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"All my friends are dead. Hope that you like living with regret, because you're just lying to yourselves."
It's a story we all know too well. All bands fall on conflict and most never live long enough to tell the tale. In this case, what seemed to be the beginning of the end only breathed fresh air into a band that is just getting started.
For Uh Huh Baby Yeah!, conflict is all part of the bigger equation. "We've seen so much turmoil and for the longest time it was hard to rise above it", says singer Kevin Fletcher, "And it shows in our music. We're coming back harder, faster, heavier - this is a side of us you've never seen."
Coming off the release of their debut album, Till Death Do Us Party, the guys in UHBY! were unsure of where to go at first. "There were two ways this next set of tunes could go", replies Sean Smith, the brains behind the rhythm section, "We could essentially make Till Death (Do Us Party) part 2, or we could take elements we enjoyed from it and utilize our experiences to make a more mature, well rounded album. We chose the latter."
"The lies that you sold are worth more than gold. And now the joke’s on you.”
Ranging from subjects of heartache, divorce, revenge and reawakening, UHBY! have a lot more to say on this release than ever before. The recently released single, "Dead Friends" tackles the departure of their guitarist and bass player head on. The song bangs from the start and infects you with the catchiest of choruses. Pronouncing all of your friends "dead" isn't something most people take lightly. But, the boys are just heating up.
Other songs included on their upcoming release are party anthem "Dances With Wolves", revenge jam "Whores Will Be Whores" and the jazz infused ballad "Ocean of You". “There’s a more mature theme to this album than the last”, says guitarist John Braboy, “Don’t get me wrong – we still love to party. But, we’ve grown up a bit. We have more to talk about.”
Uh Huh Baby Yeah! have just wrapped shooting on the video for “Dead Friends”, are headed to the studio to start production on the new album this November and will follow with a tour upon the release of the album in March. They’re amped, excited and ready to take over the world. After everything they’ve experienced, UHBY! have issued a call to action:
“We rise to the occasion. Where the f*ck are you now?”