Our live performances are the stuff of legend, earning us loads of good press and the attention of Redder Records, who asked to put out this record after attending only one of our sold-out shows in NYC. Cramming all our epic having-ness onto a disk was a daunting task, but with the help of Dean at Atomic Recording (Andrew WK, The Hold Steady, Bouncing Souls), we made something that will rip you down the seams.
Let’s get epic! This disk is designed to incite rampant make-out – at our shows, at parties, in windowless vans. We tour frequently for an 11-person group because it encourages the make-out and because it helps us meet a lot of great people and add to our growing list of rad stories. Sometimes we get hurt: when “…sizzler” fell off the Knitting Factory stage under a stack of speakers but didn’t stop singing. Sometimes it gets epic: the night that started with us getting kicked out of a townie bar after “Princess” led a 30-person a cappella endition of “Living On A Prayer”. Sometimes stuff just gets weird like when we ended up in some dorm room where we made a couple kids massage each other with a can of baked beans as we threw change.
Just touch it! When the Philadelphia City Paper said we “excel at excess … and the synergistic pomp and pageantry of Andrew W.K., Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iron Maiden, Spinal Tap and Ziggy Stardust,” we said, “That’s exactly the point!” We take these influences (and many others) and use them as the raw materials to create something big and new and fun that lets us get sweaty singing about getting down.
But this is just the beginning. We’ll be touring this fall in support of “Do The Awesome” as well as launching a clothing line and preparing a spectacular set of new songs. Come out and join us!
The Band: BEN "THE WYLD STALLYN" LORD: drums BRAD "... sizzler" BENNETT: guitar, vocals BRANDON "MONEY SHOT" BUSSINGER: video DAN "THE POLLINATOR" HEWINS: bass, vocals “TOTALLY” JONATHAN HANSON: drums, trumpet "PRINCESS" LEA KALANI: cheerleader, vocals LIZ "SHREDDER" SCHROETER: cheerleader, vocals LOREN "COCKSUCKER :0" LINDER: cheerleader, vocals MARTIN "EUROTRASH 5000" OLSON: electronic drums, keyboard NICOLE "MILKSHAKE" JOHNSON: cheerleader, vocals SCOTT "STEAKBOMB" GOLD: guitar, keyboard, vocals
The Crue: ALYS KENNY: photographer DAN "MOBIUS" SIERADSKI: designer HILLARY "$KRILLA" HARTMAN: stylist SARAH "SLICK" CORMAN: trombone, trumpet SIMONE “DIRTY DEBUTANTE” TOBIAS: stylist STEFAN ZENIUKI “GATO LOCO”: sax