BEASTÖ BLANCÖ, the band comprised of Chuck Garric (longtime ALICE COOPER bassist) on guitars and vocals, Calico Cooper (Alice's daughter) on vocals, Brother Latham on guitar, Jan LeGrow on bass and Sean Sellers on drums, will release its third studio album, "We Are", on May 24 via Rat Pak Records. The follow-up to 2016's self-titled sophomore release was produced by Ryan Greene and is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations, including vinyl, cassette and hand-autographed CDs.
The official music video for the album's opening track, "The Seeker", can be seen below. The clip, which marks the directorial debut by Calico Cooper, also features Jerrell Lee and Aleksandar Popavic, formerly of the Starz series "Power", and Wednesday 13.
Influenced by bands such as WHITE ZOMBIE and MOTÖRHEAD, BEASTÖ BLANCÖ's music is a potent mix of heavy riffs, driving bass and melodic choruses. From the album opener "The Seeker" to the closer "I See You In It", it is clear that BEASTÖ BLANCÖ wear its influences on their sleeve. Tracks like "Solitary Rave", "Perception Of Me" and "We Got This" showcase that vocal interplay between Garric and Cooper, something that separates BEASTÖ BLANCÖ from these influences. A bonus version CD and digital downloads will feature a bonus track "Halcyon". A video for the first single "The Seeker" will be released later this month.
Regarding the new album, Garric comments: "We spent a lot of time channeling, dissecting and arranging the songs from our new album. The idea was, 'Let's make 'our' record' — not necessarily what's popular now or what we think other people will like. We said, 'Let's make a record for us and our fans.' Our fans are loyal and our sound is our sound."
Latham adds: "'We Are' is a novel record for us. It shows maturity in the band, without surrendering our reckless abandon and love of rock 'n’ roll!"
Cooper adds: "This record has teeth. It's got a bite to it that I love. Its message is from the people we see around us every day, its heartbeat is so loud. It says, 'We are strong. We are indestructible. We are here. We are!'"
"We Are" track listing:
01. The Seeker
02. Solitary Rave
03. Ready To Go
05. Perception Of Me
06. Let's Rip
07. Half Life
08. We Got This
09. Follow The Bleed
10. I See You In It
11. Halcyon (bonust track; CD and download versions)
BEASTÖ BLANCÖ will tour the U.S and Canada in support of "We Are", opening for HALESTORM and PALAYE ROYALE. The tour begins April 18 at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minnesota and takes the band through spring, with additional headlining shows, as well as an appearance at this year's Rocklahoma.
BEASTÖ BLANCÖ is (left to right in photo): Jan LeGrow (bass), Chuck Garric (guitar, vocals), Calico Cooper (vocals/backup vocals), Brother Latham (guitar), Sean Sellers (drums)