Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sam Champion & The Jealous Girlfriends Team Up for Mini-Tour This September!!

New York Magazine has hailed The Jealous Girlfriends as “ An impressive, unsigned local quartet distinguished by its shimmering,synthy melodies and fresh vocal sound” and in its Reasons to Love New York: Impossibly Hip new Bands Sam Champion as “Full of warmthand texture, [they] could break at any minute.”

Two of Brooklyn’s finest Indie bands team up together this September to each bring their raw rock and roll to Philadelphia, Manhattan, Boston and Syracuse. It’s only obvious why these two local favorites have joined forces to show other parts of the East Coast what New York rock is all about.

September 14th — Tritone — Philadelphia
September 15 — Mercury Lounge — New York
September 16th — Great Scott — Boston
September 28th — Funk ‘n Waffles — Syracuse, NY

Solo Shows:

Sam Champion Play:
August 21st—New York-- Luna Lounge (with The Comas)

The Jealous Girlfriends Play:
Aug 25th— New York- Bowery Ballroom (with PELA)


After a self-imposed studio exile this Winter and free from their contract from their previous label, New York’s Sam Champion are set to deliver on the promise of their acclaimed live act with the brand new album HEAVENLY BENDER. Written and recorded in Brooklyn basements, home studios and creaky barns, the band’s second effort shows a new sonic vision; an expansive range of sounds and songs that are poised to leave an indelible mark on mouse pads and year end playlists everywhere. Their first single, “Like a Secret”, leaked to Stereogum this Spring and had 6,500 downloads within a week. We like that! “Every so often, a band you think you have pegged will evolve from a plain old “good act” to an absolute force of nature. Meet Sam Champion… New lead off track, “Like a Secret” combines a summery mix of slide-guitars and tom-slapping verse beats into an easy blend of breeze and bombast,” exclaims Stereogum!

This New York City quartet is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Noah Chernin, drummer/vocalist Ryan Thornton, bassist/vocalist Jack Dolgen, and guitarist/vocalist Sean Sullivan, the band released its debut album, Slow Rewind, on Razor & Tie in September of 2005. A three-track EP, 'Be Mine Everyone', will be released in the UK October 1st, featuring album tracks “Be Mine Everyone” “Direct” and home demo “What if You Knew?” it's a testament to the melodic and energetic spirit of this talented New York band.

NME One of the 4 hottest bands to watch from New York “…raised on the hard rock streets of NYC.”

Rolling Stone - Sam Champion: on the list of buzzworthy releases for 2007

Spin - “Sam Champion’s debut effort is a celebration of life in the slow lane.”



The Jealous Girlfriends formed in 2004 and have slowly built a momentous pressure, playing shows at venues such as New York City's Bowery Ballroom and featuring songs on Showtime's The L Word, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, CBS' CSI Miami, and CBS' Shark. Billboard Magazine discovered this gem of a band in early 2006 and featured them with a write up full of praise. The Jealous Girlfriends were aslo featured on the cover of the Deli Magazine and most recently on the cover of The L Magazine's 2007 music issue, listed as one of NYC's top 8 bands to check out.

Their latest craft sparkles from every angleboasting credits from Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeah's) and Dan Long (Kevin Devine, The Fatales). You can hear an inkling of influence from Sonic Youth to Billie Holiday, Blur to Edith Piaf, yet their sound is truly their own. You may not have heard of them yet, but The Jealous girlfriends are sure to become your next favorite band.

New York Magazine “ An impressive, unsigned local quartet distinguished by its shimmering, synthy melodies and fresh vocal sound”

Billboard “...the Jealous Girlfriends have honed and refined their raw craft, a Spoon-like modern twist on guitar rock."

Sentimentalist “You'll be hearing more about Jealous Girlfriends in the coming months and I suspect seeing them at a venue like Glasslands will soon be a thing of the past….”

L Magazine "This is one of the strongest voices I’ve ever heard live in my entire life, and I don’t want it to stop.” Things got a bit more fast-paced throughout the rest of the show, as they rolled through one hook-filled dream-pop song after another, and Miranda never did stop singing. But she was joined by guitarist Josh Abbot, who shares singing duties on every song and provides the invaluable contrast that makes the band so interesting"

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