PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE TO RECEIVE A DOWNLOAD OF THE NEW SINGLE “ACCELERATED NATION”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (June 25, 2018) – On the heels of the band’s 30th anniversary, multi-platinum rock mavericks Blues Traveler will release their 13th studio album through BMG October 12.
Entitled, Hurry Up & Hang Around, the 12-track opus finds the band re-energized and laser-focused stirring up an intoxicating brew of rowdy rock, smoky psychedelica, southern folk, staggering soul, and brash blues.
For the first time ever, the members of the GRAMMY® Award-winning group, featuring John Popper (vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Ben Wilson (keyboards), and Brendan Hill (drums) decided to rent a house in Nashville to write and record with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Matt Rollings (Willie Nelson). Rollings’ intense attention to detail unlocked a rich sonic spectrum as he challenged and pushed each member to excel without compromising or taking “no” for an answer.
“We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes,” admits Popper. “We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band.”
“Matt put it all on turbo boost, because he’s one of the finest producers we’ve ever worked with, period,” adds Popper. “He can bring out any sound he wants. He got takes out of me that I couldn’t ever get out of myself, and I’ve tried. However, he also let me be me. It’s one of the best production experiences we’ve ever had. It was an unexpected musical education.”
Hurry Up & Hang Around tracklisting:
1. Accelerated Nation
2. She Becomes My Way
3. The Touch She Has
4. When You Fall Down
5. The Wolf Is Bumpin’
6. Daddy Went A Giggin’
7. Tangle Of Our Dreaming
8. More Than Truth
9. Prayer Upon The Wind
10. Miss Olympus
11. Phone Call From Leavenworth
12. Ode From The Aspect
Click HERE to pre-order Hurry Up & Hang Around through the band’s webstore and receive a download of the new single “Accelerated Nation.” The download of “Accelerated Nation” will be available beginning July 6th at 9am PT/12pm ET.