Rival Sons have revealed the title and release date of their upcoming new album. ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ was recorded with producer Dave Cobb at LCS Studios in Nashville earlier this year. It will be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June 10th in North America. Check out audio samples below.
Frontman Jay Buchanan of the Long Beach, California band said: “Every time we set out to make a record, the experience ends up being some of the old and some of the new. Same studio, same town, same on-spot writing/recording process with the same guys. Actually, not the same guys; we have a new bass player in Dave Beste, and we had my buddy Ikey Owens (The Mars Volta, Jack White) throw down some craziness on keys while he was in town.
“I’d like to think we became a little bit more of ourselves making this record and that the selection of influences has broadened a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Miley during the recording; I believe his playing on this record is his most lyrical and musical yet and that’s probably a direct reflection of Beste’s fresh blood in the mix. Speaking of Beste, whoa. Thunder from his hands all over this album. I think Scott really expanded his approach in these songs and you can definitely hear it in the moodier tracks, while on the hot tracks you can hear him forcing his aviary of Firebirds to drink moonshine. Dangerous. There are some serious house burners on GWV but there are also a couple where thesis dictated more subtlety from the arrangement.
“My performance? I think it’s more of the same on my end, but Cobb did tell me that my finest performances were given in these sessions, but what the fuck does he know? They say the truth is in the taste – I’d say this record is the filthy magazine hidden in the hymnal.”
Great Western Valkyrie is available to pre-order now in digi-sleeve CD and limited edition colored vinyl formats. A ultra-limited box set will also be available that includes the following:
* Double LP on limited clear vinyl with etched fourth side
* Signed band photo insert
* Custom vinyl slipmat
* 5 bonus track CD
* Album cover t-shirt
* Woven throw blanket
* Album presentation box
Pre-order now at: www.rs14.earache.com, itunes.apple.com and www.amazon.co.uk