GOOD FOR YOU (Featuring Greg Ginn, Mike Vallely) Air Out New Album, Single

On February 26, SST Records will release Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge, the debut album from GOOD FOR YOU, the brand new band featuring influential guitarist and bandleader Greg Ginn and professional skateboarder and musician Mike Vallely (aka Mike V). Featuring eleven uniquely distinct high-energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment, resolve, determination and independence propelled by Ginn’s distinctive, stun-gun guitar, Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge sets a new course for both musicians and delivers a strong statement of intent that begs to be heard. Now, the world famous skateboarding magazine Thrasher grinds the brand new track Stupid Me, a bulldozing cut that showcases Ginn at the top of his game as Vallely belts out mongo lyrics (“Tattoo it. To your flesh. Take it with you. To your death!”). Crank your stereo to 11 and soar with Stupid Me now!

Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge features the traits of a benchmark release. Rarely is rock so pure and hard-hitting. Recorded at Ginn’s Casa Destroy Studios in Taylor, TX, Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge teams the singular guitarist – named as one of both Rolling Stone and SPIN’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – with the creative, aggressive Vallely for the first time since BLACK FLAG’s 2003 reunion shows in Los Angeles where Mike V performed the entire My War album from start to finish with the world renowned punk rock band at the invitation of Ginn.

Life is Too Short to Not Hold a Grudge is available to pre-order now (iTunes / SST Superstore).

Additionally, GOOD FOR YOU announced U.S. tour dates in support of the new album including live summer dates with Ginn and BLACK FLAG. Check the TOUR DATES page (click tab above) to view.

“I can’t wait to deliver these songs live with Mike,” said Ginn.

“I have the feeling that things are going to get wild.”

As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind BLACK FLAG, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. In many ways, Vallely is the perfect frontman to lead Ginn’s first hard rock band since the dissolution of BLACK FLAG. One of the most recognizable pro skateboarders on the planet today, Vallely (owner and creative mind behind Elephant Brand Skateboards) has earned a cross-cultural, worldwide fan base over the course of his two decade plus career as a professional skateboarder and years fronting the bands Mike V and The Rats and Revolution Mother (which played internationally with Danzig, Social Distortion and Bad Religion). Mike V also an actor, television personality and professional stuntman whose talents were featured in the hit movies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, the record-breaking The Hangover, which included a song written and performed by Vallely on its soundtrack (Mike V will also appear in the upcoming sequel The Hangover III) and the 2012 film Red Dawn (based on the 1984 film of the same name) among others. The vocalist first saw BLACK FLAG perform at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey in 1984, crediting it as a life changing experience. Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead to the guest vocal spot at the BLACK FLAG reunion shows. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point. In February 2012, Ginn presented Vallely with new music and the singer spent the next five months filling notebooks with lyrics. The duo’s intense songwriting chemistry generated both a solid set of dynamic songs that would become Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge and the formation of an entirely new band: GOOD FOR YOU.

Track listing:

Side A:

1.) I’d Rather Die
2.) No Plan B
3.) Free
4.) Hanging Around
5.) Knife in the Face

Side B:

1.) Stupid Me
2.) Good Sport
3.) It’s Just Business
4.) Dreams
5.) Blaze of Glory
6.) True Companion

“Good For You’s gnarled, snarling debut-the aptly named Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge-is the closest thing to classic Black Flag that Ginn has pumped out since, well, Black Flag…this one rocks. Hard.” – THE ONION

GEMINI SYNDROME Release New Video, Announce Tour

(Burbank, CA) – Gemini Syndrome encapsulates both ends of the spectrum. The band conjures ethereal alternative melodies and then tempers them with gnashing, guttural distortion.

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LISTEN TO NEW TRACK PLEASURE AND PAIN NOW

 

 

These five musicians—Aaron, Rich, Mike, AP, and Brian— all from diverse musical bands and worlds converged when the guys discovered that the spiritual musings of Aaron melded with Rich, AP and Mikes taste for dark and melodious rhythms. It was when Aaron’s fascination for the illuminati and mysticism caught Brian’s attention and sealed the unbreakable bond that would then extend between each of the members. They began residing under one roof, to live, sleep, and breathe music together communally as a band in the truest sense.

After some early demos and cutting their teeth on the road, the group retreated to Las Vegas to complete what would become their first offering with Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment).

Their progressive fascinations bare resemblance to their musical ethos. Aaron will reference clandestine secrecy of “The Enlightened” in the same breath as espousing the merits of Eastern Buddhist ideology. At the same time, Brian speaks of his Freemasonry studies and owns a collection of literature any occult scholar would envy.

