Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monster Magnet premiere Mindless Ones from forthcoming album

Monster Magnet are premiering “Mindless Ones”, a new track from the band’s forthcoming album, “Last Patrol”, due October 15.

The song follows the July release of the project’s first single, “The Duke (Of Supernature).”

Monster Magnet’s first album since 2010’s “Mastermind” is produced by frontman Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano.

“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.”

“Last Patrol” will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

In support of the album, 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.

For a list of tour dates, click here.

See also:

Monster Magnet release single, announce new album and tour
Former Monster Magnet guitarist issues statement to fans
Monster Magnet guitarist quits
Preview new Monster Magnet
The return of Monster Magnet