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Dictionary Definition

earshot n : the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot" [syn: earreach, hearing]

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Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈɜː(ɹ)ˌʃɒt/ /"3:(r)%SQt/

Noun

  1. A distance from which sound is still audible
    I'll row out on the lake but stay within earshot.

Extensive Definition

''"Earshot" may also refer to the vague distance from which something can be heard ("within earshot").
Earshot is an alternative metal band from Los Angeles, California, currently signed to Indegoot/Fontana/Universal Records. The band has released two albums, Letting Go and Two.
The band formed in 1999, with the Kansas-bred Wil joining forces with guitarists Mike Callahan and Scott Kohler in L.A. Bassist Johnny Sprague joined the band shortly after their debut was completed, and new drummer Chas Stumbo came on board in 2004.
Singer-songwriter Wil was raised on classic rock: Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Black Sabbath, the Beatles, Cat Stevens, AC/DC and Metallica all get cited as influences and inspirations. Wil laments the fact that albums don't seem to mean as much to young people as they did to him when he was growing up. "There seems to be an emotion lacking in music today," he believes. "There was such an honesty in the music of the '70s and early 90's."
The band's debut album Letting Go featured the song "Get Away" which received radio airplay, while the song "Headstrong" was featured in the motion picture Queen of the Damned. The band's second album Two would include the hit "Wait", which was featured on the Madden NFL 2005 video game soundtrack and the MX vs. ATV Unleashed video game soundtrack. It was also featured in the DVD Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champions.
Earshot had just returned to the studio in late 2002 after spending much of that year on the road, touring and promoting their Warner Bros. debut album "Letting Go." After months of sharing stages with the likes of Staind,Kid Rock and Stone Temple Pilots , "Get Away" peaked at #4 on the charts and stayed in the Top 100 for over 60 weeks.
The band posted its new single, "MisSunderstood", on the band's MySpace page at 12AM (EST) on May 13, 2008. The official nationwide radio release date for the single is May 26, 2008.
Looking beyond the status quo of the modern rock music of today, EARSHOT’s third studio album, due to hit stores August 08, marks the start of what some believe is sure to be the beginning of a new and changing modern rock world of tomorrow. No doubt, that in the 48 minutes of listening to the bevy of infectiously memorable tracks, one can only describe this 11 song collection as a very cleverly crafted, re-defined and re-designed approach to their genre with a plethora of sonically raw and defining moments.
EARSHOT signed with Warner Brother’s Records in 2001 and in 2002 released their debut album “Letting Go” which yielded their first anthemic singles such as “Get Away” (which peaked at no. 4 on the charts and stayed in the top 100 for over 60 weeks), “Not Afraid” (no.18), and "Headstrong" which was featured in the motion picture and sountrack Queen Of The Damned. In 2004 the band released their sophomore effort entitled “Two” which bore the bands breakout single “Wait” (which peaked at number 9 and was also featured in the soundtrack of Madden 2005), and their follow up single “Someone” (no.19).
In early 2005, EARSHOT returned from the road in support of their second release when the panicked state of the recording industry turned its ugly head towards the band. “No one expected another EARSHOT record after that” says vocalist Wil Martin. “We were essentially counted out by many. Our departure from Warner Brothers Records only added to our determination not to let corporate decisions determine our artistic and creative voice. After all, THAT’s what rock music is really all about…believing in yourself, overcoming adversity and taking that chance when the odds are against you.”
In early 2007, EARSHOT signed with InDeGoot / Fontana/ Universal Recordings. Produced by Brian Garcia and co-produced by Wil Martin, the band began the long and tedious task of putting together their nearly 2 yearlong gestations of song ideas. Tracks such as “MisSunderstood”, “Closer”, “Pushing To Shove”, “Wasted”, “Don’t Hate Me”, "GO", and “Sometimes” are sure to please the EARSHOT faithful, and will undoubtedly serve to quickly convert new fans by songs with a penchant for massive hooks and loud guitars.

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • 2002- "Not Afraid" (#24 US Mainstream Rock)
  • 2002- "Get Away" (#6 US Mainstream Rock, #20 US Modern Rock)
  • 2004- "Wait" (#13 US Mainstream Rock, #33 US Modern Rock)
  • 2005- "Someone" (#27 US Mainstream Rock)
  • 2008- "MisSunderstood"
earshot in Portuguese: Earshot
earshot in Polish: Earshot

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ace, auditory range, bit, bowshot, brief span, carrying distance, close quarters, close range, crack, earreach, gunshot, hair, hair space, hairbreadth, hairsbreadth, hearing, inch, little, little ways, pistol shot, range, reach, short distance, short piece, short way, sound, span, spitting distance, step
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