Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stillwater, Oklahoma's NO JUSTICE Release Label Debut!

After sharing the stage with Dierks Bentley and Pat Green, two #1 hits and seven Top 10 singles in Texas, acclaimed hit-makers debut new album!

Nashville, TN-June 29, 2010-After dominating the Texas and Oklahoma music scenes—from live shows to radio hits—No Justice will release its Carved Records debut, 2ND AVENUE, on July 6th.  The first single "Love Song" is already on the Texas Music Chart's Top 30. 
Since 2005, No Justice has conquered Texas stages and radio waves with two #1 hits and seven Top 10 singles. A rigorous touring schedule, which takes the band across the United States for more than 200 dates a year, has created a national swell leading into the summer release.
VP of Operations at Dallas-based Carved Records, Phil Thomas, says, "These guys have enjoyed great success regionally with multiple No. 1s, and we can't think of a better act to introduce to rest of the nation than Carved Records' newest addition, No Justice."
No Justice wanted to travel outside of Texas and into Nashville to record 2ND AVENUE, produced by Dexter Green (Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Collective Soul). But even with big-city success, the band returned to their small-town roots during the writing process.
"Almost all of our members have grown up in small towns throughout Oklahoma," explained Rice. "I grew up farming and in small towns where country roots grew really strong. It's definitely a part of my lifestyle and shines through my songwriting; I write about my relationships and what I know. I write about small-town Oklahoma."
Rice describes the album's lead single, "Love Song," not as a fairytale, but as a story of love lost. "It's written from a small-town perspective—having missed out on a special opportunity with someone and wanting it back."
"Love Song" balances melancholy lyrics—"How about one more dance / A second chance / To ease my mind … Come on and take my hand"—with an upbeat musical backdrop: rhythmic drums and blazing Red Dirt riffs. The contrast both excites and tugs at the heartstrings, exemplifying the proven radio-ready quality of the band's songwriting.
Rip-roaring album opener, "Going Nowhere," tells the tale of young summer nights, with Rice recounting the nostalgia of a simpler age brimming emotion and void of responsibility: "Lost in the moment, but we didn't care / We were running wild and going nowhere."
"Heart on a Chain" slows down the tempo, and closes out the record on a romantic tone. Rebecca Lynn Howard and Johnny Cooper also make guest appearances on the album.
2ND AVENUE is out Tuesday, July 6, 2010 on Carved Records.  Catch No Justice in their first national television performance on Chicago's WGN on Wednesday, July 21st! 

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