Red Ink Readies the Release of 'Metro Station,' the Eagerly-Awaited Self- Titled Debut Album From one of America's Fastest-Rising Indie Rock Bands
'Metro Station' Available In Stores & Online On Tuesday, September 18
Red Ink will release "Metro Station," the much-anticipated debut album from Metro Station, one of the nation's fastest- rising indie rock bands, on Tuesday, September 18.
The Hollywood-based Metro Station will celebrate the release of the electro-rock band's first full-length album with a U.S. theater tour running from October 15 through December 15 with the Minneapolis-based alternative rock band and Vans Warped Tour veterans Motion City Soundtrack. Metro Station is currently on a U.S. club tour with Danger Radio, We The Kings, and Forever The Sickest Kids. The group is also set to play clubs with Valencia in September. (Please see Metro Station tour itineraries following.)
Jesse Cain, brother of Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Josh Cain, directed the video for "Kelsey," one of two tracks on "Metro Station" to be produced by Motion City Soundtrack's Josh Cain and Justin Pierre, who also sings background vocals on the song.
Other tracks on "Metro Station" were produced by producers Sam Hollander and Dave Katz (Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls).
The members of Metro Station -- Trace Cyrus (vocals, guitar), Mason Musso (vocals, guitar), Blake Healy (keyboards, synthesizer), and Anthony Improgo (percussion) -- have created a hook-filled danceable pop sound mirroring the yearning of their generation and the excitement of contemporary pop life. Mastering both traditional songcraft and modern technology on the group's inaugural EP, "The Questions We Ask At Night," Metro Station has enjoyed more than 1.7 million plays of the songs streamed on the band's MySpace page (www.myspace.com/metrostation).
The press has been quick to respond to the fresh young sound and attitude of Metro Station. Alternative Press (July 2007) singled the group out as one of "22 Underground Bands (Who Likely Won't Stay Underground For Long)" while Teen Vogue (April 2007) declared Metro Station a "Best New Unsigned Artist." The group became part of Urb magazine's "Music Revolution" in January 2007 while "Seventeen Forever," Metro Station's breakout youth culture anthem, was featured in The N Network's Summer '07 television promos. In addition to the band's more than 1.7 million MySpace plays, Metro Station has enjoyed multiple spins on Indie 103 and KROQ specialty shows.
A little more than a year ago, the members of the group were working at their local mall, but now, thanks to a burgeoning fan base, incredible songs, and a growing reputation as a riveting live act, Metro Station is ready to bring its music to the rest of America. "We want our shows to be like giant parties," says Mason Musso. "We let everyone get on stage and feed off the energy. It's the biggest rush."
Metro Station - with Danger Radio and We The Kings (through August 11) and Forever The Sickest Kids (August 14 - August 25) Fri 8/3 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock (7:00pm) Sat 8/4 Virginia Beach, VA Peppermint Beach Club (4:30pm) Sun 8/5 Greensboro, NC Green Street Club (7:00pm) Mon 8/6 Augusta, GA Sector 7G (7:30pm) Wed 8/8 Jacksonville, FL Jackrabbits (7:30pm) Thu 8/9 Orlando, FL Backbooth (6:00pm) Fri 8/10 West Palm Beach, FL Rays Downtown (6:30pm) Sat 8/11 Tampa, FL The Orpheum (7:30pm) Mon 8/13 TBA- TX TBA Tue 8/14 San Antonio, TX The White Rabbit (7:30pm) Wed 8/15 Dallas, TX The Door (6:30pm) Fri 8/17 Phoenix, AZ That One Place (7:30pm) Sat 8/18 Fullerton, CA The Alley (7:30pm) Sun 8/19 San Diego, CA Soma (6:30pm) Mon 8/20 Hollywood, CA The Knitting Factory (7:30pm) Tue 8/21 Victorville, CA Trilogy Theatre (7:00pm) Wed 8/23 Roseville, CA The Underground (7:00pm) Sat 8/25 Kirkland, WA Teen Union Building (7:30pm) Metro Station - with Valencia tour dates Wed 9/5 Kingston, PA Backstage Enterprises Thu 9/6 Levittown, NY Vintage Lounge Fri 9/7 Bethesda, MD Walter Johnson High School Sat 9/8 Sterling, VA Sterling Community Center Sun 9/9 Greensboro, NC Greene Street Mon 9/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade Wed 9/12 Orlando, FL Backbooth Thu 9/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room Fri 9/14 Tampa, FL The Orpheum Sat 9/15 Jacksonville, FL Fuel Coffeehouse Sun 9/16 Tallahassee, FL Floyd's Music Store Tue 9/18 Columbia, MO The Blue Note Wed 9/19 Papillion, NE The Rock Thu 9/20 Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop Fri 9/21 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse Sat 9/22 DeKalb, IL The House Cafe Sun 9/23 Lansing, MI Mac's Bar Tue 9/25 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall Wed 9/26 Albany, NY Valentine's Thu 9/27 Hartford, CT Webster Underground Metro Station - with Motion City Soundtrack, Mae, Anberlin tour dates Wed 10/17 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room (5:30pm) Fri 10/19 Duluth, MN Reif Center (6:30pm) Sat 10/20 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium (6:00pm) Sun 10/21 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club (5:30pm) Tue 10/23 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater (5:30pm) Wed 10/24 Austin, TX Stubbs Bar-B-Q (5:30pm) Fri 10/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues -Dallas (6:00pm) Mon 10/29 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing (5:30pm) Tue 10/30 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution (5:30pm) Wed 10/31 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (5:30pm) Fri 11/2 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (6:00pm) Sat 11/3 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend (6:00pm) Sun 11/4 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (5:30pm) Tue 11/6 Norfolk, VA The Norva (5:30pm) Wed 11/7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (5:30pm) Fri 11/9 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (6:15pm) Sat 11/10 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (6:00pm) Sun 11/11 Worcester, MA The Palladium (5:30pm) Tue 11/13 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live (5:30pm) Wed 11/14 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (6:00pm) Fri 11/16 Villanova, PA Jake Nevin Fieldhouse (7:00pm) Sun 11/18 Toronto, ON Kool Haus (TBA) Tue 11/20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (5:30pm) Wed 11/21 Detroit, MI Fillmore FKA State Theater (5:30pm) Fri 11/23 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom (6:00pm) Sat 11/24 Maplewood, MN Myth (6:00pm) Wed 11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox (6:30pm) Thu 11/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater (5:30pm) Fri 11/30 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater (TBA) Sat 12/1 San Diego, CA Soma (7:00pm) Mon 12/3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues (5:30pm) Tue 12/4 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern LG (5:30pm) Wed 12/5 Tempe, CA Marquee Theatre (6:00pm) Fri 12/7 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (5:30pm) Sat 12/8 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue (6:00pm) Sun 12/9 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (5:30pm) Tue 12/11 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant (5:30pm) Thu 12/13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's (5:30pm) Fri 12/14 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater (6:00pm) Sat 12/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues (6:00pm) Sun 12/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues (5:30pm) http://www.metrostationmusic.com/ http://www.myspace.com/metrostation http://www.purevolume.com/metrostation
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