the PromoSexuals

the PromoSexuals

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ATTENTION EARTHLINGS: IT'S GOOD TO FEEL GOOD. THE UNIVERSE APPROVES OF JOY. We sound like P-FUNK playing AC/DC, or DEVO playing MUDHONEY. Like a secret JACKSON 5 PLAYS THE DOORS bootleg, or CHEAP TRICK jamming with KRAFTWERK. We unleash rapturous trances for ecstatic minds. WE LOVE YOUR SEXY BRAIN!

Biography

THE PROMOSEXUALS DEBUT ALBUM 'SQUARELY BELOVED' was mixed by LEGENDARY PRODUCER JACK ENDINO-- HE WHO COINED THE TERM 'GRUNGE' AND DID RECORDS FOR NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY, ZEKE, AND 300 OTHERS-- AND YOU WON'T FIND A LESS 'GRUNGE' RECORD IN HIS WHOLE DISCOGRAPHY!

The PROMOSEXUALS are the product of a major-label refugee and a studio geek with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (or just PD for short). IT'S ALL ABOUT FEELING GOOD-- loads of yummy analog synths, thumpin' live and machine-drums, fun sing-along vocals, and driving, groove-heavy guitars. We LOVE AC/DC, DEVO, THE ROLLING STONES, X, P-FUNK, WU-TANG CLAN, CHEAP TRICK, and everything else that MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. We'll take you on a joyful road-trip through many galaxies and get you home safe.

The PROMOSEXUALS started playing together a million years ago, in a galaxy several light-years from earth. As the transmission time from the PROMOSEXUAL home planet to here takes several years, this first release is FINALLY AVAILABLE ON EARTH.

PROMOSEXUAL PERSONNEL:
*DAVE 'BOSCH' BIRENBAUM (guitar, synth/vocoder, vocals, drums & percussion) was the drummer/backing vocalist/main songwriter for A&M band HAMMERBOX until their break-up in 1994. Their A&M debut 'NUMB' was hailed by many critics and fans as one of the seminal Seattle Rock albums of the decade. Dave wrote their (almost)hits "Trip", "Hole", "Hed", and "When 3 is 2", among others. Some of these songs were featured in major motion pictures and national radio and TV ads throughout the 90's. HAMMERBOX toured the world several times and played innumerable festivals, including all those huge Summer festivals across Europe. Because HAMMERBOX didn't immediately sell 75 trillion records, A&M dropped them in '94. Dave went on to play in various bands and on a variety of recordings by numerous Seattle bands. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with the other PROMOSEXUALS, and is the owner of famed used/vintage musical instrument stores 'TRADE UP MUSIC.' (www.tradeupmusic.com). He married fellow-PROMOSEXUAL Jodi in 2004.

*DUBH DAVID BLACK (synths, beats, weird home-built machines, vocals, drums & percussion)was co-owner of PRIVATE RADIO RECORDING in Seattle from 1991-2003. He engineered and/or produced projects for well over 300 bands, including CORNERSHOP, PETER BUCK(REM), THE GOSSIP, and maaaany others that you've never heard-- but should have! Owing to his rep and lifelong interest in Irish language and culture (he actually speaks the ancient Irish language, correctly known as Gaeilge), Dubh was hired to fly to Dublin/Belfast in 2003, where he produced recordings for current Irish bands the DELORENTOS, YAKUZA, MORELLO, the HOLY GHOST FATHERS, and others. Around 1997, Dubh started experiencing the symptoms of what would be finally diagnosed as YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON'S DISEASE in 2004. Though mostly controllable with proper medications and rest, he has chosen to no longer work the 100+hour weeks required to do full-on album production for others. Though, via the internet and snail-mail, he continues to mix/edit/master projects for bands in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the UK. "The (PD) really isn't that big of a deal," said Dubh. "The real trick is to actually TAKE the medications on a regular schedule and get as much exercise as is possible. The developments and research into Parkinson's over the last 10 years has been amazing-- though I take about 25 tablets a day of various drugs and supplements, my PD is often pretty invisible. I walk with a cane and tremor and stammer some, but so do a lot of people! And, I have a totally cool, blinged-out cane that I use onstage-- it has flashing lights and a 'trigger output' that allows me to use it to set off sounds, loops, and even a GLITTER CANNON. Knowing that I've got this condition has been a blessing, really, since for years I thought I was losing my mind and didn't understand what the hell my body was doing. Being able to play this uplifting, energetic music is the best of all possible types of therapy." Dubh lives in Portland with his wife and fellow-PROMOSEXUAL Lisa Deluxe.

