Superchick Brings 'Beauty from Pain 1.1' to Columbia Records

Major Label Edition of Best-Selling Indie Album Will Include New Remixes of 'We Live' & 'Anthem,' 'One Girl Revolution' Bonus Track, and Brand New Song, 'Stand In The Rain'

In Stores Tuesday, July 18


Columbia Records is set to release Beauty From Pain 1.1, a new major label edition of Beauty From Pain, the #1 Billboard Heatseeker album from the revolutionary female-fronted pop/rock band Superchick, on Tuesday, July 18.

A longtime fan of Superchick, Grammy-winning Producer-of-the-Year and A&R exec Steve Lillywhite brought the group and Beauty From Pain 1.1 to the Columbia Records roster.

Originally released as Beauty From Pain on the indie label, Inpop, in 2005, Beauty From Pain 1.1 will include the added tracks: "Stand In The Rain," a brand-new song recorded especially for Superchick's major label debut and the Battle Mix version (from 2003's Regeneration) of "One Girl Revolution" (the Superchick breakout tune which premiered on the band's debut album, Karaoke Superstar, and in the blockbuster film, "Legally Blonde," starring Reese Witherspoon).

Beauty From Pain 1.1 will also feature new mixes of the songs "Anthem" and "We Live." "We Live," the first single from Beauty From Pain 1.1, is scheduled to impact radio at all formats on Tuesday, May 16.

"We see pain, hurt and heartache everyday all around us," said Superchick's Melissa Brock about "We Live." "We can choose to let it get us down and depressed, or we could use it to teach us to embrace the moments that we have and live bigger and love stronger. That's what this song is about."

The Chicago-based Superchick is comprised of sisters Tricia Brock (vocals) and Melissa Brock (vocals, guitar), Matt Dally (bass, vocals), Dave Ghazarian (lead guitar, vocals), Brandon Estelle (drums, vocals), and Max Hsu (keyboards/DJ). The group's eight-song demo, recorded in Max's basement, became the core of Superchick's 2001 debut album on Inpop, Karaoke Superstar, which announced the arrival of a "One Girl Revolution." Superchick and Inpop released Last One Picked in 2002, a remix collection Regeneration in 2003, and, in May 2005, the first edition of Beauty From Pain, a Billboard #1 Heatseeker which has already sold more than 150,000 copies at mainstream retail and specialty outlets/ bookstores. To date, Superchick has sold upwards of 450,000 albums.

Superchick's pop-rock sound -- a sophisticated blend of crunchy guitars, savvy turntablism, silky smooth harmonies and unforgettable hooks meshed with lyrics of honest introspection and personal empowerment -- has brought the group burgeoning popular success as well as kudos from the music press.

The Chicago Tribune praised the group for " ... exquisite pop melodies, a sense of humor and ... songs embraced by MTV and the movies." The Dallas Morning News heralded the arrival of Superchick as " ... an antidote to the toxic teen pop trend ... " wielding " ... punkish pop with lyrics that skewer pop culture."

From the declaration of "One Girl Revolution" in 2001's "Legally Blonde," to the propulsive sounds of "Anthem" roaring through the theme song of MTV's "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet 2" (which premiered last December) to the sounds of "It's On" powering NBC's promotional spots for the 2006 Winter Olympics, music from Superchick has been heard in more than 60 different films and television shows including "The Practice," "Alias," "Felicity," "Joan of Arcadia," "Legally Blonde 2," "Ice Princess," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and more.

Superchick's kinetic youth quake energy has been picked up by the gaming community and is prominently featured in "Steel Lancer Arena International (S.L.A.I.)," a hot new video game from Konami Digital Entertainment.

With literally hundreds of live performances on the group's resume, Superchick has developed a well-deserved reputation as an incandescent and charismatic pop/rock phenomenon. Superchick recently returned from a European tour which included performances in Finland and Germany to audiences numbering more than 20,000 fans.

Superchick is currently on the road performing concerts on the group's "This Is Your Anthem" tour which launched January 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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SOURCE: Columbia Records

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