MOTOR CITY HEAVY HITTERS – SPONGE – PREPARE FOR THE RELEASE OF SEVENTH FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘STOP THE BLEEDING’ OUT SEPTEMBER 17
Group Unveils New Music Video ‘Fade From View’ with World Wide Premiere on ARTISTdirect.com TODAY!
New York, NY – (August 22, 2013) – The Detroit-based, gold-certified rock act – Sponge, featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, Billy Adams (drums), Tim Patalan (bass), Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan (guitar), will release their seventh full-length studio album titled – Stop The Bleeding via The End Records/Three One Three Records on September 17th.
The new single “Come In From The Rain” just launched at Commercial Rock Radio outlets picking up over 1 1/2 dozen commercial rock adds (on or before the bands impact date), with key support from the likes of WRIF in Detroit, WIIL in Chicago and WYBB in Charleston. “Come In From The Rain” is now available for purchase via iTunes: http://bit.ly/17LOWIX
Other notable tracks that incorporate the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves include “Dance Floor”, “Star”, “Destroy The Boy” and “Fade From View”. Pre-order the album here: http://www.theomegaorder.com/Sponge
The group recently shot a video for “Fade From View” (Directed by Steve Greene/Production SG Creative) that is loosely based on an episode of the seminal TV series The Twilight Zone. “In the TV episode (titled ‘Five Characters in Search of an Exit’) a loud bell would ring and suddenly a character would appear in a dimly lit undefined space”, says Dombroski. “We wanted to maintain the black and white feel of the 60′s TV show while taking the opposite approach with one of our characters disappearing from the scene.”
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)
In related news, the group has been keeping very busy carving their own place in today’s modern music scene by continuing to write exceptional songs while spending much of their time on the road. Fresh on the heels of a 30 plus U.S. city tour as part of the annual Summerland Tour, which also featured Everclear, Live and Filter, Sponge is back out on the road for a headline run which will take them well into the fall.
Catch Sponge live at the following venues:
8/24 – Cobden, IL – Rustle Hill Winery
9/2 – Pontiac, MI – Main Stage at the Royal Oak Arts, Beats and Eats Festival
9/5 – Long Branch, NJ – The Brighton Bar
9/6 – Pennellville, NY – Moniraes
9/7 – Westchester, PA – The Note
9/13 – Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge (Sponge Day)
9/14 – Marion, Ohio – The Ohio State University
9/19 – Seabrook, NH – The Honey Pot
9/20 – Auburn, ME – Club Texas
9/21 – Quincy, MA – South Shore Music Hall
9/27 – Racine, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
10/5 – Marion, Ohio – Tinks Rock House
10/10 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
10/11 – Raleigh, NC – The Poor 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
To commemorate the release of Stop The Bleeding, the band will be honored back in their home city of Detroit with ‘Sponge Day.’ The inaugural celebration scheduled for Friday, September 13th will include a VIP barbeque/meet and greet with fans and a special, all-ages live performance from Sponge later that evening at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Township, Michigan (Detroit suburb). Doors are at 7pm. For more info: http://www.dieselconcertlounge.com/TICKETS.html
Also, on Monday, August 26th tune into ROCKLINE with Bob Coburn for a LIVE interview with Sponge frontman Vinnie Dombroski. ROCKLINE is the only nationally syndicated radio show where fans can directly help interview their favorite Rock and Roll stars live and on the air. To listen, visit http://www.rocklineradio.com/ and click on ‘listen live’. To get on the air call 1-800-344-ROCK (7625) 8:30pm PST/11:30pm EST.
More on Sponge:
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 Rotting Piñata 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. Frontman Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.