Monster Magnet have announced the release of their new studio album and also revealed the dates for the band's first North American tour in over a decade.
The band has set an October 15th North American release date for their brand new studio album, which will be entitled "Last Patrol" and will be released as standard edition CD, a limited edition CD, 2 LP vinyl and also digitally.
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf and guitarist Phil Caivano produced the new album, with Matt Hyde providing additional production duties and mixing was done by Joe Barresit (Soundgarden, Puscifer, Clutch, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age, Melvins, Kyuss).
The band will be supporting the new album by launching their first North American tour in over ten years on November 14tth in Grand Rapids, MI.
Dave Wyndorf had this to say about the album, "Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It's full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60's garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, NJ.
"The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It's a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. (laughs)
"The lyrics aren't fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that's where these lyrics get trippy. There's also our cover version of Donovan's 'Three Kingfishers' which I thought fit the mood of the album.
"Last Patrol was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a home grown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil's 'Studio 13' recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale Monster Magnet album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one."
Last Patrol Tracklisting:
1) I Live Behind the Clouds
2) Last Patrol
3) Three King Fishers
6) Mindless Ones
7) The Duke (Of Supernature)
8) End of Time
9) Stay Tuned
Monster Magnet North American Tour:
11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom