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PRESS

Recent Press:

Celebrity Access (the online music resource that reaches over 40,000 live entertainment industry professionals) is featuring one of my Scourge/Chicago photos (Robby) in their Weekly Photo Tour this week:
-CELEBRITY ACCESS
Celebrity Access

Some more love for tonight's show:
-EACH NOTE SECURE
Each Note Secure

"Make Me Armored is coherent and polished - full of well-crafted, ethereal tunes that say a lot with few, impeccably chosen words."
- PASTE MAGAZINE

“These wide-eyed Kentuckians whisper and strum their way into the subconscious until their arrangements feel subtle and essential.”
- PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

“Their sound is in the atmospheric pop vein, augmented by sophisticated arrangements and more intense, aggressive guitar licks and supporting riffs.”
-THE NASHVILLE CITY PAPER
The Nashville City Paper

Feature story / interview in “Out & About” section to preview 02.02 Morton Theatre show
-RED & BLACK (U of GA. newspaper)
Red & Black

“Tonight's edition of “Athens 441” (the open-to-the-public taping of the show curated by WUGA 91.7 FM’s Joe Silva and set to broadcast across the Southeast) features the Kentucky pop band Scourge of the Sea; hook-heavy and melody-driven, the pop songs are polished, refreshing and charming.”
-FLAGPOLE/ATHENS
Flagpole

Just when you thought the French could only love Jerry Lewis, comes some Scourge amour from the music blog The Hidden Ear (aka L’Oreille Cachee)
“Most of the ten titles [from Make Me Armored] ring as instant classics - all composed, arranged and interpreted with such finesse that they leave you speechless. Brilliant.”
- L’OREILLE CACHEE / THE HIDDEN EAR (france blog)
L’Oreille Cachee

"Local rockers go country for fun and a good cause..."
Kentucky.com

Brief show review with two live photos of UoKY show.
-KENTUCKY KERNEL (U of K newspaper)
Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel

“Unassuming, rough-around-the-edges indiefied folk-rock. The gentle melodies have a way of popping into your head days after an initial listen. The wistful yearnings of the lyrics are tempered with wry realism, just as fuzzed-out, drop-D guitar strums interact with bedroomy acoustic instruments... sure gets under your skin.”
-THE NEW HAVEN ADVOCATE Jan. '07
The New Haven Advocate

The Daily Tarheel’s brief Wetlands review and photo from Wetlands show
-THE DAILY TARHEEL (UNC daily newspaper)
-The Daily Tarheel

“One has to respect a band that has good taste and good intentions. The Scourge of the Sea make pleasant, folk-edged guitar music that refreshes the ear.”
-ON TAP/DC
On Tap/DC

"The triumphant return of our pretty indie pop ambassadors, home from a Southern tour.”
-LEXINGTON PROJECT (blog)
The Lexington Project

“In the studio, this Lexington , Kentucky sextet make smart, melodious rock in the manner of the Fruit Bats or Rogue Wave (both previous touring partners). The emphasis is as much on texture as it is song-craft, and their heralded ’06 debut, Make Me Armored , provides copious proof thereof. But the Jekyll & Hyde live vibe can be far more shambolic and gloriously unbuttoned, sorta like a mash-up of fellow Kentuckians’ Will Oldham and My Morning Jacket after way too many cocktails."
-CREATIVE LOAFING Jan. '07
Creative Loafing

“Smitten Kitten” added to Podcast #37 and Ella Guru in-store mentioned, as well as Waterwings on Paste CD Sampler and Paste Recommends Listening Booths.
-PASTE CULTURE CLUB Jan'07
Paste Culture Club (magazine's downloadable podcast show)

Positive mention of The Scourge Of The Sea’s Ella Guru In-Store performance… in columnist Dave O’Briens SportsTalk Brave Blog of all places!
-ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION Jan. '07
Atlanta Journal Constitution

“The Scourge of the Sea creates some of the most beautiful arrangements you’d ever want to hear. Simple, mellow and deeply satisfying, Scourge takes R.E.M. riffage and layers on rich harmonies and clever lyrics.”
Positive band preview with photo and myspace link in their “Our Picks” best bets column.
-FOLIO WEEKLY Jan. '07
Folio Weekly

