Super 400 Sweet Fist

(PR) Super 400 released their fifth studio album, Sweet Fist, September 15th, 2009 on Response Records/Rock Ridge Music. Recorded on tape at the famed Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, with cover art by Klaus Voormann, the renowned creator of the Beatles' 'Revolver' album cover, this album is the band's most skillful work to date, holding strong to their influences from legends like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Blind Faith and Zeppelin.

Super 400 takes the classic 'power trio' approach: three instruments taking up the sonic space of an airplane hangar, rocking to the heavens - but their vocal dynamics and spiritual synergy cause the sounds to swell to the bursting point. In the band's first year, Geoff Travis of Trade 2 Records brought them over to London, and they were signed by Island Records. Island planned to herald the return of Rock and Roll with Super 400 as a flagship force in the new millennium. The young band had their first album in the chamber, ready to take on the world. In a twist of fate that would foreshadow an unstable music biz, Polygram Co was soon bought out, folding the hierarchy at Island, but this didn't break the bands bond, only made them stronger.

When asked where the title "Sweet Fist" originated from, bassist Lori Friday says, "The sweet fist is a beautiful moment in imagination, a sincere effort, strength in kindness, truth in a message, this family's assemblage of love and warmth through sound. Recording the record in Memphis allowed us to absorb the grit and fever of the town - the album title revealed itself through the adventures we had there and is a adjective for the sounds we will share with fans."

One of the standout tracks on the album is "Flashlight," which up on MySpace Now. The band will be releasing a video shortly about a teenage girl dreaming of being a rock star like her hero Lori Friday. Consistently denied by the stiffness of her parents, she sneaks out with her friends, who alert her with flashlights in the night, and journey to the Super 400 show where she connects with her she-ro while rocking out.

"Sweet Fist" is proof that Super 400 have lasting power within the industry. It's been five records, three vans, thirteen years, and thousands of miles since that first day in Troy, NY and the band will continue to rock until the end of time.

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