She Wants Revenge – live at Gothic Theater – Englewood, Colorado – June 16, 2010 –
She Wants Revenge – in concert from The Gothic Theater in Englewood Colorado and recorded on June 16, 2010. Perennial favorites that I’ve been a fan of since I first heard them via MySpace in 2006 around the time of the release of their debut album. According to their website – like just about everybody who makes a living making music, everything for them has been put on a screeching halt for the foreseeable future – hence, no live gigs, no tours, not much of anything but waiting. And that truly sucks.
However – and also according to their website (which you should visit from time to time and get put on the mailing list: She Wants Revenge.com), they are readying to release their 4th album sometime this Fall/Winter – hopefully by that time things will have settled down – or new avenues of exposure will be surfacing, and it would behove you to check them out if you haven’t already.
Bit of background for the uninitiated (thanks Wikipedia):
She Wants Revenge are based in San Fernando Valley, California and formed in 2004. The group’s debut album She Wants Revenge was released in early 2006, with three singles to follow (“These Things”, a video featuring Shirley Manson from Garbage, “Out of Control”, and “Tear You Apart” for which the video was directed by Joaquin Phoenix). The band has sold more than 300,000 records in the US. The band’s second album, This Is Forever, was released in 2007. The group’s third album, entitled Valleyheart, was released in 2011.
The band toured extensively through 2006 with Depeche Mode and Placebo.
In 2007, the group was featured on the track “Time” with Timbaland. In a recent interview, Adam Bravin told Suicide Girls that She Wants Revenge has a lot of unreleased potential b-sides, like “Love to Sleep”, which they would like to share. Adam added that the band would like to tour with their heroes The Cure and Bauhaus. They have been released from their contract with the label Geffen/Interscope, according to a MySpace bulletin. The group formed their own label, Perfect Kiss, formerly an imprint, in 2008.
Their EP, Save Your Soul, was released to iTunes on May 13, 2008. The EP contained four tracks: “Save Your Soul”, “A Hundred Kisses”, “Sugar”, and “Sleep”. The group has formed a fan club and participated in the 2008 Nylon summer tour. Their song “Tear You Apart” appeared in the first season of the TV show Fringe (episode 18, “Midnight”), in the movie The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey, and in the season 5 première of American Horror Story (episode 1, “Checking In”).
An EP titled Up and Down, was released via iTunes on September 22, 2009. At the end of their tour to promote the release of Up and Down, She Wants Revenge began working on their third studio album, which would revisit the dark roots of their first album.
A new video titled “Take The World” was released February 7, 2011, prior to the release of their first single, “Must Be The One”. The video was band member Adam Bravin’s directorial debut. Filming for “Must Be The One” began on February 8, and was released in March. Valleyheart, the band’s third studio album, was released on May 23, 2011.
On August 1, 2012, the band announced that they are taking an indefinite hiatus.
In 2015, She Wants Revenge gained popularity following “Tear You Apart” appearing in American Horror Story: Hotel’s season première. The band announced 10 year anniversary shows throughout California in 2016 and have teased a full-return.
On 22 February 2019, it was announced that She Wants Revenge would be appearing at Infest Festival, held at the University of Bradford Student Union, West Yorkshire, UK, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
So here are in 2020 and everything is up in the air. But things are looking hopeful and the new album should be dropping shortly. In the meantime, had a listen to this 2010 gig where they were opening for Psychedelic Furs.