THE WRONG THINGS by 9 LEFT DEAD–Travis Jones (vocals), Jared Ellis (bass), Kreg Anthony (lead guitar), Nathan Parrish (rhythm guitar) and Bryan Whitley (drums)—was released today through Dirtbag (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
The buzz for the Oklahoma band’s debut album has been building thanks to early adds for the first single, “Put Your Guns Down,” on radio stations nationwide, including KATT (in their hometown, Oklahoma City), WIIL (Chicago), WKLC (Charleston, WV), WJJO (Madison) and WRTT (Huntsville).
The song stems from an incident at an Oklahoma City prison, which is where singer Travis Jones and bassist Jared Ellis first met and worked together as guards.
As singer Travis Jones recently told AOL/Noisecreep.com, “One day we had an inmate come in thinking he was a little more hardcore than he actually ended up being. I was having a bad night, and to add to it, this inmate kept running his mouth. One thing lead to another and he ended up taking a swing at me. So I moved in on him, picked him up, and slammed him into the ground taking control of the situation. Later on that night I was going back over what had just happened in my head and the line ‘careful what you wish for’ kept sticking in my head, because he wanted to fight, but I know he didn’t see it playing out the way it actually did. And it made me think about those guys that think they are unstoppable until someone actually puts them in their place. That’s where the idea for ‘Put Your Guns Down’ came from.”
With producers Cody Hanson and Marshal Dutton behind the boards for THE WRONG THINGS, the band has perfected the merging of their up-tempo, aggressive and pounding sound with melodic vocal hooks and identifiable lyrics that appeal to a broad audience. With an unbreakable chemistry, 9 LEFT DEAD brings an action packed show every night leaving it all out there on the stage for the fans.
9 LEFT DEAD is starting to make their way across the U.S. with more tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Check them out at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 9/28 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory (KHTQ-FM Low Dough Show)
Fri 9/30 Coeur D’Alene, ID The Grail
Wed 10/5 San Diego, CA Typhoon Saloon