Former Yellowcard members Longineu Parsons III (LP) and Ben Harper have re-united and formed a new pop-punk band. The new collaboration will be called This Legend featuring members LP, Ben Harper, Chris Castillo (Stanley and the Search), and Steven Neufeld (Hey Mike!). The band has signed to Cyber Tracks, an LA based record label owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Their debut album will be produced by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs) and is expected for release this October. Stay tuned for new music to come soon. For more information go to www.thislegend.com.
LP ON FORMING THIS LEGEND:
“After being in Yellowcard for 18 years, this will definitely be a new experience for me. The last 18 years with Yellowcard has played a big role in who I am today. I am excited to begin this new adventure with my best friend Ben Harper and re-unite in a new musical endeavor together. I’m stoked to embark on this journey with one of my inspirations, El Hefe of NOFX, and I feel This Legend is a perfect fit for the Cyber Tracks family. Jen and Hefe have been very supportive throughout my new transition and I feel we’ve created a solid team. I can’t wait to start writing again. Thank you to my fans for sticking by my side throughout all of this. See you on the road very soon!” – LP
CYBER TRACKS ON SIGNING THIS LEGEND:
“I used to chill with LP and Ben back in my Warped Tour days. Their level of musicianship has impressed me over the years, so it’s no doubt this will be a great album,” says El Hefe, with Jen adding, “I’m confident of what’s to come from this new collaboration. It’s a fresh approach and I feel that we’ve created the perfect team in a family environment. Chris is a phenomenal songwriter, and from the demos I’ve heard so far, I anticipate this to be a killer record.”
Cyber Tracks is a Los Angeles based record label founded by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Cyber Tracks has the mentality “for artists, by artists” which promises to empower bands by allowing them to share control, revenue, master ownership, and decision making equally. Cyber Track’s roster currently consists of Margate, Implants (featuring members of Strung Out, Ten Foot Pole, Pulley, and Death By Stereo), Warner Drive, Counterpunch, and most recently, This Legend. For more information: Cyber-Tracks.com
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