RIVAL SONS will release their new album, "Feral Roots", on January 25, 2019 via Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb's major label imprint Low Country Sound/Atlantic. The forthcoming LP is highlighted by the brand new track "Back In The Woods", which is streaming today on RIVAL SONS' official YouTube channel and at all DSPs.
Produced by longtime collaborator Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, "Feral Roots" marks RIVAL SONS' Low Country Sound/Atlantic debut. Featuring covering artwork painted by renowned contemporary artist Martin Wittfooth, it is available for pre-order today with exclusive pre-order bundles — including limited-edition vinyl and autographed lithographs of the Wittfooth-designed cover art — available at RivalSons.com. All pre-orders are joined by instant grat downloads of the previously released album track "Do Your Worst" and "Back In The Woods".
"Do Your Worst" — which is closing in on the Top 15 at active rock radio — debuted last month via Rolling Stone, which hailed the single as "a relentless rocker with a gritty verse spearheaded by a sinister lead guitar riff and thumping drums. The track takes a deft turn when it hits the chorus, forgoing out-and-out guitar bombast for rousing gang vocals with singer Jay Buchanan leading the charge."
Known far and wide as a powerhouse live act, RIVAL SONS will celebrate "Feral Roots" with a worldwide tour schedule, including a headline European run set for early 2019. North American dates will be announced in the weeks to come.
RIVAL SONS are: Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar) and Mike Miley (drums).
"Feral Roots" track listing:
01. Do Your Worst
02. Sugar On The Bone
03. Back In The Woods
04. Look Away
05. Feral Roots
06. Too Bad
07. Stood By Me
08. Imperial Joy
09. All Directions
10. End Of Forever
11. Shooting Stars
Holiday is no stranger to Atlantic, having signed a deal with the label in 2000 with his first former band HUMAN LAB. That group spent two years making an album for the company, but the disc was never released.
Scott told Planet Rock: "It's painful to make a piece of art and not having it see the light of day. But I saw how the record business worked. And after that experience, I had to run in the other direction. With RIVAL SONS, it's thirty days writing and recording each album."
Holliday added that it was a huge honor to be signed to the longtime home of such rock legends as FOREIGNER, AC/DC, THE ROLLING STONES, LED ZEPPELIN and PHIL COLLINS. "It's kind of romantic to be at this big, legendary record label," he said. "And fuck all the rock 'n' roll bands — if you want to get really romantic, look at all the soul acts they signed, like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. We're talking about the bedrock, soul and blues, some of the most important recordings in the history of the world.
"But I'm a pragmatic person," he continued. "There's a lot of work to be done. We've made five records and we've had some success, but hopefully signing to Atlantic, we're going to have a little more."
RIVAL SONS' last album, "Hollow Bones", was released in June 2016 via Earache
The band spent much of 2016 supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on "The End" world tour.