THE FOLD CHALLENGES FANS TO FACE THE FUTURE
Independent Rock Band Takes Future in Their Own Hands with Latest Release
On October 6th, 2009, The Fold released their third studio album, entitled Dear Future, Come Get Me. This marks their first independent release since leaving their label, Tooth & Nail in 2008 to join the ranks of many high-caliber bands in 2009 who are excited to take on the market during this “Wild Wild West” style era in the music industry.
Singer Daniel Castady says, “It would have been comfortable for us to stay [with our label], but that’s about it. The way things are now, it’s really up to us to make our mark. We’re finally ready to take responsibility and take this thing where we want it to go.”
Accompanying the release, the band dreamt up a contest to promote the album, which successfully fuses YouTube, Twitter and forum-style blogging all in one site, challenging fans to answer one simple question: “If you could stare your future in the face, what would you say?”
In the style of the album’s art, fans can submit a picture or YouTube video relaying their message to the future. The band will pick five winners at the end of November 2009. Four runners up will receive a free autographed CD, poster, and sticker. One lucky grand prize winner will receive all of that plus the new game, Tony Hawk: Ride, which features the band’s new single Neverender. Tony Hawk: Ride will be released November 17, 2009 and is expected to sell over four million copies. For more info on submitting your art, head to: http://www.dearfuturecomegetme.com
Dear Future, Come Get Me is available both through digital outlets, and CDs can be purchased at shows or through the band’s official merchandise store: http://www.merchdirect.net/thefold
The Fold includes band members Daniel Castady, vocals and guitar; Aaron Green, guitar and backing vocals; Keith Mochel, bass and backing vocals; and Mike Emmons, drums and backing vocals.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Dan Castady, lead singer of The Fold, please contact Christy Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Fold
The Fold got its start in late 2005 and quickly released its first album with Tooth & Nail in February 2006. The band sold over 50,000 albums on EMI/Tooth & Nail Records with two albums, This Too Shall Pass (2006), Secrets Keep You Sick (2007), and the Stargazer EP (2008). In 2007, they were nominated for Best Recording Package at the Grammy Awards. Since 2005, The Fold played over 500 shows in the U.S. and Canada. They have toured with the likes of the Warped Tour, Anberlin, MxPx, and Emery and spent the first part of 2008 on a sold out European tour with Plain White T’s and Spill Canvas. Learn more at http://thefoldrock.com.