North Carolina rock band, stratocruiser , today announced it has signed a deal with San Francisco record label, Zip RecordsThe deal marks the return of the band to the label that released the successful and critically acclaimed 2004 album, Suburban Contemporary. The new album, the band's fifth full-length, The Spark, will be released sometime in late summer 2011.
"We are excited to return to the home of our biggest success" said stratocruiser singer and rhythm guitarist, Clay Howard." We worked very hard to put together a strong set of songs that represent stratocruiser in 2011, and we are honored that the label also believes in these songs. We could not be happier to have Zip records releasing and distributing The Spark throughout the world."
"Zip Records is delighted, excited, privileged and proud to bring forth the latest brilliant album by North Carolina's legends of rock - Stratocruiser," said label president, Art Herman. "The new songs on album, The Spark, not only continue the strong melodic tradition of Stratocruiser, but also contain refreshing new hooks and chops you must hear to believe.".