IWRESTLEDABEARONCE SET TO REISSUE ‘IT’S ALL HAPPENING’ WITH ‘IT’S ALL REMIXED!’

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE SET TO REISSUE ‘IT’S ALL HAPPENING’ WITH ‘IT’S ALL REMIXED!’ BONUS CD AND DVD – JUNE 29 VIA CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS BAND’S SUMMER TOUR PLANS INCLUDE STINT WITH OTEP JUNE 17-JULY 16 AND VANS WARPED TOUR SHOWS FROM JULY 20-AUGUST 15

Following the success of their 2009 Century Media Records debut CD which debuted at #1 on the prestigious Billboard Heatseakers chart, Iwrestledabearonce will reissue the It’s All Happening CD June 29, accompanied by the It’s All Remixed! bonus CD and DVD featuring a host of remixes and exclusive video. After wrapping their current European trek, the group will bring their one-of-a-kind, fearless live show to North American audiences this summer, including dates with Otep from June 17-July 16 and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour from July 20-August 15.

The three disc deluxe It’s All Happening re-issue package also includes song stems for listeners to create their own remixes. In addition, five lucky fans will find an IWABO “Golden Ticket” inside the CD packaging. This will grant the winner and a guest access to three IWABO shows of their choice, a meet and greet with the band, IWABO merchandise and memorabilia.

Fans can get a taste of the bonus DVD content when the band’s “See You In Shell” video premieres at www.warpedtour.com on Monday, May 17. Iwrestledabearonce will also offer limited edition “See You In Shell” video t-shirts at the IWABO webstore (www.iwabostore.com) beginning the same day.

On It’s All Happening, the Shreveport, LA quintet–now transplanted to Birmingham, AL–embrace elements of grindcore, electronica, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and even a little country for a chaotic aural concoction that’s as intoxicating as it is incendiary, including the single and video “Tastes Like Kevin Bacon” which burned up the Sirius Hard Attack charts and achieved massive amounts of views on YouTube. Produced by Ryan Boesch (Norma Jean) and recorded in Ross Robinson’s Venice Beach studio, It’s All Happening segues from guitarists Steven Bradley and John Ganey’s syncopated spastic riffs to dance floor ready rhythms and beats courtesy of bassist Mike “Rickshaw” Martin and drummer Mikey Montgomery. Above this explosion of styles, vocalist Krysta Cameron screams with precise brutality, before crooning out hauntingly ethereal passages. On cuts like “Danger in the Manger” and “You Ain’t No Family,” her voice swings like a sledgehammer from bludgeoning to beautiful.

The remixes on It’s All Remixed! allow fans to delve further into the components of the songs themselves, showing another side. Steven says, “This re-release is equally as important because it lets us share some remixes done by friends as well as tons of video content.”

The band’s charm lies in their sonic sense of ADD–catapulting “The Cat’s Pajamas” and “Pazuzu For The Win” from battle-ready math metal to danceable hip hop doused in jazz for good measure. About that ability to switch genres on the drop of a dime, Krysta comments, “We all have a diverse array of influences such as classical, jazz and music from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and now. Our music is everything and anything the listener wants to make out of it—like an abstract painting.”

That abstract painting is a blood-spattered smattering of genres, and Krysta still gets personal at the center of this psychotic symphony. “This album is something I needed to get out lyrically,” she reveals. “It’s a chance to close some open doors that have been waiting to be shut for a very long time now. However, I think we could all agree that this is the start of a growth spurt, artistically and musically.”

“I think the name of the album pretty much sums it up,” exclaims Steven. “We tried to include as much as possible while writing actual songs. We’re not merely throwing random pieces together. The only rule we have is that there are no rules. It’s a mix of everything we enjoy musically.”

In addition to having zero boundaries, Iwrestledabearonce wield a sense of humor as sharp as their riffs. Their very moniker even came from a Gary Busey quote. “All of our song titles are silly references to inside jokes or movies,” Steven says. “We love all sorts of weird movies and music, and obviously we named the band after Gary Busey so we definitely respect his insanity.”

Off stage, Iwrestledabearonce are just as creative as they are with their instruments. Krysta even creates her own handmade purses which she sells on her website: http://www.myspace.com/letthemxeatcake. “When I’m sewing my handbags, I’m doing it all by myself. I can lock myself in my bedroom with my art supplies and a good record and go at it for ours,” Krysta reveals.

