Just a few minutes ago, the once Serj Tankian-backed outfit announced a new record deal with eOne Music and plans to release its new, as-yet-unnamed disc at some point in the spring of 2011. Producer Joe Barresi, who has worked with Coheed & Cambria and Queens of the Stone Age, will helm the board as the band records the new release.
Read the press release announcement after the jump.
FAIR TO MIDLAND SIGN WORLD WIDE DEAL WITH EONE MUSIC
(New York, NY) - Texas natives FAIR TO MIDLAND have signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music. A new album is schedule for the spring of 2011 along with a tour to support it.
The band has enlisted producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE, COHEED AND CAMBRIA) to man the board for this next offering. "I've been looking forward to working with these guys for quite sometime. They're a great band whose music is intricate and yet very melodic," says Barresi.
The new album will be the band's follow-up to "Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True" which included the popular singles "Dance of the Manatee" and "Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes."
"We're all huge fans of what Barresi did with Queens of the Stone Age. We wanted a stellar rock producer and were lucky enough to find one who has managed to find the happy medium between polish and performance," says front man Darroh Sudderth.
Founded in 1998 in the quiet farm town of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Fair To Midland quickly became one of the Lone Star State's fastest-rising bands, earning critical acclaim for their first two independent releases, 2001's "The Carbon Copy Silver Lining" and the 2004 "inter.funda.stifle."
Since the release of "Fables From a Mayfly," they have shared the stage with bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Flyleaf, Chevelle, Dir en Grey, Alice In Chains, and Serj Tankian throughout the U.S. & Europe. The band has made appearances at festivals such as Coachella, Bamboozle, Download Festival, Rock AM Ring and Rock IM Park.
Fair Midland is Darroh Sudderth (vocals), Cliff Campbell (guitar), Brett Stowers (drums), Matt Langley (keyboards) and Jon Dicken (Bass).