Quick Hits & Clips: Western Fifth, (Hed)pe, Buckcherry, Switchfoot, Riverboat Gamblers

posted December 9, 2008

  • Tis the season for Western Fifth. The Minneapolis outfit is fresh off of the release of their debut full length "Stand Like A Thief" which has been receiving great praise. To spread their holiday cheer, the band has posted two Christmas songs "Away in a manger" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" on their MySpace page.
  • (Hed)pe have launched a new interactive web community for fans to interact and get content from the band’s upcoming new studio album “New World Orphans.” The site offers fans an inside look into the New World Order and other government conspiracies that are the centerpiece of the band’s new album. NewWorldOrphans.com also features a stream of the new song “Renegade,” along with the first of a series of blogs from frontman Jared Gomes.
  • Buckcherry have just unveiled a live performance of their hit power-ballad "Don't Go Away." The video was filmed for Clear Channel's Stripped live series. The song comes off the band's Black Butterfly album which hits stores this past fall.
  • Switchfoot has launched a video contest asking fans to create a music video for the track "This Is Home." This song was featured on the 2008 movie soundtrack for "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian". One fan has already created a touching video about the troops reuniting with their families. Now Switchfoot wants to see what "This Is Home" means to you! Switchfoot will choose three top videos who will win signed "This is Home" lyrics plus autographed copies of The Best Yet CD.
  • Riverboat Gamblers will be shooting a music video for their new single, A Choppy, Yet Sincere Apology, in New York City on Saturday, December 20th and need extras! All applicants interested in being extras need to be at least 18 years old and should submit a headshot or link to their MySpace page to rbgcasting@gmail.com. If selected, applicants will be contacted by the production company and given call times, shot locations, and any other relevant information.