Flaw, Blacklite District, & ColdSweat
The band has seen multiple line-up changes over the years, however the core of Chris Volz (vocals) and Jason Daunt (guitar) remain as the creative driving force of poised to re-emerge on the strength of their finest set of recordings to date. The band has signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment, and is set to release Divided We Fall on August 19, 2016.
FLAW's story began with the independent release of home-grown albums American Arrogance (1996), Flaw (1998) and Drama (2000). It was the songs on these recordings that garnered the attention of Universal Republic Records, who signed the band and released the break-through Through The Eyes in 2001. The offering topped the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart, largely fueled by the singles "Payback" and "Whole." The band then followed-up with an album entitled Endangered Species via Republic in 2004, but soon thereafter the band went through personnel changes and ended their relationship with the label. The band's tumultuous relationship with themselves, and their label, were reflected in their songs. It was the life and energy captured in these songs that propelled the band forward. It was always FLAW fans' connection to their songs that carried the band on. "We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans," says Volz. "The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do, and we cannot wait to get out and tour in support of this new record".
FLAW a band that is re-emerging on the strength of renewed focus and energy, and that energy is captured on the lead single from "Divided We Fall", a song called "Live and Breathe" that is a vessel of raw human experience and emotion. The band has waited 12 years to release a proper album, to rally and come together. They trust that together, FLAW can accomplish great things, and their fans are poised and ready to answer the call.
Blacklite District follows no rules. With sounds of everything from electronic, EDM and hip hop, to hard rock and alternative, the band truly stands out from the pack of what has becomes today's generic sounding "Active Rock". Formed in 2012 by Kyle Pfeiffer and Roman James, ages 12 and 11 respectively, the band grew organically in their local music scene through the years to come. In 2011, BLD was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Paul McCartney, Queen), which resulted in a 10 day recording session at the world's largest residential recording studio, Sonic Ranch, just outside of Mexico in Tonillo, TX. The group re-located to Los Angeles and played some of the most famous venues in the world for the remainder of 2011.
In 2013, the group released "With Me Now" as the lead from it's debut album Worldwide Controversy. "With Me Now" immediately went to #1 on SiriusXM channels Octane and Faction, hit the Top 40 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart (#32), and sold 100,000 copies. BLD went on a very successful US tour with Saving Abel in Jan-Apr 2014, with 26 of those shows SOLD OUT. After a legal battle with their management and record label, Blacklite District went on hiatus in late 2014.
In May 2016, Blacklite District released "We Are The Danger" as the lead single from it's sophomore album To Whom It May Concern, which is set for release in Fall 2016. The music video for "We Are The Danger" premiered on VEVO on April 21, released to iTunes on May 3, and shipped to radio on May 10.
"The Struggle" was released as the lead single from To Whom It May Concern on August 23. The music video was premiered by Revolver Magazine. Two months later, the song broke into the Top 40 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Indicator chart, and garnered over a million stream across all the major platforms. This marked Blacklite District's highest mainstream charting in the last two years.
To Whom It May Concern was released on October 7, 2016 and landed at #52 on Amazon's Top Electronic Albums chart.
On November 1, Blacklite District dropped a surprise music video for "Broken Souls", and announced the track would be serviced to radio the following week, the day that "The Struggle" was peaking on the US charts.