(hed)pe Films Politically Charged Video For “Suffa”

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, July 2, 2007 @ 2:28 PM

New Album Insomnia

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Press release:

Southern California's (hed)pe have recently shot a politically charged video for “Suffa,” the first single from their upcoming new album Insomnia, which is slated for a July 17, 2007 release through Suburban Noize Records. The video can be viewed online here.

"We were trying to accomplish a couple things with the video. First, we wanted to get into the warrior mindset, and give respect to the troops,” said (hed)pe front man Jared Gomes. “Second, we wanted to stimulate thought about politicians, all over the world, who never see a battlefield and never step into the line of fire."

The album is the follow-up to last year’s Suburban Noize debut, Back 2 Base X, which lead to the group embarking on back-to-back sold out tours with Papa Roach and the Kottonmouth Kings, and headlining tours in Europe and Japan.

"This album turned out heavier than the last one, because that just seemed like the natural evolution of things. Having experimented with vintage 70s punk themes, we wanted to blend them with our heavier inclinations. We came a bit darker and moodier on this joint than on Back 2 Base X,” says Gomes about the shift towards a heavier sound on the band’s new album. “The lyrics stayed true to illuminati and new world order themes, but we also provided some straight club bangers, as well as the always appreciated ‘sexcore.’ We are definitely proud of ‘Insomnia,’ and we know our people are going to love this one."

In the meantime the dates have been announced for the upcoming Strange Noize Tour featuring (hed)pe, Tech N9ne, Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie and Subnoize Souljaz.


  • Sat 07/07/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
  • Sun 07/08/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
  • Mon 07/09/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
  • Tue 07/10/07 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
  • Thu 07/12/07 Los Angeles, CA Music Box @ Fonda
  • Fri 07/13/07 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint
  • Sat 07/14/07 Anaheim, CA Grove Of Anaheim
  • Sun 07/15/07 Chico, CA Senator Theater
  • Mon 07/16/07 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
  • Tue 07/17/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
  • Wed 07/18/07 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
  • Thu 07/19/07 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
  • Fri 07/20/07 Magna, UT The Great Saltair
  • Sat 07/21/07 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
  • Sun 07/22/07 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza
  • Tue 07/24/07 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
  • Wed 07/25/07 Maplewood, MN Myth
  • Thu 07/26/07 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
  • Fri 07/27/07 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
  • Sat 07/28/07 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall
  • Sun 07/29/07 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
  • Tue 07/31/07 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
  • Wed 08/01/07 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
  • Thu 08/02/07 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
  • Fri 08/03/07 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
  • Sat 08/04/07 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
  • Sun 08/05/07 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
  • Tue 08/07/07 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
  • Wed 08/08/07 Worcester, MA The Palladium
  • Thu 08/09/07 New York, NY Grand Ballroom
  • Fri 08/10/07 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
  • Sat 08/11/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
  • Sun 08/12/07 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
  • Mon 08/13/07 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
  • Tue 08/14/07 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
  • Thu 08/16/07 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
  • Sat 08/18/07 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
  • Mon 08/20/07 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
  • Wed 08/22/07 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
  • Thu 08/23/07 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
  • Fri 08/24/07 Columbia, MO Blue Note
  • Sat 08/25/07 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
  • Mon 08/27/07 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

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