"HEAD FIRST"
ALIENS DEBUT ALBUM WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED NOVEMBER 16TH, 2007.  

"HEAD FIRST" CONTAINS 14 TRACKS OF NEW MUSIC FROM ALIENS.  

THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN TWO MAIN SESSIONS.  THE FIRST WHILE TOURING,
ALIENS RECORDED AT THE LEGENDARY SUN STUDIOS IN MEMPHIS, WHERE ELVIS,
JERRY LEE LEWIS, ROY ORBISON, JOHNNY CASH, AND THE HOWLING WOLF ALL
RECORDED THEIR EARLY MUSIC.  THIS WAS PURELY BY CHANCE - RECORDING IN ONE
NIGHT AFTER DISCOVERING THE STUDIO WAS STILL OPEN AFTER THE MUSEUM
CLOSES.   THE SECOND SESSION WAS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS AT MIXTURE AND THE
SPACESTATION AUSTIN.   ONCE THE BASIC TRACKS WERE RECORDED MIXING BEGAN
AND WENT ON FOR ALMOST A YEAR.  

THIS LONG DURATION INCLUDED THE COMING AND GOING OF TWO COLLABORATING
DRUMMERS, RAANEN BOZZIO AND ED WARGA.  IT ALSO PROVIDED A CHANCE FOR HUNT
SALES, THE DRUMMER WHO MADE IGGY POP'S LUST FOR LIFE BEAT AND TIME KEEPER
FOR DAVID BOWIE'S TIN MACHINE TO JOIN IN THE PROJECT.   HUNT RECORED THREE
SONGS WITH BLAKE ONE APPEARING ON THE MISC. MUSIC SAMPLER DISC AND THE
OTHER TWO ON THE ALBUM.   THESE SONGS ARE "GUINEA PIG" AND "SURVIVOR
STORY."   

"HEAD FIRST"  HAS RECEIVED VARIED REVIEWS BUT MOST HAVE BEEN VERY
GENEROUS AND HAVE SHED A GOOD LIGHT ON ALIENS SOUND AND CONCEPT.  
COMPARISONS HAVE RANGED FROM SONIC YOUTH AND R.E.M. TO DINOSAUR JR.,
NIRVANA, HELMET AND HUSKER DU.   SOME HAVE NOTED THE STOOGES, RAMONES,
AND EVEN THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ALSO.  BLAKE SAYS, "I LISTEN TO ALL KINDS OF
MUSIC SO IF YOU LISTEN CLOSE YOU CAN HEAR THE TALKING HEADS ONE MOMENT,
R.E.M. AND DEVO THE NEXT MAYBE, THEN ANOTHER YOU COULD HEAR SOME KIND OF
NEW ELECTRIFIED ABSTRACT JAZZ OR STRIPPED DOWN BLUES.  IT IS ALL IN THERE
BECAUSE I LISTEN TO ALL THAT MUSIC."  ALIENS SOUND HAS INDEED BEEN CALLED
"GENRE-STRATLING"  OR AS THE BAND HAS CALLED IT "HYBRID MUSIC."   

DESPITE BEING A TOTALLY INDEPENDENT BAND (MISC. MUSIC IS RUN BY BLAKE
HIMSELF) ALIENS HAVE MANAGED TO GET SOME STRONG RADIO AIRPLAY FOR THE
"HEAD FIRST" ALBUM.  THIS CULMINATED IN THE PAST SUMMER WHEN ALIENS WERE IN
THE CMJ "TOP 200 ALBUMS" FOR MORE THAN 3 WEEKS STRAIGHT.  A SURPRISING
OCCURRENCE DUE TO NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BY THE BAND OR LABEL.  THIS PUT
ALIENS IN THE CHARTS WITH R.E.M. THEMSELVES AND RADIOHEAD'S MASSIVE NEW
ALBUM TOO!

AS THIS WAS HAPPENING ON THE AIR ALIENS TOURED THE UNITED STATES THIS
SUMMER, PLAYING OVER 20 SHOWS IN NEARLY AS MANY STATES.  THE TOUR WENT SO
WELL ANOTHER SHORT TOUR WAS PLANNED IN NOVEMBER UP THE EAST COAST.

LINKS FOR LYRICS, MORE INFO, AND A LISTING OF THE ALBUM TRACKS BELOW.
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