GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Record Store Day' Single Announced

GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Record Store Day' Single Announced

GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, is celebrating Record Store Day's Black Friday with two previously unavailable tracks — an acoustic version of "Starlight" and "Phantom Limb" — released on seven-inch red vinyl through Rise/Black Dune. Fans can pick up the vinyl on November 24 at indie record stores. You can find a store nearest you at RecordStoreDay.com.

"Phantom Limb" is a brand-new track and this version of "Starlight" was recorded earlier this year during a special acoustic session at Paste Studio in New York City, then remastered for this release.

"One can feel a bit naked when shedding the comfort of loud amplification," says Sanders. "However, when asked to attempt a stripped-down version of a few songs, we boldly accepted the challenge. We were happy with the sound of the Paste session and 'Starlight' seemed like a solid choice for this seven-inch."

Discussing the meaning behind "Phantom Limb", he adds, "The song explores a cause of sensation and is inspired by one's ability to overcome what was once there."

GONE IS GONE recently released a grotesquely fun and bizarre companion video for its debut album's title track.

"Echolocation" entered Billboard's Heatseekers Chart at No. 3. Prior to the album's release, the band sneak-previewed several tracks, including "Dublin", "Gift" and "Sentient".

Hailed by Clash as "a crisp, compact document, one laced with energy and sweeping songwriting," "Echolocation" was produced by the band and mixed by Ken Andrews (BECK, A PERFECT CIRCLE).

GONE IS GONE was formed by multi-instrumentalist Mike Zarin and Hajjar, who previously collaborated on various film trailer projects for Sencit, Zarin's music production, licensing and supervision company. Together they've put together a wildly diverse sound production resume that includes trailers for the Internet-breaking television series "Stranger Things", Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi thriller "Inception", multi-Emmy-winning television series "Game Of Thrones" and the Marvel Comics blockbuster film "X-Men Apocalypse", to name but a few. They brought in Troy Van Leeuwen, known for his work with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FAILURE, A PERFECT CIRCLE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and SWEETHEAD, who, in turn, brought in Troy Sanders from multi-Grammy nominees MASTODON.

Photo credit: Lindsey Byrnes

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