Fearless Records has announced the appointment of Chris Foitle as label President. Current president, Bob Becker, will now take on the role of Chairman/Owner of the Orange County based independent label.
From the press release:
A Southern California native, Chris Foitle brings more than 10 years of industry experience to his new role. Chris was previously Head of A&R at Fearless, signing San Diego’s Pierce The Veil, whose 2012 release Collide With The Sky which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and has gone on to sell over 120k copies. Playing in various rock/punk bands throughout college, Chris grew up as a musician. While attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, he started his career interning at Epic Records, where he was then hired on as an A&R scout. Chris signed his first band during his last year of college in 2005, and went on to work for Epic Records full time as A&R Manager, after graduating with a BA in Communications. In 2007, he left Epic Records and relocated to New York as Director of A&R for Atlantic Records. After 4 years in New York, he decided to get back to his California roots and was hired to run the Fearless Records’ A&R department.
It seems that Fall Out Boy has a show lined up in Singapore on August 6 at Fort Canning Park. The band has created this as an event on their Facebook page, but there is not much details on this as of now, except to mark down your calendars!
You can new stream “The Greatest Generation“, the awesome new release by The Wonder Years in its entirety here. And if you haven’t already done so, I urge you to pick up this record which is still on sale here.
Edit: Updated with Soupy’s message to support the album
["It's 2013 and no one that wasn't supposed to have our record got it until we mailed them out. It's shocking and really a nice feeling that a bond of mutual respect with everyone who had the press stream kept the album where it belonged.
Now, the record is streaming so you can listen guilt free. Like I said, its 2013. I know how shit works. Music is free if you want it to be, so why pay for it? To that, I say, touché. I get it. I understand but I'd like to counter with this: it's $10.
Crime in Stereo said this to me once and it really struck me. Just stop and think about what you'd spend $10 on; one trip to chipotle? Going to a movie if it's a cheap one? Maybe a t-shirt from like Urban Outfitters if its on sale? Two beers at a bar?
We put in months of our lives into this record. We sweat and we froze in a shitty practice space. We argued and fought tooth and nail over every song. We spent weeks of 15 hour days at the studio working until we physically couldn't anymore literally getting frustrated to the point of punching walls because we didn't get it perfect. And that doesn't even begin to account for financial shit. But forget all that. What's most important is that we feel all the way down to our bones that this is our best record to date and the critics seem to agree.
It's not intended as a guilt trip or like I'm pleading with you. It's just a suggestion: next time you're about to go to chipotle, maybe eat what your mom made or use your college meal card or make something yourself. The next time you're gonna go to the bar, split a 30 rack with some buddies and drink at home. I'm suggesting you take that $10 and buy The Greatest Generation because we think it's worth it and it matters to us as a band that you do. That's all. Hope your lives are great. See you this summer."]