No frills rock band Roll The Tanks release their debut album Broke Til Midnight today on Epitaph. In celebration of the release, Roll The Tanks will perform 4 shows in one day at various Southern California Floyd's 99 Barbershop locations.
Broke Til Midnight hits right in the gut upon first listen. A record that leaves no room for uncertainty in 13-tracks that beg listeners to hit repeat and enjoy the ride. It helps that band members Danny Carney (vocals/guitar), Aaron Stuart (guitar/ vocals), Mike Wakeman (bass/vocals), and Joe Sirois (drums) are fans of enduring songsmiths Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Pixies, and The Clash from where they draw inspiration to carry on the torch. "We're going to make records because that's what we want to do - make records," says Carney. "No clunkers, no fillers. Records where you almost die making them." Though the band didn't die while making the album, they did have to wait until 12 AM for when their paychecks cleared at the bank in order to pay their bar tabs; hence the album title Broke Til Midnight.
An unpretentious, classic rock inspired "band's band," Roll The Tanks are primed and ready to carry the torch for energetic, solid rock music. And as their name implies, they are prepared to flatten all obstacles. And if the Floyd's marathon doesn't break them, Roll The Tanks will play a record release show the following night, on May 28 at El Cid in Los Angeles.
Floyd's Barbershop Schedule:
11:00 AM - Venice, CA (609 Lincoln Blvd.)
01:00 PM - Santa Monica, CA (11431 Santa Monica Blvd.)
04:00 PM - North Hollywood, CA (1555 N. Cahuenga Blvd.)
06:30 PM - Burbank, CA (1040 N. Hollywood Way)