ARANDA SIGN WITH WIND-UP RECORDS
NEW SINGLE “SATISFIED” NO. 15 AND CLIMBING AT ROCK RADIO
ALBUM IN STORES OCTOBER 16th
Wind-Up Records has signed hard rock buzz band ARANDA and set an October 16th release date for the group’s new album, STOP THE WORLD.
The Oklahoma City-based duo of brothers Dameon (guitar/vocals) and Gabe Aranda (keyboard/vocals) are already blanketing the airwaves with their Top 20 hit single, “Satisfied,” currently No. 15 and climbing on the Active Rock Chart. Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind) produced the song (and album), which the band has been playing live during their nationwide tour with Saving Abel and Redlight King, and most recently with Theory of a Dead Man.
Over the course of the past few years, Aranda has built a diehard following with guitar-driven, hook-filled rock tracks and constant touring, including dates with bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, All American Rejects, Staind and Papa Roach, among others. In 2009, multi-platinum artist Kelly Clarkson hand-picked two Aranda songs to cover on her album, All I Ever Wanted — including the high-energy in-your-face song of rebellion, “Whyyawannabringmedown” and “All I Ever Wanted,” which became the title for Clarkson’s album. That same year Aranda’s “Whyyawannabringmedown” was selected by the WWE as the theme song for the pay-per-view event, The Bash.
“We are thrilled to be working with Aranda,” says Wind-up General Manager Alan Galbraith. “Through great songwriting and relentless touring they have accomplished much already, both on the road and at radio. We look forward to building on that momentum and taking them to the next level.”
Wind-up Records is a privately-owned, full-service music entertainment firm founded in 1997. The Company has successfully launched numerous multi-platinum artists, including Evanescence, Creed, Seether, and Finger Eleven and has further built on the successes of The Darkness, Five for Fighting, James Durbin and O.A.R. In addition to these marquee acts, Wind-up has scouted and developed several award-winning, newer artists, such as Civil Twilight, Young Guns, Company of Thieves, Jillette Johnson and Thriving Ivory.
Wind-up brings a unique approach to developing and breaking bands. Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, the Company has shipped over 60 million units worldwide. Wind-up has garnered seven multi-platinum albums (including one diamond – sales over 10 million) and seven gold albums.
Additionally, Wind-up has licensed music to high-profile television shows and motion pictures, including several movie soundtracks, most notably, the platinum selling “Walk the Line”. Combining a team of creative A&R scouts, in-house writers, and engineers with its own recording studio, Wind-up cultivates a fluid and collaborative recording process with its artists, independent of points in their career. Additionally, as pioneers of the 360-degree deal, Wind-up umbrellas several other entities, including various publishing companies, a touring division, a television corporation, and Pronto Merch, a full-service merchandise company.