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Fair To Midland Officially Sets June 14 Release Date For New Album, Arrows and Anchors.

Back in November, the Sulphur Springs-sprung progressive hard rock act Fair to Midland announced a new label home and promised its fourth full-length come springtime. Well, clearly, they really meant summertime.

A new press released issued late yesterday announces a new release date of June 14 for the disc, as well as its title (Arrows and Anchors) and the details surrounding the album's promotional tour (which kicks off in New York City tomorrow night and ends right here in Dallas on April 21 at Trees).

Says frontman Darroh Sudderth of the new disc, according to the press release: "We are a band that makes albums and this is the best one that we've ever made. It might be the heaviest non-metal album you will hear this year."

Well, OK then! For a sample taste of what Arrows has in store, stream single "Musical Chairs" right here. Then, for shits and giggles, check out the press release in full after the jump.


(New York, NY) -- FAIR TO MIDLAND will release their brand new full length entitled "Arrows and Anchors" on June 14th, 2011. This is the band's follow-up to the highly acclaimed record "Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True" released in 2007. The first single off the new record, "Musical Chairs" is streaming today exclusively at Artistdirect.com.

"We are a band that makes albums and this is the best one that we've ever made. It might be the heaviest non-metal album you will hear this year," says front man Darroh Sudderth.

The band recently signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music. This time they enlisted producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE, COHEED AND CAMBRIA). Not wanting to sit still, the band recently embarked on a month long headline tour with friends in PERIPHERY and SCALE THE SUMMIT. The tour has spanned coast to coast with roughly ten shows remaining. Remaining dates can be seen below. With a new record on the horizon, fans can expect summer tour dates announced soon.

4/6/11 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
4/7/11 - West Springfield, PA - Jaxx
4/8/11 - Knoxville, TN - The Cider House
4/9/11 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
4/10/11 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
4/12/11 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish at HOB
4/13/11 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's
4/14/11 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
4/15/11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
4/17/11 - Austin, TX - Emo's Inside    
4/18/11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
4/21/11 - Dallas, TX - Trees

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 TO MIDLAND is Darroh Sudderth (vocals), Cliff Campbell (guitar), Brett Stowers (drums), Matt Langley (keyboards) and Jon Dicken (Bass).

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