Positive (3 star) CD review
-HEAVEN POP MAGAZINE (Dutch online music mag)
Heaven Pop Magazine

Make Me Armored chosen as the fourth best album of 2006.
-YOUNG HOTEL FOXTROT (Brazilian online music blog)
Young Hotel Foxtrot

Make Me Armored positively singled out as one of the best albums of 2006
-THE POOR SONG (Brazilian online music blog)
The Poor Song

Positive band preview with photo to run in the “Living” section the day of show for Jan. 2nd Mercy Lounge show
-THE TENNESSEAN Jan '07

Positive band preview with photo for Jan. 6th Backbooth show
-THE ORLANDO SENTINEL Jan '07

Positive band preview for Jan. 12th Evening Muse show.
-THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Jan '07

Positive band feature with tour dates, band photo and mp3 download
-YOU AIN'T NO PICASSO 2006
You Ain't No Picasso

“The group plays well crafted and articulate folk-pop slightly tinged with country…. poised to take the indie world by storm.”
-BUZZGRINDER Jan '07
Kentucky Buzzgrinder
Buzzgrinder

“…the mix of keyboards with the guitar-and-drums pop songwriting is amazing… The Scourge of the Sea, is single-handedly (or, six-handedly, since it's a trio) building up the Lexington indie scene.”
-POPOGRAPHY
Popography

“The Scourge of the Sea specialize in delicious pop melodies that twinkle in your ear. “Smitten Kitten,” a love song with a respectable following on MySpace, is sweet as can be.”
-NASHVILLE CITY PAPER

“The Scourge of the Sea makes the kind of Pop music that defines the reason people love music in the first place. Jangling hooks and mournful vocals that seep in slowly, smart lyrics that continue to engage and enlighten long after the first pass and arrangements that delicately bridge the distance between ephemeral and visceral. Gorgeous, intelligent and emotive music that belies its argh-matey nomenclature. A pastoral Folk/Power Pop collaboration between The Shins, Eef Barzelay, Michael Penn and Grant-Lee Phillips.”
-CINCINNATI CITY BEAT
City Beat

Mention of woxy performance and tourdates with Petticoat, Petticoat.
-BUZZGRINDER
Kentucky Buzzgrinder

Positive band feature with tour dates, band photo, web links and two mp3 downloads
-CABLE AND TWEED
Cable and Tweed
Cable and Tweed

In Tune

Altbloggers.com

Top Ten Sources

“…low-fi pop with subtle melodies and Byrdsy hooks.”
-AMERICANA UK
Americana UK

“…a great un-commercialized album. Put this album on and you'll feel completely at peace with yourself.”
-REVIEWS BY GUILD
Reviews By Guild

"Like the early work of their bluegrass state brethren My Morning Jacket, these guys play a half jangley, half hazy mix of subtle, intelligent indie rock.".
-ALL THE RAGE NASHVILLE Show review for Jan.'07
All The Rage

Press release with tour dates posted on site.
-MUSO PRESS Dec '06
Muso Press

Make Me Armored voted Top 5 Good Little Surprises of 2006
-MAS QUE AUDACIA 2006 (portugese music blog site)
Mas Que Audacia

Smitten Kitten featured download on 12.23
-STELLA! Dec '06 (portugese music blog site)
Stella!

Posso Ouvir Um Disco (Portuguese online new music blog site) – Referee video (from YouTube) featured, along with album cover art and link to myspace page
-POSSO OUVIR UM DISCO Jan. '07
Posso Ouvir Um Disco

Brief positive mention with band photo and myspace link
-ATL MALCONTENT
ATL. Malcontent

Positive mention of the Pianos NYC show
-JUST GETTING STARTED
Just Getting Started

"Lo-fi alternative meets upbeat folk music, yoked tenuously to cynical love songs. Jaded, but not jagged, the album is surprisingly sweet."
-SILENT UPROAR
Silent Uproar

Positive CD review with album art (originally published from Silent Uproar)
-KUI
KUI

