We are sooooo happy to release our NEW album, Musikizinew! For those of you that don’t know, Musikizinew is pronounced “music is in you”, which was the original name of the title track on the album. During shows and rehearsals, Carly would say it so fast that it became one slurred word. Thus we decided to combine it into one word! We have worked soooo many hours in the studio with Emergent Recording to put out the PERFECT album. We are so pleased with the result, and we are sure that you will be too! Please join us for our CD Release Weekend on May 30th and 31st. On Friday we will be throwing down at our favorite beach in the City, KC’s Sandbar and Grille in Downtown Fort Walton Beach and on Saturday we will return to the place where it ALL started, the Funky Blues Shack in Destin, FL. We really appreciate all the support you have all given us over the past 3 years. We hope to see you there!
Hey New Earth Army Recruits! Here is your chance to REALLY make a difference for NEA! We are just about finished with our second album, “Musikizinew”, and we are trying to raise funds to go into production. Please help us out by pre-ordering our album or purchasing one of our killer prize packs! Check out what we have to offer through our Kickstarter campaign.
Thanks so much for your support! We love you!
Every band has their own idea of what success means and the benchmarks they have to reach to get there. It’s a really special group whose ideals include placing a bright spotlight on all the music that makes up the area. This is New Earth Army.
Officially formed in early 2011 by Chavis Hobbs (guitar), Carly Foster (vocals), Michael Flatau (bass) and Rigel Forte (drums), New Earth Army does more than talk about impacting the community as evidenced by their creation of Okaloosa REVFest.
Defining the band’s sound isn’t an easy task. “When people ask us what kind of band we are, I really don’t have an answer,” says Hobbs. “We have so many different influences.” Those influences include blues, jazz, rock, and jam band styles.
So how does New Earth Army manage to cultivate their unique sound while maintaining a healthy band outlook? Forte says “majority wins everything. It’s the best way to preserve the autonomy of the band. Everybody has equal ownership. It motivates and gives us more of an incentive. Any decision that is made by the consensus of the group, we’re good with.”
That consensus was even used to pick the band name, a moniker that Forte was hesitant to embrace. “I was outnumbered,” he recalls.
The name began after Flatau had watched the film The Men Who Stare at Goats, which features a special military group dubbed New Earth Army. What began as a random name selection has taken on meaning. “Over time, we kind of acquired something to play off of it,” says Forte.
“The name is consistent with what we are trying to do—maybe it was just meant to be. New Earth Army is some sort of reform or revolution. Our music is about making music for the sake of music and getting new life into it.”
The band is already working towards recording a follow up to their debut album Action, released in January. “The last 10 songs were really easy, but this next one is going to be tough,” says Hobbs. With over 40 unreleased songs to pull from, choosing and agreeing on the best 10 is not going to be an easy task.
Big thanks to Nikki Hendrick down at the Beachcomber magazine for the nice write-up on the band. The folks at Beachcomber do SOOOO much for the local music scene! Thanks again!
Great groovy, funky Jam-Band.
This new funky, groovy and dynamic Jam-Band brings a lot of freshness and soul into your daily routine. They always make the sun shine and put a smile on your face. Great instrumental work with an exciting female voice. Keep it up!
One good thing about having our stuff on CDbaby.com is that it is easily available to people all over the world! Here is a cool review for our album Action from a new fan of ours in Germany!
Hey guys and gals! We are very proud to be releasing our first full-length album, “Action”! You can pre-order it NOW in our store or in the music page. Pre-orders get 50% off of the regular price. That is ONLY $5!!! Also, all pre-orders will receive a free NEA sticker for you to stick on your ride to rep your favorite Florida Panhandle jamband!