Superchick’s first GRAMMY nomination, the band was thrilled by the industry’s support of its latest and greatest release. “The album being nominated for a GRAMMY award came as a huge surprise, and we are truly honored to have been recognized by NARAS members,” says Max Hsu of Superchick, who also produced Rock What You Got. “For a band that started out in my basement ten years ago, it’s a great reminder that cool things can happen to people who chase a dream and forget to give up.”
Inpop Records President Dale Bray adds, “This is the very first GRAMMY nomination for both Superchick and Inpop Records. We are pleased that voters have rewarded us for producing an album with such artistic and creative merit. Superchick is one of the hardest working bands in this industry, and Max’s production of this album is second to none. Today is a proud day for all involved.”
The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). A complete list of nominees is available at www.grammy.com.
Superchick released Rock What You Got, its first album in three years, on June 24, 2008. The project, produced by the band’s own Max Hsu (tobyMac, newsboys), finds the band honing a “rock-o-tronic” sound, an electro-punk mash-up of slashing guitars, pulsing keyboards and grit-pop vocals. While Superchick’s last album, Beauty From Pain, sought to empathize with listeners’ pain, band members have since walked their own dark, lonely roads with relationship splits and cancer touching four of their families. Rather than expound upon these personal hardships, Superchick turned Rock What You Got into a battle cry to charge onward. The disc resulted in Superchick’s highest ever first week sales numbers, and its single “Hold” peaked at No. 3 on Radio & Records CHR chart.
Chicago-based Superchick comprises 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). With five projects to date, Superchick has sold upwards of 700,000 albums, and the group’s songs have been heard in more than 70 film, television and video games. Rock What You Got provides no exception, having already received significant licensing placements. Most recently, “Cross The Line,” which will be serviced to CHR and Rock radio in January, was featured on an episode of MTV’s “The Hills,” while “So Beautiful” is currently being used in ABC television promotions for the new reality show, “True Beauty.” For more information on Superchick, visit www.superchickonline.com.
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 17, 2008—Superchick heads out this week on its fall 2008 “Rock What You Got” headlining tour, visiting nearly 30 cities through mid-November. Accompanying the group will be Stellar Kart, Article One and Starlit Platoon.
Kicking off Thursday, Sept. 18 at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, the “Rock What You Got” tour is named after Superchick’s fifth and highly anticipated studio release, which spurred the band’s best-selling debut week to date. The group will play music from its history-making album nationwide with stops in major markets including Dallas, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. A complete tour itinerary follows this release.
“We have received such a positive response from fans who love the new record, and we can’t wait to perform for them live,” says Tricia Brock of Superchick. “Given the dynamic of our new set list in addition to a talented, high-energy artist line-up, the ‘Rock What You Got’ tour is going to be among the most talked about tickets this fall.”
Superchick’s Matt Dally adds, “It will be the biggest tour the world has ever seen. Like Tony the Tiger said, it’s going to be grrrreat!”
Chicago-based Superchick comprises 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). With five projects to date, Superchick has sold upwards of 700,000 albums, and the group’s music has been heard in more than 70 different films and television shows. With literally hundreds of live performances on its resume, Superchick has developed a well-deserved reputation as an incandescent and charismatic pop/rock phenomenon. On June 24, 2008, Superchick released its first album in three years, Rock What You Got. The project, produced by the band’s own Max Hsu (tobyMac, newsboys), finds the band honing a “rock-o-tronic” sound, an electro-punk mash-up of slashing guitars, pulsing keyboards and grit-pop vocals. While Superchick’s last album, Beauty From Pain, sought to empathize with listeners’ pain, band members have since walked their own dark, lonely roads with relationship splits and cancer touching four of their families. Rather than expound upon these personal hardships, Superchick turned Rock What You Got, into a battle cry to charge onward. The disc resulted in Superchick’s highest ever first week sales numbers, and its current single “Hold” is climbing up the CHR charts at No. 5 this week, according to Radio & Records. For more information, visit www.superchickonline.com.
Word Records’ punk pop rock band Stellar Kart launched onto the music scene with its 2005 release, All Gas. No Brake. The national debut landed Stellar Kart a Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for Best New Artist, and the band was honored as New Artist of the Year by readers of Ignite Your Faith magazine. In 2006, Stellar Kart debuted at No. 1 on SoundScan’s Christian retail chart with its sophomore release, We Can’t Stand Sitting Down. Furthermore, the band’s single, “Me And Jesus,” held the No. 1 spot at Christian Hit Radio for seven consecutive weeks. The group also received a 2007 Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (“Me And Jesus”) as well as three other nominations in the categories Artist of the Year, Rock Recorded Song (“Activate”), and Rock/Contemporary Album (We Can’t Stand Sitting Down). Additionally, Stellar Kart was recognized by SESAC with four 2007 National Performance Activity Awards. The band released its third album, Expect The Impossible, in February 2008. Produced by Ian Eskelin (Krystal Meyers, All Star United), who additionally co-wrote alongside lead singer Adam Agee on eight of the album’s 11 tracks, the album is more sonically diverse than the band’s previous projects, intended to connect with a wider audience. For additional information, visit www.stellarkart.com or www.myspace.com/stellarkart .
