Seven Mary Three has signed to Bellum Records (a division of ICON MES), and on February 19, 2008 will release their sixth album DAY&NIGHTDRIVING. The first single, â€œLast Kiss,â€ impacts Rock radio formats on February 4th, along with a music video to be serviced to all local, regional, and national broadcast outlets as well as online and retail. The band will host a record release show in their hometown of Orlando, FL, on Feb. 22-23, with fans from all over the world expected to attend.
Seven Mary Three are most widely known for their platinum debut American Standard featuring the #1 Rock radio hit â€œCumbersome,â€ which still receives more than 500 spins per week. Each of Seven Mary Threeâ€™s four albums after American Standard produced Top 20 Rock radio singles, including â€œWaterâ€™s Edge,â€ â€œLucky,â€ â€œOver Your Shoulderâ€ and â€œWait.â€ The group has toured with the likes of Aerosmith, Matchbox Twenty and Three Doors Down, creating a strong fan base that has loyally supported them through the record company travails that saw them move from their original independent label home of Mammoth to Atlantic Records, settling now again with an independent, Bellum Records.
Unlike past releases, DAY&NIGHTDRIVING was recorded over the course of a year without label pressures or expectations. â€œThe album started with me and my guitar,â€ explains the bandsâ€™ singer and primary songwriter Jason Ross, who demo-ed most of the songs in his home studio in Chapel Hill, NC, where he lives with his wife and children.
Co-produced by Brian Paulson (Wilco, Son Volt, Beck) and the bandâ€™s Ross and guitarist Thomas Juliano, DAY&NIGHTDRIVING reflects a return to Seven Mary Threeâ€™s pared down origins, having recorded their first album in a basement while attending the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The album is a highly personal, reflective, yet raw and uncompromisingly honest work about reconciling a career in a rock group with home life and balancing commitments to bandmates and those of family.
â€œI feel liberated,â€ admits Ross. â€œI couldnâ€™t have written these songs when I was 24. I thought I could, but I really couldnâ€™t, having not gone through these experiences myself. I feel like Iâ€™m just beginning as a songwriter.â€
â€œWe are thrilled to be working with Seven Mary Three. They have truly delivered a great piece of music.â€ says Icon President, Ken Antonelli. ICON MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, formed by Antonelli, epitomizes todayâ€™s cutting edge entertainment company business model. With the artist at its core, Iconâ€™s mission is to create, develop and enhance new and existing independent music entertainment companies via its network of strategic partnerships and customized service strategies.
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