It's a miraculous yet familiar tale...Group of friends form a band, work their asses off gigging around town, cut some demos, secure a recording contract, write a hit or two, emerge from local obscurity to global touring and sales success, hit a creative and interpersonal wall, disband, wander in individual obscurity for a few years, get back together, older, wiser, and produces the best effort of their career and does it all over again.
In this brave new, fiercely competitive world of evaporating record companies, digital downloads and MySpace-created rock stars, when artists are given a rare second chance, they know they must rise to the occasion. Candlebox disappeared but they have most definitely returned and this time, it's not the scene or the culture or the media doing the talking. It's the music. And that is miraculous.
The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! This fall, they've unleashed their highly anticipated new album, Chronic Satisfaction to wild response! Produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer John Ryan (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, etc) of Chicago Kid Productions, the album boasts the popular single, "Uninspired." This fall, ACIDIC toured this fall with major act Alien Ant Farm and will tour through November with Warner Drive, in support of the new CD. Their mushrooming list of achievements and steady upward momentum have earned them a place on Music Review's "12 Bands To Watch In 2012."
ACIDIC first burst onto the scene with the release of their 2010 epic, Getting Lucky -- a record that was produced by the award-winning Australian Wizardz Of Oz team of Andrew Bojanic & Liz Hooper (Jason Mraz, Liz Phair, Avril Lavigne), and helped land the boys on the Hot AC radio charts with their ballad "Maybe." It was off the steam of "Maybe" that the boys scored opening slots on tours with heavy hitters such as Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, and The Higher. They've also toured Kosovo and Germany to play for the troops with Armed Forces Entertainment.
In addition to the tours, the band has also played such prestigious festival gigs as SXSW, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left (main-stage!) – and won the Alternative category in Billboard's 2011 WorldWide Song Contest for their song "Strata Red" (also off of Getting Lucky).