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February Update - New teams

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Feb. 2nd, 2002 | 05:27 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

What's Up StreetWise,

As always, here is your monthly update letting you know what's new and happening
in the "wonderful world" of StreetWise. The information in these e-mails is
VITAL to your StreetWise existance!!! Read it, learn it, LOVE IT!!!


NEW TEAMS:

EARSHOT -
"It's funny--a lot of times after hearing our songs, people say, 'I just want to
give you a big hug, and tell you it's okay," says Earshot with a
self-deprecating laugh that reveals their less-intense side. But connecting at
such a powerful emotional level was Earshot's goal from the beginning. In 1999,
the friends convened in a Los Angeles rehearsal space, after settling on the
West Coast from such far-flung places as Austria, France, Kansas and Ohio.

"We all had a common vision. "We wanted to be a heavy rock band, but take it a
step further--make it more melodic and stylistically diverse, instead of just
pounding out heavy songs for the sake of it. We wanted there to be substance to
what we played." Signed to Warner Bros. on the strength of their hook-heavy
tunes and simmering live show, the band entered A&M Studios with David Kahne
(Paul McCartney, Sugar Ray, Sublime). The producer captured Earshot's dynamic
personality on hard disk, with a minimum of overdubs. Then the band mixed the
album in New York with Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, At The Drive-In).

Watch out and be on the lookout for this up and coming band. Check out the song
"Get Away" on the bands page of the StreetWise website and see what they are all
about.


SWITCHED -
StreetWise is very happy and honored to be back on the SWITCHED project. The
new album "Subject To Change" is dropping on February 26th, so we have decided
to re-launch the bands original street team. Are you ready? SWITCHED is also in
the process of confirming a string of dates with Ill Nino. Confirmed dates are
as follows:
Scranton,PA on 2/28
Albany,NY on 3/1
Poughkipsie, NY on 3/2


N.E.R.D. - We are excited to announce that N.E.R.D. is back at BeatWise. You may
remember a couple months back when we were working the record. Well, things
changed in the mind and hearts of N.E.R.D. and they actually pulled the record
and decided to go back and re-record the entire thing.

As you may remember from the sampler, all the beats were programed. This time
around, N.E.R.D. is backed by a complete band. The sounds that are coming from
this record are both groundbreaking and amazing!!! For a sample, check out the
song "Rock Star" on the groups page of the website.

We will be re-launching this EXCLUSIVE street team to the original members. BE
PREPARED for N.E.R.D.


USE IT OR LOSE IT:

HOME TOWN HERO -
Due out May 7th on Maverick Records, HOME TOWN HERO's self-titled debut album
was produced by John Travis (Kid Rock, Buckcherry, Save Ferris), mixed by Rick
Will (Incubus, Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur) and mastered by Howie Weinberg
(Nirvana, The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers).

The album features 12 tracks, including the lead-off single, "Questions," which
is also a featured track on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 soundtrack.

Formed two years ago and based on the west coast, just north of Los Angeles,
HOME TOWN HERO's members came together after playing in a mix of local bands
from that area. The group has headlined club dates up and down the west coast
and has toured the US and Canada as part of the Van's Warped Tour lineup in the
summers of 2000 and 2001. During this time, the band released an independent
five-song EP which they sold on the road at shows.

Remember...the choice is yours. Do we "Use It Or Lose It?" You all need to
vote and let us know if this band is worthy of being on the StreetWise roster.

Vote now, or forever hold your piece:
http://members.streetwise.com/join.html


HOTBAND:

ONE MINUTE HALO - One Minute Halo is an alternative metal band with the purpose
of marveling the fans, observers, and critics alike; their influences range from
Staind, Incubus, Deftones, Taproot, to Glassjaw. Their upbeat enthusiastic
stage presence provides a bone-chilling surge of excitement at every show. Front
and center, Jeromy Moorehead provides the stimulus with his unique, melodic
singing style and intense lyrics. Backing him up on guitar are Chris Downs and
Justin Hold, adding a sensation and attitude all their own to the band?s
signature sound. Ian, the bassist, ties the music together by incorporating
compelling chords and melodies. Keeping all this in rhythm is Sammy Moorehead
with his ever-present hard-hitting drums. In 2001, One Minute Halo released
their debut self-titled EP with great public and critical acclaim. Their demos
on MP3.com soared rapidly gaining them record-breaking success in the eyes of
fans and executives. One Minute Halo will open the new year with shows in other
su
rrounding cites and states as well as local shows in the Dallas metroplex that
should not be missed. With the recently released EP, merchandise, and website,
One Minute Halo will break through musical preconceptions to unite the industry
with their up-beat melodic songs and views.
Remember...you heard this shit here first at StreetWise. Big up's to STAR
TEAMER Chris Bennett in Texas for introducing this band to StreetWise.


IN OTHER NEWS:

SOAD -
The guys just got back from Australia and are gearing up for their short U.S.
tour along-side CLUTCH and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE. After that...EUROPE!!!
Also, be on the lookout for Shavo Odajian's directorial debut for the bands new
video, for the song "Toxicity"...the shit is BANANAS!!! Listen and call to get
your requests in for "Toxicity" on your local radio stations. Request System on
TRL by calling 1-800-DIAL-MTV or vote from your computer at
http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/votevideo.jhtml

TAPROOT -
TapRoot is wrapping up pre-production and hitting the studio with producer Toby
Wright February 21st in Los Angeles, CA. Check out their temporary website
www.taprootmusic.com to see exclusive daily photos, taken directly from the
band, inside and out of the studio. Also, keep checking back for exclusive chats
and sneak peaks at the new record

HEADSPACE -
The band wrapped up the recording of their debut album before the holidays which
will be mixed at the end of this month...this record is going to be
groundbreaking!!! Their street team will be opening very soon...so keep checkin
back to www.streetwise.com for the latest!!!


Peace,
StreetWise Concepts & Culture 2002
www.streetwise.com
"Bringing You The Sickest New Shit First"

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