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Sons Of Hippies Join East Coast Leg Of Soul Coughing Front Man Mike Doughty’s National Tour, Release New Video

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Sons Of Hippies Join East Coast Leg Of Soul Coughing Front Man Mike Doughty’s National Tour, Release New Video

Los Angeles, CA – One of the most talked about bands in modern psych-space rock, Sons Of Hippies, will take the stage as the opening act for Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty on the mid-October stretch of his national tour. Doughty encountered the Hippies through his booking agent, who happened to catch the group’s video for “Rose” on YouTube. Impressed with the video and the buzz surrounding the band, whose 2013 release Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven was greeted with much critical acclaim, it was decided that the Hippies would make a fine opening act for Doughty. Dates are as follows:

Oct 16 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Oct 18 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Oct 19 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Oct 20 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Oct 22 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Oct 23 Detroit, MI Saint Andrew’s Hall
Oct 24 Chicago, IL Park West
Oct 25 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Oct 26 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Oct 27 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall

Fans of the band and viewers of the Hippies’ previous videos (“Rose,” “Spaceship Ride”) are well acquainted with the band’s penchant for intensely creative, humorous and eye-catching videos. That streak continues with the release of their newest video for the slow burner “Mirrorball,” the opening shot of which includes a pair of bikini clad, hula hooping hotties in Nixon and Reagan masks…and then things get weird. Featuring vocalist/guitarist Katherine Kelly dressed as a black hooded terrorist, shaving the head of her young male captive, as well as shots of the entire band indulging in copious amounts of cocaine like the drug fueled mania of the ‘70s & ‘80s never went away, the “Mirrorball” video shocks the senses and subverts expectations in a way that will have you both laughing and gaping in slack jawed wonder.

See for yourself! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2QSlNIbkOU (Preview)

Conceived by the spiritual union of Katherine Kelly and drummer Jonas Canales amidst the good vibes of the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Sons Of Hippies began their journey in 2008, adding bassist David Daly to the fold in 2011. Together the trio conquered the Florida music scene, earning accolades from audiences and critics alike including honors from their local alternative weekly Creative Loafing. Their 2013 release Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven launched the band to new heights, bringing them heaps of international praise such as the British zine Vive Le Rock declaring “Psychedelia just got motherfucking sexy,” and Classic Rock Radio Dot EU proclaiming “Griffons starts off well and then keeps getting better…it begs to be experienced time and time again” while Penny Black Music says “This is a powerful, well crafted and produced slab of modern alt rock.”

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/sonsofhippies
http://www.sonsofhippies.net

Download the album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/2GFl

Order the CD on Amazon: http://georiot.co/1ZDo

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com

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Psych-Space Rockers Sons Of Hippies To Release Highly Anticipated New Album On Cleopatra Records – July 16, 2013

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Psych-Space Rockers Sons Of Hippies To Release Highly Anticipated
New Album On Cleopatra Records – July 16, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – Florida-based Psych-Space rockers, Sons Of Hippies, take flight on the backs of mythical, winged beasts to bring you Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven, the band’s newest and most ambitious recording to date, available July 16 on Cleopatra Records. Mixed by legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, L7) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album fearlessly synthesizes four decades of rock with heavily echoed, neo-Surf guitar, sinister mellotron and crunching power chords. “Rose,” the album’s second single, has achieved extensive support at radio, debuting on KROQ’s “Rodney On The ROQ” program earlier this month as well as landing on CMJ’s Top 200 chart. Simultaneously, the band has been touring across the eastern states, including several special engagements with UK prog legends Nektar.

Conceived by the spiritual union of guitarist/vocalist Katherine Kelly and drummer Jonas Canales amidst the good vibes of the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Sons Of Hippies began their journey in 2008, adding bassist David Daly to the fold in 2011. Together the trio conquered the Florida music scene, earning accolades from audiences and critics alike including honors from their local alternative weekly Creative Loafing. True to their name, the band struggles to maintain the hopeful humanism of their ‘60s forebears while living in today’s alienating post-modern society. “I have always been drawn to ideas of perception versus reality,” says Katherine, “Humans live to tell stories to each other. But what happens in translation is often such a mutation of the truth that we become ideas of ourselves instead of just ourselves. I want our music to remind people to come back to themselves.”

But the band isn’t all ponderous philosophy – the first official video promoting Griffons, “Spaceship Ride,” is a musical peyote trip back to child-like innocence, while the video for “Rose” cheekily sends-up ‘70s exploitation flicks with the band themselves cast as the surprised victims of 3 blood-lusty females. As UK magazine Vive Le Rock enthused in their review of Griffons “Psychedelia just got sexy.”

Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven is available on CD, vinyl and cassette!

For Further Information:
Sons Of Hippies Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sonsofhippies
Sons Of Hippies website: http://www.sonsofhippies.net

Download the album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/2GFl

Order the CD on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Griffons-At-The-Gates-Heaven/dp/B00CQ51JXO

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com


Sons Of Hippies To Premiere New Single & Video “Rose” On MXDWN

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Sons Of Hippies To Premiere New Single & Video “Rose” On MXDWN

Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation of their brand new full length album, Florida-based psychedelic space rock trio Sons Of Hippies will premiere a new single and video “Rose” on the music & culture website MXDWN.com this Monday, June 17th. “Rose” is the second single from the Hippies’ new album, Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven, mixed by Jack Endino (Nirvana, L7) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, to be released July 16th on Cleopatra Records.

Directed by James Herrholz, “Rose” stars SOH vocalist/guitarist Katherine Kelly, drummer Jonas Canales and bassist David Daly out for a drive in their classic, cherry red Mustang on a sun soaked Florida afternoon when they encounter a seductive trio of car washing vixens. Much sudsy fun and playful teasing ensues. But things are not all what they seem and soon enough the story takes a shocking turn you’ll have to see to believe!

Watch the video here: http://www.mxdwn.com/2013/06/17/news/mxdwn-premiere-sons-of-hippies-releases-new-nsfw-video-for-song-rose/

iTunes single: http://georiot.co/2cph

Sons Of Hippies was conceived high in the mountains of Tennessee amid fellow music lovers at a festival on a 700-acre farm. Their name originated when Brazilian native Jonas Canales and Florida-bred Katherine Kelly probed familial bonds to discover they were, indeed, children of hippy parents. The duo’s dreamy, melodic but complexly synthesized music struck a chord with audiences and earned the band a critic’s choice award from Tampa’s popular Creative Loafing magazine for “Best Modern-Sounding Record” in 2009. Bassist David Daly joined the group in 2011 and in December of the following year, the band signed with Cleopatra Records. The resulting album is the group’s strongest and most ambitious set of recordings to date, and earned these young upstarts a spot on a summer tour with two giants of classic and progressive rock.

For more info on the tour, visit the band’s official website: http://www.sonsofhippies.net

To pre-order the album on iTunes: http://georiot.co/2GFl

To pre-order the CD on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Griffons-At-The-Gates-Heaven/dp/B00CQ51JXO

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com