Monday, 16 June 2008

"Making a record is kinda like having sex with a woman..."

Alternative Vision recently posted a short segment promoting the forthcoming album "Phoenix" and Zebrahead's future touring plans. You can check it out below:
"Hailing from Orange County, CA. zebrahead -- Ali Tabatabaee – vocals, Greg Bergdorf – guitar, Matty Lewis – vocals & guitar, Ben Osmundson – bass and Ed Udhus – drums are once again gearing up to make their presence felt with the group's highly-anticipated new album with tracks produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Saosin, POD Adema) And Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Motorhead, Papa Roach) CD to hit the street and Internet this summer on German independent label Steamhammer/SPV in Europe and the UK.

Excited about their second release for SPV, the band is revitalized, road-ready and eager to get the party started. The quintet comes out kicking, delivering a flurry of pummeling rhythms, clench-fisted chords and meaty hooks that we have come to expect from Zebrahead. "I really can't wait to get out there and play these songs all over the world", says bassist Ben.

Singer/guitarist Matty Lewis on making the new album: "Making a record is kinda like having sex with a woman...sometimes things come easy and naturally, and everything about it goes smooth...but sometimes the phone rings, her mom calls or God forbid, her dad comes home. Sometimes, you finish too early and you don't put enough time into it, and sometimes you do it too long and the song chaffs and hurts a bit. Like a woman, every record is different, but in the end, you're still having sex with a woman and you still make a record."

In addition to the new CD the band is already slated to play Japan’s Summersonic Festival, UK's Download Festival and Switzerland’s Greenfield Festival with a full tour of the States to start in the fall of 2008. "We're going to go to the U.K. and drink their beer. Then, we're going to Japan to drink their beer." says guitarist Greg Bergdorf.

Zebraheads new CD is the successor to the bands first SPV release "Broadcast to the World", the follow-up to Zebrahead's critically acclaimed third release, MFZB. MFZB had the highest testing alternative radio song for months running with “Rescue Me”. MFZB also went gold in Japan! Playmate of the Year, released in 2000 to rave reviews, the album's infectious title track received over 4000 spins on Modern Rock and Rock radio, garnering airplay on some of the world's biggest alternative stations."

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