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Posted by Ted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:02:00 AM

Curious Post Title, eh? This describes the first 3 tracks of the new Plaid Anxiety CD, "The Spectrum". Just a bit of a teaser for you.

We are finished recording all of the music for the new release and currently working on recording the vocal tracks and mixdown. Seems to be flowing quite well so far and we are very pleased with this album. We hope you will be as well. 13 new songs...and as usual, a broad span of styles. That's how Plaid rolls. We should have the first "single" finished in the next couple of weeks and the entire CD is looking at a mid to late June release online. Please keep checking back for specifics on that.

We are also coordinating another Mini-Tour to promote the release of "The Spectrum" in mid-late July. We had so much fun on the 2011 AUTOPILOT Tour that we just had to do it again. We will keep you posted on those dates as they develop. 

As always, thank you for the support and we look forward to seeing you this Summer and sharing what we love to music and be Plaid.


The Spectrum 

Posted by Ted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:49:00 PM Categories: General News

It has been decided that the new Plaid Anxiety CD/Release will be called "The Spectrum". We've been working hard to provide some great new material for this release and we're truly excited for the songs we have already written and the ones we are still writing. There may even be a few that have not even been conjured up just yet. Tentatively, there will be between 11-15 songs on the CD and naturally some bonus material for B-Sides and live performances, but we will keep you posted on all of that as it comes together. 

"The Spectrum" is certain to portray what Plaid Anxiety has been striving toward for all of our years as musicians/performers as it contains a wide variety of styles, experiments and sounds to ensure we deliver something for everyone. And, of course, we will be planning some local live shows for this Spring/Summer, but also the possibility of a "Spectral Tour" is in keep checking back for the latest news on Plaid Anxiety and The Spectrum. always...thank you for your continued support!!



Sneak Preview 

Posted by Ted Friday, December 9, 2011 2:04:00 PM Categories: General News

We've been extremely busy writing new music for the new CD, the title of which will be announced soon. There has been some serious discussion of playing an impromptu performance to display some of the sounds from the forthcoming CD. A "Sneak Preview" of what is to come in a sense. We might even squeeze one or two of our "classic" tunes as well. This "show" will be announced SOON and will be something you don't want to miss. You MAY not hear any of these songs again until the CD is released in early Spring 2012. Keep checking back for details, and as always, thank you for your continued support. 



November Update 

Posted by Ted Thursday, November 17, 2011 5:06:00 PM

Plaid Anxiety is back to work writing and recording. Dozens of ideas to be filtered down into final cuts, B-Sides and straight up garbage. We have temporarily removed our Facebook page to make some adjustments, but we will be back. Thanks for checking in on us. We will keep you posted with any news that may fall upon us.

Plaid Anxiety - Year to Date News 

Posted by Ted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:37:00 PM Categories: General News

  2011 has been a very productive year for Plaid Anxiety. They kicked off the year with their first "Halfway Unplugged" show at Sully's Comedy Cellar in Parkville, MD, playing a full set of stripped-down versions of their favorite songs. It was well received and opened up new horizons for them in the future. Very cool to hear how their "usual' sound translated to a lighter, more melodic style. 

Shortly after the "Halfway Unplugged" show, Ted and Adam went back into the studio and vigorously rolled out 10 brand new songs for the new CD, AUTOPILOT. These were the first new songs written and recorded by the band in several years and brought on a variety of changes to them as a whole. The long break from writing and recording proved to be a success when AUTOPILOT brought on some very well received tracks like "My High School Crush Is A Lesbian", "Running Away" and the more subdued "Just Pretend I'm Not Here". AUTOPILOT was available for download purchase via iTunes and Amazon on June 13th, 2011 and available on CD on June 17th, 2011.
June 17th, 2011 also kicked off the band's first "Mini-Tour", appropriately dubbed "THE AUTOPILOT TOUR". Adam & Ted played six shows in a row in different cities, including Baltimore MD, Atlantic City NJ, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia PA, Wilmington DE, and Washington DC. this was the first time for the band to do anything remotely resembling a tour and definitely broadened their fan base as well as their appreciation for "life on the road". 
When the "Mini-Tour" ended, the band was informed that they had made it into the Top 40 bands for The HFStival Battle To Break Out Contest, hosted by the infamous Baltimore/DC Radio Station, WHFS. Thanks to online voting by fans of Plaid Anxiety, they made it into the Top 9 Bands and moved on to the Semi-Finals where they competed in front of a panel of judges at Sonoma's in Columbia, MD. Chuck came back to play with Ted and Adam for the competition and give the band an overall fuller sound. Their performance was very well received by the judges and the audience and they won their spot in the Final Round of the Top 3 Bands. The competition was held at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and after another flawless set, they tied for 2nd Place. More good exposure and some very tough competition, but an incredible experience for Plaid Anxiety. 
In between the competition and some other smaller shows played, the trio decided it was time to get back into the studio and start working on new material over the colder months. No further shows are scheduled as of now, but they may still squeeze one or two more in before the year is out.
Currently in the writing process for their next release, which will most likely be finished in the Spring of 2012, Plaid Anxiety also has three other releases in the finishing stages : "Plaid Anxiety - Halfway Unplugged", "THE JUNKYARD - Plaid Anxiety's Greatest Hits According To Plaid Anxiety", and "Plaid Anxiety - Divas". These will be available to the public in the near future as Downloads only, except for the latter, which will be available as a EP CD only. 
More details to come about everything Plaid Anxiety, so keep checking back. 2011 isn't over yet!!! 
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