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"Press Sheet"

"Radio ready, ultra-catchy, hook filled, and perfectly produced. Without question, The Speeds are one of the most underrated, hardest rocking, supercharged bands making music today. One of our favorite bands of the year. "
- Jay Anderson
Popbang Radio

"Utterly charming punchy pop. The kinda disc that makes me smile from the first chord. A fresh blast of summer in the middle of an ice storm."
- Jon Worley
Aiding and Abetting

"Energetic and melodic rock with punk attitude. The performances are tight and the production is solid."
- Chris Lupton
Impact Press

"We are catching a sneak peak early in what will definitely become a significant rock and roll career. Even at this very early stage they're making highly addictive sounds. The Speeds play with so much energy and excitement you can't help but get caught up in it."
- DJ Johnson
Cosmik Debris Magazine

"High-powered rock at its most excellent."
- Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
Music Dish

“A great slab of NYC styled rock `n roll with sugary, gritty guitar lines that have ripping hooks stuck to them. Tunes made for rolling the car windows all the way down and cranking the stereo all the way up.”
- Not Lame Reviews
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Discography

"Ask Me" EP - 2005
"Sing It Loud" LP - April 2006 Kool Kat Musik
"Mean That" EP - 2007 Internet Only
"City For Sale" Spring 2009

Airplay on WXDX (The X), WZPT (Star 100.7), WRKZ (K-ROCK), WKPS, WLER, XM radio, BIG-FM Europe, hundreds of other college and internet stations (reports available upon request)

Licensed to MTV's Laguna Beach, Road Rules, Real World, My Super Sweet 16, Human Giant; Oxygen Network's Bad Girls Club

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Bio

J. Vega, Jim Pane, and Keith Klein formed The Speeds in early 2003 with the vision of creating tight, energetic, melodic power pop in a classic vein for a new generation.

The first order of business was the self-produced "Ask Me" EP and a relentless tour of the Northeast. The tracks"Ask Me if I Care" and "Message for You" were both honored as "Single of the Week" on Popbang Radio, the internet's hottest power-pop station, and the former was featured on XM radio and added to the soundtrack of MTVs Laguna Beach Season 1 DVD. The editors of Billboard Magazine selected The Speeds from over 1000 bands to be one of six top acts performing at the 2005 Independent Music World Series, the country's largest unsigned music showcase. "Ask Me if I Care" was picked as the lead track on Discmakers high profile IMWS Northeast compilation CD, and subsequently spent several weeks in the BroadJam Alternative Rock Top 10.

The Speeds signed with New Jersey's Kool Kat Musik and in Summer 06 released their highly-anticipated debut album "Sing It Loud". They were highlighted as the “Top New Indie Artist” on the LA Music Pipeline, BigFM Radio’s most popular show with over ten million European listeners. Within six months, "Sing it Loud" received play on over two hundred stations across North America, locally including The X, K-Rock, Star 100.7, and 'DVE. Within their hometown, the group has played every conceivable venue from Z Lounge and The Rex Theater to Market Square and Heinz Field.

In addition to Laguna Beach, Speeds music has been licensed to MTV's Road Rules, The Real World, The Hills, My Super Sweet 16, Human Giant, and Scarred, as well as the Oxygen Network's Bad Girls Club.

With the late addition of Rusted Root sideman Dirk Miller, the enhanced lineup recently performed on the MTV Choose or Lose Tour and finished a slew of new tunes set for an exclusive limited digital release this spring.