Call The Cops, winner of the “Rock the Space” contest awarding a record contract with MySpace Records, will open for Sugarcult at the band’s seventh annual Toys for Tots benefit concert December 17 at the Anaheim House of Blues.
The Long Beach, CA electro-rock outfit round out a supporting bill that also includes Hollywood glam rockers Primadonna (fresh off a tour with Green Day), and OC indie buzz band Venus Infers.
Tickets for the Toys for Tots benefit are on sale now.
Sherwood enlisted the help of the multi-talented Matt Wignall best known for his work with the Cold War Kids (mattwignall.com) to direct the video for the first single off their latest release, Qu – out now on MySpace Records.
Check out the video here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=100262784
US Tour Dates
11/03 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO**
11/05 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA**
11/07 Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA**
11/08 House of Blues – San Diego, CA**
11/10 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ**
11/11 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA**
11/12 The Hub at UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA**
11/13 Electric Theatre – St. George, UT
11/14 Studio 600 – Salt Lake City, UT
11/15 Studio 208 – Pocatello, ID
**- w/ Hanson, hellogoodbye and Steel Train
Wendy’s and MySpace Records have teamed up to launch a new Internet series called “Fresh Faces.” Building on Wendy’s motto of ‘You Know When It’s Real,’ the ongoing Web program will include 9 episodes from three different emerging artists showing what a ‘day in the life’ of a budding new artist is like.
Each “Fresh Faces” artist will have its own 3 episodes than can be seen exclusively at www.myspace.com/wendys, in addition to a 3-song EP available for free download on the site. A new episode will debut every Wednesday throughout the series. The first episode featuring Charleston, SC alternative pop rock artist Friends For Hire (www.myspace.com/friendsforhire) is up now at www.myspace.com/wendys.
Stay tuned for new episodes on future “Fresh Faces” artists, including a new hip-hop artist from Los Angeles and a Brooklyn based beat-pop band, all handpicked from MySpace Records’ Friends and Family, a group of developing artists MySpace Records helps market and promote.
Sherwood’s Qu Video Sneak Peek launches today and they will be posting a new video EVERY day until the Qu album premiere – Monday, October 12 on MySpace.
Check it out – www.myspace.com/sherwood.
Qu – out 10/13 on MySpace Records + Exclusive Album Stream – starts 10/12 on MySpace.
California alterna-popsters Sherwood announce the release of their highly anticipated new album Qu out October 13th on MySpace Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with renowned producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate) the album features 11 original tracks written by all five members. The result is a refreshingly catchy and precise pop record. Sherwood will be hitting the road on September 17th when they join Better Than Ezra for some select dates before heading out on a full tour of North America with Hanson, Hellogoodbye and Steel Train that kicks off September 30th at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and takes them through November.
09/17 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA*
09/19 La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX*
09/21 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
09/22 Marquee Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
09/23 House of Blues – San Diego, CA*
09/24 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA*
09/26 Silverton Casino – Las Vegas, NV*
09/27 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
09/30 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
10/01 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/02 Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
10/03 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
10/05 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/06 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/07 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
10/09 Murat Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
10/10 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
10/11 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
10/12 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
10/14 House of Blues – Boston, MA
10/15 Nokia Theatre – New York City, NY
10/16 Northern Lights – Albany, NY
10/19 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/20 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
10/22 Amo’s Southend – Charlotte, NC
10/23 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
10/24 House of Blues – Orlando, FL
10/26 Workplay Soundstage – Birmingham, AL
10/27 House of Blues – Nashville, TN
10/28 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/31 House of Blues – Houston, TX
* – w/ Better Than Ezra
MySpace the world’s premiere social portal, in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., today announced the official launch of Rock the Space, an exclusive competition encouraging unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company’s full-service independent label. Beginning today through July 1, 2009, aspiring artists across the country can enter to win the chance of a lifetime by visiting Toyota’s MySpace Music profile for submission details and contest rules http://www.myspace.com/toyotamusic.
To enter the Rock the Space competition artists must submit an original mp3 demo. All entrants will have the opportunity to create a viral music widget with an easy embed code to help them spread their music across MySpace and the web. MySpace users can share in the experience by adding the music widgets to their profiles and posting comments on the Toyota Music profile.
In July, MySpace Records will select five finalists who will be featured prominently on the Toyota Music profile and the MySpace community will vote to select the winner. The five finalists will receive a media allocation to promote themselves with My Ads targeted advertising throughout MySpace.
The Rock the Space winner will be announced in September and will receive a recording contract as well as a $10,000 musical instrument prize package provided by Fender, the world’s leading guitar manufacturer. The winner’s song will also be available for download on the MySpace Music Home Page. The four runners-up win a MySpace Records Development Deal friends package.
“Rock the Space will create an organic and loyal fan base with a vested interest in these artists and their careers by allowing users to participate in the process from the beginning,” said J. Scavo, GM of MySpace Records. “This interactivity between artist and fan has always been a fundamental and differentiating factor for the MySpace Music platform and has led to the success of many of today’s most popular artists.”
MySpace Records will release the new wave styling of Japan’s Polysics on September 30 with the release of We Ate The Machine.
MySpace Records will release We Ate The Machine on September 30. The record will also be available at all digital outlets as two separate albums except at iTunes where the two releases will be bundled together at one low price for two weeks, then available as separate discs afterwards.
POLYSICS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/18 Los Angeles, California – Roxy
10/19 San Diego, California – The Casbah
10/21 Tempe, Arizona – Clubhouse
10/22 Tucson, Arizona – Club Congress
10/24 Dallas, Texas – The Prophet Bar @ The Door
10/25 Austin, Texas – EMO’s Lounge
10/26 Houston, Texas – The Meridian
10/28 Atlanta, Georgia – The Earl
10/29 Charlotte, North Carolina – Tremont Music Hall – Casbah
10/30 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/31 New York, New York – Mercury Lounge
11/01 Danbury, Connecticut – Heirloom Arts Theater
11/02 Boston, Massachusetts – The Middle East
11/04 Montreal, Quebec – Club Lambi
11/05 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
11/07 London, Ontario – Call The Office
11/08 Detroit, Michigan – The Magic Stick
11/09 Chicago, Illinois – Abbey Pub
11/11 Denver, Colorado – TBD
11/13 San Francisco, California – Bottom Of The Hill
11/14 Pomona, California – Glasshouse