The name Relient K has always been synonymous with melodic songwriting, tongue in cheek humor, and all around good music. The band is set to release what is easily one of the most fun and indiscriminate cover albums to grace alternative music to date.  Relient K’s, K is for Karaoke EP, produced by Mark Lee Townsend and Matthew Thiessen, will be available digitally and at the Vans Warped Tour 2011 starting June 28th on Mono vs Stereo.

“We have always talked about wanting to do a covers record, and we are excited to finally release one. We always try to include cover songs in our live show, so it was nothing new for the band, and working through the songs was fairly easy.

We tried to put our own take on the songs, but while retaining the melody and other

musical sections from the original songs”

–Explains Matthew Hoopes

K is for Karaoke EP tracks:

1) Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
2) Here Comes My Girl (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
3) Baby (Justin Bieber)
4) Doctor Worm (They Might Be Giants)
5) Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
6) Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)
7) Surf Wax America (Weezer)

“The song selection is intentionally all over the map, hopefully there is something for everyone. A few of the songs are 80s throwbacks, several are influential songs that we love, and some are just meant to be funny.  Many of the songs that we chose to record are songs that we have played live over the past few years such as “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, “Surf Wax America”, ‘Crazy.  We had a lot of fun recording and putting these songs together, and I am really happy with how everything turned out” – says Hoopes

You can hear clips of each song on the 7-song EP along with intros for each song from Matthew Thiessen, Matthew Hoopes, and Ethan Luck in a video exclusively atwww.facebook.com/relientk

Catch the band on their 3rd stint on the longest running tour in America, the Vans Warped Tour now in its 17th year, kicking off on June 24 in Dallas, TX.

Look for the band to release a full K Is For Karaoke album on October 4 in stores and digitally.

Relient K on the Vans Warped Tour 2011 – more info at www.vanswarpedtour.com

Fri       6/24    Dallas, TX                                  Gexa Energy Pavillion
Sat      6/25    Houston, TX                               The Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Sun     6/26    San Antonio, TX                        AT&T Center
Wed    6/29    Las Cruces, NM                         N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Thu      6/30    Las Vegas, NV                          Plaza Hotel – Parking Lot
Fri       7/1      Pomona, CA                               Pomona Fairplex
Sat      7/2      Mountain View, CA                   Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun     7/3      Ventura, CA                               Seaside Park
Wed    7/6      Bonner Springs, KS                  Sandstone Amphitheatre
Thu      7/7      Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)       Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri       7/8      Detroit, MI                                   Comerica Park
Sat      7/9      Tinley Park, IL (Chicago)            First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun     7/10    Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis)     Canterbury Park
Tue     7/12    Darien Center, NY (Buffalo)       Darien Lake Fields
Wed    7/13    Mansfield, MA (Boston)              Comcast Center
Thu      7/14    Scranton, PA                              Toyota Pavilion
Fri       7/15    Mississauga, ON (Toronto)        The Flats at Arrow Hall
Sat      7/16    Montreal, QC                              Parc Jean-Drapeau
Sun     7/17    Hartford, CT                               The Comcast Theatre
Tue     7/19    Milwaukee, WI                            Marcus Amphitheatre
Wed    7/20    Cleveland, OH                            Blossom Music Center
Thu      7/21    Camden, PA (Philadelphia)       Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri       7/22    Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)    First Niagara Pavilion
Sat      7/23    Uniondale, NY                            Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun     7/24    Oceanport, NJ                            Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue     7/26    Columbia, MD (D.C)                   Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed    7/27    Virginia Beach, VA                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu      7/28    Charlotte, NC                            Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri       7/29    Orlando, FL                                Central Florida Fairgrounds
Sat      7/30    West Palm Beach, FL (Miami)    Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun     7/31    St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa)       Vinoy Park
Mon    8/1      Atlanta, GA                                 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Tue     8/2      Cincinnati, OH                            Riverbend Music Center
Wed    8/3      St. Louis, MO                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu     8/4      Council Bluffs, IA                         Westfair Fairgrounds
Fri       8/5      Denver, CO                                Invesco Field at Mile High
Sat      8/6      Salt Lake City, UT                     Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun     8/7      Phoenix, AZ                                Desert Sky Pavilion
Tue     8/9      San Diego, CA                          Cricket Amphitheatre
Wed    8/10    Carson, CA (Los Angeles)        Cal State Dominguez Hills
Thu      8/11    Marysville, CA (Sacramento)   Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri       8/12    Nampa, ID (Boise)                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat      8/13    George, WA (Seattle)               Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun     8/14    Hillsboro, OR (Portland)            Washington County Fairgrounds

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