You’ve seen the song shred live. You’ve streamed it for weeks on TheSlip.com and MySpace. You’ve unlocked it and air guitared to it on uber-popular PS2 game Guitar Hero.
Now you can finally rock it out to it on your stereo and portable player. Even Rats is now on iTunes (US, Canada, UK/Europe, Australia and Japan), Rhapsody and the Real Music Store
Contemporary avante-rock trio The Slip formed when bassist Marc Friedman and brothers Andrew and Brad Barr (Drums and Guitar/Vox, respectively) moved to Boston in 1997. The band has garnered much acclaim and a large audience via their exciting live shows where daring musical experimentation gives flight to their well crafted songs. By 2003, after three studio releases the trio’s non-stop touring produced Alivelectric and Aliveacoustic, a companion live set that also represented the inaugural release of their own independent record label, 216 records. In the five years following their last studio release, the band has also spent more and more of their time off the road in their home studios, gradually honing a new and innovative approach to recording and distilling an overall songwriting vision.
Coming out of this, their heaviest state of growth and development in years, the band entered Q-Division Studios in March 2005 and began six months of utterly focused work with co-producer Matthew Ellard. The result is their soon-to-be-released, as-yet-untitled 4th studio album, which stands as the most cohesive and evocative work the band has put together thus far.
Already proving itself be a very good indication of a stellar upcoming album, the first single that has been released – Even Rats has already been featured in the extremely successful Playstation2 game Guitar Hero and was also chosen to be one of only ten songs preloaded on the new SanDisk mp3 player – 4.5 million of which are set to ship in mid-march 2006. The album also contains a revamped version of Children of December, the demo version of which was awarded the 2004 Heineken USA/ASCAP Foundation Grant for Best Pop/Rock Song in Boston. The band continues to write new music and tour. The album’s coming.
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