Since The Company Band first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from Clutch, drummer Jess Margera from CKY, guitarist / vocalist Jim Rota from Fireball Ministry, bassist Brad Davis from Fu Manchu and guitarist Dave Bone.
Since the beginning, the group has rarely surfaced to show their hand. In 2007 it was the 'Sign Here, Here And Here' EP. In 2009 it was 'The Company Band' album along with the 'It's A Confusing World/Not Fragile' single. And after a recent retreat at a beach house in Venice, the group have a new five song EP ready entitled 'Pros & Cons'. 'Pros & Cons' will be released tomorrow (Tuesday 31st July) via Weathermaker Music.
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Today The Company Band is giving people the chance to hear the 'Pros & Cons' EP in its entirety, before it hits stores tomorrow. The EP is streaming as part of the AOL Music Full Album Listening Party Series, and can be heard by clicking here. Make sure to check it out and order your copy today!
Both the CD and vinyl editions of the 'Pros & Cons' EP are available for pre-order at The Company Band's Official Store. The collector's edition vinyl is limited to 1,000 individually numbered pieces with one side featuring etched artwork. Pre-order your copy now as these are sure to sell out fast.
An EPK which gives fans further insight into the band and the 'Pros & Cons' EP, can be viewed here.
Not many have known the origins of The Company Band until Jess Margera finally opened up about its inception. "I crossed paths with Jim on tour and knew we should open up shop immediately. Do some instrumentals that could be valuable in the placement market. Then he suggested getting Bone involved. It's then when we laid down our original presentation that we took to Neil.
"We hoped he could be a guest speaker on one of the tracks but it fortunately turned out that he wanted a permanent seat. Brad Davis came seamlessly into the fold later as he was already a compatriot with several of the members, musically and socially."
'Pros & Cons' EP Tracklisting:
1) House of Capricorn
2) Black Light Fever
3) Kill Screen
4) Loc Nar
5) El Dorado