Hot off the heels of two monster singles on Allentown, Pa.'s B104 FM ("So" and "Out of My Hands") pop rock band Sandlot Heroes is hoping for a three-peat when the group hits the studio next week to record new songs with producer Carl Bell of Fuel. The band will trek up to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains to work with Bell on Fuel's lead guitarist's most recent production project. The creative writing force behind Fuel's multi-platinum records, Bell is responsible for a number of hits including the smash "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" which Billboard Magazine recently picked as the no. 5 rock song of last decade. He chose to work with Sandlot Heroes after the group made waves by hitting no. 1 twice on B104 – a Clear Channel station – an incredible feat for an unsigned band. Soundmine Recording Studio is a world-class residential studio that has been used heavily by A&R from Universal, Sony and Warner record companies. Media Five Entertainment president David Sestak is excited to be working together again with co-manager Greg Epler. The company guided the worldwide sales of 25 million records by Live and Fuel. Sestak and Epler are looking forward to renewing their long relationship with Bell and focusing their efforts on Sandlot Heroes. Epler also co-manages Simone, daughter of the legendary Nina Simone, and formerly co-managed Tantric. Sandlot Heroes continues hitting traditional and non-traditional venues to support its debut album, Pretend That We're Famous, which was independently released last fall to local and national acclaim. In addition to headlining gigs at Allentown's Crocodile Rock Café and other East Coast hotspots, the band makes weekly stops at middle schools and high schools throughout the tri-state area to further cultivate its loyal audience. The guys are anticipating playing one of their biggest venues yet, when they'll be the direct support for popular hip-hop/rock group Gym Class Heroes at Allentown's Muhlenberg College on March 28 in the 3,500-capacity Memorial Hall. On Friday, April 16 they will be one of the featured bands at the Dewey Beach Popfest. B104 is presenting Sandlot on May 28 at the annual Mayfair festival Allentown. Pretend That We're Famous, which features "So," "Out of My Hands", is available now on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. For more information: www.SandlotHeroes.com
AVA members are guitarist David Kennedy (from Over My Dead Body, Hazen Street and Box Car Racer), bassist Matt Wachter (from 30 Seconds to Mars) and drummer Ilan Rubin (from Lostprophets and Nine Inch Nails).