The official video for "Stolen From Me", a brand new song from GONE IS GONE, the new 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, can be seen below. The track is featured on GONE IS GONE's self-titled debut record that will be released on July 8 via their imprint label Black Dune Records in partnership with Rise Records/BMG.
Asked what else people can expect from GONE IS GONE's debut record in comparison with the two songs that were previously released, "Violescent" and "Starlight", Sanders told Billboard.com: "It's always tricky what song is going to be released first, because that's the first taste, you know? Impressions; what's the first impression you like to give. We're all over the place, and ultimately I felt like 'Violescent' was going to be the most obvious case. Like people think, 'Oh, it's a little bit MASTODON, little bit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AT THE DRIVE-IN, there you go,' and that's kind of the sum of all the parts. But we were conceived with the idea of playing in many different soundscapes and ultimately branching off from just the idea of being a hard rock band. With the eight tracks that are coming out on this record in July, I think it really touches on everything that's to come, because since the recording of these first eight songs, we've recorded and written many, many, many other tracks, and I think it's very promising to the four of use because we realize how very far we've grown in just a short amount of time."
Regarding whether he thinks a GONE IS GONE album is on the horizon soon, Troy said: "It's very possible. It could easily be an album format. We're also hoping to collaborate on many levels with various artists on a multitude of platforms. We would like to really be able to compose, collaborate, create outside of just being on a stage at a venue. We were fascinated and all have various experiences composing for film. We would like to collaborate with virtual-reality artists. We would like to do interactive travel and art shows. We've got loads of ideas that we hope some of them will actually come to fruition at some point in time. I guess that would be the anomaly perhaps of what this band is. We are not going to rely on releasing the record, touring for 16 months and then repeat because we physically cannot do that. We just hope this band and the music to come will further open doors of opportunities and possibilities to tap into very interesting collaborations with artists on many levels. I know it's a big dream, but we're dreamers and our hearts are full of gold."
GONE IS GONE made its live debut on April 27 at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles and has a handful of dates booked in July.
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