Tell Me (Big Stir Digital Single No. 60)
The Forty Nineteens
California-based, internationally beloved, and habitual show-stoppers at Big Stir's live concert series in LA, THE FORTY NINETEENS are long overdue for the spotlight in the Big Stir Singles Series. And here they are with two brand new sides, “Tell Me” b/w “It's For Fun (That's All We're Living For)”, their first major release since 2017's celebrated Good Fortune album, is out Friday, February 14 and available for pre-order at https://bigstirrecords.com/big-stir-digital-singles now! THE FORTY NINETEENS are a band for the ages, tapping into everything that's good, true and visceral about rock and roll. Call it garage rock, with alt-rock roots and good time raucousness that's evident in their name: a “4019” credit in legal talk is “time off for good behavior”. For music fans yearning for some “time off” from the modern corporate norm, The Forty Nineteens are thrilled to oblige, with pure rock energy that's second to none and hooks and harmonies that simply soar. Boasting originals that stand toe-to-toe with the blistering Smithereens, Modern Lovers and Stones covers that pepper their sets, it's no wonder that The Forty Nineteens are rapidly cultivating a worldwide following and topping indie charts everywhere. The band's kicking off 2020 as they mean to continue, with a slew of singles in the classic style. First up in February are these two brand new sides, their debut with Big Stir (aside from a supercharge contribution to our multi-artist Holiday Maxi-Single last December). We can assure you: there's more where those tunes came from, so keep your ears on our Singles Series and your eyes on our CD compilations. The tireless and talented lads who would become THE FORTY NINETEENS honed their chops in LA performing at the legendary Raji's and Palomino Club, in the city's vibrant and beloved Cowpunk and Paisley Underground scenes. The band continues this freewheeling spirit, and it's bringing them no shortage of attention: The Forty Nineteens can regularly be heard in Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM, and college and commercial radio in the US and abroad. They've performed with X, Gin Blossoms, Robin Zander, The Alarm, The Fixx and others – you never know where they'll turn up and rip the roof off a joint, no matter what its size. JOHN POZZA (formerly of THE LEONARDS) leads the charge with his impassioned vocals, aided and abetted by MARY'S DANISH vets MATT COLLERAN (guitar) and NICK ZEIGLER (drums, and perhaps truly the hardest working man in show business). Guitarist CHUCK GORIAN and bassist KEVIN BARBER kick the whole show into high gear. It's a classic lineup but with a sound that's widely hailed as one of the freshest things happening in California rock. Good behavior? That's debatable. Phenomenal music? Guilty as charged... but you be the judge.