The Churchills to release The Odds Of Winning
For those of you who haven’t heard The Churchills, tune into prime time television and all of that will change. The band’s songs have appeared on a number of hit television shows like “ER”, “Scrubs”, "Meet the Barkers", "Making The Band" and “Everwood” - films suchs as Mira Sorvino’s “Too Tired To Die”, and tracks from their new album 'The Odds Of Winning' have already been featured on new episodes of “Third Watch”, “ER”, “Summerland” and MTV's "Parental Control" and "Miss Seventeen". In fact, Meadow Soprano has been seen wearing a Churchills t-shirt on “The Sopranos.”
Artist: The Churchills
Title: The Odds Of Winning
Release date: 03/12/06
Label: Near Records
Single: Sometimes Your Best Isn’t Good Enough
Buy at: Amazon
The Odds Of Winning may be a bit darker in tone and emotion than some of their previous releases, but equally as infectious with their signature power pop gems like “Sometimes Your Best Isn’t Good Enough,” heard throughout. This new album retains all the melodic bombast and sparkling hooks of their past work, but adds a twist of bitter sadness. This depth of sad optimism set to riffs so catchy they would make all of Cheap Trick blush.
The band formed in New York City in 2000 when founding members Ron Haney and Bart Schoudel got one of their songs into the hands of Michael J. Fox, who put them on three episodes of his show “Spin City.” The band appeared playing their song “Everybody Gets What They Deserve” live on the street in the show. Since then they have been featured widely on radio and video outlets around the country, and syndicated on NPR around the world. Other members of the band include Scott Haskitt on drums and Jed Higgerson on guitar.
Their 2002 album Big Ideas was met with much critical acclaim and they have played extensively throughout Japan, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. After touring the world, The Churchills are now set to break out of the small screen and into cd and mp3 players everywhere.
•The Churchills' polished, radio-friendly pop songs have been featured in a slew of TV shows. Their album, "The Odds of Winning" (Near), is jam-packed with pretty, catchy tunes... Time Out NY - January 18th, 2006
•The Churchills recorded one of 2005’s most stellar indie albums, the underexposed The Odds of Winning, with current single “I’m a Sucker for a Girl in Uniform” a delightful burst of garage rock. Tasty harmonies in the live setting, too. Catch them here while you can: They won’t be playing small venues for long... The Village Voice - January 12th, 2006
•The Odds Of Winning is easily one of the essential indie releases of 2005 and with licensing deals for shows like ER, Summerland and Scrubs in place to feature their music, The Churchills look like they really do have the odds in their favor... INK 19's Top 20 records of 2005 - January 17th, 2006
•The Churchills’ play decades-spanning, melting pot pop. The Eagle Times NH-January 23, 2006
The Odds Of Winning Tracklisting
1. Not So Goodbye
2. Sometimes Your Best Isn't Good Enough
3. I'm A Sucker For A Girl In A Uniform
4. The Odds Of Winning
5. Do You Want Me To Go Away
6. It Only Hurts When I Breathe
8. They're Never Gonna Find Me
11. Waiting For Somone To Save Us
12. We're All Light And Stars
13. Bonus Track
"The Odds Of Winning" by The Churchills - release date: 03/12/06..