DETROIT ROCKERS – SPONGE – RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘STOP THE BLEEDING’ TODAY; SINGLE ‘COME IN FROM THE RAIN’ CLIMBS THE CHARTS
“The Best Record Since Rotting Piñata.” – Real Detroit Weekly
New York, NY – (September 17, 2013) – The members of Detroit-based, gold-certified rock act –Sponge, featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, Billy Adams (drums), Tim Patalan (bass), Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan (guitar), are thrilled to see their seventh full-length studio album titled - Stop The Bleeding make its way to store shelves today via The End Records/Three One Three Records.
To purchase Stop The Bleeding online, visit: http://ter.ly/199ZxfZ
The new single “Come In From The Rain” is quickly gaining attention at Rock Radio across the country, with well over a half million in monitored audience (600K plus), Sponge is currently #8 on the Mediabase Active Rock Indie Label Report and #59 on the Mediabase Active Rock Published Charts. The single is also currently in regular rotation on over 25 Commercial Rock Radio outlets across the country includingWIIL/Chicago, WRIF/Detroit, KFRQ/McAllen, WGRD/Grand Rapids and WYBB/Charleston.
Other notable tracks included on the new album that incorporate the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves include “Dance Floor”, “Star”, “Destroy The Boy” and “Fade From View”. Watch the video for “Fade From View” (Directed by Steve Greene/Production SG Creative) here: http://bit.ly/1gqsSHa
In related news, to commemorate the release of Stop The Bleeding, the group was honored in their home city of Detroit this past Friday. The celebration, aptly dubbed ‘Sponge Day’, which included visits to WJBK FOX 2 News and 101 WRIF, an intimate acoustic performance and signing for fans at F.Y.E. in neighboring Berkley, Michigan followed by an all-ages live show at the Diesel Concert Lounge later that evening left the group’s vocalist feeling a spirited sense of gratitude. “Sponge is FIRED UP and honored to be in a position to bring a new record we are so proud of to our loyal audience/friends”, says Dombroski. “This made possible by the hard work and dedication of the folks at The End Records…………….LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL!”
During both Detroit performances, Sponge collected items for the Detroit Firemen’s Benevolent Fund, a non-profit fund – originally formed to assist families of fallen and disabled firefighters- in order to collect and distribute – toilet paper, paper towel, cloth dish rags, dish soap, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial hand soap and dish towels among Detroit’s 60+ firehouses.
Stop The Bleeding Tracklist:
2) Destroy The Boy
3) Dare To Breathe
4) Fade From View
5) Come In From The Rain
6) Before The End
7) Dance Floor
8) Time In A Bottle
9) What Were You Doing Outside
10) Life’s Bitter Pills
11) Alcohol And Speed (Bonus Track)
Catch Sponge live at the following venues this fall:
9/19 – Seabrook, NH – The Honey Pot
9/20 – Auburn, ME – Club Texas
9/21 – Quincy, MA – South Shore Music Hall
10/10 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
10/11 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
10/12 – Baltimore, MD – House of Rock
10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Hard Rock Café
10/19 – Michigan Center, MI – Raks Sports Bar
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Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles)”, Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting RottingPiñata to Gold-certified status.
Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. FrontmanVinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.
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