The one thread amongst all of the style-shifting: Iwrestledabearonce are all about risks. “Go out and live a little,” announces Steven. “Do something uncomfortable and out of your norm and maybe you’ll like it.”

The full track listing for It’s All Happening and It’s All Remixed!, and bonus DVD content is as follows:

Disc 1 – It’s All Happening

1. You Ain’t No Family

2. White Water In The Morning

3. Danger In The Manger

4. I’m Cold And There Are Wolves After Me

5. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon

6. The Cat’s Pajamas

7. Pazuzu For The Win

8. Black-eyed Bush

9. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages

10. See You In Shell

Disc 2 – It’s All Remixed!

1. You Ain’t No Family (DJ Danny Maverick remix)

2. White Water In The Morning (DJ Rampue remix)

3. Danger In The Manger (Jimmy Urine remix)

4. I’m Cold And There Are Wolves After Me (Rondo Brothers remix)

5. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (Benjamin Weinman remix)

6. The Cat’s Pajamas (Invader’s remix by Latexxx Teens)

7. Pazuzu For The Win (:A7IE: remix)

8. Eli Cash Vs. The Godless Savages (9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza remix, remixed and co-created by 9MILLIONWAYStoDIE aka dAdA YakUza)

9. See You In Shell (Alien Vampires remix)

Disc 3 – Bonus DVD

1. Studio webisodes, tour journals, promo footage & more

2. See You In Shell (promo video)

3. You Ain’t No Family (promo video)

4. Tastes Like Kevin Bacon (song stems for remix)

5. You Ain’t No Family (song stems for remix)

Here’s the current tour itinerary for Iwrestledabearonce:

With The Chariot:

May 10 Manchester, UK Moho Live

May 11 Leeds, UK Rios

May 12 Glasgow, Scotland Ivory Blacks

May 13 Middleborough, UK The Crown

May 14 Southampton, UK Joiners

May 15 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit

May 16 Moscow, Russia Tochka

May 18 St. Petersburg, Russia Orlandina

May 20 Belfast, Northern Ireland Laverys Bunker

May 22 Dublin, Ireland The Pint *Matinee Show

The Spectacular Massacre Tour w/ Otep, Stray >From The Path and Bury Tomorrow:

June 16 Fayetteville, AR Drifters

June 17 Nashville, TN The Muse

June 18 Lima, OH Ohio Theatre

June 19 Grand Rapids , MI Mixtape Café (solo date)

June 20 Evansville, IN Boney Jones (solo date)

June 21 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

June 22 Buffalo, NY Xtreme Wheels (solo date)

June 24 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe

June 25 Worcester, MA The Palladium

June 26 Philadelphia, PA The Blockley Pourhouse

June 27 Herkimer, NY The Spotlight

June 28 Manchester, NH Rocko’s

July 1 Vineland, NJ Hangar 84

July 2 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s

July 3 Pittsburgh, PA The Irish Center

July 5 Eden, NC Modelo Bay

July 6 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero

July 7 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop

July 8 Charleston, SC Oasis Bar & Grill

July 9 Jacksonville, FL The Pit (solo date)

July 11 Tallahassee, FL Floyd’s Music Store

July 12 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter

July 14 New Orleans, LA The Parish @ House Of Blues

July 15 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre

July 16 Salina, KS The Blue Goat

Vans Warped Tour:

July 20 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 21 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre

July 22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

July 23 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park

July 24 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

July 25 Orlando, FL Firestone Amphitheatre @ The Lot

July 26 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

July 28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

July 29 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre

July 30 Detroit, MI Comerica Park

July 31 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aug 1 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park

Aug 2 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre

Aug 5 Edmonton, AB Northlands Grounds

Aug 7 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds

Aug 8 Denver, CO Invesco Field

Aug 10 San Diego, CA Cricket Amphitheatre

Aug 11 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex

Aug 12 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Aug 13 Nampa, ID Idaho Centre Amphitheatre

Aug 14 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheater

Aug 15 Hillsboro, OR Washington County Fairgrounds

http://www.myspace.com/iwrestledabearonce

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Speak Your Mind

*