Lava/Atlantic recording group The Click Five has unveiled the identity of their new lead singer set to appear on the group’s forthcoming, sophomore release, “Modern Minds and Pastimes.” Twenty-year-old singer/guitarist Kyle Patrick joins fellow Berklee College of Music alumni guitarist Joe Guese, bassist Ethan Mentzer, keyboardist Ben Romans and drummer Joey Zehr on the power pop sensations’ much-anticipated collection, which arrives on June 26th.
“Modern Minds and Pastimes” was produced by Mike Denneen (Fountains of Wayne, Aimee Mann). The album’s first single, “Jenny,” is available for purchase on iTunes and going to radio now. The band is scheduled to shoot the companion video for “Jenny” in the coming weeks.
Leading up to the unveiling of Patrick’s identity, The Click Five ran a contest on their website giving fans the opportunity to try and guess the band’s new frontman. The winner, Kayla Atteniese, was chosen from a pool of tens of thousands of entries, and awarded a trip for two to appear in the band’s music video.
In another effort to give back to the fans, The Click Five will return to the road for a fan appreciation tour beginning in mid-May. The tour will hit intimate venues in a handful of markets to thank the band’s loyal fans for their continued support. Details for the tour will be announced shortly on the band’s website, www.theclickfive.com.
The Click Five exploded onto the pop music scene with their 2005 release “Greetings From Imrie House,” which made an impressive chart debut, entering the Billboard 200 at #15 — the year’s highest-charting debut from a new rock band. The album — which included collaborations with Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, KISS’ Paul Stanley, and the Cars’ Elliot Easton — featured the hit singles, “Just The Girl” and “Catch Your Wave.”