Saturday, January 24, 2009

FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 2/22) - The Boxer Rebellion - Evacuate

The Boxer Rebellion - Evacuate (Track 2/22)
Album - Union (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Self-Release
Photo taken by Tessa Angus

In appropriate fashion, The Boxer Rebellion launch the new year and our Winter '09 collection with "Evacuate", a thrilling drumbeat and guitar-filled leap into an epic masterpiece. The lead hit was just recently featured worldwide as the Itunes FREE Single of the Week, an unprecedented move made even more remarkable given the band were and remain..although not for long, unsigned..In case you missed out on the free feature, "Evacuate" will continue to remain available to you via our winter collection download, so get your mittens on the goods while it's hot. Here's a video for the featured cut directed by D.A.R.Y.L. of Pulse Films.

Well...there's much more where "Evacuate" came from, the Boxer Rebellion's much-anticipated self-produced sophomore record, Union (physical release dates forthcoming). Criply mixed togeher by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters/Feeder) and mastered by Kevin Metcalfe (U2, Prodigy), Union sees the UK four-piece taking their already lofty ambitions to subliminal heights with soaring Thom Yorkesque vocals and epic instrumentals in the vein of Coldplay/U2. From the tribal-drum explosion of current KCRW favorite "Flashing Red Light Means Go", through the aptly wintry atmospherics of "The Gospel of Goro Adachi" to live favorites "Semi-Automatic" and our featured "Evacuate", Union is an album that transcends convention in a seismic blast of unfettered invention. Listen to the album for yourself at Reverb Nation. The band is currently prepping for a Spring '09 tour so check their myspace for dates soon to be announced.

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