For fans of A DAY TO REMEMBER,

RISE AGAINST and FOUR YEAR STRONG…

VICTORY RECORDS DEBUT RELEASE

We Will Overcome

STREET DATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2010

closeyoureyesThe newest member to the Victory Records family, CLOSE YOUR EYES, is patiently waiting for February 16, 2010 to arrive when their debut album, We Will Overcome, finally hits shelves. “It speaks a story of our struggles, trials, and the things we need and love,” says guitarist Brett Callaway. “We don’t limit ourselves or work with any restrictions. We write what we feel.”

We Will Overcome shapes a chapter in the lives of this quintet. The release of We Will Overcome will be preceded by the first single, “Song for the Broken,” which will hit college radio on February 23rd and active and alternative outlets soon after. A video shot in the band’s hometown of Abilene, Texas for the single, will be released in accordance with the album on February 16, 2010.

We Will Overcome is available for pre-order here at the Victory Records Webstore. A limited edition package is also available here and for $18, this includes the new release in CD format, as well as a t-shirt.

CLOSE YOUR EYES

We Will Overcome (Victory)

Produced By: Chris Goodwin

Tracklisting:

1. Proclamation

2. Friends Are Friends Forever

3. xChet Steadmanx

4. Digging Graves

5. The Body

6. Song for the Broken

7. 17:20

8. Wake Up!

9. Bitter Path

10. Something Needs To Change

11. Arms Raised

ABOUT THE BAND: Hailing form Abilene, Texas, CLOSE YOUR EYES formed in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2008 when they were granted national recognition, and after sweeping 250 newcomers in the Cornerstone “New Band Showcase”. Shortly after CLOSE YOUR EYES was selected as one of HM Magazine’s “Pick of the Litter” artists, they rocked the HM Magazine Showcase at Cornerstone in 2009. Now, named one of the “Top 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2010” by Alternative Press Magazine, CLOSE YOUR EYES is sure to continue an already stirring buzz in anticipation of their latest release, We Will Overcome.

For music, news and tour announcements, please visit: www.myspace.com/closeyoureyesmusic

CLOSE YOUR EYES | IN-STORE INFORMATION

CLOSE YOUR EYES – CD RELEASE PARTY!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH @ 8PM

HASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT

4709 S 14TH ST., ABILENE, TX 79605

BUY WE WILL OVERCOME FOR $9.99 AND GET A SIGNED POSTER WITH YOUR PURCHASE.

ALSO – CHALLENGE THE BAND AT ROCK BAND! WINNERS WILL RECEIVE MERCHANDISE FROM CLOSE YOUR EYES AND VICTORY RECORDS.

LOCAL LISTENERS:

“Song for the Broken” is currently playing on KEYJ ROCK 108

in Abilene, Texas with a total of 25 spins this week!

www.keyj.com | Request Line: 325.676.5395

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