New Beat Fund Releases Debut Album ‘Sponge Fingerz’
Red Bull Records artists New Beat Fundreleased their album Sponge Fingerz today. Sponge Fingerz, which was co-produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Foster the People, Beck) was recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studios.
Jeff “Burnie Baker” Laliberte (guitar/vocals), his brother Paul “Snapz” Laliberte (bass), Shelby “Button” Archer (guitar) and Michael “Silky” Johnson (drums) came together a few years back, releasing an EP, Coinz, and playing across the country with artists like blink-182, 3OH!3, Aer and Pepper as well as at local frat parties and venues up and down the west coast. They will be heading out for a summer-long run on the Vans Warped Tour June 19th.
For their full-length debut, the Southern California four-piece combines sunny surf rock with elements of hip-hop, garage pop and west-coast punk, shoving it all in a blender to cook up a colorful mash-up called “G-Punk.” Sponge Fingerzincludes songs like “Halloween Birthdaze,” with its Red Hot Chili Peppers-worthy chorus as well as “It’s Cool,” which Kat Corbett premiered on her 106.7 FM KROQ radio show. “Scare Me,” off Coinz, was an early favorite on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, it is also included on Sponge Fingerz. MTVUexclusively featured the video for another new song,“Sunday Funday” and the band teamed up with fellow Warped artist Mod Sun for a remix of the track that premiered last week on Earmilk. Fans can download that remix and others from the likes of Priory and Mystery Skullsalong with songs from Sponge Fingerz via a special Summertime Party Jams BitTorrent bundle, available now.
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