Anime USA 2008 Announces Freezepop as Musical Guests of Honor

Jun 23rd 2008
ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 24, 2008 - Anime USA is pleased to announce that synth/rock group Freezepop will be attending Amine USA 2008 as its first musical guests of honor. During their stay, Freezepop will perform in concert, and will also be available throughout the weekend for autograph sessions, panels, and press interviews.

Formed in Boston in the summer of 1999, Freezepop is comprised of Liz Enthusiasm (vocalist/designer), the Duke of Pannekoeken (producer/vocalist/programmer), and Sean Drinkwater (synthesizers/programmer/vocalist). Their debut album, 2000's Freezepop Forever, was released domestically on their label, Archenemy, as well as licensed in Europe by the Spanish indie-pop label Elefant. Several more EPs followed, and in 2004, Freezepop released their sophomore album, Fancy Ultra•Fresh. After nearly eight years of self-releasing their CDs, the band partnered with Rykodisc/Cordless Recordings for their most recent album, Future Future Future Perfect. Their single “Less Talk More Rokk” was the iTunes #4 dance/electronic song of 2007, and the band recently swept the Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008, winning the local categories of Best Band, Best Live Act, and Best Album.

A key factor in Freezepop's success has been that they have sought out licensing opportunities as an alternate means of getting their music out into the world. A natural fit on videogame soundtracks, the band saw their following grow through songs in the cult music-based games Frequency and Amplitude, and then increase exponentially after appearing in the massively popular Guitar Hero series, Dance Dance Revolution, and the new MTV Games release Rock Band. Freezepop's songs are also featured in television shows as diverse as Showtime's drama The L Word, and the PBS children's series Arthur.

About Anime USA:
Anime USA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating Japanese culture through anime and other visual media and related activities. Established in 1999, Anime USA has been one of the premiere anime conventions in Northern Virginia for the past 9 years. Anime USA 2008 will take place on October 10th-12th, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency at Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

For more information and registration, please visit the official web site for Anime USA at: www.animeusa.org

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