When Calif. based She Wants Revenge released their debut album back in early 2006, it fast became apparent that they had created the soundtrack for the dark and debaucherous on many-a-dance-floors across the nation.
Much like their Electronic Rock fore-fathers; Dave Gahan, Rob Smith and Ian Curtis had done so before, She Wants Revenge offered a voice and a rhythm for scorned lovers, bored housewives, jaded hipsters, gender-benders and club-kids across the nation, all seductively swaying their hips and pouting along to the undeniably catchy tunes such as These Things, Out of Control and the instant cross over hit Tear You Apart.
By retracing the musical footsteps of their childhood, they struck a nerve in music fans everywhere, with their tales of betrayal, lies, and deceit. They went on to sell more than 300,000 copies in the USA alone. The band had realized that music fans craved more than the average love song, and if they were going to write songs, they wanted to explore the sides of male-female dynamics that are usually left unexplored and unexamined. Set to an infectious beat, they decided to sing about things you shouldnâ€™t do, and the things one does when no one is looking.
One song that encapsulated all of the above was their first single â€œTear You Apartâ€, it soon became a Top 5 Alt. Radio Single and was one of the biggest hits and radio spun tunes of 2006. Joaquin Phoenix went on to direct the video for the single which gained heavy rotation on all the leading networks, reached the homes of millions and secured a credible place in most critics and fans heads and almost everyoneâ€™s record collections, myspace page and dance floors around.
Tear You Apart
Shortly after, they were invited to share a several dates with idol Brit pioneers Depeche Mode, in a surreal and symbolic passing of the baton, She Wants Revenge began to realize that the music they had lovingly written was beginning to reach a far larger audience than they had ever imagined. They went on to appear on all leading late night television shows including Conan, Letterman, Kimmel and Leno along with tours with Bloc Party, The Kills, and Placebo most recently.
Now itâ€™s their second round, and with the upcoming album release of â€œThis Is Foreverâ€ (Geffen) out on Oct 9th – Justin Warfield and musical partner â€œAdam 12â€ Bravin have done what few new bands have managed to do – to not only beat the sophomore slump, but to have recorded an album that some would argue actually beats their impressive debut.
Tracklisting: This Is Forever
Written In Blood
What I Want
Itâ€™s Just Begun
She Will Always Be A Broken Girl
This Is The End
Pretend The World Has Ended
All Those Moments
This Is Forever continues where their self-titled debut left off, a figurative morning after to the dance of the night before. Still continuing on the same path of creating thought provoking and emotional dance music, the album deals in the familiar themes of love, loss, and betrayal, yet somehow even darker in tone, with beats that bang even harder, and if it’s possible, even catchier songs…a tall feat, but one they welcomed with open arms. With no intention of playing it safe this time out, the guys have crafted a challenging and compelling album that they are proud to present to their loyal fans and the uninitiated alike.
North American Tour Dates
Aug 19 â€“ Los Angeles, CA @ Sunset Junction
Oct 5 â€“ Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Oct 7 â€“ Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 8 â€“ Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Oct 10 â€“ Salt Lake City, UT @
Oct 11 â€“ Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 12 â€“ Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Oct 14 â€“ Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 15 â€“ Chicago, IL@ Metro
Oct 16 â€“ Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct 18 â€“ Detroit, MI @ St. Andrewâ€™s Hall
Oct 19 â€“ Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Oct 20 â€“ Montreal, QC @ Le National
Oct 22 â€“ New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 23 â€“ Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Oct 25 â€“ Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 26 â€“ Baltimore, MD @ Washington, DC
Oct 27 â€“ Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Oct 28 â€“ Carrboro, NC @ Catâ€™s Cradle
Oct 29 â€“ Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Oct 30 â€“ Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
Nov 1 â€“ Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 2 â€“ Houston, TX @ Meridian
Nov 3 â€“ Austin, TX @ Emoâ€™s Alternative Lounging (Outdoor)
Nov 5 â€“ Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov 6 â€“ Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Nov 7 â€“ Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
Nov 8 â€“ San Diego, CA @ House of BluesSan Diego, CA
Nov 9 & 10 â€“ Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov 12 â€“ Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
Nov 13 â€“ Sacramento, CA @ Empire