*JODI SEXUAL (bass guitar, non-bass guitar, vocals, percussion) brings an explosion of red-headed energy to the PROMOSEXUALS. Her other band GIN AND TILLYANNA have gone on hiatus to allow her full expression as a PROMOSEXUAL. She rocks the low-end like a portable earthquake generator and will lull you off into a beautiful trance-world of untold audio deliciousness.

*LISA DELUXE (guitar, vocals, synth, percussion) provides the female vocalisms you hear on the PROMOSEXUALS-- SQUARELY BELOVED album. For several years in Seattle, she fronted the Classic Country (think Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash)bands SWING COUNTRY USA and THE NASHVILLAINS. A Seattle paper called her voice 'like honey...like a whiskey-soaked angel," and we know you'll agree once you hear it.

Lyrics

B SQUARE- PROMOSEXUAL OMNI-GALACTIC ANTHEM

Written By: THE PROMOSEXUALS

In school we realized
we were different from the other guys
Never be like The Ramones,
gettin' by on good looks alone
Time out of Space...
Never let that get us down,
good things come around..

CHORUS:
With a Fender sound & a synthmachine,
Gonna play it loud & gonna make you scream!
Gonna turn it up & play it all night long-
with a beat that's cool & a bass that's strong.
We hear it play on a record machine,
It turns us on & we make a scene
We stay out late, sometimes til dawn
The sun comes up but we play on!
--(next verse)
We want you to understand--
We like science at our command.
Bend the frequencies to our will--
DRUM MACHINES PROGRAMMED TO KILL!
Subwoofers set to 'STUN'--
sonic boom the sun...
(CHORUS REPEATS TIL END)

Discography

-THE PROMOSEXUALS: SQUARELY BELOVED (2007)
In various combinations or individually, BOSCH and DUBH have played on/produced albums by approx. 8 Zillion bands. You can hear samples of THE PROMOSEXUALS through our Media Files here and at myspace.com/thepromosexualsmusic; for examples of other recordings produced and/or performed by us, please contact us via email.

Set List

(recent sample set list= 45min±. All song lengths are approximate)
--Get Up + Dance// 2:30
--B Square(PromoSexual Galactic Anthem)// 3:30
--Muddied Waters// 3:00 to 15:00(variable)
--Rented Helicopter// 4:00
--Sugar Meat// 4:00 to 10:00(variable)
--Be Mine Wife// 3:00 to 10:00(variable)
--Breathe Deeply// 4:00 to 10:00(variable)
--Hipatitus// 3:00 to 15:00(variable)
--Shok!Belly// 4:45 to 15:00(variable)
--Novo Combustivel// 4:45
--Beautifool// 4:30
--InnerMission// 4:00 to 10:00(variable)
--Freightrain// 4:30 to 15:00
EXAMPLES OF OCCASIONAL COVERS:
--Rocket Ride: KISS/Ace Frehely
--Cosmic Wheels: Donovan
--20th Century Fox: the Doors
--Big Dumb Sex: Soundgarden
--Tired of Sex: Weezer
--The Hungry Wolf: X
--He's Not That Kind Of Girl: Therapy?
--Dirty Deeds: AC/DC
--Do Fries Come With That Shake: P-Funk
--Honky Tonk Woman: the Rolling Stones
--You Spin Me Right Round: Dead Or Alive