Softdrive Records, the label headed up by VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), will release the new album from the Los Angeles power trio THE ACTUAL, entitled "In Stitches", on May 29. THE ACTUAL features in its ranks singer Max Bernstein, who is the son of famed Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. Rolling Stone said of lead singer Max Bernstein "…he knows his way around both a melodic hook and an understated chorus," and Law of Inertia declared, "If there's any disc in the world that proves pop-punk is still very much alive and a viable source of enjoyment, let THE ACTUAL's debut full-length be the harbinger of such greatness."
Softdrive Records last fall signed a deal with Sony/RED Distribution and New West Records. This deal marks the beginning of Weiland's longtime goal to create his own label that will provide a home for artists representing all genres of music. Softdrive's artists will have all the grassroots benefits of an indie label as well as accessibility to the larger major label system. Softdrive has also partnered up with New West Records which will provide additional domestic and international distribution, manufacturing, and marketing.
The Softdrive staff is headed up by Weiland's long-time manager and business partner Dana Dufine as General Manager along with his producer partner Doug Grean. General Manager Dana Dufine notes, "Throughout Scott's extensive travels he has been witness to a wealth of talent from around the world. Softdrive will provide an outlet for an eclectic group of artists to express themselves creatively, as well as achieve their personal and professional goals. My respect for Scott both musically and as a business partner make it an honor to be partnered up with him in launching Softdrive Records."
Along with providing a home for Weiland's anticipated second solo album, Softdrive's second release currently in production is Tommy Joe Wilson, one of Nashville's best and brightest up-and-coming country talents. With a combination of earthy good looks, charm and an old school country voice, Tommy is primed to be country music's "next big thing."
For more information, visit www.softdriverecords.com.