(March 26th, 2018) – For nearly two decades, Washington-based hard-rock trio Mos Generator have had the unique experience of bludgeoning the eardrums of listeners and fans both near and far with an extensive catalogue of groove and grit. We’re happy to report that they are back for more. Mos Generator recently announced a new full-length record titled Shadowlands, set to release this May via Listenable Records.
“Right from the opening song, ‘Shadowlands’ is a record that, to me, feels more honest than our previous releases,” relays founding guitarist/vocalist/principal songwriter Tony Reed. “On this record, I introduce many other styles that I enjoy but they are intertwined so subtly that it doesn’t interrupt the classic Mos Generator sound. That is a balance I’ve been looking for over the last few albums and I think the presence of [drummer] Jon Garrett and [bassist] Sean Booth have a lot to do with achieving that balance. It’s a heavy rock record that breaths and if I had to describe it further I would say it mixes ’70s style heavy rock, progressive rock, and also has some weird ’80s and ’90s underground rock nuances.“
In tandem with the new album announcement (and in advancement of the release), Mos Generator will embark on a month-long cross-countyr tour of the United States, aptly titled the Road Rats Tour. The Road Rats Tour, which kicks off on April 20th in Couer d’Alene, ID and ends on May 26th in Bremerton, WA, will also include 16 dates supporting stoner-rock titans Fu Manchu! A complete list of dates can be found via the tour flyer below!
Shadowlands was recorded in three sessions – June 2017, November 2017, and January 2018 – at the HeavyHead Recording Company in Port Orchard, Washington. Featuring 8 tracks of what is sure to be utterly sinfully delicious bite into hard rock heaven, the album also comes swathed in the cover art of Adam Burke (Pilgrim, Satan’s Satyrs, Hooded Menace, Artificial Brain). This recent foray into biting rock musicality is the eight studio installment of Mos Generator’s llengthy career, which already includes seven studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album, and a plethora of split releases. Although quite the mainstay with their signature sound, the band is not insusceptible nor unwelcoming of necessary change. The year 2015 brought in a new rhythm section for the band, which further secured touring possibilities far beyond the limitations of the original lineup. This new lineup has changed the band into a relentless touring machine, delivering critically-acclaimed performances both states and abroad.With a historical appetite for the meticulously groovy and hellaciously grungey, Mos Generator’s Shadowlands is sure to be a most appealing delight that is fit for any palate.
Shadowlands will see release via Listenable Records in Europe on May 11th, followed by a US street date of May 18th with preorder info to be announced in the coming weeks.
About Mos Generator
Tony Reed – guitar, vocals, keyboards
Sean Booth – bass
Jon Garrett – drums