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09.20.03 Check out MTV's new commercial featuring "Plans For Next Year" on the air right now! (it's the one with the waitress telling off her boss).

01.07.03 "Plans For Next Year" reviewed by 30music here.

11.10.02 "It is of time or place more attended in this moment only the "Emo Mount". The groups like The Red & The Black, it passes from there in front of our nose as much as famished mosquitos in full monsoon to India. The majority prick, waste the landscape and finish crushed on your leg. One wants to cry but certainly not of happiness and even less compassion. Time with other, a happy elected official sees himself saved; by leniency, indulgence or simple kindness, know. The elected official this month: The Red & The Black. Why? Universal melodies of an obliging facility and a voice a little more palpable than the average. It is not a revolution, but that passes agreeably between the meshs of the net." Hopefully it sounds better in french.

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05.23.02 It's taken awhile, but the EP is finally complete, and will be manufactured shortly.

12.10.01 The Red And The Black go into Fireproof this week to record their debut EP with Adam Lasus.

12.01.01 The Red And The Black feature former members of Haywood, Huffy, Joey Sweeney, and My Own Sweet. Rob also plays in Cherubino.

Born from the ashes of Haywood, Huffy, and My Own Sweet, Brooklynís The Red And The Black arenít afraid of a big hook or of an angular song structure. The rhythm section of Jeff Paretchan (bass, vocals) and Rob Viola (drums) have been playing together for over ten years, all the way back into high school. Rob also plays in Cherubino. TRATB was put together by them when their project of many years, Haywood, went belly-up in early 2000. They are joined by Tim Lauben (formerly of Huffy and My Own Sweet) on guitar and vocals, and Michael Esper on guitar.

The Red And The Black represent a very healthy marriage of a nice array of influences. You can hear the usual suspects like Squirrelbait and Jimmy Eat World, but then there's the "classic" rock of The Replacements, Soul Asylum, and The Connells, too. TRATB released their debut EP in the Fall of 2002.


"Plans For Next Year"
"Three Degrees"



Plans For Next Year
Catalog number: PSP 022
Track listing: click here
Release date: 09.10.02

The Red And The Black represent a very healthy marriage of a nice array of influences. You can hear the usual suspects like Squirrelbait and Jimmy Eat World, but then there's the "classic" rock (read: hooks) of The Replacements, Soul Asylum, and The Connells, too. We expect big things from these boys.




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