Los Angeles-based indie rock band Falling Still (Eric Podnar (vocals/guitar), Brett Hamilton (bass/vocals), Jeremy Cull (drums)) is set to release their self-titled EP on February 26, 2013.
In advance of that release, the band will be playing a four-week residency at the Hemingway's Lounge, located at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, beginning tonight and continuing for the next three Tuesday nights.
The Falling Still EP boasts six anthems that are as gritty as they are catchy. The group thrives on extremes, and they're locked and loaded on this record.
"With the EP, we feel like we’ve finally created the music we always wanted to make," says frontman Podnar. "The record really paints a clear picture of what we can do with our sound. It’s loud and exhilarating and it immediately grabs your attention and refuses to let it go."
Producer/engineer Michael Parnin (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rage Against The Machine) helmed the EP at Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California. Parnin previously turned the knobs on the band’s debut album, May All Magic Guide and Change You in 2009 and its follow-up Don't Kick The Whiskey in 2010. Falling Still builds on the energy of the band’s previous releases with its raw and raucous rock energy and sees them firing on all cylinders like never before.
The first single, "If U Stay," boasts a bluesy guitar chug that gives way to an undeniable refrain as the band echoes Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal with their own fervent swagger: http://bit.ly/MDbHFC
"Stupid Girl,” "Wolves" and “Laid To Waste” illuminate the band's chops and upbeat unpredictability while “Hollywood Forever” and “Thin Lizzy” offer electrifyingly sexy odes. Performed live, the feeling practically blows through their amps.
“In the end, it’s about turning up the distortion and putting on a great rock show,” says Podnar. “That’s what all of our favorite bands did, and it’s what we do every night.”