The Aristocrats Share First New Music In Five Years


The Aristocrats Share First New Music In Five Years

(Hired Gun Media) The first new music from renowned rock-fusion trio The Aristocrats is now available after the band revealed the first visualizer from their forthcoming concept album, DUCK; "Hey, Where's MY Drink Package?".

Of the virtuosic track, the band collectively commented, "The DUCK saga leads off with Marco's song 'Hey, Where's MY Drink Package?", and it's got an aggressive, swinging, 'here comes trouble' attitude that we felt really set the tone for both the music and the story of the album. It has all of the elements of an Aristocratic tune - it's fun, it's loud, it's tricky in a few spots, and it takes some unexpected turns into open space and improvisation. And it's a good soundtrack to set the opening scene for the protagonist of our Duck story...who's trying to figure out how he got himself into such a mess, over a few stiff drinks."

"Hey, Where's MY Drink Package?" is taken from The Aristocrats' first new effort in five years, the concept album, DUCK. DUCK will be available in both standard and deluxe edition formats as well as vinyl on February 16th, 2024 via BOING Music, distributed via Hostile City Distro/MVD in North America. The trademark Aristocratic musical mayhem is rowdier than ever, but concept album DUCK is truly like nothing else in their catalogue. DUCK is mixed by Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dead Letter Circus) and contains original character artwork by film animator Lance Myers (Space Jam, Anastasia, Quest For Camelot).

DUCK's standard edition features the original CD, whilst the deluxe edition contains the original CD along with a USB DUCK drive with behind-the-scenes footage, demos and more, a DUCK pass laminate with QR code for bonus features and a custom Aristocrats-branded lanyard. DUCK will also be available in 180-gram double vinyl.

Of the inspiration for DUCK, The Aristocrats explained, "It is the story of a web-footed Antarctic Island native fleeing a penguin policeman all the way to New York City...where considerable misadventure and danger await." Of its genesis, they elaborated, "We've always been writing with a storytelling aspect in mind, and our live shows always include our stories behind the songs...But the stories had mainly been about us. Then Marco came into the studio with a song about a duck, and we all looked at each other and said, 'What if all of stories for the songs on this album...happened to a duck? What's that story about?' And suddenly we had a concept album on our hands."

Coinciding with the release of DUCK, The Aristocrats will headline select dates on the West Coast of the United States for the "Duckling" tour. All dates are nearly sold out. Please see below for the itinerary.

16 Seattle, WA The Triple Door - SOLD OUT
17 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios - SOLD OUT
19 Redding, CA The Dip
22 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall - SOLD OUT
24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo - SOLD OUT

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