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The Doors in '69, Aerosmith in '75, Pearl Jam in '91, Philpot in '07

Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 2006 --( Toucan Cove Entertainment proudly announced today the signing of Indiana-based rock band Philpot. With the long and competitive courting complete, Philpot enters the studio next week to begin recording Hate Writes Better Than Love.

Philpot's story is already mythical. Barely old enough to drink and hailing from Dugger, IN (population under 1000), the band seemed cosmically destined to form from the melding of an appreciation for organic rock, innate musical proficiency and creativity and a real lack of anything else to do in Dugger. With the local flower shop serving as writing and rehearsing space, Philpot's already substantial catalogue of material was born.

Equal parts eagerness, confidence, naivete and balls compelled the band to drive uninvited to NYC one night and at 2am, convince the owners of rock club Snitch to let them play. Out of curiosity, the owners gave them the venue, which already had its share of celebrity clientele as audience. Philpot's impromptu set infiltrated the jaded NY music scene just that quickly, and was covered in the major city media including multiple visits to WOR's Joey Reynolds show.

Robert Evanoff, SVP of Artist Relations and Development for Toucan Cove fought hard for the band against labels including Virgin and Atlantic.

"I was immediately interested in them upon hearing their story. Small Midwestern town and 100 songs penned before anyone turned 20? After seeing them play a four-hour show, without a set list (and playing the first hour in the dark) at the Oodle Inn (outside of Dugger), I was truly blown away! This band is one that only comes along every once in a great while - one that has the potential to follow in hallowed rock and roll footsteps."

Whether downtown Manhattan or rural Dugger, Philpot sounds and looks legendary, like the Doors in '69, Aerosmith in '75 or Pearl Jam in '91. It is something.

Capturing that energy for the debut record on Toucan Cove will be Bill Klatt, who is bringing a diverse resume (The Rolling Stones, Cher, Sneaker Pimps, Days of the New, Rick Rubin, Scott Litt) to inform and challenge the band. Show Place Studios (Nirvana, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton) will provide the historical recording vibe, as will mixing house Electric Lady (who's who from John Lennon, the Beastie Boys, Weezer, Madonna and of course, Jimi Hendrix) as mastering facility Sterling Sound (the best from David Bowie, Aerosmith, Kanye West to Mariah and Metallica).

Until Hate Writes Better Than Love is released in 2007, Philpot can be experienced in one of their epic four hours shows in Indiana or at

Media kits, photos and artist interviews: contact Deborah on 323.467.7633 or

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