As pointed out in a recent issue of Billboard, the slow-burn success of Sick Puppies is a true story in artist development. Three years and six hundred shows after the release of their debut album, the hardest working trio in rock & roll is breaking through with new hit single “Maybe.” Beginning December 21st, the multi-format hit, which recently shot to No. 3 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart, will be spotlighted as the iTunes Single of the Week.

“Maybe,” currently No. 15 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart, No. 26 on the Top 40 Chart, No. 19 at Hot AC and Top 5 at Modern Rock, is the third single from the band’s acclaimed sophomore release, Tri-Polar (RMR/Virgin/EMI), which has sold more than quarter-million copies to date. The track’s video—a mini-movie directed by Travis Kopach (3OH!3, AFI)—features waitress Kayla Ewell (“Vampire Diaries”) and grease-monkey Tanner Novlan (“Maneater”), as well as contest winners who submitted homemade videos of “Maybe.” The music clip tells the tale of two kids’ serendipitous romance while chasing their dream by courageously leaving their small town lives and making a positive change. It can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFhRowkNrTM

The band (vocalist/guitarist Shimon Moore, bassist Emma Anzai and drummer Mark Goodwin) recently teamed up with shoe retailer Steve Madden for a promotion that sees them featured in over 90 stores nationwide and online. Fans can view a recent interview and performance shot at Madden’s studio here: http://www.stevemadden.com/music/default.aspx?artist_id=29.
Co-founded by Shim and Emma while in high school, Sick Puppies introduced themselves to the world with their “Free Hugs” video for the song “All the Same” from their debut, Dressed Up As Life. Boasting more than 63 million views on YouTube, the video was shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering “Free Hugs.” In the past four years, Sick Puppies have shared stages with the likes of Nickelback, Evanescence, Deftones, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Flyleaf and many more.


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