases, new tours!
Will the men of AMPLINE be adding baby rattles to their sound
soon? Only time will tell. As they await the arrival of Kevin's new son they've continued writing
for their next release.
Originally intended as an EP, the songs keep coming. Artist Rob Martz has spent long nights at the
drawing table sketching out the accompanying images for this twisting epic. When it's ready, it
too will be born.
A nice man filmed and posted AMPLINE's full set at the Historic Southgate House in Newport, KY
prior to its untimely closing. The entire set can be viewed
Matt (strongest proof/ caterpillar tracks), Jon (Lost Hands Found Fingers), Rick (Ampline) and
Casey (Saturday Supercade) --three ohioans & one kentuckian of fine pedigree-- have united to form
this loud, riff-chewing rock band.
They started playing together a little more than a year ago, just wrapped up their debut record
at Candyland Recording Studio and are finalizing the release details. In the meantime, you can hear
their stuff live at one of their many spring TOUR DATES.
This young duo is Kelley Deal (the Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline). They've been very busy
writing and recording the last few months. Their debut 7" is due out on Misra Records
late Spring. They'll be heading out for some
shows through February and March.
For their February dates they'll have 1031 Skateboards' owner and pro rider Kristian Svitak in
tow. The tour promises to be a perfect marriage of music and skateboarding. Svitak just finished
the re-edit of his classic 88 Footwear video part synched to the Devo cover he did with Mike and
Kelley. You can view that HERE.
ALONE AT 3AM
You can get a sneak peek of the new tunes when SHR releases a 7" on Valentines Day.