Posted in Press Releases on 23 January 2013
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to announce 'Let The Day Begin', the first single to be released from their forthcoming sixth studio album Specter At The Feast, released through Abstract Dragon Records on the 18th March.
The single is a cover version and a thoughtful homage to beloved Michael Been of The Call, also BRMC's guitarist and vocalist Robert Been's father and honorary 'fourth member' who tragically passed away in August of 2012. The song embodies The Call's optimistic message and BRMC rip through the roaring track as if it was their own.
Following 2010's 'Beat The Devil's Tattoo' album, the highly-anticipated forthcoming release is the latest addition to their acclaimed discography, which began with their seminal debut 'B.R.M.C' in 2001.
After taking some time off BRMC returned to their roots, their love of making music, and recalled their very first album as a reference. They recorded the majority of 'Specter At The Feast' at Dave Grohl's studio in LA on the same console that is featured in Grohl's upcoming 'Sound City: The Movie' documentary (also the same board they recorded their debut album on). Additional recording was done in Joshua Tree, CA at the infamous Rancho De La Luna Studio before they ventured to Robert Been's hometown of Santa Cruz, CA to record the rest of the album.
"This record took a long time to pull together," explains Robert. "I think we all reached the breaking point after our last tour and needed to step back for a bit. These songs brought us back to life and gave us a second chance. I've never been more excited to play an album live before, these songs were born to be loud"
Since the band's debut release in 2001 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have released five highly regarded studio albums, released two live DVD's including 2010's 'Live in London' and toured relentlessly across the world.
Black Rebel Motorcycle
Peter Hayes - guitars / vocals
Robert Levon Been - bass / vocals
Leah Shapiro - drums
The band will also embark on a six-date UK tour, beginning on 24th March at Manchester's HMV Ritz.
Support on all dates (except Leeds) comes from The Big Pink.
Sunday 24th March: Manchester Hmv Ritz (Sold Out)
Monday 25th March: Glasgow O2 Abc
Tuesday 26th March: Birmingham Hmv Institute
Wednesday 27th March: London O2 Academy Brixton
Friday 29th March: Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 30th March: Leeds O2 Academy