AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, the San Francisco Bay Area band featuring former members of JETBOY, EXODUS and SAMIAM, are completing work on the follow-up to last year's "You Will Not Be Getting Paid" (Perris Records) for a late 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who are currently unsigned, plans to shop the disc to larger labels in the U.S. and Europe after having released several discs on both Perris and Coldfront Records.
AMERICAN HEARTBREAK's as-yet-untitled new album is being recorded at Ls Angeles' famed Sandbox Studios with Rick Parker (SUGARCULT) producing and Grant Conway (ex-SILVERJET) engineering. At least one guest star is slated to drop a guitar solo or two on the new tracks being laid down: ex-KIX six-stringer Brian Forsythe. Others, like Tracii Guns (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), have been asked to step up for a cameo, but it is unclear if he will participate, given his busy schedule.
The track listing for the album as follows:
01. Love Your Abuse
02. Things are Lookin' Up
06. Unhappily Ever After
07. Girl Who Knows Nothing at All
08. Raise up Your Hands
09. 21 & Easy (Simple Things Like Rock 'n' Roll)
10. Sick & Tired
11. Last of the Superheroes (of the 1970's)
12. Fallen Angels
The band also plan to record acoustic versions of the tunes for a possible bonus disc. Those are being recorded at axeman Billy Rowe's home studio, The Doghouse, in San Francisco. In addition, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK will be releasing a limited-edition two-disc set in Europe through People Like You Records. It will consist of tracks from their Coldfront Records full-length CD "Postcards From Hell", originally released in 1999, and the "You Will Not Be Getting Paid" disc from Perris. Also available this year: AMERICAN HEARTBREAK's cover of the FOGHAT classic "Stone Blue", which will appear on a new Gearhead Records compilation.
AMERICAN HEARTBREAK's next live appearance will take place on Sunday, June 13 at the legendary Haight St. Fair in San Francisco. Showtime is 12:30 p.m. on the main stage at Haight and Stanyan Sts. (in front of Amoeba Records). The Fair is free and all ages, and other acts scheduled include THE MERMEN and the reunited LIMBOMANIACS.