Santa Cruz, CA-based reggae-rock-punk band The Expendables will kick start 2015 with the January 13 release of their sixth full-length studio album Sand In The Sky (Stoopid Records) and then hit the road on their annual “Winter Blackout Tour” that will be stopping in Portland at the Wonder Ballroom on January 29 and Seattle on January 30 at the Neptune Theater with support from Ballyhoo! and Katastro.
Sand In The Sky—mixed by Butthole Surfer guitarist and legendary producer Paul Leary (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, U2, Weezer) and co-produced by The Expendables and Gordon Brislawn (who was a co-producer on their Getting’ Filthy album)–features the new song “Starry Night,” currently available as a free download HERE . Those that pre-order the 12-track album via iTunes (HERE) will also receive an instant download of “Starry Night” along with another new track, “Music Move Me.” Sand In The Sky marks the follow up to their 2010 full-length album Prove It (Stoopid Records), which debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and #30 on the Independent Chart, and 2012’s acoustic album Gone Soft.
The lyric video for “Starry Night”–with over 16,800 views since its October 24 release—can be viewed below: In December, Vevo premiered the new video for “Music Move Me,” which showcases the band’s fun-loving, comedic spirit paired perfectly against the infectious, buoyant rhythm of the song; check it out here: The band has also teamed up with DeliRadio to offer fans an advance listen of another new song, “Anti Social.” The song—featuring a special cameo by Ed Hernandez and Keith Douglas from The Mad Caddies on horns—is streaming now HERE.
“We are beyond excited to finally release Sand In the Sky,” the band shares. “We know our fans have been waiting for new music and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it! Go grab ‘Starry Night’ for free to hold you over until January and then get ready for us. This year’s ‘Winter Blackout Tour’ is going to be insane and we’re stoked to come to your city and rock your faces off!”
The Expendables–Geoff Weers (guitar/vocals), Adam Patterson (drums/vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass)–will hit the road starting Friday, January 23 in Ventura, CA on their 40-date “Winter Blackout Tour” that will make its way across the U.S. and back wrapping Sunday, March 15 in San Diego, CA. For more information on the “Winter Blackout Tour,” , click HERE.
To purchase tickets to the Seattle show click HERE
Tickets to the Portland show available HERE