Wallpaper. To Release New Single "Good 4 It" On iTunes Today




NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genre-defying pop band Wallpaper. releases a new single, "Good 4 It," on iTunes today. The track, which is currently being spun at Alternative radio, is the theme song to VH1's new show Wicked Single (premiering simultaneously on MTV and VH1 March 17th) and can also be heard in ESPN's promotional bumpers and teasers for its current programming. With its mix of swagger and vulnerability, "Good 4 It" invokes the essential function of friendship in times of real trauma. A video for the track will be released in early April. Watch the lyric video here.

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Wallpaper. is the brainchild of Oakland-based rapper/songwriter Ricky Reed, who played house parties in the Bay Area while honing his songwriting skills before launching Wallpaper. with Arjun Singh, Tom Peyton, Derek Taylor, and vocalist Novena Carmel (daughter of soul-R&B legend Sly Stone). "Wallpaper. represents the eccentric everyman," Reed says. "A blue-collar pop band for the other 99%, a twerking class hero who might actually show up at your house party — that is Wallpaper." 

Reed's dry-humored raps and hard-hitting beats began attracting major buzz in 2011 with Wallpaper.'s breakout EP #STUPiDFACEDD — a joint effort between MTV's Hype Music and Evan Bogart's Boardwalk Records, leading to syncs on Jersey Shore and The Real World, hundreds of thousands of downloads at MTV's soundtrack blog, and an "Artist To Watch" designation by the network. Reed also co-wrote and produced "Anyway" with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for Cee Lo Green's platinum album The Lady Killer. His remix of Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" led to his deal with Boardwalk Records.

In 2012, Wallpaper. signed to Epic Records to bring Reed's absurdist world-view to a broader audience. In the last year, Wallpaper. has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Last Call With Carson Daly, been nominated for a "Breaking Woodie" at the Woodie Awards, and performed a well-received set at Coachella. Nylon remarked last summer: "Wallpaper. is a bonafide hustler and gifted producer, expertly blurring glittery pop and raunchy rap with authentic rock and electric funk."

Wallpaper. will bring their party-starting live show to this year's SXSW Festival in Austin next week, and will also join the Vans Warped Tour line-up this summer when their debut album for Epic Records/Boardwalk Music Group will be released. See below for Wallpaper.'s shows at SXSW:

03/14   Roxy Showcase     

Empire Automotive, 604 E. 7th St.

03/15   Spotify House 

1100 E. Cesar Chavez St.

03/16   Doritos Bold Stage  

5th St & Red River

Wallpaper. on Vans Warped Tour 2013:

03/28   Los Angeles, CA      

Club Nokia

06/15   Seattle, WA            

White River Amphitheater

06/19   San Diego, CA      

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

06/20   Pomona, CA         

Pomona Fairplex

06/21   Pomona, CA          

Pomona Fairplex

06/22   Mountain View, CA   

Shoreline Amphitheatre

06/23   Ventura, CA           

Seaside Park

06/26   Las Cruces, NM      

N.M.S.U. Practice Field

06/27   Phoenix, AZ            

Quail Run Park

06/28   Las Vegas, NV      

Silverton Casino Parking Lot

06/29   Salt Lake City, UT    

Utah State Fairpark

06/30   Denver, CO            

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

07/03   Indianapolis, IN       

Klipsch Music Center

07/05   Toronto, ON            

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/06   Buffalo, NY             

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/07   Holmdel, NJ            

PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

07/09   Virginia Beach, VA   

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

07/10   Washington DC        

Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/11   Boston, MA             

Comcast Center

07/12   Camden, NJ            

Susquehanna Bank Center

07/13   New York, NY          

Nassau Memorial Coliseum

07/14   Hartford, CT            

The Comcast Theatre

07/16   Scranton, PA           

Toyota Pavilion

07/17   Pittsburgh, PA         

First Niagara Pavilion

07/18   Cleveland, OH          

Blossom Music Center

07/19   Detroit, MI             

The Palace of Auburn Hills

07/20   Chicago, IL             

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

07/21   Minneapolis, MN    

Canterbury Park

07/23   Kansas City, KS      

Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07/24   St. Louis, MO           

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/25   Atlanta, GA           

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07/26   Tampa, FL             

Vinoy Park

07/27   West Palm, FL        

Cruzan Amphitheatre

07/28   Orlando, FL             

Central Florida Fairgrounds

07/29   Charlotte, NC         

Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

07/30   Cincinnati, OH           

Riverbend Music Center

07/31   Milwaukee, WI        

Marcus Amphitheatre

08/02   Dallas, TX                

Gexa Energy Pavilion

08/03   San Antonio, TX       

AT&T Center

08/04   Houston, TX            

Reliant Center Parking Lot



SOURCE Epic Records

For further information: Joseph Carozza, Epic Records, +1-212-833-4548, Joseph.Carozza@sonymusic.com