Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monster Magnet release single, announce new album and tour

New Jersey space-rockers Monster Magnet have returned with a new single, “The Duke (Of Supernature)”, and details of a fall album release and tour.

Due October 15, “Last Patrol” is produced by MM frontman Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano; the project will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

It’s the group’s first effort since 2010’s “Mastermind.”

Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style,” explains Wyndorf. “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," he continues. "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.”

In support of “Last Patrol”, Monster Magnet will launch their first full North American tour in 10 years on November 14 in Grand Rapids, MI; the month-long trek runs to December 14 with a show in New York City.

Monster Magnet
“Last Patrol”
Release date; October 15, 2013

01. I Live Behind The Clouds
02. Last Patrol
03. Three King Fishers
04. Paradise
05. Hallelujah
06. Mindless Ones
07. The Duke
08. End Of Time
09. Stay Tuned

Monster Magnet
2013 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
12/02: Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/03: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
12/04: Dallas, TX @ Trees
12/06: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/07: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
12/08: 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

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See also:

Former Monster Magnet guitarist issues statement to fans
Monster Magnet guitarist quits
Preview new Monster Magnet
The return of Monster Magnet