INTERCEPT plays rock music with a southern California spark. Their latest album, "Symphony For Somebody Else" was released on Sept. 14th, 2010.
Currently routing 2011 "Feast or Famine" Summer Tour.
"I like two bands: The Cure and INTERCEPT."
-Louis Johnson, the Brothers Johnson
“Intercept are high quality songwriters aiming for the charts and with their new album "Symphony for Somebody Else" I just cannot see what possibly could go wrong?!
"With a mixture of delicate, light-hearted vocals and prominent power chords, it’s clear that the band’s forte is putting listeners at ease while inspiring them to raise their fists... Intercept will make listeners want to reminisce about first loves or discover new ones. And we’ve definitely found ours in Intercept."
- Rumblefish Music
"Intercept’s latest album, Magnolia Road, will no doubt be downloaded (hopefully legally) into 99% of the iPods walking around campuses this fall."
- Reax Magazine
"Intercept’s Magnolia Road comes just in time to book for the college Fall Fest season."
- Skope Magazine
"This SoCal group makes tasty, brooding modern rock that would sound just right on your local college’s radio station."
When a band has had several successes and are finally beginning to vie for shelf space at your local record store (or torrent site), the accepted wisdom is: don’t shake the boat. Put together an album that sounds like something – anything! – in the Top 40 and watch the industry flies descend.
So who let Intercept put together an album that sticks a toe into so many genres and risks so much… just when it was time to play it safe?
After two years of grinding it out on the road in support of their hit debut album, ‘Magnolia Road,’ Intercept is back with their stellar follow-up, ‘Symphony For Somebody Else,’ a surprisingly satisfying album; sometimes massive, sometimes quirky, but never “playing zombie.”
While not missing a step from their singer/songwriter roots, ‘Symphony’ is an unapologetic and focused departure from the sometimes off-beat – but always appetizing – emo-tinged rock that put them on the map. With production guru Erik Ron at the helm, (Panic!, Neon Trees, VersaEmerge), the songwriting has been funneled into a new incarnation of the band where the big hooks and challenging arrangements shine, yet lose none of the independence and ingenuity the band has been increasingly known for.
**FAVORITE VENUES: Universal City Walk, Sony Pictures Lot, Starlight Bowl Ampitheatre, Blind Pig (Austin, TX), Key Club, House of Blues (main stage San Diego and L.A.), The Roxy, OC Tavern, Viper Room, the Hard Rock (Universal Studios, Hollywood and Lake Tahoe), and more!
**MULTIPLE FESTIVAL DATES: Red Gorilla Music Festival (four showcases in two years), Temecula Balloon and Wine, Malibu Music Festival, NACA West Regional.
**UNIVERSITIES: Arizona, Texas, Texas A&M, Cal State-Fullerton, U of LaVerne, LSU, and more!
Their music has been spinning at over 200 colleges across the country, and has appeared on dozens of TV shows and indie films. They were also the winners of the Do It Yourself Convention 2008 in Los Angeles.
Club/Festival Booking Agent:
21 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203
College Booking Agent:
733 S. 88th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Intercept is currently on Tour. Routing and Performing dates everywhere on the West Coast, Summer 2011.
* TV placements in Ghost Whisperer (CBS), Saddle Ranch (VH1), Melrose Place (CW), The Real World (MTV), Challenge: Rivals (MTV), Parental Control (MTV), Daytona 500 documentary (Travel Channel), Color Splash: Miami (HGTV), Tom Brokaw's "American Character" (USA) and more
* Online placements include multiple ESPN highlights and North Face snowboarding campaign
* Featured on recent "JamParty" video game, from Zivix
* Single "Rest of My Days" went to #1 on Alternative Addiction.com - most downloaded song on the site.
* Single "Rest of My Days" featured on upcoming Wii game.
* Feature pages in Under the Radar magazine, interactivelive.com, Nite Guide Magazine, music.aol.com, antimusic.com, Stitched Sound, The Sound Alarm, mi2n.com, musicremedy.com, absolutepunk.net, melodic.net, and more.
* Album mastered by Robert Vosgien, Capitol Mastering
* Digital Distribution by Universal Music Group
Current singles: Rest of My Days
NEW full-length album: "Symphony For Somebody Else" - 10 Tracks
FULL LENGTH: "Magnolia Road" - 12 tracks
LP: "Yellow Dog" - 8 tracks
EP: "Flathead" - 6 tracks
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
WIDR - Western Michigan WTBU - Boston University
KAMP - University of Arizona WUIC - University of Illinois - Chicago
KANM - Texas A&M WUVT - Virginia Tech
KMNR - University of Missouri WVAU - American University
KSJS - San Jose State WCRD - Ball State University
WSBF - Clemson University WIIT - Illinois Institute of Technology
106 VIC - Ithica College KBSU - Boise State University
KBSU - Boise State University KLOY - Loyola University
WOUB - Ohio University WCRD - Ball State University
KCSC - Chico State University KTCU - Texas Christian University
KTSW - Texas State University KWCR - Weber State University
KWVA - University of Oregon NVWR - University of Nevada
KLSU - Louisiana State WAKE - Wake Forest University
WGTS - Georgetown University WMUA - University of Massachusetts
WPTS - University of Pittsburgh WVUA - University of Alabama
WEGL - Auburn University ... and over 140 other great school and community stations!
************RECENT RADIO PLAY:
#1 - WTSR - College of New Jersey
#1 – KSYM – San Antonio College
#1 – KSCL – Centenary College
#1 – TOP FREE DOWNLOAD – alternativeaddiction.com
#2 – KLPI - Louisiana Tech University
#3 – WMHB – Colby College
#3 – VIC106 – Ithaca College
#3 – LP33.tv - ROCK MUSIC CHART
#4 – WMHW – Central Michigan University
#4 – WMCO – Muskingum University
#4 – WCCX – Carroll University
#5 – Lassell College (Newton, MA)
#6 – WMHD – Rose Hulman Institute of Tech
#8 - WTSR, College of New Jersey
#10 – WHRW – Binghamton University
#11 - KTCU - Texas Christian University
#11 - KUMM - University of Minnesota-Morris
#12 – WSIN – Southern CT University
#13 - WFHU - Freed-Hardeman University
#15 - WXCU - Capital University
#15 - WSRU - Slippery Rock University
#16 – Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (Canton, MI)
#17 – WEOS – Hobart and William Smith Colleges
#17 – KTCV – Kennewick Community School
#17 – WRBU – Bradley University
#22 - WSRI - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
#23 - WRFR, Rockland Community Radio
#27 - KNWD - Northwestern University of LA
#29 - WVYC - York College
Tracks available on iTunes, Pandora and multiple podcasts (including Faction-6 "Artist Exposure") and internet radio programs.
Tracks are streaming from: www.intercepttheband.com and www.myspace.com/interceptmusic
Intercept's set features mostly originals and can vary in length between 30 -90 minutes. They have a tight sound and energetic performance that runs from upbeat, high-energy rock to indie/alternative and mainstream ballads.
Natalie, Hard Rock Cafe, Lake Tahoe
"I'm writing to recommend the band, Intercept. Intercept performed live at the Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe on September 28th, 2008 in conjunction with our fundraiser, "Pinktober," where the Hard Rock Cafes worldwide raise money for cancer charities during the month of October.
On the day of the performance, the load in, set up, sound check, and tear down went extremely smoothly due to the band's attention to the requests of our venue, and the band was extremely pleasant and very low maintenance. They were very engaging with the crowd, and most importantly, they sounded awesome! All of the guests were impressed with the music, and many instant Intercept fans were created t