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Fade To Silence Records Announces ROCKETT QUEEN As First Signing

Friday, September 25, 2015
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Goodnight California Reissue Set For Release September 25
TYLER, Texas - Fade To Silence Records is excited to announce explosive
Texas rock 'n' rollers Rockett Queen as the label's very first signing.
"I ran into Rockett Queen's Walter Lee in a club in Texas and he dragged me
outside to his Mustang to listen to rough track mixes of new songs the band
wrote and recorded with producer extraordinaire Zac Maloy in Nashville," said
Fade To Silence founder Paul Bibeau. "Suffice it say, I was floored by the
quality and strength of the material. It had hooks and melody! So I ventured to
Dallas to see them perform live and in all honesty, rarely have I seen such a
seasoned performance delivery full of energy and engagement. Simply put,
they owned it. I struck up a rapport with the guys and decided that I needed to
manage this band."
The first release will be a reissue of the group's Goodnight California EP in an
expanded edition, including three new tracks, on September 25.
"We had some songs we didn't get a chance to put on the first round due to
time restraints and we just felt this was a perfect time to put it all together and
get it out the way it was meant to be," said vocalist/guitarist Lee.
The EP will feature the original five tracks, showcasing Rockett Queen's
versatility, from the hard-driving anthem "I Hate You" to the poetic sensibilities
of "Since You've Been Gone." In addition to the EP's five original songs, the
new version will feature the brand new song "Hey God," an acoustic version of
the band's "Hard to Love" and a cover of the Misfits' punk classic "Attitude."
"I feel that there seems to be a lack of young, rock n roll bands today with
memorable songs that can also put on one hell of a show," Bibeau said.
"Frankly, I find it refreshing."
"'Hey God' is about the destruction and emptiness that some families face after
a family member is shipped off to war," Lee said. "Realizing how many of them
have to pick up the pieces and find a way to make life work without the person
who was suddenly plucked out of their lives is something that hits close to me."
New conceptual videos for "I Hate You" and "Since You've Been Gone" have
been shot and will be released in conjunction with the first singles to
commercial radio. A lyric video for "I Hate You" has also been produced.
Get your first taste here:
"Hard to Love" is an acoustic preview of a track from Rockett Queen's next fulllength
record, which the band is currently working on with producer Zac Maloy
in Nashville.
"To show some of our punk rock roots we decided to record a cover version the
Misfits song 'Attitude," Lee said. "We wanted to reach back and have some fun
with a style of music we all grew up loving."
Rockett Queen's brand of straight-up, honest rock 'n' roll has garnered the
quartet a great deal of critical acclaim and Top 40 airplay. Performing for more
than 25,000 music fans, the band's energetic live show has won over a
devoted fanbase.
Said Lee: "We strive to walk that line of paying homage to what we grew up
loving about rock 'n' roll and giving something new to the generation that came
before us AND the kids that are at the forefront of the new rock revolution."
Rockett Queen is completed by Jay Scars on lead guitar, Chaz Graves on bass
and Keith Crash on drums.
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