Hello surrogate planet. I am Josh Dies, herald of conundrum known as Showbread.
On August 11th, 2009 Tooth & Nail records is releasing our fourth record and it is called "The Fear Of God." I must insist that this announcement beckons your attention for several reasons.
REASON #1- This album is very good.
Now that I think of it, REASON #1 is probably the most sufficient reason I can offer. If you aren't familiar with Showbread or perhaps not a fan of our band, first let me ask you this: What is wrong with you? Then let me tell you that perhaps now is the time to reevaluate your position. What we have done with "The Fear Of God" is create a fusion of the best elements of each Showbread record, specifically the abrasive nature of "No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical" and the memorable song structures on "Age Of Reptiles." We honed these elements and then approached the production with Weezer's "Pinkerton" and Nirvana's "In Utero" in mind. The result is something like Refused meets Descendents as interpreted by Showbread.
Lyrically the album deals with the ramifications of believing in the pointlessness of the world, bottoming out, losing everything and finding freedom through letting go of your sanity. Believe me, Showbread is a band very much suited to speak about losing one's mind. But please, do not think us too far gone yet, there is a substantial amount of depth to the way these ideas are approached.
This is a record charged with passion and energy while still utilizing the traditional Showbread satire. Once again we have done exactly what we have seen fit to do based on our higher calling. If you love this record we will consider it a triumph. If you hate this record we will not care and consider it a triumph.
But please, love this record. We in Showbread feel it is our most wonderful effort to date. Until next time, we continue to play our joke on the world!
May Raw Rock kill you forever and ever, amen.
RAW ROCK is here to overtake you. With Showbread leading the frenzy, there’s no doubt it will succeed.
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Matt Davis - Lead Guitar
Mike Jensen - Guitar
Ivory Mobley - Vocals
Patrick Porter - Bass
Josh Dies - Vocals
Marvin Reily - Drums
John Giddens - Keytar