Positive mention of band with mp3 download of Smitten Kitten.
-IT'S TOO LONG (German blog site)
It's Too Long

Feature with photo, tour info and dates, web links and mp3 downloads of S.K. and W.W.
-SIXEYES BLOGSPOT Dec '06
Sixeyes Blogspot

The Hype Machine

Tour News

House MP3

Moo For Music

Make Me Armored #6 on WOXY’s Top 30 chart this week!
Lounge Acts full-band studio performance with interview (Nov. 30 1:00pm eastern)
-WOXY.COM Nov '06
woxy.com

Mention of woxy Lounge Acts performance, link to Alias ‘Buy” page and mp3 downlaod of Out of the Trash.
-BABY YOU GOT A STEW GOIN!
Baby You Got A Stew Goin!

"Been home for less than 5 hours total since Mon morning. Therefore - not much posting. Gonna be more of the same tomorrow. Got a list of stuff I want to post about, including my list of favorite albums and eps of 2006. Maybe I'll get around to that on Thurs. In the meantime - here's a flyer for a show that you should go to. Diggin this band a lot. More on them where I get a chance."
-THE BATTERING ROOM
Battering Room
Battering Room Dec. '06

“Along with having a kick-ass name, The Scourge of the Sea also makes kick-ass music – I hear traces of the Jayhawks, Evan Dando and Clem Snide. You should hear it, too.”
-PERFORMING SONGWRITER

“…poppy, sweet and familiar, in a good way.”
-PUNK PLANET

thatsoundscool.blogspot.com

“Who knew you could commandeer a ship using only a plaintive love song. Witness the power of indie rock when The Scourge of the Sea takes Iota.”
-DCIST'S WEEKLY AGENDA
DCist's Weekly Agenda

“…earthy melodic pop.”
-HEAR/SAY MUSIC (CD review October)
Hear/Say Music

VOTED BAND OF THE WEEK ON
PASTEMAGAZINE.COM!

Check out The Scourge of the Sea's "Just Off The Radar" live in-studio performance with Joe Silva at WUGA Radio Athens:
-JUST OFF THE RADAR
Just off the Radar

CD review scheduled for Oct.
-LUMINO MAGAZINE CHICAGO October '06
Lumino Magazine

Band photo with show preview in 09.17 issue
-LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER September '06

Band / show preview listed at “Best Bet” in their “Go!” section.
-STEVENS POINT JOURNAL- STEVENS POINT, WI.
Stevens Point Journal

“…a great pop songwriting talent…”
Positive show preview in their “Midpoint Music Festival: Preview and Can’t Miss Acts” column
-EACH NOTE SECURE- CINCINNATI, OH.
Each Note Secure

Positive band feature with album photo, band photo, myspace page link, two mp3 downloads of WEEM performance (Waterwings / MSO) and three mp3 downloads from record
-MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
My Old Kentucky Blog

Fair CD review
-30 MUSIC (canadian online music mag)
30 Music

Band / show preview for Cherry Canary show.
-THE HERALD TIMES (bloomington, in)

Tour and album news, with bio and tour dates.
-MI2N MUSIC INDUSTRY NEWS NETWORK
Mi2n

Positive band feature with album photo, band photo, myspace page link, two mp3 dowloads of WEEM performance (Waterwings / MSO) and three mp3 downloads from record
-ROUGH MIX LIVE DAILY
Rough Mix Live Daily

Subterranean band / show preview. In addition, editor Scott Smith, who attended the Subterranean show, also agreed to do a larger feature on the band prior to their Nov. Chicago show
- THE CHICAGOIST
The Chicagoist

Stevens Point show previewed in “Highlight” column for the week
-CITY PAGES- WAUSAU, WI

Positive show preview in their “Midpoint Music Festival: Preview and Can’t Miss Acts” column
-LITTLE RADIO -CINCINNATI, OH.
Little Radio

