Eastworld Recordings license the new EVERCLEAR album for European release Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 13:18



Eastworld Recordings has confirmed that it will license the new Everclear album, 'Invisible Stars', for European release in March.


Led by founder and mastermind Art Alexakis and armed with his swag of catchy, guitar driven pop gems, Everclear were an ubiquitous presence on the world's airwaves and TV feeds from the early part of the '90s onwards. Songs like 'Heroin Girl', 'Santa Monica', 'I Will Buy You A New Life', 'So Much For The Afterglow' and 'Father Of Mine' amongst many others showcased a band that could not only deliver one infectious anthem after another, but one that could also deliver enough lyrical substance and soul as to strike a resonant chord in the hearts and minds of the slacker generation.


Starting out in Portland, Oregon in 1992 Everclear choosing a name ode to a notoriously vicious brand of pure grain alcohol, began writing and recording what would be the debut 'Nervous and Weird' EP and their first long player, 'World Of Noise'.


From here major label interest stirred and Everclear signed to Capitol Records to record their second album, 'Sparkle and Fade'. The album spawned the singles 'Heroin Girl' and 'Santa Monica' and heralded the arrival of a new musical force with the album achieving platinum sales status.


Everclear's third album, 'So Much For The Afterglow', was released to much acclaim in 1996 with its catchy as hell title track and the poignant hit single 'Father of Mine'. The band were propelled into the mainstream consciousness, with the album going on to achieve a Grammy nomination for the track 'El Distorto de Melodica' and double platinum sales status.


The band's current line-up features the ever present Alexakis, along with David French on guitar, Freddy Herrera on bass, Josh Crawley on keys and Sean Winchester on drums. The brand new Everclear album, titled 'Invisible Stars', is set for release in Europe on March 11th 2013.


"In some ways, this album's a lot more aggressive than anything we've done in a long time," Art Alexakis says of 'Invisible Stars', Everclear's first collection of new songs in six years. "But in other ways, it's a lot more melodic. I like having both of those sides covered."


Hot off the back of a tour of the United States with Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Gin Blossoms, Everclear will bring their rocking anthems to Europe in March/April 2013


Mar 24 - O2 Academy 2 Leicester
Mar 25 - O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
Mar 26 - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow
Mar 27 - Club Academy Manchester
Mar 28 - O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
Mar 29 - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
Mar 30 - O2 Academy 2 Sheffield
Apr 01 - O2 Academy 2 Bristol
Apr 03 - O2 Academy Oxford
Apr 04 - O2 Academy Islington London
Apr 06 - The Academy Dublin, Ireland