Published Apr 09, 2013This week marks exactly two years since the release of Bass Drum of Death's debut album, GB City, and now the Mississippi garage-punk act are back with their sophomore effort. The self-titled collection is due out on June 25 via Innovative Leisure.
The album was recorded in the fall of 2012 by band leader John Barrett in his home studio. Some of the songs reportedly came together during all-night marathons in the midst of tour, while "Bad Reputation" was written and recorded entirely in a three-hour surge of creativity that capped off the sessions.
While past Bass Drum of Death albums were lacking bass guitar, this album features the instrument on every song. Barrett explained in a statement, "I don't ever wanna feel stuck, like, 'I can't put bass on this because I didn't do that before.'"
Scroll past the tracklist and the band's U.S. tour dates with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to hear the surging single "Shattered Me," which blends grimy fuzzy with poppy tunefulness.
Bass Drum of Death:
1. I Wanna Be Forgotten
2. Fine Lies
3. Shattered Me
4. Such a Bore
5. No Demons
6. Bad Reputation
7. Faces of the Wind
8. Crawling After You
9. White Fright
10. Way Out
11. (You'll Never Be) So Wrong
4/19 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets *
4/22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
4/23 San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
4/24 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
4/26 Austin, TX - Psych Fest
4/27 Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
4/28 Houston, TX - House of Blues *
4/30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
5/1 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom *
5/3 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
5/4 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
5/4 Brooklyn, NY - Death by Audio
5/5 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts *
5/6 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
* with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club