Brooklyn, NY is known for many things, but great Modern Rock is probably not one of them. Now the BK’s best kept secret, Underwhelmed, are looking to change that, breaking out with a 3 Month tour in support of their recently released EP, The War Between Myself and Me, available at shows and via mail-order and iTunes, with a full-length to follow in early 2008 on Corporate Punishment Records/Koch.
Since forming nearly a decade ago, the explosive NYC quintet have amassed a huge underground following with their brand of infectious blue collar Hard Rock, which has gained comparisons to everyone from Nickelback to Fuel to Pearl Jam to Springsteen, and incendiary live shows up and down the East Coast including legendary NYC haunts CBGB’s, Arlene’s Grocery, L’Amours, BB King’s, and more.
The EP, produced and co-written by Thom Hazaert (Chimaira, Switched, Erase The Grey), and engineered and mixed by Ben Schigel (Drowning Pool, Walls of Jericho, Chimaira), features 5 tracks from the bands forthcoming Corporate Punishment debut, due in stores early 2008.
Vocalist Chris Amplo said “We’re very excited to get out on the road and play these new songs for people. We’ve been working on these new songs for so long, and just writing and recording, and the reaction we’ve already gotten is incredible. And the Midwest is really where a Ro ck band can still go out and just kick ass every night and win new fans. Unfortunately you can’t really do that in NYC, especially a band like us. We’ve always been kinda the odd man out, not heavy enough, not weird enough, whatever. (A topic the band tackles in their song “Freak”) Now we’ve found other great bands to play with, and a scene that has really embraced us and the music we’re making, which is a great feeling.”
You can catch Underwhelmed live on the following dates:
24 The Modern Exchange – Southgate, MI
26 Doubles – Green Bay, WI w/Fahrenheit 420
27 Route 15 – Greenville, WI w/ Fahrenheit 420
31 Swobey’s – Green Bay, WI w/ Fahrenheit 420
2 The Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
3 Jugs Hitching Post – West Bend, WI w/ Fahrenheit 420
8 The Woods – Green Bay, WI
9 Old Miami – Detroit, MI
10 Paychecks Lounge – Hamtramck, MI
16 Doubles – Green Bay, WI w/ZO2, Fahrenheit 420 CD Listening Party
17 The Woods – Green Bay, WI Fahrenheit 420 CD Release Party
30 Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY w/ Fahrenheit 420
Here is the video for their song, “Freak”!