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Earl Greyhound To Release Sophomore LP “Suspicious Package” Out April 13th On Hawk Race Records / March Tour With Coheed And Cambria / Brooklyn Bowl This Saturday

EARL GREYHOUND is pleased to announce the release of Suspicious
Package, a blistering rock inferno spun out of the Brooklyn trio’s
inspired and innovative rock-n-roll imagination machine.  Suspicious
Package was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, under the
nimble and keen producerly auspices of Dave Schiffman (Mars Volta, Red
Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down).

Earl Greyhound formed in 2002 with the collaboration of songwriters
Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas, who began performing regularly as a duo
in NYC. All the while, they were crafting the unique sound and songs
that would form the foundation for a colossal rock band. Their
influences swept from the strident English three-and four-pieces of
the 70’s, to the dark pop and heavy grunge grooves of the 90’s, to
the transcendental, noisy acid sounds of modern rock.

In 2005, EG recorded their first album, Soft Targets, but they also
hit their first snag when drummer Chris Bear left to pursue his
fortunes with the band Grizzly Bear. Reluctant to release the album
without a permanent drummer, Matt and Kamara vowed to play
relentlessly until their dream drummer found them. Guitar player Kirk
Douglass (The Roots) witnessed a show and brought his friend and Gold
Crowns band mate Ricc Sheridan to the next few gigs. Ricc says, “I
awoke from a dream one night, and I knew this was my band.” A few
weeks later, a rockneck-inducing jam confirmed that the band had found
its soul mate, and they hit the ground running.  Soft Targets and
EG’s wrecking ball of a live show earned them oodles of fans and
critical acclaim from The New Yorker, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Brooklyn
Vegan and Pitchfork, among others. The next three years were spent
touring the US, Canada and Japan as well as opening for Gov’t Mule,
Chris Cornell and Saul Williams.

Suspicious Package is Earl Greyhound’s sophomore release. The album
marks a turning point in the band’s maturation since the benefit of
Mr. Sheridan’s full creative collaboration. Listeners will notice a
marked expansion into the higher reaches of the sonic territories.
Heavy, dark, groovy and grand—Suspicious Package is a reminder that
though ROCK is still only a four-letter word, it can still pack a load
of splendor.


1. The Eyes Of Cassandra (Part 1)
2. The Eyes Of Cassandra (Part 2)
3. Oye Vaya
4. Ghost And The Witness
5. Shotgun
6. Holy Immortality
7. Sea Of Japan
8. Black Sea Vacation
9. Bill Evans
10. Out Of Air
11. Misty Morning


Jan 30 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 23 – Harro East Theatre & Ballroom w/ Coheed and Cambrial –
Rochester, NY
Mar 24 – The Westcott Theater w/ Coheed and Cambria – Syracuse, NY
Mar 25 – Northern Lights w/ Cohee d and Cambria – Clifton Park, NY
Mar 26 – Higher Ground w/ Coheed and Cambria – South Burlington, VT
Mar 28 – Port City Music Hall w/ Coheed and Cambria – Portland, ME
Mar 29 Webster Theater w/ Cohee d and Cambria – Hartford, CT
Mar 30 Hardware Bar w/ Coheed a nd Cambria – Scranton, PA
Mar 31 – Music Hall of Williamsbu rg w/ Coheed and Cambria – Brooklyn,
New York
Jun 4 – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, Arkansas
Jun 5 – Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, Arkansas

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