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Local Media Under Attack as Quirkadelic Rockers Force New Album Down Everyone’s Throats
Hampton Roads, VA - January 2013 - The Television, Radio, Newspaper, and Media industry in Hampton Roads is under an unofficial state of emergency. The time traveling quirkadelic rock band Uglyography’s siege of local media is now underway in an attempt to publicize the release of their new album, Four Shafts are Uglier than One.
The album will be released on January 26, 2013 with a party and show at Hampton Taphouse, but the attacks/festivities will begin much earlier in January. When asked why the third album is being used as a springboard to launch this siege, front man Matt Thomas replied “The time is now. We are a quartet in full force. This is the best music anyone will ever hear in the history of the world and therefore we have no choice but to shove it down everyone’s throats until they buy a copy, even if it is just so we’ll stop talking about it.”
The direct victims of the band are growing, and their notoriety in the community sends a strong message.
Television news station WAVY 10 has surrendered to allow Uglyography to play live on The Hampton Roads show on Friday January 11 at 11am, but with the truce that no wormhole experiments occur within the walls of their broadcast studio.
On Thursday January 24 the hoo-haa will continue with a live performance on WHRV 89.5 Radio during Paul Shugrue’s show, Out Of The Box. Shugrue only gave in partially to the band’s demands. The original request would have required a regular segment of the show have its name changed to “Shot of the Quirk.”
Also in January, the band will invade and perform in one of its own members’ kitchen. DJ Blake (left guitarist) hosts the local music podcast YourMusicShow at his home in Hampton, and the show is streamed live for all of the interweb to hear and watch. Uglyography will be live on YMS on Sunday January 20 at 2pm. When asked how it felt to force his own music down his own throat, Blake just replied “I’m used to it.”
Continuing the internet side of the attack, The Hampton Roads local music site Muzik Lounge will feature Uglyography as its spotlight artist beginning on Wednesday January 16. Muzik Lounge found it very difficult to continue lounging while Uglyography's music was playing and after a slight struggle gave in to the 19th Century antics and persuasion of the band. (www.muziklounge.com)
Along with the blitz for Four Shafts are Uglier than One, a brand new video for the song “Hookey” will be released on the internet in early January. Concerning the production, Thomas offered the following: “This is our secret weapon. I don’t know why I am even mentioning it in a press release because it is such a powerful enigma that will not be contained with or without publicity. It will take the world by surprise … I just need to stop talking about it right now.”
Four Shafts contains 10 tracks and runs about 26 minutes. It is the first Uglyography album to include a full quartet band rather than a solo effort. The band now consists of Thomas, Blake, Albert Dimaggio, and Jack Morgan. Local alternative hip-hop artist Shakespeare’s Ghozt is featured on a remix of 2011’s “On the Ground.” The album will be released on Steamy Attic Records January 26, 2013. There will only be 100 limited edition CDs produced for the first run.
A riot and frenzy is expected to break out over these limited quantities if care is not taken. To avoid uproar in the streets of Downtown Hampton, a pre-order form has been set up at www.uglyography.com. Using this form, a member of the public can own a copy of the new CD, get a digital download code for the entire album, and get a free wristband into the Album Release Party, all for only $10. The release party will feature live performances by Uglyography and special guests The Gloom! If the buyer is not present at the January 26 party to pick up their CD/download code, it will be shipped to them on January 28 at no extra cost.
If your media organization has received this press release, please consider allowing Uglyography to attack your outlet! Have us on your program, let us write about ourselves, interview us … anything! …or else …. muaah haaaa haaaaaa!
A Summary of Currently Planned Attacks:
Friday January 11 – Hampton Roads Show, WAVY TV 10, 11am
Sunday January 20 – YourMusicShow, 2pm, www.yourmusicshow.com
Thursday January 24 – Out of the Box with Paul Shugrue, 89.5 FM, WHRV, 7pm
January 26 – Album Release Party at Hampton Taphouse, 17 E. Queen’s Way, 9:30pm