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Digital Summer's Breaking Point: Funded by Fans and Moving Up Rock Charts

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Digital Summer is a popular fixture on the local rock scene, but its members have spent a great deal of the last year out of town, hitting up industry heavyweights and networking at festivals from coast to coast. The band's hellbent on solidifying their reputation on a national scale, and it's definitely paying off in regards to the band's third record, Breaking Point, which was released on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

The album's first single "Forget You" has already been playing in steady rotation on a number of radio stations across the country, debuted at #46 on Active Rock charts, and has been #1 every night in KUPD's 9-O-Clock Four Play for three weeks running.

Recorded in New York with producer Mike Watts (Theory of a Deadman, Adelita's Way), the album features a guest performance by Sevendust's Clint Lowery, and according to singer Kyle Winterstein, it is by far the most personal album the band has done.

"It really captures the chaos we've been through in our lives and as a band over the last two years," explains Winterstein. "Musically, this album extends to a broader spectrum. We wanted to reach multiple sides of the rock audience."

Only time will tell if Breaking Point will garner a substantial amount of new fans, but one thing's for sure--Digital Summer's hoard of loyal followers aren't going anywhere. Besides the fact that the new album has received positive reactions for the band, the fans literally paid for the record.

"The coolest thing about our new album is that it was 100% fan funded," says Winterstein. "When you open the CD, there's a quote under the disc that reads 'This album is dedicated to the fans who made it possible.' We mean that. This is their album. We're extremely grateful for the supportive fan base we have."

Digital Summer is currently on tour with 12 Stones, and is scheduled to perform Friday, September 28, at KUPD's Desert Uprising at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion.

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