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It Matters - Foundry

2/7/07 - FOUNDRY PRESS RELEASE

FOUNDRY LIVE @ JESSIE'S ROADHOUSE - FEB. 23RD, 2007 - 9PM - NEW SONGS (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW SONG LINKS)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2007 - 9PM
FOUNDRY AT
JESSIE'S LIP SMACKIN' ROADHOUSE
1810 MERRICK ROAD
MERRICK, NY
516 379 - 7140
MAP HERE

NEW - Free Downloads:

For the Rest of My Life - mp3

Before We Say Goodbye - Windows Media (New Foundry release from the World Rattles 'Round sessions.)

Long Island alt.country band FOUNDRY - Featuring Doug Kwartler, Michael Leuci, Mark Crosson and Jim Leach will join up for a special electric show at Jessie's Roadhouse in Merrick on Friday night, February 23rd, 2007. This marks the first time all four original members have reunited since Sept. of 2004 for the Port Jefferson American Music Festival. Opening for Foundry will be 2 acts, Steve Robinson and Toby Tobias.

During the Foundry's most active period from 1997 - 2003, the band released two critically acclaimed cd's - World Rattles 'Round and Give Me A Reason To Live, both on Hollow Body Records. The band toured up and down the east coast and Midwest playing at several notable music festivals including Nemo, Millennium, Rt. 1 South and sold cd's in the US and abroad including: England, Italy, Denmark, Madrid, Netherlands, Japan, and Germany.

After Sept. 11th, Foundry recorded the song "For the Rest of My Life" as a tribute to the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center. The recording features over 50 L.I. firefighters singing on the chorus and was downloaded over 3,000 times for a suggested donation towards the Twin Towers Fund, set up by then Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The song was also posted the NY air-traffic controller's web site. The song can be downloaded for free below.

A video for the band's first single, "It Matters," (from World Rattle's Round) was shot at an abandoned farm in eastern Long Island and can be seen at the band's website: http://www.foundryband.com

Additionally, the song "Before We Say Goodbye," never before released to the public, is being made available for listening here and on Foundry's web site. The song was recorded during the World Rattles 'Round sessions and not used on the album.

We hope you can make it down to Jessie's on Friday, February 23rd to see this very special event.

Below is all the information and links to the songs.

Thanks!

Opening Acts:

Steve Robonson - http://stellarob.com/home.html

Toby Tobias - http://www.tobytoby.com

11/5/06 - FOUNDRY REHEARSING FOR NEW SHOWS

Today, Foundry announced that the four original members of the band, Doug Kwartler, Mark Crosson, Jim Leach and MIchael Leuci will play a show in their home base of Long Island, NY. A venue and date have yet to be announced. Additionally, the band plans to take the show on the road. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

FOUNDRY PERFORMS AT FUND RAISER FOR FIRST DATA INC.

Foundry will perform at Mulcahy's in Wantagh, NY for a fund raiser for First Data Inc.

AUGUST 12, 2004-

FOUNDRY PERFORMS ON SAT. SEPT. 11, 2004 - 4PM.

Today, Foundry announced that the original members of the band, Jim Leach on bass, Mark Crosson on vox and

elec. guitar, Michael Leuci on drums and Doug Kwartler on lead vox and rhythm guitar, will reunite for a concert. The set will take place at the Port Jefferson Jazz and American Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. The band will go on at 4pm and play approximately 50 minutes. Check the concerts page for updates.

NOV. 6, 2003 - OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE SET AT NOV. 21ST - CD RELEASE SHOW IN NYC AT THE BAGGOT INN. SOUND CLIPS AVAILABLE NOW.

Today, Hollow Body Records announced

that an official release date for Give Me A Reason To Live, (GRTL) Foundry's sophomore album, is set at Nov. 21st. On that night, a CD release

party and show will take place at The Baggot Inn in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC. Finished copies of GRTL will be available for sale that night. The Baggot Inn is located at 82 W. 3rd Street bet. Thompson and Sullivan. As of today, the song order and lyrics have been posted on this web site with 4 sound clips.. More sound clips to follow. GRTL will be available for sale on-line in early December. The first single looks to be the ballad, "Reston."

