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OLYMPIA signs with Equal Vision imprint, Hope Division Records

November 5, 2006

Washington, DC’s OLYMPIA has signed with Hope Division Records, an imprint label of Equal Vision.

“From our very first conversation with Hope Division,” said vocalist Phil Williams, “we recognized that we wanted the exact same things and it just grew from there.”

OLYMPIA consists of drummer Shane Johnson and guitarist Peter Tsouras (ex-members of Equal Vision alumni FAIRWEATHER), along with bassist Nick Barkley and former BRAND NEW DISASTER vocalist, Phil Williams.

OLYMPIA completed their debut album last month in Boston, MA with producer Matthew Ellard. “He understood the big picture of our record,” Williams said, “I think he knew the kind of sound we were looking for.” The album, entitled Emergencies is slated for a February 2007 release.

Download an mp3 of “Olympia is a Motherfucker” from the upcoming album at

Look for OLYMPIA to perform sporadically for the rest of the year, including shows with A STATIC LULLABY, CHIODOS, and HE IS LEGEND, then a full U.S. tour in support of Emergencies to follow in 2007.

OLYMPIA tour dates: 10/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church 11/10 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Captain Tee’s 11/24 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel 11/25 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange Hall 11/26 - Syracuse, NY @ The Furnace 12/01 - Roseville, MI @ Myspace Internet Cafe