Wednesday, July 27, 2011

January Set for New BRAD Album

In all the excitement surrounding BRAD's new song and the Pearl Jam Twenty announcement yesterday, we missed this little blurb about BRAD's ambitious plans for their new album.  It says the label has not been determined yet, but we are hoping for Monkeywrench.  Here's an excerpt from the Ten Club announcement (emphasis my own):
BRAD, the longstanding rock quintet featuring Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed, Satchel), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Regan Hagar (Satchel, ex-Malfunkshun), and Keith Lowe are currently recording their self-produced fifth studio album at Studiowarehouse in the Fremont neighborhood of their hometown.

The follow-up to 2010’s heralded Best Friends? is expected for release in January 2012 (label TBA). Thankfully, BRAD fans won’t have to hold their breath that long to hear new music. Tracks from the upcoming album will be unveiled in a number of different ways prior to the full album release, starting with a recently completed new track, Waters Deep. As a show of appreciation for their fans, BRAD is offering the track for free on their website, beginning today [7/25/2011].

Another pair of new BRAD songs will be released on limited edition 7-inch vinyl, to celebrate Record Store Day, on Friday November 25th. In addition, BRAD fans can expect online video dispatches from Studiowarehouse during the album recording. In the videos, the band will give fans a birds-eye view into the goings on in the studio, and even plan to do live fan Q&A (details to be announced).