Kill the Alarm has already assembled a small army of fans in New York, enough to sell out the Bowery Ballroom twice this year. Now the band, headed by impressive vocalist/songwriter Garen Gueyikian, h
Kill the Alarm has already assembled a small army of fans in New York, enough to sell out the Bowery Ballroom twice this year. Now the band, headed by impressive vocalist/songwriter Garen Gueyikian, has its sights set out-of-state in an attempt to disseminate its radio-ready rock.
The group recently remastered its February 2007 release, "Fire Away," and made it available as a free download for fans who sign up for the band's e-mail list. In the past two weeks, more than 1,000 new fans have signed up. According to the act's management, "Fire Away," has sold between 3,000 and 4,000 copies. The group also has experienced a steady flow of merch sales.
With the help of agent Alex Ross at Supreme Entertainment, the group hopes to tackle the live circuit in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., next; fans in Chicago might be treated to a couple of Kill the Alarm signature covers, like Usher's "U Got It Bad" or K's Choice's "Not an Addict" Nov. 1 at the Beat Kitchen.
The band has toured with and opened for such mainstream rock acts as Pat McGee, Eve 6, Cowboy Mouth and Pete Francis of Dispatch.
Kill the Alarm is writing and recording new material and also contributing a song to fund-raising organization Make a Wish Foundation's Christmas CD. "In a year, playing Irving Plaza would be an amazing next step," Gueyikian says. "We'll keep on writing as much as possible because the more you put out, the more of a chance that someone will pick it up."