SeepeopleS front man Will Bradford, and SeepeopleS front of house engineer Brooke Binion are unveiling their new project, Freepeoples Frequency (www.freepeoplesfrequency.com, myspace.com/freepeoplesfrequency), and are announcing the release of their debut album, Small Pills to Swallow, which is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2009 on Bradford’s own imprint label, Rascalz Recordz.
Bradford and Binion have enlisted the help of long time SeepeopleS’ producer, Will Holland (Pixies, Fall Out Boy, Dead Can Dance), and are recording Small Pills to Swallow at Chillhouse Studios in Boston, where the last two SeepeopleS albums were recorded. Aside from working on their own debut, the three of them have been co-producing a new project by ex- Green Lemon front man, Wayne Allen entitled the Skyes and will also be producing a track for Laura Reed (Laura Reed and Deep Pocket), due for release next year.
The project, a true live PA in the spirit of early 90’s big beat electro akin to Crystal Method, the Chemical Brothers and the Orb, made their live debut at the Root Down Family Festival in North Carolina this summer and recently opened two shows for Lotus on their Hammerstrike Tour. FFQ will also be headlining the official after-party for the Lotus and SeepeopleS show at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on November 7. Presented by ComaGun Music, the after-party starts at 1:00 am and is being held at The Garage at Biltmore (www.thegarageatbiltmore.com) with the Agobe Project.
Freepeoples Frequency will also team up with Matt McDonald’s new electronica project, My Subversive Media (www.mysubversivemedia.com), for two shows, December 5th at the Emerald Lounge in Asheville, NC and January 31st at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC. The two acts will be playing interlocking sets. McDonald, the former keyboardist for Perpetual Groove will also be joining SeepeopleS when they open for Lotus at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on November 7th.
In more SeepeopleS related news, SeepeopleS will be opening all the Lotus shows from November 5th through November 15th, as well as playing this year’s POP Asheville Festival in early 2009. In its second year, the festival takes place at numerous venues (TBA) throughout Asheville, NC, January 16 and 17 and features an eclectic mix of rock, pop, electronica and experimental music groups. For more information on this unique event please visit www.myspace.com/popasheville
Nov. 2 The National Richmond, VA opening for Lotus
Nov. 3 Shaftman Performing Arts Center Roanoke, VA opening for Lotus
Nov. 7 The Garage at Biltmore Asheville, NC, official Lotus after-party
Jan. 31 Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC w/My Subversive Media
SeepeopleS TOUR DATES
Nov. 5 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC opening for Lotus
Nov. 6 Cat’s Cradle Carborro, NC opening for Lotus
Nov. 7 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ special guest Matt McDonald
Nov. 8 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA opening for Lotus
Nov. 9 Music Farm Charleston, SC opening for Lotus
Nov. 11 Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL opening for Lotus
Nov. 12 Beta Bar Tallahassee, FL opening for Lotus
Nov. 13 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS opening for Lotus
Nov. 14 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA opening for Lotus
Nov. 15 Antone’s Austin, TX opening for Lotus