Founded by brothers Nathan and Matthew Piché, Article One formed five years ago in Ontario, Canada. Winner of the 2005 Kingdom Bound International Talent Search, Article One was additionally honored in 2006 with a Covenant Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Having appeared on the 2007 SHOUTfest tour as well as newsboys’ spring 2008 “GO” Tour, the band performs an average of 150 dates annually. Article One released its sophomore project, Colors & Sounds, last May. Produced by Tedd T. (Mute Math, newsboys), Colors and Sounds is a departure from Article One’s conventional style, stretching the band artistically. For more information, visit: www.articleonemusic.com or www.myspace.com/articleonemusic
When Brandon Estelle isn’t on the road playing sold out shows with mega-group Superchick, he can be found in the studio and behind a keyboard with his latest project Starlit Platoon. Formed in the summer of 2005 with long time friends Chase Lovelace (drums), Caleb George (bass), and Ray Darter (guitar), Starlit Platoon became an outlet of Estelle’s songwriting and soulful vocals. Today, Starlit Platoon is opening for other major acts, including Superchick, and headlining their own shows throughout the Midwest. For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/starlitplatoon.
For ticket information, visit www.itickets.com. The most up-to-date tour itinerary can be found at: www.myspace.com/superchick.
“Rock What You Got” Tour
9/19 Dallas, TX
9/21 New Braunfels,TX
9/25 Olathe, KS
9/26 South Bend, IN
9/27 Elnora, IN
9/28 Dayton, OH
10/2 Davenport, IA
10/3 Baxter, MN
10/4 Bemidji, MN
10/5 Mayville, ND
10/11 Oswego, NY
10/13 Brookville, NY
10/16 Lancaster, PA
10/18 Johnson City, TN
10/19 Arlington, VA
10/25 Jonesboro, AR
10/30 Ellettsville, IN
10/31 Forest Park, OH
11/1 Kankakee, IL
11/3 Ypsilanti, MI
11/7 Minneapolis, MN
11/8 Peoria, IL
11/9 Elgin, IL
11/12 Dalton, GA
11/13 Snellville, GA
11/14 Brunswick, GA
11/15 West Palm Beach, FL
*Dates subject to change
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) May 23, 2008 – Inpop Records’ sister-fronted rock band Superchick prepares for the June 24 release of Rock What You Got, its first new studio project in three years. Produced by the band’s own Max Hsu (Superchick, tobyMac, newsboys), Rock What You Got finds Superchick honing a “rock-o-tronic” sound, an electro-punk mash-up of slashing guitars, pulsing keyboards and grit-pop vocals.
Superchick will offer an exclusive preview of the new full-length project via a digital EP at iTunes beginning May 27. The Rock What You Got EP includes Superchick’s lead radio singles, “Crawl (Carry Me Through),” “Hold” and “Hey Hey.” Add date for the singles was Friday, May 16, marking the first time in Inpop Record’s history that the label simultaneously serviced three singles from one artist to three different radio formats: “Crawl” to AC radio, “Hold” to CHR radio and “Hey Hey” to Rock radio.
“I believe Rock What You Got will be the stand-out release of 2008,” comments Dale Bray, Inpop Records president. “Its artistry and production are simply brilliant, and it raises the bar for our industry. Superchick has worked hard for many years and are due the regards and accolades this album will surely bring.”
With songs as powerful in the quiet moments as in the anthems, Rock What You Got proves capable of this triple radio lead. The CHR power ballad “Hold” cries, “I need a hand to hold, to hold me from the edge” over a cloud of pianos, violins and electric guitars. The stirring AC confessional “Crawl (Carry Me Through)” offers a softer yet no less dramatic prayer for strength. Meanwhile, “Hey Hey” is a rock rallying call with fiery guitar chords, defiant attitude and female gang vocals that challenge, “Why kiss the feet of the people who kick you?”
While Superchick’s last album Beauty From Pain sought to empathize with listeners’ pain, band members have walked their own dark, lonely roads the past few years with painful relationship splits and cancer touching four of their families. Rather than expound upon these personal hardships, Superchick turned Rock What You Got into a battle cry to charge onward. “This album is about empowerment and hope,” says bassist Matt Dally. “Don’t be afraid to cross the lines that people put up to limit you when you know you are better than that.”
A band that puts fans first, Superchick is currently offering a free download of the song “Alive” at www.inpop.com/superchicklovesyou and will kick off the “Rock What You Got” fall tour in September with special guests Stellar Kart, Article One and Starlit Platoon. For more information, visit www.superchickonline.com