Fishbone, with their frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show, will be releasing their highly anticipated new seven song EP, Crazy Glue (DC-Jam Records) on October 11, 2011, along with their monumental documentary, “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” on October 21, 2011 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, CA. FISHBONE will host a private screening of the documentary prior to hosting an intimate CD release celebration in Los Angeles at Bootleg Theater on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Limited tickets are currently available for purchase for the CD release celebration by visiting http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/58565. Bootleg Theater address is located at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057. Phone number is 310.389.3856. Crazy Glue will be available for purchase online everywhere and select stores nationwide.
Frantic, unhinged, and edgy, Crazy Glue captures the beautiful madness that is FISHBONE. With a blistering combination of punk and funk FISHBONE demolishes the walls of genre and challenges the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. With Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary, combined with the captivating, frenetic energy of their live performance, FISHBONE has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
The monumental documentary “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,” narrated by Laurence Fishburne, will feature two premieres in both Brooklyn, New York on October 7, 2011 at the ReRun Theater, and at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Hollywood on October 21, 2011. Following the two premieres the documentary will also screen in select major cities nationwide. The documentary features celebrity testimonials from an A-list cast of rock icons such as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), who calls the band “an important musical institution”, and Gwen Stefani (No Doubt), who credits FISHBONE as “the band that gave us the inspiration to be a band.” The film also includes similar admiration from the likes of Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addition), Questlove (The Roots), Tim Robbins (Grammy Winning Actor), Ice T and many more. DVD and broadcast release is expected in early 2012.
The film not only highlights the bands substantial legacy in contemporary music of all forms, but also the struggles, adversity, and inner turmoil that has surrounded the bands’ career. The film has earned LA Weekly’s Critic’s Choice Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2010, has been called “effortlessly entertaining” (Variety), “Brilliant and Groundbreaking” (Pop Matters), and hailed as “more than a documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a documentary about the American spirit and one that shows the life of one of its most influential creative forces.” (Encore Magazine).
Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Alternative Rock scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, The Dead Kennedys and many more.
To date, FISHBONE continues to tour all over the world, still turning heads at some of the world’s most noteworthy festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, Japan (2010), Wakarusa in Ozark, AK (2010) and Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, CA (2010). This year, the band recently completed a national U.S. tour with Slightly Stoopid and Dumpstaphunk; and a sold-out SXSW showcase with Wu-Tang Clan and Erykah Badu. In addition, the band just completed an Australian tour featuring performances with Trombone Shorty and George Clinton, highlighted by a performance at Byron Bay Blues Festival and as well as a Japan and Europe tour this month. The band will be on tour all over the US this fall in support of their new EP and documentary.
To schedule an interview with the band, please contact Amee Hamlin at Silverback Artist Management at 310.559.8990. To request a screener of the documentary for review, please contact Sasha Berman at Shotwell Media at 310-450-5571, or by email at SashaBerman@mac.com.
For further information visit: http://www.fishbone.net or http://www.facebook.com/fishbonemusic.
TRACK LISTING FOR CRAZY GLUE
1) Crazy Glue
3) Deep Shit Backstroke
4) DUI Friday
6) Gittin’ In That Ass
7) Weed, Beer, Cigarettes