|By Marketwired .||
|June 4, 2013 03:17 PM EDT||
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 -- Emerging as a powerhouse live band rooted in Las Vegas over the past few years, Szabo's (www.szaboband.com) high-octane raw indie sound is emerging at a time when '90s rock resurgence is on an upswing, regaining an important foothold in the alternative music market.
Szabo is gearing up for the release of their debut EP Get Wasted with a special performance at the artsy hotspot Artifice Bar & Lounge in Las Vegas on June 8, 2013 at 9 p.m. Black Belt Karate, Leather Bound Crooks and Gorilla Heads will kick off the evening's festivities before a 30-minute set at 11 p.m. from the headliner. The EP will be available for purchase on iTunes and other digital retailers on June 11.
Led by charismatic frontman Elliot Szabo, their songs are driven by a fiery mix of distorted guitars reminiscent of '90s alt-rock and keyboard and electronic textures synonymous with classic new wave.
"The song that is the title track, 'Get Wasted' is really an observation about the crazy party mentality people who come to Vegas have, which seems to only exist here," says Elliot, who moved to the city in 2008. "It's our pop-rock anti-party song."
Szabo -- whose founding core includes Elliot, bassist Gary Coveney and drummer Austin Perry -- recorded and mixed their highly anticipated debut EP Get Wasted, available Summer 2013 on their website for a download price of your choosing, at Battle Born Studios, owned by Vegas-based superstars The Killers.
Evolving through several lineup changes these past few years, Szabo -- whose current lineup includes keyboardist Andy Vieluf -- has also performed in such prestige spots as the Hard Rock Café on the Vegas Strip and opened for alt-rockers Hoobastank at The Rio.
The creative seeds of the Get Wasted EP were planted months before when Elliot took up a wild challenge to enter songs in a contest sponsored by an indie magazine. Over the course of two weeks as the contest specified, he, Gary and Austin holed up in their studio and wrote 12 songs in only two weeks.
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