“… Make Me Armored will surely win you over.”
-CIN WEEKLY

“With its unpretentious, lovesick ballads, subsisting in mid-tempo range, The Scourge wears its influences on its sleeves: the sticky bubblegum leanings of Sub Pop bands like the Fruit Bats and the Shins, and the slightly distorted imagery and plain delivery of the Mountain Goats. The band is incredibly earnest, meticulous and cautious with its musical choices…. laid with tasty, understated pop and an endearing voice.”
-NUVO INDIANAPOLIS September '06

Band photo to run in 09.14 calendar listing to promote Lenny’s Bar show.
-ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION September '06

Concert review feature / interview to run in first issue of semester, the week of Sep. 18.
-THE MARLIN CHRONICLE September '06

The Dame show highlighted in “Digs” column.
-ACE WEEKLY

“…ever-gracious, unpretentious band that plays powerful rock 'n' roll. Indie-pop fans gravitate toward them with their alluring, heartfelt lyrics and folksy roots.”
– THE COMMONWEALTH TIMES September '06
The Commonwealth Times
The Commonwealth Times

Wetlands, Chapel Hill show highlighted as “Kevin’s Weekday picks” for 09.11 with link to myspace.
-TRIANGLE MUSIC September '06
Triangle Music

“There’s a lot to love on Make Me Armored. The album shows great potential…”
– THE ASHEVILLE DISCLAIMER
The Asheville Disclaimer

“…sweet pop tunes and enchanting melodies from Kentucky's favorite band.”
–RICHMOND.COM September '06
Richmond.com

Wetlands show highlighted in their “Good Stuff This Week” column
-alt.music.chapel-hill
Alt Music

“…introspective numbers that are as deliciously sad as they are beautifully frail.”
– CONCERTLIVEWIRE
ConcertLiveWire

“…intimate local popsters cum national indie heartthrobs.”
-THE LEXINGTON PROJECT September '06
The Lexington Project

Download of “Smitten Kitten” (09.14)
-A & R CLUB September '06
A&R Club

Waterwings mp3 added to “indiemusic.com fall sampler” 09.18 download
-INDIE MUSE September '06
Indie Muse

Band feature with tour dates, bio, photo, website link and download of “Smitten Kitten.” CD review to also be featured in Oct.
-SUBCULTURE MAGAZINE October '06
Subculture Magazine

You Ain’t No Picasso’s new piece featured on their news page.
-NASHVILLES RADIO
Nashvilles Radio

“…some of the most melodic and atmospheric pop music I’ve heard in a long time.”
Positive mention of the band and music to preview 09.25 Irving Theater show (with link to myspace page)
-RESISTING INERTIA September '06
Resisting Inertia

Band feature with photo, link to band site and three mp3 downloads (Out of the Trash, Waterwings and Smitten Kitten) [from Earvolution music blog]
-EARVOLUTION

Band feature with photo, link to band site and three mp3 downloads (Out of the Trash, Waterwings and Smitten Kitten)
-SOUNDWORLD
Soundworld

Tour info, dates and links to band site and Alias downloads page.
-LOUISVILLE BLOGS
Louisville Blogs

“…near-perfect pop songs.”
– THE WEEK (Southeastern Wisconsin newspaper)

Band feature- to preview 09.25 Irving Theater show to run the week prior to show.
-MUSICAL FAMILY TREE
Musical Family Tree

"Make Me Armored is coherent and polished—full of well-crafted,
ethereal tunes that say a lot with few, impeccably chosen words."
-PASTE MAGAZINE August '06
Paste Magazine

Charm City show highlighted in Jess Harvell’s “The Short List” column.
-BALTIMORE CITY PAGE August '06

City Page Online

"This is one album where the spellbinding vocals really will leave you enamored and shuddering in disbelief. How can humans create something as god-like as Waterwings? Indie pop for those of us who still love dreamy atmospheres in our guitars and catchy hooks in our vocals."
-SMOTHER MAGAZINE July '06
Smother Magazine

"Swiftly tilting songs surround ghostly melodies, jangly hooks recall the cover and comfort of darkness from the first time you saw the ocean, the first time you got lost and the first time you lost. Smart and literate songwriting coupled with dreamy, atmospheric arrangements don’t displace simple sing-a-longs over fractious electric guitars."
-PITCHFORK MEDIA July '06
Pitchfork Media

