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Starting April 14 in Cincinnati, FIREWORKS–Brett Jones (guitars), Chris Mojan (guitars), David Mackinder (vocals), Kyle O’Neil (bass), Tymm Rengers (drums)—will hit the road to promote their debut album, ALL I HAVE TO OFFER IS MY OWN CONFUSION, which was released March 24 on Triple Crown Records.

It’ll be quite an ambitious tour for the Detroit band. With 33 shows scheduled, they only have two days off. How will they manage it? “Witchcraft,” says bassist Kyle O’Neil.

4/14 Cincinnati, OH – Tee’s House
4/15 Corbin, KY – Corbin Tech Center
4/16 Nashville, TN – The Muse
4/18 New Orleans, LA – The High Ground
4/20 Tallahassee, FL – Big Daddy’s
4/21 Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar
4/22 Tampa, FL – Transitions Skate
4/23 Miami, FL – Goo
4/24 Delray Beach, FL – Backbone Records
4/25 Cocoa Beach, FL – Bun Java Coffee
4/26 Orlando, FL – Black Box
4/27 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
4/28 Marietta, GA – Swayzes
4/29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
4/30 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
5/01 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundrolounge
5/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Attitudz
5/03 Harrisonburg, VA – The Artful Dodger
5/04 Richmond, VA – The Czar
5/05 Baltimore, MD – Charm City Artspace
5/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
5/07 Asbury Park, NJ -Asbury Lanes
5/08 Amityville, NY – V.P. South
5/09 Allston, MA – The ICC
5/10 Holyoke, MA – Water Front Tavern
5/11 New London, CT – El-N-Gee
5/12 Freehold, NJ – Freehold VFW
5/13 Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship
5/14 Peekskill, NY – Popeye’s Pub
5/15 Bronx, NY – Bronx Underground @ FLC
5/16 Albany, NY – Jans Road House
5/17 Auburn, NY – Auburn Public Theatre
5/18 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place

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The Gay Blades long-awaited debut album – Ghosts – is out today 9/23, on the band’s 4Never Records imprint on Triple Crown Records. Want to check it out? The full album will be streaming on AOL Spinner in the Listening Party section this week. But the fun doesn’t stop there…The exclusive track “O Shot” (Black Jesus Remix f/ Ant Stone) along with the album track “Hey She Say” is available via the RCRD LBL website (www.rcrdlbl.com).

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THE GAY BLADES Set to Release Debut Album – Ghosts – Due Out Fall 2008

This fall, The Gay Blades will release their debut full-length album, Ghosts, on their imprint, 4Never Records, via Triple Crown Records. They will precede their full-length with a digital 7” release through RCRD LBL (Cold War Kids, Tokyo Police Club, Santogold) this summer.  Catch them soon as they take their T Rex/Bill Murray inspired live show on the road as part of their “Touring the Dustbowl and Back” tour with dates into August.

 “If Freddie Mercury sang for Death From Above 1979, these guys would open the show.” – CMJ

The Gay Blades are a two piece from New York City and play an acerbic brand of Trash Pop. What is Trash Pop, you ask? Trash pop is what happens when two keenly observant wannabe hipsters write and record songs the same pair couldn’t possibly pull off live, and make up for their missing bass player with consistent TNT like performances and a heaping spoonful of swagger. Clark Westfield plays the guitar and Puppy Mills plays the drums. They met when volunteering in a traveling sideshow while still in college, Clark juggling and Puppy taking tickets.  Afterwards, back in NYC, they formed The Gay Blades.

They have been called “retro-trangressors” by the Village Voice and after first listen to Ghosts, with its twelve eccentric and trashy pop songs, including two “en-dance-d” bonus remixes, you’ll see why.  From the stand out track and first single, “O Shot” (showcasing drummer Puppy Mills’ glamorous and propulsive drums) to “Why Can’t I Grow A Beard?“ (where Clark Westfield takes cues from his idol, Brian Wilson, becoming the recluse he knows he never could be), The Gay Blades grab your attention and keep it. 

The band was featured in Alternative Press’ Unsigned Bands to Watch column earlier this year, as well as NYC Tastemaker ‘zine and blog, The Deli, as January 2008’s Artist of the Month and hailing the duo as one of the Top Bands in NYC.

Check out www.thegayblades.com or www.myspace.com/gayblades for further info and to see why The Gay Blades wished The Eagles of Death Metal would just lift the restraining order already…

The Gay Blades Tour Dates:

July      11th       Conservatory                                         Oklahoma City, OK

            12th       The Door                                               Fort Worth, TX

13th       White Rabbit (Back Stage)                     San Antonio, TX

            14th       House of Rock                                       Corpus Christi, TX

            16th       Sluggo’s                                                Pensacola, FL  

            17th       Thirsty Hippo                                         Hattiesburg, MS

            19th       The Nick                                               Birmingham, AL

21st       The Social                                             Orlando, FL

25th       Danbury CityCenter Green                      Danbury, CT

26th       Masquerade at Crocodile Rock                Allentown, PA

Aug.     11th       Mercury Lounge                                     New York, NY

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HIT THE LIGHTS ‘Skip School, Start Fights’ out today

Lima, Ohio pop punkers HIT THE LIGHTS  released their sophomore record Skip School, Start Fights  today on Triple Crown Records.  
The band has just posted part II of the Making Of their “STAY OUT” video at www.triplecrownrecords.com. Click on TCR-TV to view.
Skip School, Start Fights is the follow up to 2006’s buzzworthy This Is A Stickup…Don’t Make It A Murder which put Hit The Lights on the map and saw them tour with New Found Glory, Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For, Cartel and Boys Like Girls. The band will be on the road all summer with Set Your Goals, All Time Low, I Am The Avalanche and more.

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