Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pollstar chats with high energy “atomic power pop” band of brothers, The Safes. Chicago-based trio on tour now.

See the group’s latest music video featuring fans of The Safes from throughout the world via Yahoo! Music.


The Safes (L-R): Patrick O’Malley, Frankie O’Malley, Michael O’Malley. Photo Credit: Andrew Ballantyne


The Safes – In The Press

“Atomic pop” – Rolling Stone

“Garage-kissed power pop” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Wild and crazy” – Chicago Tribune



“I Would Love To” is the latest video from “Record Heat” by The Safes


See the premiere of the “I Would Love To” video streaming now via Yahoo! Music

On the eve of the launch of the band’s latest tour, Frankie O’Malley of The Safes was the subject of an extensive interview with touring industry bible Pollstar about the Chicago-based band's DIY beliefs, its upcoming projects and how the band members (which also include O’Malley’s brothers Patrick and Michael) ended up playing each other’s instruments.  Read the full interview here.

Call ‘em “garage-kissed power pop” (San Francisco Chronicle), “atomic pop” (Rolling Stone), or simply “wild and crazy” (Chicago Tribune), The Safes have collected plenty of accolades for however you’d like to sum up their expert-level snappy songwriting and sharp showmanship. Now, with the band’s latest album Record Heat out, and a fall tour on the horizon, the brothers O’Malley have debuted a very unique clip for The Safes song “I Would Love To” exclusively via Yahoo! Music.

The video’s director, Mickey Mangan is a polyglot who had a vision for “I Would Love To” that took his talent for languages into account. Believing the song to be a global anthem that expresses feelings anyone anywhere can identify with, Mangan enlisted fans of The Safes from all over the world and asked them to film themselves displaying lyrics to the song in their home countries and in their native tongues.

Twelve countries (Argentina, United States, Jordan, Chile, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Ireland, and Germany) and 14 languages (Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Polish, French, Tagalog, Finnish, Italian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Chinese, Irish, German, and English) are represented in the finished video, streaming now.

The Safes recently launched a two-week tour in Cleveland on November 10th – see below for remaining dates. Members of The Safes are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


The Safes - On Tour

11/12 State College, PA @ Darkhorse
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's
11/14 Boston, MA @ PAs
11/15 Portland, ME @ Bayside Bowl
11/16 Providence, RI @ The Parlour
11/17 New York, NY @ Pianos
11/18 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
11/19 New London, CT @ Oasis
11/20 Annapolis, MD @ The Metropolitan
11/21 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
11/22 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard's Club H
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Livewire Lounge


The Safes
Record Heat
(Wee Rock Records – Out Now)

Track Listing:

1.  Hopes Up, Guard Down (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3 | VIDEO)
2.  I Would Love To (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3 | VIDEO)
3.  K.O.
4.  The Wide Open Sky
5.  Birthday Cake
6.  Know It All (STREAM)
7.  I Win
8.  Ace For A Face
9.  Hot Pursuit
10.  Erased From History


The Safes Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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