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2/10/2011 - FM Static Sets Release Date for Fourth Studio Project
Fans of Thousand Foot Krutch have been enjoying the sounds of FM Static, the summery pop-rock side-project, since their 2003 debut. The counterpart will be releasing their fourth studio project, My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go, on April 5, 2011 on Tooth & Nail Records. This release finds primary figureheads Trevor McNevan and Steve Augustine (both of Thousand Foot Krutch fame) turning in its most melodic, memorable and meaningful album to date that will make it feel like summer outside no matter what the season.
“It’s funny because every artist is excited about their new record and there are a lot of cliché things people say like it’s their best work yet, but this was honestly such an inspired process and it all came out so naturally,” notes McNevan of the instantly infectious batch. “I’m a sucker for a big hook and this record zeros in more on that top 40 side than in the past, but we didn’t go in with any intentions or hidden agendas. This isn’t a concept record, it's more of a highlight reel of moments and situations in my life.”
My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go is firmly planted in present tense, urging listeners to not be afraid to step out in faith without worrying or feeling weighed down by a sagging self-esteem or less than ideal circumstances. In other words, seize each day and make the most of every moment.
The lead CHR and AC single “Last Train Home,” chronicles the basic human emotion of trying to fix ourselves, and realizing that God's in control, over laid back R&B-tinged alt-rock. This song was the highest debuting single last week at CHR radio.
The band’s self-titled track “F.M. S.T.A.T.I.C.” is a timeless anthem that will be going to Rock format radio on February 18th.
For more information on FM Static and this release, check out their Facebook or follow their Twitter @ FMStatic.
5/13/2009 - FM Static Teams Up With Youth Specialties for Devotional Guide
Seattle, WA...May 13, 2009...Following in the footsteps of their conceptual album "Dear Diary" from FM Static, the band has teamed up with Youth Specialties to bring a free devotional guide to youth pastors. The "Dear Diary" Bible study guide is designed as a Vacation Bible School or outreach for teens.
"This is something special that has never been done on one of our records before," shares Trevor McNevan of FM Static. "It's a fresh modern day twist on the traditional Bible study as we know it. This goes hand in hand with the story and the songs on the record. It's a more in-depth look at life's questions and makes the points made in the story more relatable and conversation based."
The study takes 10 days for the youth group to complete, using one song per day from the album. Each teen will listen to one song per day followed by a corresponding verse given by their youth leader via Facebook, Twitter, phone or email. The youth leader will then provide a series of questions to ponder per verse.
"'Dear Diary' captures so well the teen angst and the 'unavoidable battle of feeling on the outside' that youth workers see on a daily basis as they minister to kids," states Bethany Marvin of Youth Specialties. "The music itself says that where there may not be answers, there is still a purpose. Communicating that message is at the heart of every youth worker's ministry. We hope the downloaded Bible study will be used as a tool to take the listener that much closer to the powerful message woven throughout this record."
Youth leaders just need to go to www.fmstatic.com/devo and download the PDF guide. Students and leaders can also listen to the album streaming as well as watch the animated music video for "Boy Moves to A New Town with Optimistic Outlook."
Radio airwaves continue to tell the story from FM Static with the debut singles from "Dear Diary." The first CHR single "Take Me As I Am" has steadily moved up to #11 this week, and at Rock "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside" moved into the Top 10.
2/18/2009 - FM Static Paints a Story with New Release "Dear Diary"
Seattle, WA...February 18, 2009...Fans of Thousand Foot Krutch have been enjoying the sounds of FM Static, the summery punk-pop side-project, since their 2003 debut. The counterpart has just announced the release of their third studio project "Dear Diary" on April 7, 2009 with Tooth & Nail Records.
FM Static is composed of TFK singer-songwriter Trevor McNevan and drummer Steve Augustine, who both enjoy the fun, creative advantage of two monikers. Such an advantage they took this time around was creating a concept album with "Dear Diary."
"This is the first concept album I've worked on, and it was a ton of fun," says McNevan, who has also penned hits for tobyMac and Hawk Nelson. "It felt theatrical from the start. I imagined this high school boy, new in town, writing through life's big questions about faith and fitting in as he grows up toward college. He's also falling in love for the first time with a girl from across the street and dealing with how crazy that can be. It's been a while since I was in high school, but I'm still enthralled with all of those politics."
No doubt FM Static listeners will also be enthralled with the spot-on relatable happenings and character confessions of "Dear Diary," a project whose special story can only be unlocked as it happens, from song one to song ten.
The story begins with a couple of self-explanatorily-titled rock tunes. "Boy Moves to a New Town with Optimistic Outlook" introduces the never-named star who hopes to find something or someone worth living for. "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside" drills into the psyche with a simple guitar riff and his simple social truth: I'm not an idiot, but I feel like one a lot. To its credit, FM Static conjures songs with a timeless, trend-immune pop sound that stretches McNevan and Augustine in their top-notch performances beyond anything they have previously recorded.
Coupled with the concept album is the corresponding blog, from the central figure of the story "Aero." The recently launched blog "Aero's Diary" chronicles his journey through the CD aka his life. This blog gives a "real" life picture filled with sketches and stories about Aero's day to day. Fans can follow the blog and follow FM Static's twitter account (www.twitter.com/fmstatic) for updates, announcements.
What listeners can ultimately expect is a rocking, melodically-charged coming-of-age story that somehow combines the creative vibe of independent films like Juno and Napoleon Dynamite, a dash of High School Musical charm, and the altogether rare element of uncensored faith. Debut radio singles go for adds next week with "Take Me As I Am" at CHR formats and "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside" at Rock. For more information on FM Static, visit their MySpace at www.myspace.com/fmstatic .
7/2/2006 - Pre-Order FM Static's New Album "Critically Ashamed" Now! Listen To The First New Song Online!
The new album from FM Static doesn't hit stores until August 1st but when you pre-order the album now you will get a free FM Static key chain flashlight while supplies last! Pre-order your copy
You can also listen to the first song, "The Next Big Thing",
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