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||Artist: The Lampshades
Title: Arena Punk EP
Catalog # : MIF261
Label: My Idea of Fun
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Started by teenagers in a rural central Pennsylvania basement outside of Altoona in 2003, going on a brief hiatus from 2009- 2012, now back as a minimally jaded 20's something Pittsburgh indie power trio. New 4-track EP "ARENA PUNK" out on both CD/digital release on September 17 from My Idea of Fun.
Lampshades formed in 2003 as teenagers in the Altoona, Pennsylvania area with two of three present members in this original lineup, guitarist/vocalist, Jaren Love and bassist, Chris Kibler. Like many teenage bands, they got their start playing all ages shows in VFW halls and YMCA's while scrounging what little money they had to finance records. The band put out two releases while still in high school, but had a significant change when adding drummer/multi-instrumentalist Dane Adelman in 2007. The band put out the ambitious indie pop record Are Alright in 2008 produced by Adelman himself. The album was greeted with positive reviews and even landed the band an opportunity to open for bands such as Deerhunter and No Age. After going on a three year hiatus from Summer 2009 to Spring 2012, the band is back with an EP that has two songs from what will be on an upcoming full length as well as two previously unreleased songs from their 2009 sessions. With the whole band new residing in Pittsburgh, Arena Punk shows a truly evolved band in a new sophisticated, raw and at times much heavier sounding direction.
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