Thursday, February 9, 2012

Attaloss to release self-titled album on April 10, 2012

Los Angeles modern rockers Attaloss are releasing their self-titled album on April 10, 2012, via Rock Ridge Music/Warner Music Group/ADA. Their new record showcases two sides of the band, the high energy blown out rock side and the stripped down acoustic side. Although the band name is a play on a common phrase many of us hear every day, there is an underlying message of optimism: “Even in these tough times, we must have hope for a better tomorrow,” states singer Danny Aguiluz. The band line-up also includes: Chris Johansen – Guitar, Matt Geronimo – Guitar/Vocals, Lorenzo Perea – Bass, and Dakota Clark – Drums.

Danny, Chris, Lorenzo, and Dakota all left their respective hometowns and moved to Los Angeles to chase their rock and roll dream. Once they decided to join forces together they began the arduous task of trying to come up with a band name. After kicking around hundreds of potential names, they got news that their rehearsal studio was broken into and all their music gear was stolen. “Getting news like that was such a kick in the gut that we literally were at a loss for words. We realized in that moment that we had our band name,” said guitarist Chris Johansen who immediately began tracking down the thief. With Chris’ help police apprehended the suspect a few months later and the band’s gear was recovered mostly intact. Instruments in hand, they recorded the first five songs on the album in early 2011 and set out on tour around the country playing shows with such acts as Neon Trees, Smashing Pumpkins, and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. Realizing they weren’t quite capturing their recorded sound live, they added guitarist/vocalist Matt Geronimo and headed back into the studio to record the acoustic half of the record as a five piece.

With a high energy live show the band is excited to get back out on the road and bring their new music to the thousands of fans that have been constantly tweeting for them to play in their city. The band plans to tour heavily in support of the new album (see tour dates below). “The fans have been amazingly supportive. This journey has been a real roller coaster ride but we have come out of it stronger than ever,” continues Danny. “Hopefully that message comes across and inspires people to continue chasing their dreams. Today is an ‘Open Door.’”


2/18 – West Hollywood, CA- Whisky-A-Go-Go

3/2 – West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room

3/3 – Los Angeles, CA – LA Roller Derby

3/7 – San Diego, CA – The Office

3/9 – El Paso, TX – House of Rock

3/10 – Midland, TX – Casa de Luna

3/15-3/17 – Austin, TX – Texas Rockfest

3/22 – San Antonio, TX – Tonic Bar

3/23 – Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club

3/24 – Houston, TX – Acadia

4/1 – Durham, NC – Motorco

4/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Grape Room

4/13 – New York, NY – Arlenes Grocery

4/18 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock

4/20 – South Euclid, OH – College Hall/Notre Dame College

(more dates forthcoming…)

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