Catchin Up with Jake B of HB Surround Sound

Catchin Up with Jake B of HB Surround Sound

Childhood friends turned national performers, HB Surround Sound has the talent and the passion to keep their sound going and give their fans a brand new EP release to accompany a packed summer tour.

Since their last release of the album “Get Your Dance On”, which received nothing but positive feedback, the band has been gearing up for a tour that will bring them to the East Coast for the first time! Now that they’ve played amongst the likes of the Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Pepper, Cypress Hill and Matisyahu, they’re ready to hit the road again.

To continue with their growing success, HB Surround Sound has a new EP set for release in early July. The EP will branch a bit away from their previous sound by adding more of a rock feel. “Turn it On” will feature four songs, one titled “My Radio” that was released a month ago and was played on the World Famous KROQ. Another track is an old song that was previously released called “Rock and Roll”, but the band has revisited and revamped it. The other two songs, “Coexist” & “Young Again”, will be brand new.

Vocalist Jake Bushnell explains the fresh new sound on the EP, “All we did was go way more of a rock route and we wrote this cluster of rock songs that deviate away from ska and anything in that world. They turned out to more alternative indie punk rock so we put all four songs on this EP, which is how it really differs from anything else. This is just a rock EP four songs that kinda kick ass.”

The EP will be available as a free download for the first week as a gift to fans, and then afterwards it will become available for purchase through iTunes. As another “thank you” to the fans, HB Surround Sound will be giving out 5000 copies of the CD at all their live shows this summer. The recording process was intensive, sometimes spending 24 hours at a time at Revolution 9 Studios in Hollywood, California.

“I love recording in these areas because its right there in Hollywood and there’s crack heads walking around and then at the recording studio next door will be Justin Bieber’s Ferrari and its kinda like a weird funky zone and I recommend everyone go there and record if they want the best. “

On the tour they’ll be playing classic songs, new stuff, and everything in between. Joining Sublime with Rome, Pennywise, Julian Marley, Kottonmouth Kings, The Descendants and more, the tour will span the entire nation working from the East Coast back to the West Coast. The culmination of the tour will be the last show at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado.

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 8 @ Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
Jul 9 @ Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY
Jul 11 @ The Shoe, Cincinnati, OH
Jul 13 @ Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ
July 14 @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh. NY
July 18 @ Ntelos Wireless Pavillion, Portsmouth, VA*
July 20 @ St Augustine Amphitheatre, St Augustine, FL
July 26 @ The Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX*
July 28 @ The Backyard at Bee Cave, Austin, TX
Aug 01 @ Villa Hispana at Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Aug 02 @ The Marquee, Tempe, AZ*
Aug 04 @ America’s Cup Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
Aug 06 @ Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA
Aug 07 @ Revolution Concert House and Event Center, Garden City, ID
Aug 10 @ Casper Events Center, Casper, WY
Aug 11 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

*With Sublime With Rome, Pennywise, and Julian Marley

HB Surround Sound Links:
HBSS MP3 Massive
HBSS Website
HBSS Facebook

Article by: Erin Walsh

Listen: HB Surround Sound – “My Radio”