thenewno2 announce the release of their second EP, EP002 out September 27th through Harrison’s own H.O.T. Records Ltd. The band also announces three shows kicking off at School Night at Bardot in Los Angeles, CA on August 29th along with two shows at Pearl Jam 20 Festival on September 3rd and 4th in Alpine Valley, WI.
EP002 was created in Los Angeles and outside London. GRAMMY winners Harrison and Hicks were both instrumental in the recording process including the producing, engineering and mixing the project. Featured in the collective spirit of thenewno2, the EP features guest appearances with RZA, Crisis, Sir Eyes, and Regina Spektor. World-renowned street artist Ben Eine created original artwork for the release. Known for his prolific typography in his own trademark colors, Eine reached international fame when David Cameron presented one of his works to President Obama as a gift on his first official state visit.
The EP comes in the wake of the band’s 2008 critically acclaimed debut, You Are Here. After wrapping their national tour Harrison focused on his front-man side project, Fistful of Mercy featuring Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. Their debut was released in October 2010 and was named “One of the Best Side Projects of 2010” by NPR.
Currently, thenewno2 is back in the studio and finalizing their sophomore album due out in early 2012.
Take a listen below:
“Live a Lie” (ft. Regina Spektor) – http://www.mediafire.com/?nu913veyv1oqipj
“Mr. President” (ft. RZA) – http://soundcloud.com/thenewno2/mr-president-featuring-rza
Sept 3 & 4: Pearl Jam 20 Festival : Alpine Valley, WI
1. Wide Awake
2. Mr. President (ft RZA, Crisis and Sir Eyes)
3. Live a Lie (ft Regina Spektor)
4. Mr. President (pHd ‘One Nation’ Remix)
Dhani Harrison- vocals/guitar
Jeremy Faccone- guitar
Nick Fyffe- bass
Jonathan Sadoff- keyboard/guitar
Frank Zummo- drums
Paul Hicks- keyboard/programming
Blink 182 drummer and hip-hop producer, Travis Barker, has premiered another track off of his forthcoming album. “Carry It” features Wu-Tang swordsmen RZA and Raekwon as well as Rage Against The Machine guitarist, Tom Morello. Travis’ hard hitting drums along with Morello’s ripping guitar sounds and the lyrical mastery of RZA and “The Chef” make this track nothing short of a smash. “Carry It” will be available for purchase on 11/9 but can now be heard in its entirety at TravisBarker.com along with a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video.
Travis Barker’s debut solo album, Give The Drummer Some, is scheduled for a Feburary 2011 release and will feature a number of guests from the biggest names in music including Rick Ross, Ludacris, E-40, The Cool Kids, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Clipse, Game, Bun B, Lil Wayne, and more.
For more information on Give The Drummer Some and all things Travis Barker visit TravisBarker.com.