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February 16, 2010 09:05 ET

Flobots Celebrate Kick Off of Sophomore Album "Survival Story" With Hometown Denver Show at Ogden Theatre on March 12th

Universal Republic Alt/Hip Hop Trailblazers to Appear at Denver's Twist and Shout Records for an In-Store Signing on "Survival Story" Release Date, Tuesday March 16th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Universal Republic Records' breakthrough Denver band Flobots, will be celebrating the March 16th release date of their sophomore album "Survival Story" in hometown style performing live at Denver's Ogden Theatre on Friday, March 12th. The kinetic band will also be appearing at a local In-store the day "Survival Story" hits the streets and digital platforms, March 16th, autographing copies of the new CD at Denver's popular Twist And Shout Record Store.

Tickets for the Ogden Theatre show are officially available for purchase now. Modern Rock station Channel 93.3 KTCL is presenting the much-buzzed about event, with more special guest to be announced.

The new album features the counter-intuitive lead single "White Flag Warrior," with Rise Against's Tim McIlrath. The song is generating massive buzz at radio with stations such as KFMA/Tucson and WCYY/Portland stating, "Finally! A reaction record that has intelligence... already generating Top 5 phones," "... received a ton of feedback... and got an amazing positive reaction!" Created in Blasting Room studios in Ft. Collins CO, "Survival Story" was produced by Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys).

Known for their riveting, socially charged genre-mashing musicianship, Flobots have rallied fans across the globe to the tune of their rousing activist edge, but have always had a special fondness in their hearts for their loyal home town Denver fans. "There's no place like home," stated Flobots Co-founder Jonny 5. "We've always been inspired by the fans and supportive artistic community that we were nurtured on in Denver. We're thrilled to be celebrating the launch of our new album with them."

"Survival Story" is the follow-up to their 2008 game-changing, 300,000-plus selling Universal Republic debut album, 'Fight With Tools.' The new album was helmed by noted producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Jack Johnson, Moby), and finds the group at yet another turning point of inspiring transformation. The first single from the new album is the pummeling "White Flag Warrior," featuring a guest appearance by Tim McIIrath of influential Chicago band, Rise Against.

Flobots garnered across-the-board critical, cultural and commercial acclaim in 2008 with their platinum-plus smash hit "Handlebars." The song became a Top 5 clarion call of both the rap and rock worlds, with the spirited anthem soaring to #1 on the alternative radio chart as the format's most requested song of the year.

The six-member band was also recognized as innovative agents of cultural change during their mainstream rise, with media outlets such as USA Today praising their "stinging social commentary," and the Boston Herald calling them "rap's most singular breakthrough act in years." Flobots' innovative music, vigorous community networking and uplifting calls to action reflected the generational shift of priorities reverberating throughout the entire country.

"Survival Story" finds the band invigorated by the range of life-experiences that flowed through the Flobots' global collective the past two years (their extremely effective non-profit organization,, has mobilized fans to become change-agents in their own communities throughout the world). But, the sophomore album also arrives in 2010 as a vision of hope for a world pondering its limits: Flobots' unique birds-eye view of a world changed and rearranged -- both inside and out.

Flobots Are:

Jonny 5 - MC/Vocals

Brer Rabbit - MC/Vocals

Andy Guerrero - Guitar

Mackenzie Roberts - Viola/Vocals

Jesse Walker - Guitar

Kenny Ortiz - Drums

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Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. One of several labels that comprise Universal Motown Republic Group, Republic Records was formed in 1995 by President, CEO of the label, Monte Lipman, and his brother, Co-President & COO of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman. Today, the label is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multi-platinum acts.

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