Formed in Nashville, TN-SHIROCK will be kicking off 2011 with the release of Everything Burns (Deluxe) produced by Jay Ruston (The Donnas, Everclear, Matisyahu, and Cold War Kids) release includes eight new or unreleased tracks, 20 tracks in total. CD will be available on February 22 at all digital outlets on The Movement Group with distribution through RED and specialized marketing efforts via CEN-Creative Entertainment Network.
SHIROCK (pronounced SHY-ROCK) is: Chuck Shirock – lead vocals, guitar, Pap Shirock – lead vocals, keys, Adam Gatchel – drums, Kevin Whitsett – bass, Evan Weatherford – lead guitar
Everything Burns (Deluxe), is filled with bold, anthemic songs that bristle with restless urgency and passionate optimism, produced by Jay Ruston, who has also worked with The Donnas, Everclear, Matisyahu, and Cold War Kids.
Get a free download of the track ‘New Solution’ today at: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2181012
It’s been a long journey for this musical unit but Everything Burns is SHIROCK’s debut. “The songs on the album – they’re our lives, our relationships, our friendships within the band. They’re our pursuit of trying to figure out who we are, who God is, and how it all makes sense,” Chuck says. “It’s all of that put to music.”
In 2009 the band launched Everything Burns, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Chuck and Pap, which by 2010 had brought a full time director on board to oversee high school and college chapters aimed at encouraging and equipping young people to ‘live for things that matter,’ by making a practical difference in their communities and around the globe. So far Everything Burns has launched 9 active high school and college chapters igniting activity in social issues on every campus.
At the end of 2009, following consistent placements on MTV, ABC and NBC television networks, SHIROCK became the first independent band to release a CD in Hollister Co. stores worldwide. “Young people are a catalyst for change and our relationship with Hollister Co. has helped us, on a grassroots level, put our music in the hands of those young people,” says Chuck.
To top off 2010, SHIROCK partnered with the band’s manager to launch a company called The Movement Group. The Movement Group houses everything SHIROCK does, including the band’s independent record label. The Movement Group has partnered with Sony, RED Distribution and Creative Entertainment Network (CEN) to launch the label division of the company in order to take the songs on Everything Burns to the next level. “We think being independent keeps the art of our music genuine, and the band at the center of everything we do,” Chuck says. And finally, by the end of 2010 SHIROCK had performed over 100 shows on high school campuses, both launching Everything Burns chapters and partnering with pro-social / positive lifestyle programs at the schools.
Everything Burns (Deluxe), featuring 20 songs and the debut music video for “New Solution” will be released digitally on February 22, 2011.