Tuesday, June 30, 2009

PROJECT 86 to release seventh album on 7/14.... Announce tour with Haste the Day and The Chariot!

This will be a good summer for fans of PROJECT 86 who will be treated to the band's newest full-length album PICKET FENCE CARTEL, slated for release on July 14, 2009 via Tooth and Nail. If that's not enough, the boys are also going to be hitting the road with Haste the Day and The Chariot on the Scream the Prayer tour (see dates below).

Their seventh full length album, Picket Fence Cartel sees Project 86 returning to their aggressive roots while also taking more chances musically. From the dual guitar melodies of "The Butcher" to the harmony background vocals of "Cyclonus," Project 86 and co-producers Ulrich Wild (Deftones,Bleeding Through) and Jason Martin (Starflyer 59, Neon Horse) have not changed the band's sound but simply expanded on what's been an evolving means of expression. "We like to push ourselves to reinvent and evolve musically while still retaining the P86 thumbprint or else the process gets stale," says vocalist/guitarist Andrew Schwab. "We feel like this project embodies multiple facets of the P86 sound utilizing synths, keyboards and melody against a backdrop of our more brutal side."

In their thirteen years of existence, Project 86 have never failed to be just as expressive lyrically as musically and Picket Fence Cartel is no exception. "The image we saw with the record was one of power and irony: that many people who are in a position of power in our culture--religious, political, or in business--rely on a shiny public image to broker their power base," says Schwab. "The irony is that power and purity usually do not go hand in hand--most human beings were not meant to handle fame and fortune, and usually fame and fortune itself destroy us." Songs like "The Butcher", "Dark Angel Dragnet" and "To Sand We Return" tie together the ideas of the entire record and reinforce Project 86's ability to write albums that are a cohesive unit rather than a compilation of individual songs.

The Scream the Prayer tour which begins June 26th in Louisville, KY, will see the band move Eastward as far as Poughkeepsie, NY then turn around, combing the Northern United States until they hit the West Coast in the second week of July. After once again heading South towards San Diego, the band will head Eastward hitting all the southern tour markets before arriving at New York City's Blender Theatre on July 31st. The band will be performing a few tracks from the new album prior to the album release on July 14th and then adding even more to the live show afterwards.

Jun 23 Underground Cafe South Bend, IN
Jun 26 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
Jun 27 The Eagle Theater Pontiac, MI
Jun 28 Xtreme Wheels Buffalo, NY
Jun 29 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jun 30 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Jul 2 Cornerstone Farm Marietta, IL
Jul 4 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Jul 5 Fubar St. Louis, MO
Jul 6 Flytrap Tulsa, OK
Jul 7 First Family Church Albuquerque, NM
Jul 8 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
Jul 9 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Jul 10 Soma San Diego, CA
Jul 11 Club Retro Orangevale, CA
Jul 12 The New Oasis Sparks, NV
Jul 13 The Great Salt Air Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 14 Cervantes Ballroom Denver, CO
Jul 15 Hoover Pavilion Dodge City, KS
Jul 17 The Pearl Room Mokena, IL
Jul 18 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Jul 19 Club Oasis Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 19 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Jul 20 The 7 Venue Douglasville, GA
Jul 21 Murray Hill Theater Jacksonville, FL
Jul 22 The High Ground Metairie, LA

Jul 23 Java Jazz Houston, TX
Jul 24 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Jul 25 The Max Dallas, TX
Jul 26 The Village Little Rock, AR
Jul 28 The Attic Dayton, OH
Jul 29 The Opera House Toronto, ONT
Jul 30 La TuLipe Montreal, Quebec
Jul 31 Blender Theatre New York, NY
Aug 1 Gunstock Mtn. Resort Gilford, NH
Aug 2 Club Stage Baltimore, MD
Aug 15 Ski Roundtop Lewisberry, PA
Sep 19 Six Flags Valencia, CA

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