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Detroit’s Sponge Sign with The End Records; “Stop the Bleeding” Out September 17

| 10 July 2013 | Reply

Gold-certified rock act – Sponge has officially inked a deal with The End Records.  The Detroit-based group, featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, Billy Adams (drums), Tim Patalan (bass), Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan (guitar), has been keeping very busy carving their own place in today’s modern music scene by continuing to write exceptional songs while spending much of their time on the road.

Scheduled for a September 17th release, Sponge’s self-produced, seventh full-length studio album titled – Stop The Bleeding incorporates the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves.  The eleven tracks on Stop The Bleeding include such songs as “Come In From The Rain”, “Dance Floor”, “Star”, “Destroy The Boy”, “Fade From View” as well as their own rendition of a classic Jim Croce song “Time in a Bottle.”

“I have been a huge fan of Sponge since their debut album [Rotting Piñata, 1994].  The new songs are the most powerful of anything they have done since and translate great live”, says The End Records founder/CEO Andreas Katsambas.  “I’ve always felt they hadn’t gotten their due credit so we’re excited to help out with the new album and get it out to as many fans as possible.”

Sponge vocalist Vinnie Dombroski adds, “Sponge is so excited to be a part of a label where the passion is the music! And since we are so proud of the new record it makes perfect sense to be part of a collective where the team at the label as well as the other artists are as passionate!”

Stop The Bleeding Tracklist:

  1. Star
  2. Destroy The Boy
  3. Dare To Breathe
  4. Fade From View
  5. Come In From The Rain
  6. Before The End
  7. Dance Floor
  8. Time In A Bottle
  9. What Were You Doing Outside
  10. Life’s Bitter Pills
  11. Alcohol And Speed (Bonus Track)

Sponge is currently performing for their loyal fans as well as making new ones along the way as part of this year’s Summerland Tour, which also features Everclear, Live, and Filter.  For more info:

Sponge Tour Dates:

7/10 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater*

7/11 – Lake Charles, LA – L’Auberge Casino Pool Stage*

7/12 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium*

7/13 – Austin, TX – ACL Live, Moody Theatre*

7/14 – Houston, TX – Proof Bar* FREE SHOW

7/16 – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon*

7/19 – Danbury, CT – Ives Concert Park*

7/20 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom*

7/21 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre*

7/23 – Des Moines, IA – RAGBRAI Des Moines Court Ave Bridge* FREE SHOW

7/24 – Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavillion*

7/27 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino*

7/28 – Kansas City, MO – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*

8/17 – Lake Odessa, MI – I 96 Speedway

8/24 – Cobden, IL – Rustle Hill Winery

9/5 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar

9/7 – Westchester, PA – The Note

9/13 – Chesterfield, MI – Diesel (Sponge Day)

9/19 – Seabrook, NH – The Honey Pot

9/20 – Auburn, ME – Texas Club

9/21 – South Boston, MA – South Shore Music Hall

10/11 – Raleigh, NC – The Poor House

10/12 – Baltimore, MD – Rock House

*SUMMERLAND w/ Everclear, Live, and Filter

In related news, to commemorate the release of Stop The Bleeding, the band will be honored back in their home city of Detroit with ‘Sponge Day.’  The inaugural celebration scheduled for Friday, September 13 will include a VIP barbeque/meet and greet with fans and stop over at Detroit’s rock station 101 WRIF, with a special, all-ages live performance from Sponge later that evening at the Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Township, Michigan (Detroit suburb). Doors are at 7pm.

For more info:

More on Sponge: Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts.  Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.

Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata (Sony).  Emerging from Detroit with hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles)” Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV.  Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting Rotting Piñata to Gold-certified status.

To keep up to date with Sponge:

For more information on The End Records:

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