Thursday, September 19, 2013

Monster Magnet to launch new album with record store performance

Monster Magnet will launch their new album, “Last Patrol”, with an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey on Monday, October 14.

To attend the intimate live event, fans must pre-order the band’s new album at, which will entitle them to an entry wristband for the performance

Due October 15, “Last Patrol” is Monster Magnet’s first album since 2010’s “Mastermind”; the project 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 premiere Mindless Ones from forthcoming album
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