SHOUT! – THE BAND’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS – SET TO BE RELEASED ON 16 SEPTEMBER
June 11, 2013 – Berkel, NL – Mascot Label Group will release Shout! – the group’s first studio album in four years – on September 16. And in an unprecedented twist and gift to their fans, a special bonus CD will also be included, which includes the 11 tracks from the album but in different versions with each one sung by a different world class special guest and friend of the band. Further details will be announced shortly, but see below for a track listing of Disc 1.
“The Mule holds a unique and lofty berth. They have roots that run real deep — drawing from the entire history of rock ‘n’ roll going all the way back to Robert Johnson and the Delta,” noted (US label) Blue Note Records’ President Don Was. “Yet, despite their mastery of past idioms, they have managed to rearrange those elements into a whole new thing. On this new album, they've elevated their songwriting, playing, and production values to a whole new plateau. It’s gonna blow people's minds.”
Gov’t Mule – co-founded by Haynes with drummer Matt Abts and featuring keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Jorgen Carlsson – has released nine critically acclaimed studio albums and an assortment of DVDs and live albums. The band has sold more than three million song downloads through their site MuleTracks and is the consummate live act, with sold-out coast-to-coast tours.
The 11 original songs on Shout! were written over the course of the past two years. The band members first convened at Carlsson’s Los Angeles studio, where they wrote, recorded and produced leadoff track “World Boss” and two other songs. Inspired, they agreed to meet up on the East Coast to continue work on the album. They recorded eight tracks at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT, with longtime co-producer/engineer Gordie Johnson co-producing four of the songs with Haynes.
“This album puts the spotlight on the new songs and the way that we interpret them, which hinges on the unique chemistry we’ve developed as a band,” says Haynes.
Gov’t Mules’ SHOUT! Is released 16 September via Mascot Label Group/Provogue records/Warner Music Finland.