Alternative Rock Band Redline Addiction Releases Intimate Acoustic Album, "Letters"

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2011 - Alternative rock band Redline Addiction has released its second full length album, entitled, "Letters." The album, which boasts 9 tracks, is available for purchase at, iTunes, and eMusic, and is a demonstration of the group's musical diversity and talent.

    Hailing from the Washington, D.C. area, Redline Addiction is an alternative rock ensemble whose musical influences range from early 90s grunge to modern hard rock to folk. Redline Addiction signed to upstart label Counterpoint Records LLC in 2007, and in March 2008, their first full-length album, "Goodbye Miss Dolly," was released to rave reviews, showcasing each individual member's unique balance of talent and style, and setting the tone for the band's up-tempo and energetic live show. A year later, the band released "St. Elmo's Four," a tight collection of four hook-laden songs that exhibited the band's dynamic range.

    Explaining the departure from the band's hard rock brand for "Letters," Chris McVey of Counterpoint Records stated, "Redline Addiction Band members Rusty and Gandy had written a group of intimate acoustic songs that they loved but were having trouble fitting them into their high energy rock shows. But they figured they could make a four song acoustic EP to give them a home. As they explored the themes in the songs, however, they decided to make a full length record. They also invited other musicians like The District Revival to appear on the record to showcase the talents of the DC music scene. What resulted was "Letters".

    Critiquing "Letters," Mike Coleman of On Tap Magazine said, "Redline Addiction has been making appealing power pop for more than five years now, but the band has never sounded so confident and accomplished as on its latest disc "Letters." This album is a rock-solid record." Juli Thanki of District Noise also commented, stating that "Letters ... is a collection of radio friendly pop-rock. The stripped down sound suits Redline Addiction: from start to finish; this is an enjoyable listen with no filler tracks. Though the band is planning a louder, harder rock record to be released later this year, it would be nice to see them explore this sound a little more in the future. Definitely pick up Letters if you get a chance."

    The ensemble continues to build on its regional following by playing various shows throughout the East Coast. The band is also earning international recognition as a result of its growing social media presence. In addition to playing a variety of recognized venues, Redline Addiction has participated in the Baltimore Music Conference and DC United's "It Takes More" Concert Series. The band was also selected as the featured band for the 2008 and 2010 Washington Humane Society Dog Walks. Redline Addiction's music was highlighted in The Science Channel's Feast of Predators, where the group wrote and performed the original soundtrack for the show. Its music has also been played on radio shows like DC101's Local Lix and 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement. Most recently, Redline Addiction was featured in MTV's TJ (Twitter Jockey) Search Competition and Firefly Vodka's official hard rock playlist.

    Redline Addiction is currently recording a follow-up to "Letters," which will be a heavy hitting hard rock album, and is slated for a Fall/Winter 2011 release.

    "Letters" can be purchased through the following major online retailers:

    Amazon: 2&sr=8-1
    iTunes: eMusic: html .

    For more information about Redline Addiction or "Letters," please send an email to redlineaddiction ( @ ) gmail dot com dot
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