The reformed SPEEDEALER have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Bleed", to November 25 through Dead Teenager Records. Distribution will be handled by Nail/Allegro.
"Bleed" was recorded June 10-11, 2003 at Top Hat studios in Austin, Texas. "We think 'Bleed' sounds, for better or worse, how a SPEEDEALER record should [sound] — like a sonic slop of shit that somehow works!" frontman Jeff Hirshberg explains. The follow-up to last year's "Second Sight" was recorded, mixed and produced by J.D. Pinkus, former bassist of the BUTTHOLE SURFERS and a current member of HONKY. Pinkus has worked with bands such as DIXIE WITCH, AEREOLA 51 and DADDY LONGHEAD, to name a few.
SPEEDEALER have weathered a number of record deals with labels of various sizes and statures. They are now at home with start up rock/punk/metal label Dead Teenager Records.
"As far as we're concerned, Dead Teenager is the only label that we have been associated with that truly 'gets it'," guitar player Eric Schmidt says. "It is a rare thing to find a group of people who are all on the same page," he continues. "Usually only one or a select few at a label understand what your band is trying to achieve. But [Dead Teenager label heads] Ben and Donny do indeed know what it's all about."
SPEEDEALER first formed in Lubbock, Texas in the early '90s. After a brief hiatus, the band reformed in Dallas, Texas. A number of players have rotated in and out of the band, but this has not stopped them from releasing albums and touring consistently. SPEEDEALER perform approximately 275-300 shows a year. They have toured through the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan. Bands they have performed and toured with include acts like MOTORHEAD, PANTERA, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, C.O.C., FU MANCHU, THE MISFITS, JOEY RAMONE, NEUROSIS, VOIVOD, ZEKE, MORBID ANGEL, SUPERSUCKERS, TODAY IS THE DAY, and NASHVILLE PUSSY.
The complete track listing for "Bleed" is as follows:
02. Rock and Roll
05. On My Way
06. When the Demon is at Your Door
07. The Inventor of Evil
09. All Night Long
11. Come on and Kill Me
12. Rise Up (And Fall)
SPEEDEALER also have a live album coming out this fall on Radical Records (www.radicalrecords.com), titled "Burned Alive". The album is a live recording of the band's July 4, 2003 show at CBGB's in New York City.
Upcoming SPEEDEALER tour dates (all dates subject to change):
Aug. 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar
Aug. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Garage
Aug. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Pound
Aug. 20 – Portland, OR @ Ash St Saloon
Aug. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Aug. 22 – Vancouver, CAN @ The Brickyard
Aug. 23 – Calgary, CAN @ The Nightgallery
Aug. 24 – Edmonton, CAN @ TBA
Aug. 25 – Regina, CAN @ The State
Aug. 26 – Winnipeg, CAN @ The Pyramid
Aug. 27 – St. Paul MN @ Big V
Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Aug. 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Aug. 30 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mairy's
Aug. 31 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Sep. 01 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA @ Dixie Tavern
Sep. 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
Sep. 29 – Washington, D.C. @ Velvet Lounge
Sep. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
Oct. 01 – New York, NY @ Arlene's
Oct. 02 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct. 03 – CAN @ TBA
Oct. 04 – CAN @ TBA
Oct. 05 - Toronto, CAN @ 360Club
Oct. 07 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct. 08 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's
Oct. 09 - Columbus, OH @ High Five
Oct. 10 - Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room
Oct. 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Note
Oct. 12 - Champaign, IL @ Hi Dive
Oct. 13 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX @ Clearview
Nov. 07/08 - Mesa, AZ @ Dwell in Darkness Festival