Sign up for Olympia‘s mailing list between now until January 15th and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of 10 limited edition Olympia EP’s that have been signed by the band. Join their mailing list here. Olympia is the new band from former members of Fairweather (Equal Vision Records) and Brand New Disaster (Tribunal Records). Their debut album, Emergencies will be available in April on Hope Division/Equal Vision Records.
“From our very first conversation with Hope Division,” said vocalist Phil Williams, “we recognized that we wanted the exact same things and it just grew from there.”
Olympia consists of drummer Shane Johnson and guitarist Peter Tsouras (ex-members of Equal Vision alumni Fairweather), along with bassist Nick Barkley and former Brand New Disaster vocalist, Phil Williams.
Olympia completed their debut album last month in Boston, MA with producer Matthew Ellard (Radiohead, Queen, Weezer). “He understood the big picture of our record,” Williams said, “I think he knew the kind of sound we were looking for.” The album, entitled “Emergencies” is slated for a February 2007 release.
Download an MP3 of “Olympia Is A Motherfucker” from the upcoming album at the band MySpace page.
Look for Olympia to perform sporadically for the rest of the year, including shows with A Static Lullaby, Chiodos, and He Is Legend, then a full U.S. tour in support of “Emergencies” to follow in 2007.
OLYMPIA TOUR DATES:
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/10 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Captain Tee’s
11/24 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
11/25 – Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange Hall
11/26 – Syracuse, NY @ The Furnace
12/01 – Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet Cafe