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Underwhelmed / Blog




DECEMBER 2008 (NEW YORK, NY) – Problematic Records has signed the Brooklyn, NY rock band, Underwhelmed. Critics compare Underwhelmed to 3 Doors Down, Staind and Nickelback, saying Underwhelmed has "…big sound, big hooks and songs ready for radio…" Problematic Records President & CEO Jakob Bermann comments, "These guys are a hard-charging band with the musical goods necessary to have big success. We are very optimistic." CEO Bermann continues, "In addition, Underwhelmed is one of the best live acts I've seen in many years." Underwhelmed's debut LP "Reveal" is set for a February 3, 2009 release.

The LP was recorded at Spider Studios in Ohio, and produced by owner of Corporate Punishment Records Thom Hazaert (Chimaira, Switched). Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Switched, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point) handled the engineering and mixing duties. The first single "Angel" has already been garnering a lot of attention from media outlets and has seen its share of spins on both terrestrial and satellite radio. Both "Angel" and the follow-up "Freak (Like Me)" have been testing very positively and are already hits on internet radio.

Over the years, the Underwhelmed live show has been compared to The Doors meets early Pearl Jam - visually exciting, musically aggressive and vocally charismatic. The band has also been profiled and featured in Indietop10.com, GarageBand.com and various other media outlets.

Underwhelmed is the first major signing to the new Problematic label.

About Problematic Records: Founded in New York, NY in 2008, Problematic Records approaches the new music environment with renewed hope and optimism. The music professionals at Problematic Records are committed to embracing and leveraging technical innovations while proactively securing mutually beneficial promotional opportunities to develop the label into a brand that is synonymous with great music. Problematic Records fosters an environment that nurtures creativity, encourages evolution and helps cultivate style and developmental growth.