Flagship Hits the Road this July in Support of Debut

North Carolina’s Flagship is gearing up for an East Coast tour kicking off June 30 in Orlando, FL. The 2-week run will take the band to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., among others. Following these dates, the band will head into the studio to record their debut full-length record.

The tour is in support of the band’s debut EP blackbush, released last month via Bright Antenna/ILG. The 5-song EP “matches the emotional and nearly spiritual alternative rock of U2 circa Achtung Baby, with the deep-throated baritone delivery of lead singer Drake Margolnick ala Ian Curtis from Joy Division and some of the seething anger and rawness of We Are Augustines,” according to Baeble Music. Likewise, The Audio Perve declares it “as ambient as it is powerful.”

For a full EP stream and a look inside the making of blackbush, check out the behind-the-scenes video at Earmilk.com. Earlier this year, American Songwriter premiered the video for blackbush single “Backseat”, watch it here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/03/video-premiere-flagship-backseat/.

Helmed by the talented singer/song writer/guitarist Drake Margolnick, Flagship just wrapped a cross-country tour supporting label mates The Wombats, where they performed in front of sold out crowds in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Salt Lake City and more. With Drake on lead vocals, his lyrics come to life with the help of lead guitarist Matt Padgett, keyboardist Grant Harding, drummer Michael Finster, and bassist Preston Hayden.

The 5-piece band is the newest addition to Bright Antenna, home to such artists as OMD, The Wombats, Magic Wands, Middle Class Rut, Beware of Darkness and more.

Flagship chronicles their daily life in a collaborative blog, Flagship Journal. The blog contains post from the band members including art, photographs taken by drummer Michael, poems, and drawings.

FLAGSHIP TOUR DATES:
6.30 Orlando, FL               The Social (w/ Wolf Gang)
7.01 Jacksonville, FL        Jack Rabbits (w/ Wolf Gang)
7.03 Chicago, IL                Schubas Tavern
7.05 Milwaukee, WI         Summerfest
7.09 New York, NY           Mercury Lounge
7.10 Philadelphia, PA       Kung Fu Necktie
7.11 Washington, DC        DC9
7.13 Chapel Hill, NC         Local 506