Songs like Pleasure and Pain rail with coarse riffs and haunting words, “In all of us is a sin that begins and doesn’t end until we syphon the last breath”. The ties that bind us all are the most vibrant and volatile.

Click here to listen to Pleasure And Pain. 

Click here to view the lyric video.

“Gemini” in Zodiac represents “The Twins” and “Syndrome” which has meaning of a person’s “innate condition” form together to represent the duality within all of us.

There are bonds to everything at the end of the day—from the music to the message. Now, it’s up to you to uncover the meaning for yourself.

Gemini Syndrome’s tour dates with Mushroomhead, Final Trigger, and Society’s Plague unless otherwise noted:

Feb 2                Ogden, UT                   Kamikazes (headline show)

Feb 4                Phoenix, AZ                  Joe’s Grotto (headline show)

Feb 5                Albuquerque NM           Hooligans Nightclub (headline show)

Feb 6                Colorado Springs, CO   The Black Sheep (headline show)

All dates below supporting Mushroomhead:

Feb 8                Grand Rapids, MI          The Intersection

Feb 9                Ft. Wayne, IN               Piere’s

Feb 10             Joliet, IL                       Mojoes

Feb 11             Lawrence, KS               Granada Theatre

Feb 12             St. Louis, MO               Pops Nite Club

Feb 13             Wichita, KS                  The Cotillion

Feb 14             Oklahoma City, OK       The Chameleon Room

Feb 15             Amarillo, TX                 Amarillo Civic Center

Feb 16             Houston, TX                 Scout Bar

Feb 17              Dallas, TX                    Trees

Feb 19              Little Rock, AK              Juanita’s

Feb 20              Pensacola, FL               Vinyl Music Hall

Feb 22              Jacksonville, NC           Hooligans

Feb 23              Spartanburg, SC           Ground Zero

Feb 24              Raleigh, NC                  Lincoln Theater

Feb 27              Jacksonville, FL            Brewsters Megaplex

Feb 28              Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Culture Room

Mar 1               Fort Meyers, FL            Harborside Event Center

Mar 2               St. Petersburg, FL        The State Theatre

Mar 3               Winter Park, FL            The Haven

Mar 5               Charlotte, NC                Amos Southend

Mar 6               Johnson City, TN          Capones

Mat 7                Springfield, VA              Empire

Mar 8               Kent, OH                      JB’s

Mar 9               Detroit, MI                    Harpo’s Concert Theatre

Festival dates below:

Apr 27              Jacksonville, FL            Welcome to Rockville

May 17-19        Columbus OH               Rock on the Range (day TBC)

GSSS

 

WARBEAST/DOWN Tour In Memory Of Mike Scaccia

Sadly, many music fans across the globe learned celebrated Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while doing what he loved best—playing music.

While it is with a very heavy heart, WARBEAST will be hitting the road for their West Coast tour with DOWN as planned. Mike would not expect anything less from them, so they will be dedicating the upcoming tour to the memory of Mike Scaccia—one of our generation’s greatest guitarists and certainly one of their closest friends.

Last week, WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt shared his condolences and thoughts with the community.

“Mike Scaccia left this Earth doing what he loved to do. Tragically, the music world has lost an extremely talented, gifted and unique guitar virtuoso. His music and his legend will live on forever. But a loving husband, father, son and brother, etc; can never be replaced. Mike would be overwhelmed with this outpouring of emotion that has risen from his passing, but he would mainly be proud of the enormous support that everyone has shown towards his family during this devastating time in their lives.”

Corbitt contines,

“We can and we will make sure that Mike’s wife and his kids are taken care of. So, I would like to ask anyone that can make a donation… big or small… do it now. Please understand that this is what would mean the most to Mike.”

Donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, click here.

In addition to the fundraiser effort, Philip Anselmo of Housecore Records came up with the idea for WARBEAST to team up and write some lyrics about Mike Scaccia. WARBEAST already has two songs recorded and in the vault. One of them is the song about Bruce Corbitt’s brother Jeff Corbitt (RIP), of which Bruce has mentioned many times publicly. The other will be a song written about Mike Scaccia. The two songs will be released together with a picture of Mike on one side and a picture of Jeff Corbitt on the other.

Also, Sarah Scaccia (Mike’s daughter) is putting a beautiful book together to honor her father. You may email your personal stories about her Dad, contact her at sjska21@gmail.com. She will compile them together for the book. Let’s share and keep him alive in spirit.

Join WARBEAST and DOWN in honoring the memory of Mike Scaccia’s life on their upcoming tour dates.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29