Gears Premieres ‘Tango Yankee’ Video

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Hard rock band Gears recently released the video for its new single.

The band debuted the video for ‘Tango Yankee’ on April 6 at tattoo.com.  The song features guest vocals from Sevendust front man Lajon Witherspoon. Witherspoon also took time to appear in the song’s companion video.

Gears drummer Jimmy Wooten said in a recent interview that the song is effectively a tribute to America’s military and emergency service personnel.

“With ‘Tango Yankee,’ we just really wanted to write something dedicated to several members of our families that have served in the military, law enforcement and first response,” Wooten said.  “We really wanted this to be special, so getting one of our favorite vocalists from one of our favorite bands was very exciting and made this track just that — special.  Lajon came in and absolutely crushed the track vocally.  I really love the way it turned out.  Trip [Six] — Gears front man — and LJ complimented each other so well. Put that together with Clint’s epic solo, and of course Corey [Lowery] at the helm, this really turned out something spectacular.  I believe that the thought behind the song is something that most Americans can relate to, as many of of have or have had loved ones who serve.  Maybe even a little something that can get us all past all of our political disagreements unify, recognize the sacrifice and just say a simple ‘Thank You’ to all those who fight for our freedom, protect us and keep us safe.”

More information on Gears’ new single and video is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

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GEARS Debuts ‘End This’ Lyric Video

Up-and-coming hard rock outfit GEARS unveiled its latest video this week.

The Florida-based hard rock act unveiled the lyric video for its song ‘End This.’  The video is the third from the band’s new EP Pride Comes Before The Fall. It follows the release of the videos for the critically acclaimed ‘Face Down’ and ‘Take Away.’  Both songs also are included in the band’s new EP.  The video, crafted by Cody Doyle of CB Entertainment, is meant to illustrate the song’s content, which focuses on the unrest brought across America in recent months by the killing of young Black men by police officers.  As drummer Jimmy Wooten explains, “People have strong opinions and beliefs regarding violence in our streets, more specifically concentrated around police brutality.  ‘End This,’ lyrically, is a look into both sides of it, the police that we put our trust in to make difficult decisions in a split second and the victims of the brutality, who could be on either side.  In the middle, we have the media.  Depending on which news source you’re getting your news from, will decide which political agenda you’re being fed.  We need to stop letting the media influence us to perpetuate the war of any racial or political agenda.  Simply put, we need to END THIS.”

Courtesy:  CB Entertainment

Courtesy: CB Entertainment

The new video outlines that belief as it sets the song’s lyrics against footage of the violence that has ravaged America as a result of those killings.  The footage in question is placed inside different newspapers, whose names are directly put out there as part of the video.  Their names are used to illustrate the impact of the media and its biases.

Pride Comes Before The Fall was written by Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and GEARS.  The record was also mixed and engineered by Lowery.  It was mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse.  More information on GEARS’ new video and EP is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

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Another Bright New Day Coming For Dark New Day

Courtesy:  Pavement Entertainment, Inc.

Courtesy: Pavement Entertainment, Inc.

Tuesday, February 19th will be a bright new day for fans of Dark New Day.  That’s because on that day, the band’s long in limbo sophomore album will finally see the “light of day” (ba-dump-bump-bump).  Get it?  Yeah, bad joke.  But in all seriousness, the long wait for this album will have been well worth it.  In comparison to the music on the band’s other pair of releases, this album definitely has its own sound.  Nearly every one of the songs on Hail Mary could be used as a radio single.  Though, it seems most well anchored by at least three songs in particular.  Those songs are: ‘Anywhere’, ‘Saddest Song’, and ‘Fiend.’  Though there are other powerhouse pieces in the likes of the album’s opener and closer, ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Give Me the World.’

Musically, the album opens in powerhouse fashion with ‘Goodbye.’  It’s rather fitting that the band opens the album with a song titled, ‘Goodbye.’  Sure, the song is centered on the standard relationship topic—front man Brett Hestla sings, “It feels so good when I say it/Goodbye to you”—but the musicality of the song makes it a great way for the band to say “hello” to its fans and the whole rock community once again.  There’s a definite influence from the band’s counterparts in Sevendust here.  Hestla’s screams will immediately conjure thoughts of the combination of Morgan Rose and Lajon Witherspoon when he really lets loose.  It has that same sort of vibe.  And obviously being that one of the members of Sevendust and his equally famous brother are also in DND, it’s no wonder that the guitar parts are so similar to that of Sevendust, too.  Drummer Will Hunt holds his own on the drums, too adding in the extra flairs and fills wherever and whenever needed.

Dark New Day couldn’t have picked a better way to say hello to listeners than with ‘Goodbye.’  Even as one song ends, the band keeps its audiences’ ears as it launches into another of the album’s hits in ‘Anywhere.’  The energy exploding from the band expertly helps to illustrate the song’s lyrical side.  Hestla sings of what seems to be the hope for love here as he sings, “If your mind is open/There’s so much we can do/I can almost see the stars aligning/Just say yeah/I’m gonna take you anywhere/I want to go/I’m gonna make you want me/So keep on going.”  This is obviously someone who knows what he wants, and he won’t stop until he gets it.  It comes across as someone who is determined to win over a certain someone.  That is of course just one person’s thoughts on this song.  It could easily be something totally opposite of that.  But that combination of optimistic lyrics and equally moving musical backing make this just one more of so many hits off of this long-awaited LP.

Dark New Day’s “new” LP offers plenty of material that its fan base will enjoy throughout the course of its eleven tracks.  As noted already there are at least two specifically early on in the record that will have no problem becoming fan favorites.  There is at least one more that fans will appreciate just as much for both its lyrical and musical sides.  That song is ‘Fiend.’  The album’s penultimate piece, it offers what would seem quite the positive, uplifting message of perseverance, lyrically.  Hestla wastes no time sending his message to listeners.  The pounding intro combination of drummer Will Hunt and the guitars set the tone for the song.  Hestla then comes in singing, “I’m taking/taking my chances/To get myself over/I can’t let/Constant disaster/Pull me under/I’ve waited for so long/How can I go wrong.” There’s no doubt left as the band launches into the second verse, with Hestla sings, “My will/And my resolution/Are not to be broken/I’m moving/Myself to a new place/Where truth can be spoken.”  The uplifting, positive lyrical and musical vibe of this song shows outright why it not only is a great song, but it is also one of the album’s best songs if not the best.  And regardless of the listener, odds are it will also become just one of many fan favorites both on the record and in a live setting.  Fans will get to hear this song and the album’s other instant hit tracks when the album is released to stores and online outlets Tuesday, February 19th.  While the band doesn’t have any shows lined up just yet, fans can get all the latest tour dates and more in the mean time when they’re announced on the band’s official Facebook and MySpace pages, http://www.facebook.com/theDakNewDay and http://www.myspace.com/darknewday

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