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The Villains 
A Little Something For The Pain
2014 Press Release   

The Villains return with their third record, A Little Something For The Pain, twelve new songs that follow the formula the band has had so much success with up till now…great band + great songs = great record. From the album’s lead off single The First  to the hard rocking Daddy’s Got A Shotgun and the country inspired Coming Home To YouA Little Something For The Pain picks up where their last record Velocity, left off. Twelve tracks delivered with a realness and sincerity, the only way they know how. In an increasingly crowded musical landscape, The Villains have carved out their place with passion, hard work, and a dedication to deliver music and a live show that their fans deserve, all the time…every time.

All five of The Villains (Magno, Dan Call, Sean McNally, Michael Wilkes, and Jimmy James Schmitt) have a rich history of writing, recording, and touring. Each has recorded and performed with many mainstream and indie artists from Nashville to New York, as well as touring the world together and individually. What started as a recording project for Magno, Dan, Sean, and Michael after three years on the road with another artist quickly turned into a record that would eventually become their debut. Singer/songwriter Jimmy James Schmitt was invited into the band to round out the group. In the spirit of acts such as The Band, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac, the blend of different singers and styles solidified the sound rather than compromising it.

Their 2010 debut album, Just Another Saturday Night, yielded two Triple A charting singles Let’s Forget About It Tonight and You Don’t Have To Say and garnered much critical success. The band toured opening for Blues Traveler and Sister Hazel through the end of the year. In 2012, they released their second record Velocity, produced by Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Don Henley) and Billy Chapin (Backstreet Boys, Edwin McCain) and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium and Sound Kitchen studios. The record garnered two Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 40 singles(My) Rainy Day Girl (reaching #24) and Don’t Know A Thing (reaching #32). They toured much of 2012-13 opening for rock legends Little Feat then capped the year off with a Top 50 Christmas song Christmas Is Where You Are. In January 2014 they began recording their third record.

The Villains plan to continue their rise in 2014 and beyond by getting out there with the people that matter most, their ever growing legion of fans. Touring and sharing with them what they know is their best work up to this point, their brand new record… A Little Something For The Pain.


Believe In The Music // The Villains - One More Time
  1. Believe In The Music // The Villains - One More Time