Emery Announce Tour Dates

Music News | Feb 9th, 2006

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Seattle, WA With the music industry in a major slump with big name artists losing face with lacklustre sales and even more lacklustre albums, all it takes is an underdog like Tooth & Nail recording artists EMERY to rise up through the underground unnoticed by the industry-at-large and make a big splash. With their second album The Question, these unassuming six guys from the Pacific Northwest started a quiet riot and wound up with an album whose sales are rapidly approaching the 100k mark. Their new single, “Studying Politics” impacts Modern, Active and Rock radio formats on February 21st and will undoubtedly speed up their approach to and quickly surpass that landmark sales number. And with tour dates through Summer, there is no way of stopping them. “We have awesome fans and it’s amazing to be where we are,” says vocalist Toby Morrell. “We wanted a dancier album than our debut The Weak’s End. We wanted to listen to the CD and shake our bottoms.”

Hot on the heels of the phenomenal continued sales of their critically-acclaimed debut, The Weak’s End which to date has sold over 84,000, Emery’s new album The Question has just crossed over 90,000 sold according to SoundScan. “I am honestly just so happy with the sales of the new album,” replied Toby sincerely humbled. “I am honestly thrilled that fans spend their money on our music.” In terms of the strength of this album, they’re definitely getting their money’s worth.

The opening track “So Cold I Could See My Breath” with its manic breakdowns, ringing guitars that flip on a dime, and insidious bridges that change midstream, is a testament of their expert musicianship and primo songwriting prowess. Filled with dueling intricate vocals that vacillate from a whisper to a scream, each track explores different moods and textures, sometimes in the same song, like the sweetly melodic chorus and the placid piano break that ends the darkly heavy “The Weakest”. The new single “Studying Politics” is a mlange of postpunk urgency, Toby’s breakneck vocal stylings, and a chorus that kicks you in the gut and begs to be listened again this time with feeling. “I remember when the president of our label, Brandon Ebel, heard the song and said, it’s gonna be a hit’.” beams guitarist/vocalist Devin Shelton, “What was really nice to hear.”

A Seattle-based band by way of South Carolina, the boys in Emery (singer Toby Morrell, guitarists Matt Carter and Devin Shelton, bassist Joel Green, keyboard player Josh Head, and drummer Dave Powell) made their cross-country move to the Northwest on September 11, 2001. Hearing about the day’s tragic events from a North Carolina roadside waitress, the sextet is forever united by their trek to a new city they would soon call home.

The Question was produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Acceptance, Pedro the Lion, Anberlin) and mixed by Randy Staub (U2, Metallica, Nickelback) and JR. McNeely (Relient K, Underoath, Acceptance). Emery has toured with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, From First To Last, Eighteen Visions and more, and will be continually on the road throughout the Spring and Summer, including the 2006 Edition of the Vans WARPED Tour.

2.10 Toledo, OH Headliners
2.11 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
2.13 Fargo, ND Playmaker’s Pavilion
2.14 Sioux City, IA Lewis Bowl & Sports Bar
2.15 Columbia, MO Blue Note
2.17 Wichita, KS Cotillion
2.18 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
2.19 Little Rock, AR Clear Channel Metroplex
2.20 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
2.21 Nashville, TN Rocketown
2.22 Columbia, SC Headliner’s
2.23 N. Myrtle B., SC House of Blues
2.24 Winston Salem, NC Ziggy’s
2.25 Reading, PA Silo
2.26 State College, PA Crowbar
2.27 Lancaster, PA Chameleon, PA
2.28 Levittown, NY Ritual
3.2 Atlantic City ,NJ House of Blues
3.3 Poughkeepsie, NY Chance
3.4 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
3.5 Scranton, PA Tink’s