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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Presidents of the USA CD Release Party at Easy Street—Win Their New CD!

posted by on March 11 at 12:00 PM

Last night’s Presidents of the United States of America CD release party at Easy Street was so much fun—a packed house was treated to a bunch of new songs from These Are the Good Time People (in stores today), along with a few “oldie moldy goldy” favorites from the band’s early days including “Peaches,” “Lump,” “Kick Out the Jams,” and an impromptu cover of “Good Times Roll” by the Cars.

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Singer Chris Ballew spilled his beer—“Now if I want a sip of beer I’m gonna have to lick the stage.” Later, he charged into the audience with his guitar. And the band talked about how excited they were about the new record. Ballew even said if you don’t like it, you can call him up and he’ll refund your money. He said his number is 555-5555. I think he’s lying.

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After the show, the band sold new merch (including t-shirt designs drawn by Ballew), and signed copies of the new record. The line went all the way to the back of the store, wrapping around and back down another aisle.

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I took a video of their final song, “Peaches.” If you’re not into the shoddy point and shoot style, though, a video of the whole show is supposed to be archived at synclive.com.

If you’re a crazy Presidents fan, be sure to log on to Line Out every day this week (starting today!) for a chance to win PotUSA prizes. The first one is coming up… well… NOW!

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Do you want your very own autographed copy of the new record, These Are the Good Times People? Well Line Out has one to give away! E-mail your full name and mailing address lineout@thestranger.com with PUSA CONTEST in the subject line and maybe you’ll be a winner! The winner will be chosen at random and notified tomorrow via e-mail. Good luck!

UPDATE: The contest is over and the winner has been notified.

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In the photo with the baseball cap, Ballew looks a little like the surrogate form Arrested Development.

Posted by Eric Grandy | March 11, 2008 1:03 PM
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I predict both of their NW shows will literally blow the roof off the venues being that USE is playing w/ them, too.

Posted by His royal mike-ness | March 12, 2008 11:46 AM

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