Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slightly Stoopid - Video Clip, Tour Dates and PR

Fans Can Watch "2am" Exclusively on imeem

Los Angeles, CA - (Tuesday, February 3, 2009) -- Everyone's favorite California Dub Rockers SLIGHTLY STOOPID, are about to unveil their brand new video for their hit single "2am”, from the band's latest full scale studio release “Chronchitis." The colorful "2am" clip is a psychedelic amalgamation of live concert footage, archival footage of drug-related police activity from the 60s and 70s, and tripped-out images of marijuana culture. Starting today, fans around the world can watch the video exclusively on the band's imeem profile at imeem/slightlystoopid

The band also plans for an interactive web based version utilizing the new “hot click” technology which will create additional “pop-ups” of various facts and historical information about the band and various elements contained within the video.

In addition to watching "2am" on imeem, fans can find free streaming playlists, videos and exclusive photos on Stoopid's imeem profile at Using imeem's embeddable playlist widgets, fans can easily share their favorite Slightly Stoopid playlists with friends and embed them on blogs websites and profiles on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking services. imeem is the world's largest social music service with more than 25 million people visiting the site each month.

In the "2am" clip, Slightly Stoopid churns out a stoner's delight of video eye candy that artfully references a nostalgic play on old "Keystone Cops," “Reefer Madness," “Cheech and Chong," “High Times," CNN, and The Fillmore West, and perfectly accompanies the laid back groove of the song. "2am" has been one of the Most Played/Most Requested tracks at alt/radio stations across the country since last Fall, including L.A.'s KROQ-FM, and was awarded "Song of the Year" by San Diego's 91X radio outlet. The clip for “2am” was directed by acclaimed visual effects artist Mark Larranga, who has worked in various capacities on such blockbuster films as "Titanic," "O Brother Where Art Thou," and "Spiderman 1 & 2," has contributed to videos as diverse as those by Jamiroquol and Britney Spears, and whose cutting-edge and stunning visual work has also been seen in a number of television commercials.

The San Diego-based Slightly Stoopid is comprised of members Miles Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals), Kyle McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), Ryan "RyMo" Moran (drums), Oguer "OG" Ocon (congas, percussion, harp, vocals), DeLa (saxophone), and C-Money (trumpet, keyboard). Signed by the late Bradley Nowell (of Sublime fame) to Skunk Records, the band has subsequently turned down three major label contacts, deciding instead to stay completely independent and maintain control over their music and career. Without the benefit of traditional major label sales and marketing methods, Slightly Stoopid has sold more than a half-million albums, "Chronchitis" debuted at #55 on the Billboard Album Chart, they're selling out tour dates nationwide, and now they've got their own label so they can support other bands who just don't want to go the outdated major label way. For years, Slightly Stoopid has been totally wired in with new technologies and file-sharing and have built a new music model that many other indie bands are now following.

Slightly Stoopid hits the road this month on the first leg of their 2009 tour. With more to be announced, dates are below:

5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
6 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ
7 El Rey Theatre, Albuquerque NM
8 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
11 George's Majestic, Fayetteville, AR
12 The Horseshoe, Bossier City, LA
13 Warehouse, Houston, TX
14 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
15 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
18 Floyd's Music Store, Tallahassee, FL
19 The Venue, Gainesville, FL
20 Plush, Jacksonville, FL
21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22 Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL

17 Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ (with Bad Religion)
19 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
20 Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
21 Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
25 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
26 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
27 The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
28 The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
31 The Music Farm, Charleston, SC

1 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
2 The Lyric, Oxford, MS
3 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
4 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX

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