Multi-platinum Southern California alternative metal band P.O.D. has signed an exclusive, worldwide recording contract with T-Boy Records and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The acclaimed San Diego band's first release under the new agreement will be a new acoustic album, SoCal Sessions, on November 17. SoCal Sessions, P.O.D.'s first-ever acoustic album, features 12 newly-recorded, unplugged versions of the band's top hits, including "Youth of the Nation," "Alive" and other standout hits. This will be the multi-platinum alt-metal band's first-ever "unplugged" album.
The album was financed by fans via PledgeMusic. "We originally got the idea after doing a number of radio shows and radio stations asking us to perform acoustic. We were a bit hesitant at first, but after great fan reaction, we wanted to do a whole acoustic album. We've been hard at work in the studio and have already finished over half of the album. We've been having a lot of fun with it and it's got a really raw, stripped down feel to it," they wrote on their PledgeMusic site.
"We are thrilled that P.O.D., who have enjoyed a strong fanbase for years, has chosen the PledgeMusic platform to further connect with their fans to release this special collection of songs," said PledgeMusic in a press release about their partnership with P.O.D.
P.O.D. will heavily support/promote through their acoustic shows (see below for details). P.O.D. has sold more than 12 million albums and has 3 Grammy®-nominations, 4 number one music videos and more than a dozen rock radio hits including "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation"
1. Panic 'n Run
2. Will You
3. Youth of a Nation
4. No Ordinary Love Song
5. Strength of My Life
8. It Can't Rain Every Day
9. Lost in Forever
10. I'll Be Ready
12. Set Your Eyes to Zion
10/16 Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
10/17 San Antonio, TX, 99.5 Kiss Rocks FALL BALL w/ Starset
10/18 The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, presented by Huntsman
10/19 Pharr, TX, Pharr Events Center
11/10 Solana Beach, CA, Rob Machado Foundation Benefit Concert