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California alterna-popsters Sherwood announce the release of their highly anticipated new album Qu out October 13th on MySpace Records.  Recorded in Los Angeles with renowned producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate) the album features 11 original tracks written by all five members.  The result is a refreshingly catchy and precise pop record.  Sherwood will be hitting the road on September 17th when they join Better Than Ezra for some select dates before heading out on a full tour of North America with Hanson, Hellogoodbye and Steel Train that kicks off September 30th at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK and takes them through November.

Qu is without a question the band’s most mature album to date and the result of nearly a year of work.  In July 2008 the five members of Sherwood – Mike Leibovich (keyboards), Dan Koch (guitars/vocals), Nate Henry (vocals/bass), David Provenzano (guitar/vocals) and Joe Greenetz (drums) – squirreled away in a rented apartment in Oakland, CA and dove head first into writing music.  Never having this kind of freedom to write, they devoted countless hours each day to crafting song after song, a process which Leibovich says “felt like we were testing our limits and abilities.”  They emerged 9 months later with 85 songs which they carefully narrowed down to 11 before heading into the studio with Wood.

Sherwood first formed in 2002 and following their self-released EP in 2004 they landed on Vans Warped Tour and signed to SideCho Records to release their debut album Sing, But Keep Going in 2005.  It didn’t take long before the band caught the ear of the one and only Tom Anderson of MySpace fame and became the first signing to the MySpace Record family. Sherwood released their sophomore album (and MySpace Records debut) A Different Light in 2007 and the record soared to No. 12 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 38 on the Independent Albums Chart and has sold 50,000+ copies to date.  In addition, the band is no stranger to the road and have trekked across the states on numerous successful tours alongside artists the likes of Motion City Soundtrack and The Academy Is among others.

Now Sherwood is ready to release their new full-length studio album Qu this fall and is set to make their make their mark on the collective consciousness with this excellent new CD.  Head over to http://www.myspace.com/sherwood for the most current info and accurate list of tour dates.

Sherwood Tour Dates:
Sep      17th Varsity Theatre                                    Baton Rouge, LA*
19th La Zona Rosa                                     Austin, TX*
21st Sunshine Theater                               Albuquerque, NM*
22nd Marquee Theater                                 Phoenix, AZ*
23rd House of Blues                                   San Diego, CA*
24th House of Blues                                   Los Angeles, CA*
26th Silverton Casino                                  Las Vegas, NV*
27th House of Blues                                   Anaheim, CA*
30th Cain’s Ballroom                                  Tulsa, OK
Oct      1st The Pageant                                       St. Louis, MO
2nd Beaumont Club                                   Kansas City, MO
3rd First Avenue                                        Minneapolis, MN
5th The Rave                                            Milwaukee, WI
6th House of Blues                                   Cleveland, OH
7th Newport Music Hall                             Columbus, OH
9th Murat Egyptian Room                         Indianapolis, IN
10th The Fillmore Detroit                            Detroit, MI
11th House of Blues                                   Chicago, IL
12th House of Blues                                   Chicago, IL
14th House of Blues                                   Boston, MA
15th Nokia Theatre                                      New York City, NY
16th Northern Lights                                   Albany, NY
19th Rams Head Live                                 Baltimore, MD
20th 9:30 Club                                             Washington, DC
22nd Amo’s Southend                                 Charlotte, NC
23rd House of Blues                                   Myrtle Beach, SC
24th House of Blues                                   Orlando, FL
26th Workplay Soundstage                        Birmingham, AL
27th House of Blues                                   Nashville, TN
28th Tabernacle                                          Atlanta, GA
31st House of Blues                                   Houston, TX

* – w/ Better Than Ezra