Launch Radio Networks reports: TAPROOT's video for its current single, "Calling", will premiere online today (Wednesday, August 3) at MTV.com. The video will receive its broadcast premiere on Thursday (August 4) on Fuse's "Daily Download" program, where the band will also perform live in the studio. Singer Stephen Richards told Launch that "Calling" is about addiction, but with a twist. "To me, I guess, it just sums up the addiction of addiction, kind of the guilty pleasure in being addicted to something. I never really write about one thing in particular, so, I mean, it can be about a girl, or it can be about alcohol. It's just basically the guilty pleasure in enjoying addiction, trying to get away from wanting to be addicted to something, yet still feeling comfortable with it."
TAPROOT will perform another new song, "Facepeeler", as well as its 2002 hit, "Poem", on "Daily Download".
Both "Calling" and "Facepeeler" are from the band's new album, "Blue-Sky Research", which arrives in stores on August 16.
TAPROOT has launched an online contest for participants to create their own video for "Facepeeler". Entries must be in Quicktime Video format and can be uploaded at TaprootVideoContest.com, where they will be shown and voted on by peers and fans. The grand prize includes a complete video production package from Sony Media Solutions, apparel from Etnies, and an Ibanez guitar autographed by the band.
TAPROOT continues its tour as openers for CHEVELLE tonight (Wednesday, August 3) in New York City and Friday (August 5) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.