SMASH PALACE RETURNS WITH DO IT AGAIN BAND’S EIGHTH CD OUT ON ZIP RECORDS ON APRIL 24, 2012 “Living It Lonely” First Single
Album Release Show Announced
“Smash Palace, a powerpop/rock band with a 28-year pedigree still has the spirit and exuberance necessary for this tough-to-pull-off style.” – USA Today
With their eighth CD, “Do It Again,” Smash Palace delivers the perfect soundtrack for the Spring and Summer of 2012. The ten rock n roll tracks represent the signature Butler brothers’ sound – 60’s jangle rock, 70’s rock swagger, 80’s power pop and 90’s Brit rock – but rolled into a contemporary 2012 style of its own. Imagine that you are listening to ten of your favorite songs even though you haven’t heard any of them before! Welcome to “Do It Again.”
Stephen and Brian Butler were first discovered by Hilly Kristal at NYC’s original punk club, CBGB’s. Later, as “Quincy,” they were signed to Columbia Records, and then were reborn as Smash Palace and moved to Epic Records.
“Do It Again” will be Smash Palace’s fourth release for Zip Records, and will be released on April 24, 2012. After playing a show at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, label head Art Herman rediscovered the band and immediately signed Smash Palace to his San Francisco-based indie label.
“…a swath of British invasion verve, an effortless blend moving with a catchy rock swagger that’s infectiousness enough to require Cipro.”
– Philadelphia Weekly
“The lion’s share of the credit goes to the Butler brothers’ razor sharp songwriting skills, particularly their ability to meld soaring pop melodies to clever lyrics.
– Amplifier Magazine
Smash Palace will play an album-release show on Sunday, April 22nd at The Ritz Theater, as well as several other east-coast area shows (below).
More dates to follow.
April 22, Sunday night – The Ritz Theater in Haddon Twp NJ Smash Palace CD release show
May 18th, Friday night – The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ
June 8th, Friday night – The Sellersville Theater, Sellersville Pa
July 7th, Saturday night – The World Cafe Live, Phila. Pa.