Pink Spiders Frontman Goes Solo
With The Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison serving as producer, Friction and co. have been working to finish up The Cheap Shots' debut release, which the band has been recording at Sausalito Sound in Sausalito, CA.
"This project had been in the back of my mind for the past several years," explains Friction. "Once the new lineup was in place and a chemistry between us began to emerge, it was clear that this had to be its own thing and not a continuation of The Pink Spiders. While the style is always going to be familiar if the songs come from the same person, the overall sound has changed. It's important to me that this band have its own identity, and so it seemed natural to make a fresh start. It was time for a return to raw, stripped-down, organic rock n roll."
To tide fans over until release details for The Cheap Shots' debut are finalized, the band currently has the song's "The Cheap Shot", "Treading Water" and "Beer Can Ashtrays" streaming on its newly launched MySpace page: myspace.com/mattfrictionandthecheapshots
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