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  • The Bixby Knolls are set to release their full-length debut, Near & Undear, on December 11th, 2012. On it the L.A.-based foursome offer up 11 tracks that blur the lines between indie rock, psychedelia, post-punk, pop and even soulful R&B. At times spastic, surreal and schizophrenic, this is guitar-driven rock’n’roll delivered with conviction, swagger and, above all, attitude.

    The band is led by L.A.-native singer/songwriter/guitarist Curt Barlage and features the talents of drummer Sammy Fayed, bassist Christian Morales and guitarist Cesar Saez De Nanclares (who relocated from Mexico City to join the band). Near & Undear was recorded at the Sound Factory in Hollywood with producer Joe Cardamone, engineer Greg Gordon (Oasis, Supergrass, The Dandy Warhols, Jet), and Mark Chaleki as mastering engineer. While the diverse sounds that reverb throughout this hypnotic debut are undoubtedly unique, The Knolls aren’t afraid to proudly wear their influences on their sleeve. Roxy Music, Kasabian, The Libertines, The Stone Roses, The Mondays, Arthur Lee & Love, Primal Scream, The Clash, The Modern Lovers, The Cramps, Joy Division and The Glimmer Twins struttin’ their stuff can all be heard echoing throughout the record’s sonic landscape, while Barlage’s voice emotes the affected themes of heartbreak and struggle heard in classic R&B and soul from the ’60s such as The Zombies, Four Tops and Nolan Porter. Perhaps Barlage’s take on the band’s sound, however, boils it down to its essence when he admits, “Our record reminds us of Bobby Gillespie and Joe Strummer in a fist fight.”

    The Bixby Knolls’ Near & Undear will be released digitally through Cobraside on December 11th. The band will be celebrating their Record Release Show on Mon., Dec. 10th at The Echo in Los Angeles. Additional West Coast and Mexico tour dates to be announced soon.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE THE BIXBY KNOLLS’ NEW SINGLE “THROUGH THE CRACKS” FROM NEAR & UNDEAR

    NEAR & UNDEAR TRACKLISTING:
    1. Supervised War
    2. Through The Cracks
    3. It’s All A Lie
    4. Runnin’ And Runnin’
    5. Seeing Ghosts
    6. Reina Del Mezcal
    7. Waking Up The World
    8. Autumn Will Fall
    9. Inside The Walls
    10. 100 Deaf Ears
    11. Want It All

    FOR MORE INFO ON THE BIXBY KNOLLS:
    http://www.thebixbyknolls.com
    https://www.facebook.com/ThebixbyknollsMusic

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: tony@pavementpr.com
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  • THE BIXBY KNOLLS “NEAR & UNDEAR” REVIEWS

    • "The Bixby Knolls come on strong on Near & Undear and keep the energy red-lined for the whole album. It's an awesome audio assault that will hopefully get this band the attention and break-out it deserves. Very Highly Recommended." - RUST MAGAZINE
    • "Near & Undear is an exhilarating journey over the course of 11 songs." - WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
    • "The Bixby Knolls‘ Near & Undear is dark, edgy rock mixed with driving anthems, all of which sound as if they could have blared out of a London pub in 1991." - BUZZBANDS LA
    • “Take our word for it, this is worth further investigation.” - MAD MACKEREL: UK
    • “The Bixby Knolls are a dazzling revitalization of Brit-rock on American shores and their new album is a soaring introduction to their sound. A stunning listen, the San Francisco band’s Near & Undear provokes an impenetrable urge to swivel hips, thump shoe soles on floors and slither selectively to every melody—much like any and every Oasis, Blur or Suede record burned through ears over the years. Raucous, hooky guitar riffs swerve toward indie rock sweetness before careening away to ride the energetic guard rail back to the open highway peal of rubber on asphalt.” - 303 MAGAZINE: DENVER
    • “Think dirty, LA signature sound with a hint of Primal Scream mixed in. There are clear UK influences yet it contains more hard-edged rock than one would expect. The band takes notes from their influences and makes them their own.” - RESURRECTION NEON
    • “The Bixby Knoll blend psych, scuzz, and more mainstream alt sounds into a lovely sonic soup.” - SUPAJAM / UK
    • “Filled with sexy and sinister rock tunes that evoke the spirit of the classic rockers that came before them, Near & Undear is the full length release from The Bixby Knolls. Each song on this record oozes through the speakers with an unnerving confidence. From the soulful swagger on “Runnin’ and Runnin’” to the abrasive shouts of “It’s All A Lie” to that in-your-face guitar on the closing track, “I Want It All.” - THE DELI MAGAZINE