"This is quietly sunny, acoustic- pop, framed in shadow, which has apparently eschewed watches, calendars, and clocks... for it's timeless."
-SIXEYES BLOGSPOT July '06

“One of Lexington’s finest. Seeing them live is a must. While I missed their record release here [in Lexington], someone told me they sprinkled the stage with rose petals and ordered pizza for the audience. I doubt you can expect that on the road, but you can expect a sweet performance.”
-YOU AIN'T NO PICASSO July '06
You aint no picasso

 

 

 

Make Me Armored

1. Out Of The Trash
2. Waterwings
3. Smitten Kitten
4. Chasing Roses
5. Hookers
6. My Sweet One
7. Referee
8. Goodbye, Darkness
9. The Birds of a Feather
10. Chocolate Chips


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Tour Archive::
Date: August 3th
Venue: The Rudyard Kipling
City: Louisville St: KY
Details: 8pm
Other Bands: The Hawk
 
Date: August 4th
Venue: The Dame
City: Lexington St: KY
Details: 9pm
 
Date: August 5th
Venue: The Comet
City: Cincinnati St: OH
Details: 9pm
Other Bands: The Like Young
 
Date: August 6th
Venue: The Irving Theatre
City: Indianapolis St: IN
Details: 8pm
 
Date: August 7th
Venue: Cherry Canary
City: Bloomington St: IN
Details:Other bands The Post
 
Date: August 8th
Venue: Oldfields on High
City: Columbus St: OH
Details:
 
Date: August 9th
Venue: The Night Owl
City: Dayton St: OH
Details: 9:30 pm
 
Date: August 10th
Venue: Jukes
City: Grand Rapids St: MI
 
Date: August 12th
Venue: The Rogue (Formally the Patio)
City: Indianapolis St: IN
Details: Midwest Music Summit 8:15pm show.
 
Date: August 14th
Venue: Big V's
City: St. Paul St: MN
 
Date: August 15th
Venue: Indie Coffee
City: Madison St: WI
Details: Other Bands Inkwell Collective All Ages Show!
 
Date: August 16th
Venue: The Mill
City: Iowa City St: IA
Details: Other Bands The Koalas
 
Date: August 19th
Venue: The Iron Post
City: Urbana St: IL
Details: Other Bands The Beauty Shop
 
Date: August 21st
Venue: 123 Pleasant St
City: Morgantown St: WV
Details: Other Bands The Emergency
 
Date: August 23rd
Venue: The Twisted Branch
City: Charlottsville St: VA
Details: Other Bands Vandaveer
 
Date: August 26th
Venue: The Red and the Black
City: Washington DC  
Details: Other Bands Vandaveer and Kittyhawk
 
Date: August 27th
Venue: The Fire
City: Philadelphia St: PA
Details: Other Bands Birdie Busch
 
Date: August 30th
Venue: The North Six (Downstairs)
City: New York City St: NY
 
Date: August 31st
Venue: The John Bale Book Co.
City: Waterbury St: CT
Details: 9pm
 
Date: May 22
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: St. Louis St:MO.
Details:
 
Date: May 23
Venue: Vaudeville Muse
City: Des Moines St:IA
Details:
 
Date:May 24
Venue: Saddle Creek Club
City: Omaha St: NE
Details:
 
Date:May 25
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Lawrence St: KS
Details:
 
Date:May 26
Venue: Soundpony
City: Tulsa St:OK
Details:
 
Date:May 27
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Oklahoma City St: OK
Details:
 
Date:May 28
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Little Rock St: AR
Details:
 
Date:May 29
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Memphis St: TN
Details:
 
Date:May 30
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Birmingham St: AL
Details:
 
Date:May 31
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Atlanta St: GA
Details:
 
Date: June 1
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Nashville/Knoxville St:TN
Details:
 
Date: June 2
Venue: Coming Soon!
City: Lexington/Louisville St: KY
Details:
 
Date: July 27
Venue: Forecastle Festival (east stage)
City: Louisville St: KY
Details:
 
