Fusing together heavy rhythms, intricate instrumentation and melodic dual vocals, retrograde's sophomore release This Frequency We Share transcends common rock genres while still being, unquestionably, very rock and roll. Based out of Vancouver, retrograde ventured out to work with up-and-coming producer from Texas, Dwight Baker and forwarded the result to veteran Dave Collins (Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, No Doubt) in Los Angeles to create the final master. They recently won the Molson Rock Search Contest, winning prizes valued at nearly $200,000.
Their songs have been used in a number of television shows including UPN's America's Next Top Model, MTV's America or Busted, & ESPN's Offshore Adventures. Canadian rock radio is also starting to catch on, "Letting Go" can already be heard on a number of satellite and commercial stations.
On the net, "Letting Go" is currently at #1 on the Modern Rock charts at Garageband.com.
Following it's release on MapleNationwide / Universal, This Frequency We Share will also be released throughout Europe on Sweden's Atenzia Records (distributed by Rough Trade).
Over the last few years, retrograde has supported bands such as Tea Party, Big Wreck, Nickelback, Default, Bif Naked, Theory of a Deadman, I Mother Earth, Big Sugar, Wide Mouth Mason, and many more. retrograde has also performed at some of Canada's biggest music festivals such as Alberta's Stage 13 Festival (attendance: 30,000+) and Molson's SnowJam in Vancouver, BC (attendance: 55,000+).
Their 2001 self-titled debut album was spun on over 40 stations across Canada, charted up to #1 in some territories, and video received steady optional rotation on MuchMusic & MuchLoud.
Radio: Single "Letting Go" serviced to rock radio. Complete full-length servicing and giveaways at both college and commercial.
Tour: Extensive coast-to-coast tours. College & university tour - September 2005. Major Canadian festival showcases and European tour to follow.
Video: Music Video for "Letting Go" currently in production. To be released to MuchMusic, MuchLoud & MTV Canada late September 2005.
Retail: Promo CD's, posters and stickers are available for POP.
Internet: Extensive promotions from retrograde.ca. Re-vamp and Re-launch retrograde.ca to coincide with album release date. Consistent mass emails to band mailing list, contests, online reviews, and banner ads on external sites. E-team initiative will also help spread the word online.
Press: Complete mailout to national target market publications. Reviews and features in weeklies, monthlies and features in tour market dailies.