Everclear Releasing New Album 'Black Is The New Black' This Month
"Hard rock, punk rock, big guitars that swallow me whole - I will never get over that," says frontman Art Alexakis of the new album. "And this is a very honest recording. No gimmicks. Not many bells and whistles. All the riffs on this record are things that really just resonated with me and the band, musically and lyrically - from the get-go."
Art adds, "We are really excited to be on The End Records. There is such a buzz of enthusiasm there for our new album, Black Is The New Black. It's an unapologetic rock record that I feel combines the best of classic Everclear with contemporary production and what I feel is some of my best songwriting in years!"
He also explained the musical direction of the new album, "This is not an upbeat Everclear record. It's pretty dark, lyrically and musically. When I would sit down with the guitar and start coming up with ideas, it was pushing toward a darker place. Which is kind of bizarre because right now things are really good! I feel safe enough to go to the dark places. And trust me, there's plenty of dark places in me. I've never had a shortage of that."