Date: September 2nd
Venue: O'Briens Pub
City: Allston St: MA
Details: 9pm
Other Bands: Paleo and the Beatings
 
Date: September 6th
Venue: The Show Place Theatre
City: Buffalo St: NY
Details: 9pm
 
Date: September 9th
Venue: Charm
City: Baltimore St: MA
Details: City Arts Space
 
Date: September 10th
Venue: Ipanema
City: Richmond St: VA
 
Date: September 11th
Venue: Relative Theory Records
City: Norfolk St: VA
 
Date: September 12th
Venue: Wetlands
City: Chapel Hill St: NC
Details: 9pm
 
Date: September 13th
Venue: The Secret Lodge
City: Athens St: GA
Details: 9pm
 
Date: September 14th
Venue: Lenny's
City: Athens St: GA
 
Date: September 15th
Venue: The Pilot Light
City: Knoxville St: TN
 
Date: September 18th
Venue: The Mercy Lounge / The Spring Water
City: Nashville St: TN
Details: The Mercury show starts around 7pm the Spring Water show will be later that night
 
Date: September 20th
Venue: The Nite Owl
City: Dayton St: OH
Details:
 
Date: September 21th
Venue: The Dame
City: Lexington St: KY
Details:
 
Date: September 22th
Venue: WRFL Concert of the lawn series
City: Louisville St: KY
Details: UK campus FREE all ages noon sharp!!
 
Date: September 22th
Venue: Uncle Pleasants
City: Louisville St: KY
Details:
 
Date: September 23rd
Venue: Midpoint Music Festival at Coopers Pub
City: Cincinnati St: OH
Details:
 
Date: September 24th
Venue: The Cherry Canary
City: Bloomington St: IN
Details:
 
Date: September 25th
Venue: The Irving Theatre
City: Indianapolis St: IN
Details:
 
Date: September 26th
Venue: The Firehouse
City: North Manchester St: IN
Details: 8pm
 
Date: September 27th
Venue: The Subteranian
City: Chicago St: IL
Details: 9pm
 
Date: September 28th
Venue: Stevens Point College
City: Stevens Point St: WI
Details: 8pm
 
Date: September 30th
Venue: East End Cafe- Brothel Music Festival
City: Cincinnati St: OH
Details: 10pm
 
Date: October 7th
Venue: The Ice House
City: Lexington St: KY
Details: W/ The Gunshy $5.00
 
Date: October 28
Venue: The Dame
City: Lexington St: KY
Details: W / The Appartions / Malachai Halloween Show!! 9:00 p.m.
 
Date: November 30
Venue: WOXY.com Lounge Acts Performance
City: Cincinnati St:OH
Details:
 
Date: December 2
Venue: IOTA
City: Arlington St: VA
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: December 4
Venue: Pianos
City: New York City St: NY
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: December 7
Venue: PA's Lounge
City: Somerville St: MA
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 2nd
Venue: Mercy Lounge
City: Nashville St: TN
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 3rd
Venue: House Show
City: Jackson St: TN
 
Details: 8:00 pm
Date: January 5th
Venue: Bottletree
City: Birmingham St: AL
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 6th
Venue: Backbooth
City: Orlando St: FL
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 7th
Venue: TBA
City: Tallahassee St: FL
Details:
 
Date: January 8th
Venue: Club TSI
City: Jacksonville St: FL
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 9th
Venue: Ella Guru- IN STORE!
City: Atlanta St: GA
Details: 6:00 pm
 
Date: January 10th
Venue: Tasty World
City: Athens St: GA
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 11th
Venue: Schoolkids Records- IN STORE!
City: Chapel Hill St: NC
Details: 4:30 pm
 
Date: January 11th
Venue: Wetlands
City: Chapel Hill St: NC
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 12th
Venue: The Evening Muse
City: Charlotte St: NC
Details: 8:00 pm
 
Date: January 13th
Venue: The Dame
City: Lexington St: KY
Details: 9:00 pm
 
Date: January 17th
Venue: UoK Student Center Ballroom
City: Lexington St: KY
Details:
 

 

 

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