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Save Ferris Release New Video For ‘New Sound’

Save Ferris has released the video for the track, “New Sound” which will be featured on their new upcoming 5-song EP Checkered Past which is available this Friday on iTunes.

SAVE FERRIS is a ska-punk band formed circa 1995 in Orange County, Southern California. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The band formed after the dissolution of a number of Southern California bands.

With Monique Powell as manager front person and cosongwriter, the band began to book shows around Southern California to a great underground response. 

Financed by Powell’s sister, the band released their debut EP ”Introducing SAVE FERRIS’ on Powell’s label, Starpool Records in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP “out of the trunks of their cars”, with huge support from Orange County independent record shops and fans.

That year, Powell provided vocals on the Reel Big Fish song “She Has A Girlfriend Now” on their album “Turn the Radio Off” (Mojo).

With Powell as manager and lead, and favorites of KROQ radio’s legendary “Rodney on the Rock”, SAVE FERRIS created a presence on LA’s KROQ radio, possibly being the first unsigned band to do this in LA alternative radio history.

Later that year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave the band a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, earning them a recording contract with Epic Records (SONY).

Save Ferris begins a nationwide tour this Friday with a stop at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara and on Saturday in Las Vegas at Backstage Bar. A complete list of tour stops can be seen at the image below.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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