Some of the the CD's initial rhythm tracks were recorded as early as spring, 2002. The disc contains 10 new Foundry songs. GRTL exudes a spontaneous and raucous feel as most of the initial tracking was done live at Castle Ave. Studios in Westbury, NY. with additional overdubs and all mixing done at Hollow Body Studios, in Floral Park, NY. The CD features, Doug Kwartler on vocals, rhythm guitar - Mark Crosson on back vox and rhythm and lead guitar, Jim Leach on bass and back vox and Michael Leuci (Foundry's original drummer) on drums, percussion, piano and Hammond. Sean Minardi, Leuci's successor, took over drumming duties this past spring, 2003, and will be rockin' with the band on upcoming supporting shows and tours.

Please stay tuned for more information and check out the concerts page for show info.

NOV. 3, 2003- OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE PENDING!!

As of today, the finished copy of Give Me A Reason To Live, the sophomore cd from Foundry, is currently being pressed. It looks like an official release date of Nov. 21st is expected, with a CD release party to take place on that day at The Baggot Inn, in NYC. The CD will be for sale shortly after that from this web site. Stay tuned for more details.

APRIL 12, 2003- CD IS PROGRESSING!

Personal note from Doug: Yeah Yeah we know it's late. Very very very late. I can harbor all the blame for this. Too busy for anything. Look at our freakin' gig schedule. But, alas, progress is being made. Things looking good. Have no fear, CD will be out this year! (Hopefully soon!) This CD should be worth the wait. Hang in there our friend in Italy! - Doug

FEBRUARY 16, 2003 - BACK BEFORE THE STORM!! FOUNDRY RETURNS FROM MILLENIUM.

Back just before 12 - 24" of snow is expected to fall in the northeast, Foundry returned to NY this afternoon after an amazing night of roots rock and roll. Foundry played at the Appalachian Brewing Company. The band shared the night with Great American, Radio Caroline, Wayne Supergenius and Soda Jerk. All of whom, will be going onto the links page shortly, and all of whom put on STAGGERING sets of roots rock and roll. Foundry also met up with their friends Idleride whom they played with last week in West Virginia. More on Millenium, including pictures will be posted shortly.

FEBRUARY 12, 2003 - FOUNDRY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE IN ANTICIPATION OF CD RELEASE

Hollow Body Records has launched a newly redesigned website for foundryband.com. The new site is in anticipation for the release of Give Me A Reason To Live, the new album from the band. The site reflects the overall look for the new album and features more menu items than the last site. Look for new audio clips from the new album to be posted sometime in March and a new video in April.

FEBRUARY 9, 2003 - FOUNDRY RETURNS FROM A SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO CLEVELAND AND THE WVMC. READIES FOR THE MILLENIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE IN HARRISBURG, PA NEXT WEEKEND.

Foundry has returned from it's Cleveland, OH and West Virginia Music Conference trip. The band (minus Big Jim) played a semi-acoustic acoustic set at the infamous Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland, on the campus of Case Western Univ. Then it was off to Charleston West Virginia for a full-band, electric set at the Empty Glass. It was there that Foundry met up with Idleride, a young up and coming pop rock act from Virginia. The night finished with a jam on "All Along The Watchtower" with both bands participating.

Foundry next heads to Harrisburg Pennsylvania for their showcase at the Millenium Music Conference. The band will again feature songs from their upcoming album, Give Me A Reason To Live.

JANUARY 15, 2003 - FOUNDRY READIES GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE. SET FOR MARCH 30, 2003 RELEASE. THE FOLLOW UP TO THEIR 2001 RELEASE, WORLD RATTLES 'ROUND.

Garden City, NY - On March 30, 2003, Hollow Body Records will release the long awaited second cd from Foundry. A five-piece outfit from the New York City / Long Island area, Foundry combines rock, country, folk, blues and rockabilly to create a unique sound. The band is also known for its frenetic live concerts that showcase tasteful musicianship with Springsteen-like energy.