HighVolMusic has signed Tacoma-based glam punk-n-roll act Prophets of Addiction for the release of their new album, “Nothing but the Truth.” The album is slated for a fall release, but to appease hungry Prophets’ fans in the meantime, frontman Lesli Sanders and his guitar-slinging cohort G.G. (Glen Gilbert) have released a video single “American Dream,” which can be found at . If this song is any indication of what awaits on the full album, listeners will have their appetites well satisfied for sure. Sanders has a knack for creating moving melodies and lyrics that tell stories – in the case of “American Dream,” the story of looking back on life with a smile, remembering the best of times in the face of growing older (and being thankful to have made it this far considering the crazy, youthful days of living on the edge like there was no tomorrow). Playing in punk metal bands and living the Hollywood high life back in the day, Sanders did the things most rock fans dream about doing, and he lived to tell in his own creative way – with his guitar, piano and melody, his gritty voice singing over a lush texture of backing chorus. “Just thinkin’ back to those days when we had it all/so it seemed/we were the ones you wanted to be/just lookin’ back…,” he sings on “American Dream.” And the most wonderful thing about Sanders is that he has never stopped making music.
“I love the rawness of the band and have been a fan since they hit the scene,” said Bill Chavis, Principal, HVM. “Lesli is the consummate professional and one of the hardest working guys in the business. I am happy to have him and G.G. as well as the rest of the ban as part of the family. This acoustic release is something special, and then we’re going to light things up with a brand new, full-on electric opus!
“Nothing but the Truth” will feature 10 acoustic tracks of Prophets’ purity – their signature sound stripped down to its raw essence. It was mixed by Phil Soussan (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Vince Neil) and features Sanders on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano and G.G. on guitar and backing vocals. G.G. is the guitarist for Richie Ramone (Ramones).
Sanders is formerly of Pretty Boy Floyd, Queeny Blast Pop, Talks Cheap, Distractions, City Girls’ Boys and touring bassist of Marky Ramone (Ramones) and Phil Lewis (LA Guns) band.
Keep an eye on the Prophets of Addiction Facebook page for upcoming local shows.