Passionate about helping others in need and using their platform to encourage others to do the same, Tooth & Nail band Showbread heads to Ecuador in January to spend two weeks at the Casa De Fe orphanage in Shell, Ecuador.Ã‚ This is part of a new partnership with the newly formed organization, Faceless International.
This trip is a follow up to the bands previous trip to Calcutta, India that was taken last January, also with Faceless International.Ã‚ During the Calcutta trip, members from Anberlin, Showbread, Classic Crime, and Hundred Year Storm learned about the grave injustice of human trafficking and modern day slavery. Ã¢â‚¬Å“For most of us, the absolute horror of human trafficking is an illusory concern. It is simply so far away and so unreal that our mind cannot develop a case for its urgency,Ã¢â‚¬ says Showbread frontman, Josh Dies. Ã¢â‚¬Å“For most of us, the poverty that lies elsewhere in the world is only a commercial on television or a photo that Bono puts on Oprah. As George Romero presented it in one of his films, we sit in a centralized palace, ignoring the horrible truth that surrounds us, acting as though it isn’t there at all. But it is there, breaking down our doors.Ã¢â‚¬
Showbread will be releasing two new albums titled Anorexia and Nervosa, on May 13th, 2008. More details on the albums can be found below.
As we’ve said many times over, Showbread prefers recreating the band’s musical tone with every album, this album is no exceptionÃ¢â‚¬¦
The first thing that makes this record special is the fact that it is TWO records. When the release date finally comes in the spring, Showbread will be releasing TWO new albums on the same day, each with twelve completely different songs. One album is called Ã¢â‚¬Å“AnorexiaÃ¢â‚¬ and the other is called Ã¢â‚¬Å“NervosaÃ¢â‚¬.
The second special thing about these records is that they are soundtracks to a story called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Anorexia NervosaÃ¢â‚¬ which is split into two, ten chapter segments, one segment comes included with one record and the second comes with the other. As you read the story, the album acts as a musical accompaniment to the text. Musically, the sound is some of the most lush, organic as well as some of the most harsh, synthetic material we’ve ever done. It’s sweeping and ominous, then jagged and screeching.
In addition to the two albums that will be released in stores, a limited printing of a special edition package will be made available for everyone who wants the most in depth experience of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Anorexia NervosaÃ¢â‚¬ possible. We’re excited to bring you more updates about both albums in the coming months. Thank you and may raw rock kill you forever and ever amen.