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 Buellerâ€™s Day Off.Â 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.Â
Financed by Powell’s sister, the band released their debut EP ”Introducing SAVE FERRIS’ on Powellâ€™s label, Starpool Records in 1996. They ended up selling close to 20,000 copies of their EP â€œout of the trunks of their carsâ€, 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 Nowâ€ on their album â€œTurn the Radio Offâ€ (Mojo).
With Powell as manager and lead, and favorites of KROQ radioâ€™s legendary â€œRodney on the Rockâ€, SAVE FERRIS created a presence on LAâ€™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.