Friday, July 31, 2009

ITP: B-52s call on the New Collisions

Just posted on the day-job side o'life: The B-52s call on the New Collisions

When Fred Schneider’s people call, you make sure you pick up the phone.

Scott Guild of local new wave darlings the New Collisions received a call from the B-52s front man’s reps yesterday with a pretty sweet last-minute offer – to open for the legendary ‘80s band on their East Coast swing.

"I was sitting on my couch and got a phone call from an unknown number," Guild told Hotline. "I answered, and it was the William Morris Agency with an offer to tour with the B-52s. I was expecting a telemarketer."

The mini-jaunt includes two Bay State shows this weekend – tomorrow at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis and Sunday at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset – as well as a gig at the Wolf Trap National Park’s Filene Center in Vienna, Virgina next Saturday.

"The B-52s are one of our favorite bands from our favorite era of music," said New Collisions vocalist Sarah Guild. "The fact that they found us is awesome."

It’s not the first time the New Collisions caught the attention of heroes from the new wave era. Their debut EP was produced by Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Blondie) and the Cars’ keyboardist Greg Hawkes performed with the band on stage at their EP release party at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge earlier this year.

With high-energy tracks like "No Free Ride" and "Parachutes on the Dance Floor" already getting attention in local night clubs, the New Collisions next EP will get a national release this fall.

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